LEXINGTON, ky-(UK Athletics) Kentucky is off to a 3-0 begin this season, having received each sport by double figures. Nonetheless, that doesn’t imply that every part has been excellent by way of the primary 25 p.c of the schedule.
Most notably, Kentucky has struggled on offense at instances throughout the season. That truth was evident once more in Saturday’s 31-0 win over Youngstown State. UK offensive coordinator Wealthy Scangarello was not joyful after the sport on Saturday and on Tuesday, he nonetheless had some lingering emotions from the sport.
“I was disappointed after the game because, you coach a long time and you kind of know the pitfalls you can walk yourself into,” Scangarello stated. “And coach made a message all week and I thought we had a really good week of practice. And I thought we were ready to play up to our standard, regardless of our opponent. And then, we just didn’t meet those expectations. And it was a step back not forward. And when you watch that happen, it gets a little upsetting.”
Scangarello and the UK teaching workers didn’t anticipate the Cats to play poorly on Saturday. The truth is, after enjoying effectively at Florida, Scangarello thought the Cats would take one other step ahead.
“Especially things we hadn’t done. Went to Florida, no penalties. We had been really good in fall camp and all year, taking care of the ball. It upset me to the point where, I’ve got to do a better job, we’ve all got to do a better job of coaching and we’ve got to do a better job of executing the play.”
The Cats rank 92nd (out of 131 groups) within the nation in whole offense. UK is 27th within the nation in passing offense (294 yards per sport) however is 122nd within the nation in dashing offense (74.3 yards per sport). The struggles within the operating sport are usually not as a consequence of one factor. As a substitute, it’s a number of numerous elements.
“It’s a combination,” Scangarello stated. “The first run of the game probably would have gone for 15 yards, it went for minus five because the receiver didn’t block down. Those are little assignment thing that make it feel a little choppy at times. You want it to be polished and tight. It will get better.”
Scangarello does notice that issues are usually not all the time going to go precisely as deliberate. He is aware of what must occur in these circumstances.
“Nothing’s going to be perfect. Then, the playmakers have to make it up for you,” Scangarello stated. “Sometimes, you have to run over a guy, sometimes you’ve got to make someone miss and take care of the ball. If we do those things, we’ll be fine and the run game will be great.”
It’s not all gloom and doom on the offensive aspect of the ball.
“I feel like there’s been parts of the game that have been tight and sound,” Scangarello stated. “In the end, if you don’t take penalties and negative plays and you take care of the ball, you’re going to win most of the time.”
The Cats will give attention to ball safety and execution this week as they put together for Northern Illinois on Saturday.