UK defense mum on CMU’s Ward comments

Posted at 10:13 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 22:13:28-04

Lexington, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky football team is at the tail end of their preparation week for Central Michigan, where they’ll kick off their 2018 season on Saturday.

The Wildcat defense will have their hands full with the Chippewa offense, a unit with a lot of experience.

“Experienced O’line coming back. Guys that have played,” said UK Defensive Coordinator Matt House. “A quarterback that is an athlete, they’ve kind of developed into the system and I think the offensive coordinator does a good job mixing run and pass and trying to keep you on your heels with a balanced attack. I mean they’ve got an explosive back, number 5, a really good player.”

If you didn’t know, number 5 is running back Jonathan Ward, who took a minor jab at Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. this week saying “I don’t know who he is. I don’t think there’s anything too special.”

Snell responded by simply saying he was a back-to-back 1,000 yard rusher in the SEC.

But how did the defense react after hearing Ward’s comments about their teammate? Their answer was plain and simple.

“I don’t care. I’m sure Benny doesn’t care either. We’ll do our talking on the field,” said UK linebacker Kash Daniel.

“Benny’s game speaks for itself,” said UK linebacker Josh Allen. “This year, we’re not talking. We don’t go back and forth this year. We know what we have to do and we know how to handle things like that.”

Kentucky’s defense is taking the high road and will let their play do the talking for them.

Kentucky kicks off its 2018 season Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Kroger Field.