Being from Tallahassee, Kentucky linebacker Ronnie Sneed will bring king-size intensity to Saturday's game against Florida.
"Definitely, definitely," he said before adding that fellow Floridian Danny Trevathan shares this added zeal. "Every time we come into this game, we're trash talking. We're a little extra pumped up than maybe the other guys might be. You can bet me and him are going to be flying out of the gate ready to hit some people."
Hold your horses. A UK player is trash talking going into a game against Florida? Since Florida hasn't lost to Kentucky since 1986, shouldn't the Gators own exclusive rights to trash talking entering this game?
"Well, you know, I'm not really the trash-talking kind of guy," Sneed said. "I tell it what it is. We have to come out fighting. We'll be excited to play this game."
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When a reporter noted that in Sneed's and Trevathan's three seasons for UK, Florida had won each time by landslide margins (152-26 cumulative score the past three seasons), Sneed conceded the point.
"In the past, they really have (dominated)," he said. "But, you know, different things happen. People get beat. In this league, anybody can get beat.
"So, don't be surprised if we upset them."