It’s the type of loss that can fester inside the locker room and hurt perception for a program that has made significant strides during his tenure.
“I don’t like it. It’s not a good look. It’s not somewhere we want to be,” Stoops said after the game, noting several mistakes that can’t happen against a team of Alabama’s caliber.
It was a statement win for the Crimson Tide, who were playing their first game in three weeks and looking to make a lasting impression on the College Football Playoff selection committee ahead of Tuesday night’s first Top 25 reveal. Alabama left a mark, suffocating Kentucky’s passing game and stiffening its defensive efforts in the red zone.
Here’s everything Stoops said following Saturday’s 60-point loss to the Crimson Tide, a deflating setback for the Wildcats: