Wednesday, November 9, 2011

UK LB Danny Trevathan uses Butkus Award snub as motivation, November 9, 2011

Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Danny Trevathan (22) broke up the pass to Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver Ricco Sanders (11) as Mississippi State defeated Kentucky 28-16 on Saturday October 29, 2011 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

Being 'forgotten' is good motivation

By Jennifer Smith /

Most coaches want only the best for their players.

Not Joker Phillips.

The University of Kentucky football coach hopes senior Danny Trevathan is left off of every watch list and looked over for every honor for the rest of the season.

When asked this week whether the linebacker was being passed over for some of the top national awards, Phillips said Trevathan was, but added: "I'm glad they did it."

Then the coach was told that Trevathan was not named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week this week.

"Good," Phillips replied, tongue firmly in cheek.

The coach knows that the more people who dismiss Trevathan, the more likely he is to have a special game the next week.

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Gerald Lacey
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