(LOUISVILLE, KY.) With just 11 days to go before the Cards and the Cats clash at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, UK Head Coach, Joker Phillips spoke to the Big Blue faithful at the Downtown Hyatt in Louisville.
Phillips spoke to a room full of blue, and he told the crowd, he expects them to get behind his team, "because that's what UK does."
When talking about his team, Phillips says he likes the way his team looks so far, but won't know anything until they take the field in an actual game.
"Have we added some really good players? Yes. Have we gotten better in some areas? Yes. What I have to do is make sure we're seeing that progress on September second," says Phillips.
U of L is considered to be a 14 point favorite in the game. The underdog role is something Phillips seems to embrace. Especially in this series where anything can happen, and usually does. "I had a friend of mine call me the other day and say, 'I really like 14'. I'm thinking, I like him too. (laughter). I didn't know. He says he really likes 14, so I said oh yeah, he did a really good job in the scrimmage. He says, 'no, I was talking about....(laughter)'. We don't worry about that," said Phillips.
The game will kickoff on September 2nd, and that's when the coach says he will find out the most about his young team. "Have we added some really good players? Yes. Have we gotten better in some areas? Yes. What I have to do is make sure we're seeing that progress on September second," said Phillips.
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