Fittingly, Kentucky offers little defense for its lack of it. The Wildcats (1-2) enter their Southeastern Conference opener Saturday at No. 14 Florida (3-0, 2-0) allowing nearly 400 yards per game. That doesn't bode well for Kentucky against a Gators' offense averaging almost 410 yards a contest.
Kentucky's challenge will be stopping Florida's run game, now the Gators' first option after a golden era of passing.
Replacing six starters with young personnel explains some of the Wildcats' problems, but the biggest might be their failure to grasp a basic defensive requirement: tackling.
Kentucky defenders often use shoulders when arms are required or fail to fully wrap up ball carriers.