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Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran on the team's 28-27 loss to Florida.
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Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran on the team's 28-27 loss to Florida.

If you are a Kentucky football fan, you’ve had all Sunday to sit and stew over the Cats’ heartbreaking, frustrating, infuriating 28-27 loss to Florida, UK’s 31st straight in the series, on Saturday night.

In case you still need to talk it out, fellow Herald-Leader sports columnist Mark Story and I discuss the loss, search for bright spots and look ahead at what the Florida game may mean for the rest of Kentucky’s season.

Follow all of our coverage this week as Kentucky prepares to rebound Saturday against Eastern Michigan, 4 p.m. kickoff at Kroger Field.

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Related links

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▪ Kentucky coaching let down UK players

▪ Three takeaways from Kentucky’s loss to Florida

▪ Everything Mark Stoops had to say after the loss to Florida

▪ Kentucky football recruits stay positive after loss to Florida

▪ Key numbers from Kentucky’s loss to Florida

John Clay: 859-231-3226, @johnclayiv

Kentucky football 2017

Date

Opponent

UK

Opp

Dec

Rec

SEC

9/2/17

@Southern Miss

24

17

W

1-0

 

9/9/17

Eastern Kentucky

27

16

W

2-0

 

9/16/17

@South Carolina

23

13

W

3-0

1-0

9/23/17

Florida

27

28

L

3-1

1-1

9/30/17

Eastern Michigan

     

10/7/17

Missouri

     

10/21/17

@Miss State

     

10/28/17

Tennessee

     

11/4/17

Ole Miss

     

11/11/17

@Vanderbilt

     

11/18/17

@Georgia

     

11/25/17

Louisville

     

Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops says communication breakdowns were the reason two uncovered Florida receivers both scored touchdowns in UK's 28-27 loss to the Gators.

UK linebacker Eli Brown talks about the Wildcats' breakdowns defensively in Saturday's 28-27 loss to Florida.

UK quarterback Stephen Johnson talks about the late holding call, the final walk off the field and more after the Cats' 28-27 loss to Florida.

Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad talks about the Cats' heartbreaking 28-27 loss to Florida.

Kentucky field goal kicker Austin MacGinnis talks about his 57-yard attempt that fell short on final play of UK's 28-27 loss to Florida.

UK running back Benny Snell talks about UK's 28-27 loss to Florida at Kroger Field on Saturday night.

Kentucky offensive guard Nick Haynes talks about key holding penalty called on him on final drive of UK's 28-27 loss to Florida.

Members of The Stephen Foster Story outdoor musical joined the Commonwealth Choir in singing the national anthem at the football game against Florida, conducted by Everett McCorvey.

UK football players, along with Coach Mark Stoops, walked the Cat Walk at Kroger Field as fans cheered them on prior to their game against Florida.

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