Garrett Johnson spent his first few weeks on Kentucky's campus saying the word "juice" more than a server at brunch.
The freshman wide receiver would run into teammates on campus and greet them with one word: "juice."
He'd see them doing something well at practice and yell out: "juice!"
"Then everybody just started saying it, talking about it, just saying, 'juice, juice, juice,'" the Orlando, Fla., native said. "I finally explained it to them, it's just a swagger I try to carry around."
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It became a thing that almost every offensive player was talking about regularly.
"So we came up with the 'Juice Boys' and it just stuck," Johnson said.
Fellow freshman wideout Blake Bone said the Juice Boys simply are "a small development of our team on the rise."
It's about a mind-set, running back Mikel Horton explained.
"You've gotta be special to be in the Juice Boys," Horton said. "You have to come to practice with energy every day to be prepared. If you're not prepared, you don't have the juice."
The Kentucky offense seems to have more juice than it had last season when it averaged just 20.5 points a game, second-worst in the Southeastern Conference.
Big plays were hard to come by.
They haven't been two games into this season.
The improved UK offense has the Florida coaches' attention.
"They've had a lot of explosive plays," said Gators defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin, whose group allowed only two plays for more than 10 yards in its season-opening 65-0 victory over Eastern Michigan. "They spread you out and they have really good skill guys all over the place at both receiver and running back."
Coach Will Muschamp, who held Kentucky to a season-low 47 plays and all of 173 yards last season in Florida's 24-7 win, has seen a big difference.
"They've done a good job recruiting," Muschamp said. "They've improved their speed on the football team. They create plays in space; you've got to tackle in space when you play teams like this and that's going to be key for us."
The key for Kentucky will be to get the juice flowing.
So when wide receivers coach Tommy Mainord doesn't get what he wants from players in practice, he'll pull out the juice card.
"Sometimes when they're kind of lagging around, I tell them to go inside and get some juice cause they're out right now," he laughed. "And they take that personal. Whatever it takes to get them excited, I'm all about that. If it gets them going, then it gets me going."
It definitely gets Bone going.
"Juice Boys isn't as much about the name as a mind-set," he said. "It's a mentality that really when we step on the field, we've gotta make plays. There's no excuses right there. So if we make plays, our offense starts rolling and we put up numbers."