If coaches tell sophomore Jacob Hyde that Kentucky can win 10 games next season if he's willing to go stand on the Nutter Center roof, guess where he will be.
"I'll be on that roof every day," the former standout at Clay County said.
When the coaches came to him recently with a different request, it seemed so out there that it might as well have been "go stand on the roof."
Kentucky's coaches asked the 6-foot-2, 333-pound defensive tackle to ponder dabbling at fullback.
"I was like, 'Awww, they're just playing games,'" Hyde thought after he was approached by offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson and tight ends coach Vince Marrow about a move to the offensive side of the ball for some snaps.
"Then as time went on, multiple coaches and GAs had asked me and I was like, 'Hey, whatever it takes to win,'" Hyde said.
So on Tuesday, the First-Team All-State defensive lineman found himself in a completely uncomfortable spot: at fullback.
"I never thought in a million years that I'd be playing fullback for the University of Kentucky," said Hyde, who is still working at defensive tackle, where he's played in one career game last season versus Tennessee-Martin.
It felt like opposite day on Wednesday when Hyde found himself face-to-face with the defensive lineman he's spent his entire UK career training beside.
"On the field, it was anxiety," Hyde said. "I was kind of anxious. It's something new. You're playing a guy. D-line, it's short and choppy, fullback you take a run and go."
Don't expect fullback to become a staple in Dawson's hybrid version of the Air Raid offense, but the offensive coordinator said it's a position that's getting a lot more action.
"Over the past three or four years, we've used it more and more," he said of his time as offensive coordinator at West Virginia, which ran the ball slightly more than 50 percent of the time last season.
"I just think with the trying to be a little more physical, those guys have a bigger and bigger role every year. You need those guys a lot and we try to do a lot with them in multiple situations, not just lining up in the backfield, fullback-wise."
And when Dawson arrived, Kentucky was short on fullbacks after the graduation of D.J. Warren, who played in 12 games last season.
There's Jeff Witthuhn, a 6-3, 245-pound junior from Bowling Green who started his Cats career at quarterback before moving to fullback in 2013, and Will Thomas Collins, a 5-11, 233-pound transfer from Pikeville.
At 333 pounds, Hyde offers a little more size.
"He's got a low center of gravity that you like, especially in those short-yardage situations, it's good to have big bodies," Dawson said. "You utilize who you have. He looks the part, so we'll see."
Don't let Hyde's size fool you.
His new offensive teammates' eyes light up a little bit when they talk about having that big body block for them.
"He moves really, really well," quarterback Patrick Towles said of his newest potential blocker. "He's a big boy. He's a little shaky just moving to offense, but he gets after people. It's awesome."
Coach Mark Stoops said it's not a "major, complete change" for Hyde, but something UK could use in short-yardage situations.
"We may try to fool around with him there and see if he can give us a little punch in there every once in a while," Stoops said.
So there's no way fans are going to see any plays where Towles is throwing it to Hyde in the backfield?
"I don't know how good of hands he has to be honest with you," Dawson said with a laugh. "I'm sure if we threw it to him, he'd be wide open because they wouldn't expect it either."
Hyde assured that he can catch the ball.
"If that's what they want me to do, I'll do it. I can catch, there's no doubt about it," Hyde said. "If he wants me to go out for a pass, I'm gonna do it. Whatever it takes to win."
He's even willing to go stand on the roof.