To quote the Kang "I don't believe in special uniforms. I believe in running the football and winning the LOS".
Kentucky players have been asking for them since Rich Brooks’ days as head coach. And on Saturday, they’ll get ‘em — black uniforms.
Now personally, I don’t see what’s “special” about “special” jerseys anymore. Not with every school trotting out “special” jerseys, usually black ones.
But in Joker Phillips’ case, why not give the Wildcats what they want?
UK defeated Jacksonville State 38-14 on Saturday. The performance gave the Cats something — finally — to feel good about. This weekend they’ll host a struggling Mississippi State team. Win on Saturday and suddenly Kentucky’s season might be salvageable. Here’s the remainder of UK’s schedule:
At 3-4, a bowl trip isn’t out of the question. Especially if the Wildcats gain some confidence and get on a bit of a roll. As bad as UK has looked this season, a bowl bid would be a remarkable accomplishment.
For that reason, Joker Phillips appears to be going “all in” on Saturday. The black unis could create a buzz amongst his players and that could lead to a season-turning victory.
But if the Cats lose in their slick, new duds, what motivational ploys will Phillips have left at his disposal moving forward?