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John Clay: Don't expect any 'knee-jerk decisions' from Stoops after Florida loss

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Patrick Towles (14) was sacked by Florida Gators defensive lineman Alex McCalister (14) as the University of Kentucky played the University of Florida at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, September 19, 2015. This is fourth quarter action. Florida won 14-9. Blocking was Kentucky Wildcats tight end C.J. Conrad (87). Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Patrick Towles (14) was sacked by Florida Gators defensive lineman Alex McCalister (14) as the University of Kentucky played the University of Florida at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, September 19, 2015. This is fourth quarter action. Florida won 14-9. Blocking was Kentucky Wildcats tight end C.J. Conrad (87). Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

Here’s the best thing Mark Stoops said at this weekly press luncheon on Monday:

“The good news is that we’re closing the gap,” said the Kentucky football coach. “We’re in a one possession game and we’re all upset. That’s a good thing.”

It’s true. It’s not as if Kentucky has never lost a football game to Florida. In fact, the Cats have dropped 29 straight to the Gators. We all know the number. We also know that many of those 29 defeats were blowouts. Saturday’s was not. It was a one-possession game at the end.

That said, Florida exposed some areas where Kentucky needs work.

Read more on John Clay's Sidelines blog.

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