Kentucky football practice report: September 4


Kentucky football runs out of the tunnel during the game against Central Michigan on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Erika Bonner

With just four days until Kentucky takes the field in Gainesville against the AP top 25 ranked Florida, offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and select offensive players took the time to speak with the media Tuesday evening.

Gran had strong views on the amount of turnovers Kentucky had over the weekend in their season opener against Central Michigan, which was four.

“I hope to God we get that fixed. We have to. We can’t go anywhere and turn the ball over like that and expect to win,” Gran said.

“It won’t be good if you turn the ball over four times there,” Gran said in reference to the Florida game this weekend. “It won’t be good anywhere. We’re lucky. The defense played great, we played sloppy at times. We gotta get it cleaned up.”

Gran says he knows the quarterbacks will get better from week one to week two. In addition, he says the receivers have to get better against the press, and that they didn’t get as many opportunities as Gran would’ve liked them to get against CMU.

He called week two’s face-off against Florida a “great challenge,” not only for the whole team but for specifically the offense. Gran says the Gator defense has a “big-time SEC defensive front,” their linebackers are fast, and their secondary is long, fast, experienced, and physical.

Quarterback Gunnar Hoak says he’s looking forward to playing in “the swamp” this weekend, and going to Florida his redshirt year was “crazy,” describing it as one of the best stadiums he’s been to since he’s been at Kentucky.

The Kentucky-Florida matchup is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and can be seen on the SEC network.