LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Mark Stoops hosted his first weekly news conference Monday, talking about how excited he is that a new season has arrived.
It's exciting. Finally game week. Players are excited. Coaches are excited. You know, ready to get this season going. As I said before throughout this summer, we've improved. Be interesting to go out there and see how much. I'm just as anxious as you are to get out there and get playing. It will be great to play a season opener."
The Wildcats are opening in Commonwealth Stadium for the first time since 2007. The first two games on the schedule are at home and Stoops wants his team to make the most of it.
"I think it's real important, I do. I think we need to start fast. We need to go out and play well. Like I said, we've talked a lot. Coach Spurrier always says it best: In the talking season, we talk a lot."
"We've improved. Our football team has worked hard. We'll see where we're at. I know we're going to play better. It will be good to see these young guys get out there and play, see how we've improved, see the veterans, guys like Bud and Z, see them come out and see how much they've improved. It will be good to play at home. "