The Kentucky Wildcats Blue-White Spring Game took place last night at Kroger Field. Although it seemed like the winter-esque weather would never relent, you couldn’t have asked for a more comfortable evening to spend getting your first glimpses of Mark Stoops’ 2018 squad.
— Cameron Mills Show (@cameronradio) April 13, 2018
I attended the 2017 Blue-White Spring Game last season with my two sons and my dad. We had a ball, but I was kicking myself for leaving without getting a picture of us together before leaving Kroger Field. Last night I made sure I didn’t make that mistake again. Braxton Howard’s (of Big Blue Banter) dad, Leon, was in the pic too!
— Vinny Hardy (@VinnyHardy) April 14, 2018
The Spring Game also means the yearly testing of one’s balance. Can you take in what you’re witnessing on the field without getting too high or too low about it? If the offense is amassing explosive plays is the defense a sieve? If the defense is handling its business does that mean the offense is soft and feeble?
Being even-keeled is the tightrope, how well can you walk it?
After the final buzzer sounded, there was reason to be objectively optimistic and encouraged by the overall progress of the product on the field.
Best UK has looked in spring game in Stoops era. Not close
— Freddie Maggard (@FredMaggard610) April 14, 2018
@UKFootball can be solid in 2018….
– MUST find explosive WRs
– MUST find disruptive DL play
QB will work itself out.
Middle 3 on OL will be a strength.2nd & 3rd level of the defense will be really good.
RB depth looks to be handled.
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) April 14, 2018
Sophomore running back A.J. Rose went out and personally made sure that the running back depth was good to go with 11 carry, 134 yard, 3 TD performance. This young fella has had the tools all along and it looks like he is going to put it all together heading into the fall.
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, even sang a song about a rose once.
To be honest, the bulk of the song has nothing to do with football. But there is one line, “Baby girl, you hold the power” that applies.
A.J. Rose has the prospect of a standout career right in front him, and he holds the power.