LEFKOE: UK motivated, not focused by fan factors

LEFKOE: UK motivated, not focused by fan factors

LEFKOE: UK motivated, not focused by fan factors

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by Adam Lefkoe

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 23 at 4:45 PM

As Kentucky prepares to face Florida on Saturday, the two biggest story lines amongst BBN aren't registering on the radar of Head Coach Mark Stoops.

- Kentucky has lost 26 straight games to the Florida Gators. Stoops says it could serve as motivation but it won't be the primary focus of his talks to the team.

- Former UK Head Coach Joker Phillips returns to Commonwealth Stadium. Stoops seemed almost surprised that this was brought up during his press conference today. He didn't feel as though it would have an emotional impact on his team or the game.

Understandably, Stoops was more concerned with the formidable front four of Florida and their experienced starters in the secondary. For everyone else at kickoff, cameras will be focused on Phillips and the patience of 26+ years will once again be put to the test.
 

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