An end zone roll, usually reserved as punishment after a poor practice performance, was a fun game Kentucky's Jojo Kemp played on Tuesday night.
On family meal night at the Nutter Training Center, Kemp was spotted rolling horizontally across the field with the kids of the coaches after practice.
The sophomore running back might be doing a few more of those on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and even Saturday after an inflammatory comment landed him in some hot water even before he got to the Swamp.
When the sophomore from DeLand, Fla., was asked if he knew anyone on Florida's roster, he mentioned that he had former teammates on it, and then added: "I'm familiar with a lot of those guys. It's going to be fun walking out with a victory and rubbing it in their faces."
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Turns out his head coach didn't love the Gator baiting so much.
When Mark Stoops was asked about it on the Southeastern Conference teleconference on Wednesday, he said he was "furious" and "outraged" by the comment.
"Like I told him yesterday, 'You think they're gonna hear all that? They're gonna hear the last five seconds of what you said,'" Stoops recounted. "And I know the great pride of the players in that locker room at Florida."
The former Florida State defensive coordinator, who has recruited many of the players on the Gators' roster, said he doesn't imagine they'll take too kindly to the commentary.
"It's not very smart to try to challenge their pride before you play them," Stoops said. "I don't think that was very smart. It's not something that I teach. It's not how we talk."
Less than 24 hours later, a slick poster circulated on social media sites that was reportedly hanging in the Florida locker room showing the quote in big, bold blue letters with a picture of Kemp running the ball.
For his part, Kemp did take to Twitter after the media availability, to offer a clarification.
"We are working on what we need to work on this week!" his tweet said. "Not predicting any scores for the game Saturday."
Veteran leader Alvin "Bud" Dupree was asked on Wednesday if he addressed the comments with Kemp.
"I think Coach Stoops handled that," the defensive end said. "I didn't get a chance to say anything to him because I didn't know the situation, what happened. He'll learn from his mistakes."
Dupree doesn't mind teammates having a little bit of swagger, though.
"We want everyone confident, everyone thinking they're going to win their one-on-ones," he said.
Before Kemp drew the ire of his coaches for his confidence, he drew some praise from them for his play on Saturday, including two times in the Wildcat formation.
On the first play, Kemp took the direct snap 16 yards. That formation was a way UK tried to improve its short-yardage success.
"Jojo had some of his better runs out of that package the other day," Stoop said on Monday. "He was good and patient and hit it when he saw the opening."
Neal Brown said he liked the look Kemp gave in that formation.
"Jojo does a nice job," the offensive coordinator said. "He had a good feel for it last year when we put him back there."
The formation itself is "difficult to game plan. They're hard to fit defensively. So that's something we'll continue to do," Brown said.
It might not always be Kemp back there either.
"We've got a few different packages," Brown said. "We try to use one each week. We try to make them different so guys can't game plan."
Heard back in pads
Media is not allowed to watch practice, but running back Braylon Heard walked off the field in full pads with the rest of his teammates after missing the last game with an ankle injury.
The junior went for 116 yards and scored both times he touched the ball in the opener against Tennessee Martin.
Heard, who transferred to UK from Nebraska caught the eye of Florida Coach Will Muschamp. "A guy that can vertically take it the distance," he said.
TV pregame in Lexington
The SEC Network's traveling pre-game show, SEC Nation, will be coming to Lexington on Oct. 4 for Kentucky's game against South Carolina.
The show airs live on the league's new network every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The show will be filmed in the Purple Lot at College Way and Alumni Drive that day.
Game time has not been announced yet.
The show features analysts Joe Tessitore, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum and Kaylee Hartung.