"Then I have to make the plays if I am not doubled. I have to read the coverages, which is the most important thing I have been working on this year. I have to be able to know when they are going to try and double-team somebody and I will have that opportunity to make a big play."
How hard is it to read college secondary coverages?
"There are roll coverages, hide coverages. It's not like it was in high school. They are going to do different things and do so many different things.
"It's little hints that they give away where you can tell what is going to happen, and that is what I have been focusing on."
Is it even realistic to think you and Keenan Burton can match the receiving numbers you had last year?
"It is hard to approach, but that is what is fun about the game of football. Of course we did good last year, but you don't want to be worse than you were. You always want to be better. You are always competing. Everything is a competition.
"You just have to work that much harder to get the extra catches, yards and touchdowns. You always want more. It is like a drug."
But if offensive coordinator Joker Phillips has his way and UK is able to run the ball more and other players also emerge, won't the numbers have to go down unless you average 90 points a game?
"Why not? The sky is the limit. Andre wants to get more passing yards and increase his yards to get into the record books. He is going to try and make those big plays. There will be plenty of opportunity.
"Everybody is going to have the opportunity to make big plays this year. I don't see why everybody can't improve."
Any motivation just to show everyone that you can follow a good season with another great season personally?
"Exactly. I set my goals higher. One of my goals at the University of Kentucky is to join my dad on that (Hall of Fame) ring. To join my Dad on that ring, another couple of mediocre seasons for myself won't cut it.
"I have to be in the top for wideouts, not only at UK but in the division. That is goal-setting for myself, and all I have to say."
Isn't that a very lofty goal?
"It is, but I went to a banquet where an NFL wideout told me to always set your goals as high as you can go. If your goal is to catch 20 goals that game and you make 10 catches, that is half, but it is still more than what most people catch in a game.
"You set your goals high and if you don't reach it, you still are pretty high. My goal is to be the greatest wideout in SEC history. So if I don't make it and I am still reaching for that goal, I am still going to be a good player."
What about just being the greatest quote in SEC history? Any outrageous predictions?
"I like to keep things fun. I have nothing but respect for everybody on this team. All I can say is that nobody said it was going to be easy, but it will be worth it in the end. We are just trying to beat teams."
Any doubt this team will be better than last year?
"No doubt in my mind."
Any win you can guarantee?
"I wish I could guarantee the Louisville game, which is a big one I want to win. Pretty much all those teams that are ahead of us are teams I want to beat. I feel we have the talent to compete with them and get that win."
What do you think when you read that Kentucky could be better this year but its schedule is too tough for the record to be better?
"That's what I joke about. I gave bulletin board to Mississippi State last year (guaranteeing a win). Hey, all the media, that is just bulletin board material with them still not respecting us. Put that on the bulletin board.
"I was joking with coach (Rich) Brooks. I saw him at SEC media days and he was saying we are going to be a better team and compete. I said, 'That's bulletin board (material) for those other teams. You better watch out.'"
Did you make him run like he made you for your comments?
"No, I let him off easy. I am getting soft in my old age."