Before the Kentucky Wildcats' season-opening game against Miami-Ohio on Saturday, it was clear that a large number of new players would play a significant role in the offensive plan.
Fans of Kentucky have been anticipating the appearance of former 5-star recruit Barion Brown. The freshman has only graduated from high school by one year, yet he or she adjusted to the environment swiftly enough to secure a starting spot right away.
The Cats struggled mightily in the opening period of their game against Miami-Ohio from the MAC, leading by just three points at halftime.
By returning the opening kickoff of the second half 100 yards to the house for six, Barion Brown made his intentions known to the Big Blue Nation.
Brown was moving so quickly down the sideline that there didn't seem to be any obstruction to his amazing blitz into the end zone in real time.
Fortunately, the evidence on review was inconclusive, and Barion Brown's first significant play as a Wildcat wasn't marred by an embarrassing slip-up.
Whatever the case, let's not let the negative evaluation overshadow Brown's jaw-dropping speed during his Wildcat debut.
From above, I could see the kickoff return, and I didn't believe the defender's angle would allow him to turn the corner.