UK Class of 1979
For what it is worth, my two favorite natty teams were 98 Kentucky and 06 Florida. Both teams came out of nowhere to win it all. Both teams were fun to watch.
I’m not sure we have enough offensive fire power to beat Vandy this year.
Paris 10 lives.
True. Not sure where the "experienced defense" has gone... apparently they have left the building.
Mumme's teams were certainly fun to watch. Couch, Dusty Bonner, Jared Lorenzen... what a QB line up! If only there had been some defense....
I hope Coach Stoops hit the reset button on the defense too. Zero interceptions, zero fumbles forced or recovered, only three sacks in two games. Don't mean to be negative, but I am really wondering what has happened to our team since December.
*the Boom Williams
I would agree with the 3-Headed Rushing Attack and Josh Ali. Although I would like to see perhaps two RBs in at the same time, a la Boom the Williams and Benny Snell combo of several years ago. Ali has good hands and will work well until another receiver steps up. I disagree with Offensive Philosophy. We ran over Ole Miss all day, and then they go to a passing game in the third quarter. Similar pattern with Auburn the week prior. Why? Run da bawl! The defense is a huge question mark right now. I don't think the defense had any sacks in either game. Where is the successor to Josh Allen and/or Chris Oats? Same with the secondary. Is there any chance we can send Kelvin Joseph back to LSU? And there is absolutely no excuse for the showboating and trash talking. Prove it on the field before you start showing off. AJ Rose is very lucky he got back into the game after his performance on the first drive. Two games that could have been won turn into two losses. The Long Suffering Kentucky Football Fan (LSKFF) still gets no relief.
Terry certainly did not look 100% back. Hope the Auburn game was both an an inspiration and a wake up call for him from now on. We need pass rushers as well. Someone needs to step up and replace Chris Oats.
Gotta love Chuck. But with all due respect, this is not any old Wildcat team they’ve faced before. Go Cats!!
The one B1G school that Stoops might be interested in is Iowa, and only because that is his Alma Mater. I can't think of anywhere else he would want to go. He would either be in a "win now" situation, or he wouldn't have the resources that UK has.
Both the offensive line and the defensive line should be pretty good this year. Can't wait for the season to start. Terry Wilson should have time to get set and throw, or hand it off to one of three pretty good running backs. The defense has been steadily improving for several years. The loss of Chris Oats will hurt, but everything else looks pretty good. This may be a pretty good year for the Cats in spite of everything else going on.
No Nike, no thanks.
Why not UK? Why not now? Go for it.
Perhaps. But I always considered the Bluegrass Miracle to be payback for 2007 and maybe even 1998. The first was beating #1 LSU in OT, the latter was the “end around” play. Both were stunning UK wins. Kentucky has had many, many deflating losses in its history. Seem like we started a lot of Heisman winning careers...for the other team. Hopefully we are turning a few corners now and in the foreseeable future.
Agreed. H1N1 was declared a pandemic in 2009 and killed over 12,000 Americans alone. Yet, we didn't put the entire nation on hold.
Seems like the Covid-19 makes one lose his/her mind. Sorry, this is a serious illness, but we are shutting down the entire nation because of it. Nobody was this concerned when H1N1 killed over 12,000 in 2009.
I like the overall concept for football. It would be more like the pro sports in terms of equitable distribution. The playoff system he describes essentially nullifies subjective rankings (made by journalists or coaches), and makes the conference championship games a ticket to the national stage. You win, you play on. People will still quibble about rankings and which conference champion was seeded too low, but at least there will be no denying that the best of each conference got in. The bowls could still exist to reward the non-finishers in each conference with a post season game. I wonder how this would work with the other sports, especially basketball, baseball and softball.
I'd say AU is in pretty good shape in that poll. At 11, they are the highest ranked SEC team, one above UK and a bunch above LSU. Any motivation is good motivation, but the Tigers are the best in the league... for today anyway.
Welcome home. #BBN
Sounds like a good hire, even though his playing days were in the late 1990s. Those were the Hal Mumme/Mike Major years...not noted for defense.
Awesome news. He was a beast against Va Tech. Hope he has a productive and safe season next year.
Incredible win. This team will build on it. Go C A T S!!
I'm really pulling for the Bulldogs over Loserville. Hail State!!
I really think this is a pretty good match up. Looking forward to it.
I don't know about anyone else, but I am excited by this recruiting class. Considering all the adversity this year's team went through, all the lowered expectations from the media, all the injuries, the losses early on...and to still pull out seven, potentially eight, wins over the season. That is awesome. I think recruits take notice of things like that. And, I guess Gran will hang out with us for another year. The continuity of the coaching staff is paying off.
That would be "our version of village idiot."
History, for most people, only stretches out as far as one can personally remember. For 17 and 18 year old recruits, that is only a few years. The past couple of years for Kentucky have been pretty good. Player development is also a thing to consider. We had two all Americans this year (OK, one of them was the punter, but the other was Lynn Bowden). We had Josh Allen last year (one star recruit to All American). That recent history may help attract good players as well.
Good. This will keep Gran at UK.