Florida's Brent Pease says Kentucky game not personal, despite "trying to get 50 points" comment
Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease said he has fond memories of his time as offensive coordinator at Kentucky (2001-02) and that Saturday's game against the Wildcats is not personal for him, despite his comments at an Ocala booster gathering in July.
"Two or three of my best friends still live there,'' Pease said today. "It's another game. I've got a lot of respect for that place because I worked there, and I really love Lexington, and I've still got a lot of friends that are in the administration there that worked closely with me and helped me out. I wish them success.''
According to the Gainesville Sun, Pease told a booster gathering this past July that the Gators might be "trying to get 50 points" on Kentucky when the two meet at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. Pease said Tuesday the comments were in response to a question he as asked, not a direct quote he initiated. It also dealt with comments on Twitter from former UK quarterback Jared Lorenzen, whom Pease coached during his time at Kentucky.
“Seriously, Brent Pease at Florida? He's freaking crazy and was brutal at UK when I was there,” Lorenzen tweeted.
Pease downplayed the incident on Tuesday.
The full story from that event from the Gainesville Sun is here.