WATCH: Mark Stoops speaks one final time before Kentucky's SEC opener

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Kentucky is 3-0 but has not seen a true test on the field yet. For the first time this season, Kentucky will hit the road and play an SEC opener this weekend. The Wildcats find themselves in a revenge spot after last season’s upset loss to Vanderbilt in Kroger Field.

Head coach Mark Stoops has addressed that loss multiple times this week. The Wildcats are looking forward to getting on the field and earning the first SEC win of the season.

“I do like the way our team has prepared this week. I’ve felt like their attention to detail and their focus has been heightened a bit. I think they’re tired of leaving plays on the field. It’s not a matter of who we’re playing, it’s always a matter of us executing to the best of our ability,” Stoops told the media on Thursday. “There’s been some really good things, and there’s been some sloppy play. I think the players have done a better job this week of really focusing and trying to improve.”

Stoops believes that last year’s result has the team’s attention. Kentucky has been locked in throughout the week of practice and in meetings at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility. The Wildcats will get on the bus to head to Nashville on Friday to get ready for a morning kickoff in Middle Tennessee. Stoops did not provide any injury specifics and only stated that the Wildcats are in “decent shape”.

Will Kentucky play well in a revenge sport? We’ll find out soon.

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