It depends largely on who the quarterback is. Terry's injury is one of the hardest leg injuries to fully recover from. Gatewood's eligibility is up in the air. I think Sawyers has another season left but he doesn't inspire confidence.
Agreed. I'm not saying Kentucky deserves to be on that board, I'm saying Louisville should not be on the board if Kentucky ain't, and they shouldn't be within 5 spots of wherever Kentucky is placed.
Stopped reading the article at the Louisville ranking and skimming to see if Kentucky was anywhere to be seen. As usual, nope. Author is a moron - Ranking Louisville and leaving out Kentucky proves this.
Here's a solution to the problem - but it's a bit outside the box. Split the conference into 4 pods. East - Florida, South Carolina, Georgia North - Kentucky, Mizzou, Vandy, Arkansas South - Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn West - Miss St, Ole Miss, LSU, TAMU Each team in the 3 team pods has a permanent rival in the opposite pod as follows: Tennessee - Florida, Auburn - Georgia, Alabama - South Carolina (sorry cockies). On odd years the divisions are formed by combining North + East vs. South + West. On even years the divisions are North + South vs East + West. With this scheme all the most important rivalries I know of are maintained. At worst though schools play each other every other year, and a home and home series will complete within a student's four years. There is the curious wrinkle that it's possible for 2 teams that face off in a championship game to be in the same conference - LSU and Alabama are one such example.
@brk4wc Until you can consistently beat us, I'd advise leaving Georgia and Florida the Hell alone. Go pick on Vandy or Arkansas - that's more your speed.
Frankly a coaching change should release all the players. That might not cool the heels of the idiots who think a football program can be built in 2 years, but it might give the ones making the decisions pause - in any event it would keep kids options in case the incoming coach has no intention of playing them. Such a rule change would require the NCAA to view the players as people. It doesn't. It views them as slaves.
I wonder where LSU would be if they fired Orgeron after 2 years? Stay bad MSU, stay bad.
Spurrier ain't going to coach anywhere he doesn't have a squad that can reliably beat UK. That isn't happening as MSU blows up recruiting classes with the coaching carousel and UK steadily improves.
I loved the whole thing and thought the Kentucky part was the best actually. But then again, UK football fans don't have an overinflated opinion of ourselves or our program.
I think UK can match FAU salary wise. So it's a question of which is more prestigious - an assistant position at a power 5 school on the rise, or head coach of an at large school that has made a name for itself of late. I would rather see him stay for what it's worth, but I understand if he chooses to go.
Admins take note - allowing this sort of trolling is the sort of thing that causes viewers to leave the site in disgust. None of the other schools have someone doing this on their pages. A ban is called for unless you want this place to become SEC 4chan.
No respect I tells ya. We don't get no respect at all.
He's alluding to something we Kentucky fans are too familiar with - stupid penalties can destroy you no matter how good you are. I've never seen a Saban coached team rack up this many penalties at inopportune times.
I'm sure they can. They just forgot to stop at 11.
Paris has admitted to being a Louisville Cardinal fan. That should explain all you need to know.
We need to go to an 8 team playoff: Power 5 gets one autobid each, ND gets the 6th bid if they finish 11-1 or better, two at large bids with priority given to any remaining undefeated teams. And yeah, 8 teams makes the argument about #8 v #9 more heated, but no power 5 conference need fear being shut out due to internal strife.
If you think Mizzou is a step up over UK then you're clueless. Kentucky has quietly poured a ton of money into their facilities since Stoops was hired as stipulated in his contract, and it's paid off. To be honest I still don't understand why Mizzou was let in the conference. Historically they are a basketball school at best and football futility for them is the status quo. Being in the cellar is just a return to form for them. Stoops came to Kentucky to do what everyone said was impossible - win. Bob rebuilt OU. Mark wants to one up him by building a national title contender from nothing at all where his brother at least had some burning embers to work with. Time will tell if he succeeds. If he jumps ship it will be for an upgrade - FSU where he's coached before worries me the most. Alabama (Saban has to retire one day), Norte Dame, Southern Cal, those are the caliber programs that could lure him away, but he'll always be in the shadow of those who came before. UK offers no such shadow (Bear Bryant did coach at UK, but only for 5 years and most people associate him with Alabama where he remained much longer). If he wins here, he's a legend. It's his program now. But Mizzou? Downgrade. You're delusional to think otherwise.
In all fairness, if it was business as usual Kentucky would have been upset instead of Tennessee.
8-4 sounds about right. It really depends on how fast the secondary gels. While we won, Toledo exposed them in the first half. They did listen to their coaches and adjust in the second though.
UK finished 7-5 after a similar shocking opener loss in 2016. Don't lose hope.
Yes, Sublem - but apparently you didn't read my post. Again, 3 years ago we opened the season with a loss to Southern Miss and everyone was ready to give up on the season. I myself got caught up in the doom and gloom and predicted an 2-8 finish for the year. We finished 7-5. It's too early to say if UT will grow stronger from this horrible loss or turn the corner. After living in Knoxville for 14 years I have a soft spot for them as long as they aren't playing Kentucky, so I'm hoping they get their act together.
Indeed. I'm also very happy to see that our coaching staff continues to adjust well in the second half. I'd much rather have a slow starting team that adjusts and wins in the second half than the Kentucky teams of old that could get an early lead on pretty much anybody, then fold like a wet paper towel.
Muschamp is the Peter Principle in action. He needs to become a DC somewhere - it's what he's good at.
It ain't over till it's over. Just two short years ago Kentucky lost a home opener to the University of Southern Mississippi, then got plastered by Florida 47 to single digit something, and played a horrid half against New Mexico State then - turned things around and finished that year 7-5. These are the times that try men's souls - and now we'll get to see what the Vols are made of.
Also, even if we lose on 9/28, USCjr still owns the longest losing streak UK has ever dealt to anyone.
Cry some more.
I'll pull for any team, including Duke, that plays UNC. They should have had their entire athletics program closed for the African American Studies scandal.
Cry about the refs some more. I enjoy the taste of your salty tears.