Kentucky is 1-6 overall and o-4 in the SEC. The UK roster isn’t as chock-full of talent as most of their conference brethren’s. Now Mark Stoops teams is bruised and beat up as well, having lost their last five games in a row by a combined score of 162-77.
With their two open dates already behind them, Stoops wants and needs his team to display some toughness when it comes to the pain they can play through:
“I think we’re learning as we go and getting tougher and getting tougher mentally…
It’s up to the players, and they have to decide what they can handle, and our medical people do a great job. But I think that toughness comes from a culture, and we’re trying to build it. I don’t think we’re there yet, and we’re going to get there. I can promise you.”
The Wildcats should grab their second victory of the season when they face FCS-level Alabama State on Saturday. While Kentucky’s season has been less than stellar, Stoops continues to woo new commitments. Currently UK’s 2014 recruiting class ranks #8 in the nation according to Rivals.com.