For whatever reason, South Carolina’s captains refused to shake hands with Kentucky’s captains prior to last night’s game.
The odd move actually fired Kentucky up even more.
Check out Mark Stoops’ comments about the incident after the game:
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UK players say it just fired them up:
“I was really jacked up,” Love said. “I got into the tight end’s face and told him we’re going to be here all night. They didn’t want to shake hands. I didn’t mind that.”
It provided even more motivation for Johnson, who made sure he told his teammates about the slight.
“That just fired us up even more,” the quarterback said. “Gave us even more motivation, which was pretty stupid on their part, but they just didn’t want to shake our hands.”