Posted: Jul 11, 2012 5:19 PM by Alan Cutler
Updated: Jul 11, 2012 5:33 PM
You either need to forget about last year, or use the experiences to motivate you.
The hype last year at this time was about UK's offensive line. Veterans, leaders, terrific young man. They were ready to shine.
"We didn't perform to our ability so I mean it wouldn't be a very high grade," says Larry Warford, who is one of the top guards in the SEC. "We had a lot of potential, but for some reason it didn't come together right. It wasn't very good."
If Warford wanted to leave Kentucky, he would have been the highest Cat drafted. It isn't unusual hearing rumors about a player who is good enough to leave. You heard nothing about Larry last year. He is living in the moment. He still isn't thinking about playing on Sunday.
"Not at all. The NFL is not, I'm not even thinking about it. I still have another year here, and I'm going to put all my efforts towards getting the team better. If I do that first, that's going to take me to the NFL."
Larry Warford is very calm. He's not boastful. He doesn't brag. And, he doesn't make outrageous statements. But Louisville is different. But losing to Louisville last year still bothers him.
"I've been thinking about them this whole year. We can't let that happen again. They are not going to beat us again. I'm not going to let that happen next year."
"What happened last year should not have happened at all. It left a real bad taste in my mouth. I'm mad about it."
Being mad can be very good for a football team.