Does Kentucky's coaching staff trust Stephen Johnson?

09/26/2017 05:11 PM

There are still some questions needing to be answered from Kentucky’s loss to Florida on Saturday, including why did Kentucky take the ball out of Stephen Johnson’s hands towards the end of the game?

In the third quarter, Johnson threw his third touchdown of the night to Garrett Johnson to give Kentucky a 24-14 lead. He was 13-of-17 for 165 yards and three scores at that time. He would go on to throw eight more passes, finishing the game 17-of-25 for 196 yards. The Wildcats went conservative and ran the ball the majority of the fourth quarter and it backfired. Mark Stoops didn’t regret going conservative towards the end of the game.

“I don’t really ever second guess that,” Stoops said during Monday’s press conference. “With Coach Gran and our offensive staff, I think they really have a good feel for that, and it’s difficult because you always can second guess yourself after the fact.”

Bradley McKee and Clayton Abernathy discuss the decision to take the ball out of Johnson’s hand and what that says about the coaching staff’s trust in him.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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