The Kentucky Wildcats had an incredible 2018 season, going 10-3 and reaching a double-digit win total for the first time since 1977.
However, the Wildcats lost stars like RB Benny Snell Jr. and LB Josh Allen, so there are some big holes to fill in Lexington.
This week, Sports Illustrated writer Caleb Friedman named five teams he thinks will regress in 2019, and he had the Wildcats listed among them:
According to (SB Nation analyst Bill) Connelly’s metric, Kentucky ranks No. 114 in the FBS in returning production, and the list of departing names backs that up. On offense, Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky’s all-time leading rusher, is no longer there. On defense, linebacker Josh Allen, cornerback Lonnie Johnson and safety Mike Edwards, who played all over the defense last season, highlight a host of departed difference makers.
Read SI’s full comments here, and see who else made the list of five teams expected to regress.