Raise your hand if you saw UK score two defensive touchdowns, have the potential for six interceptions (and getting three) and flat out playing the way the defense did on Sunday, before the game.
Put your hand down. You never saw that one coming as well as it did.
So what is next? Obviously, Louisville has some major questions offensively and defensively. But this isn’t a Louisville blog. So let’s breakdown what UK has to answer.
1. Can Dixon, Locke and Co. learn to make defenders miss? Joker Phillips admitted after the game that teams are going to put an extra guy in the box. If those RBs don’t learn some spins, jukes and hurdles…. maybe that running game won’t be so good. That will be fatal to the offense.
2. Will the defense get too confident? Cat fans better hope not. Cantwell isn’t a Tim Tebow or Matt Stafford. Those QBs are better and have better receivers. They played well, but Louisville is still awful.
3. Can Myron Pyror sustain his great start? The dude was a beast. One forced fumble that created a defensive touchdown. Then a fumble recovery that he rambled 72-yards for a score himself. Wow. Things will be so much easy for the rest of the defensive line, including Jeremy Jarmon, if he keeps it up.
4. Will Hartline continue to be a game manager, not game changer? When UK played at Arkansas last year, the gameplan was simple for the defense, make Casey Dick try to win the game. Why? Because Casey Dick is awful. I’m not saying Hartline is awful, but you can’t really tell anything from the Louisville game. He did limit mistakes and showed a good short passing game. Can he continue to be the game manager UK needs or the game changer (good or bad) that will give fans ulcers.
That’s what I see as the questions UK has to answer. But one thing is for sure now… 4-0 GOING INTO TUSCALOOSA. Put your money down now, CBS will pick up that game with the way Alabama started. Holler.