Apparently Kentucky’s players really have a thing for Williams-Brice Stadium.
You may recall that at SEC media days this year, offensive lineman Zipp Duncan chose South Carolina as the toughest place in the SEC to say. The fans are “close to you, out of control” and “a little boozed up.”
“I don’t know how they kiss their moms with mouths like that,” Duncan said, smiling, as he recounted the Thursday night game in 2007, when USC knocked off the ninth-ranked Wildcats.
Then there’s this from defensive tackle Corey Peters, passed along to me Tuesday by my friend Matt May with CatsPause.Com (the Rivals affiliate):
"Honestly, to me South Carolina has been the craziest place to play. I guess the circumstances the last time we played there were we were highly ranked and they were highly ranked and maybe that’s the reason, but it’s been the craziest place I’ve played.”
And that’s impressive, considering that Kentucky visits places like Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
“The times at Florida haven’t really been good games or close games so maybe they just weren’t that into it, but (South Carolina) has been a crazy atmosphere where the fans are really into it,” Peters said. “There are a lot of personal talk or whatever but I get a little chuckle from it. I’m looking forward to the challenge."
Peters was laughing as he talked about the “personal talk,” according to May.
Too bad it’ll be a day game this time. But I suspect the W-B will still have a few rowdy fans ready to impress the Wildcats again.