LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin
says it would be easier to stop Florida quarterback Tim Tebow if
the former Heisman Trophy winner wasn't so nice.
The Wildcats will try to snap a 22-game losing streak to the
top-ranked Gators on Saturday, and Wednesday Lumpkin joked that
Tebow is so polite it's difficult to get motivated to tackle him.
Lumpkin said Tebow is always helping opponents get up after a play
and doesn't talk any trash.
Kentucky, like most teams, has struggled getting Tebow to the
ground. He threw for four touchdowns in a win at Commonwealth
Stadium two years ago and accounted for four more scores in a win
at Florida last year.
Defensive coordinator Steve Brown said the key to slowing Tebow
is getting a hold of him when you get a chance, but admitted those
opportunities are difficult to come by.
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