By JOHN P. WISE
One Great Season
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Alfonso Smith knows how dangerous Florida's defense is. So why is he talking about hitting the Gators in the mouth?
Calm down, Florida fanatics; the Kentucky tailback isn't talking trash. He's using the bad sportswriter cliche to describe what UK's offense needs to do to attack a nasty Gators defense.
Speaking of which, many talk about how all 11 starters from last year's stingy unit returned this year for Florida, but did you know the Gators actually returned their two deep at every defensive position? That's pretty strong. And that's why Smith said he believes it's critical for Kentucky to play confidently and attack Florida. If the Wildcats let Brandon Spikes and company take the game to UK, it will be a long and quiet evening inside Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.