Cats offensive woes continue in practice

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's offense sputtered for 190 total
yards of offense in its season-opening 14-3 win over Western
Kentucky on Thursday, and head coach Joker Phillips says things
haven't improved in the practices since.
The Wildcats' mistakes on offense Thursday spread across each
position. Phillips credited the wide receivers and tight ends with
a total of seven drops; junior quarterback Morgan Newton threw
three interceptions, two on rushed decisions and one on a tipped
ball; and running backs Raymond Sanders and Josh Clemons combined
for 74 yards rushing on 24 attempts.
Perhaps most worrisome, Phillips said, was the offensive line's
performance. It allowed three sacks and forced Newton to scramble
three more times.
Phillips says starting center Matt Smith likely will miss
Saturday's game against Central Michigan.

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  • by mojo Location: ky on Sep 7, 2011 at 01:13 PM
    Couldn't agree more with jeremy. Joke is not going to be able to coach th cats. Shame on Barnheart for putting him in this position. Shame Shame everybody knows your name Joke & Barnheart.
  • by Mike Location: Corbin on Sep 7, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    What is going on with this team they looked like a no worse than high school team and fans that is a direct action on the coach. If we can not put up but 190 yards heaven help us in the SEC. I think coach is a fine person but not the right man for this position minor college maybe where is all the talent we heard about all summer why can't he recruite with the other schools. Mr. AD better wake up I love the Cats and I wish we could at least play with the other teams in the SEC not going to happen this year or the next change is good sometimes!
  • by jeremy Location: nicholasville on Sep 6, 2011 at 07:11 PM
    I think the best thing to do is find a quarterback and a new coach. They are not gonna cut it in the sec.


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