There's the sting of fall in the air, that slight breeze perceptible even if you consider this late summer.
It's football season.
So put aside your doubts, your concerns, your worries and just root, root, root for the home team as the Wildcats invade Papa John's Stadium for their annual tilt with the 13th ranked Louisville Cardinals.
Five things to watch for:
(1.) How will the UK defense fair against the Cardinals' vaunted offensive machine?
(2.) Which (if any) offensive skill player will shine for the Cats?
(3.) Will Rich Brooks be able to rally his troops and give them the chip-on-shoulder attitude they'll need all season?
(4.) How will Brian Brohm return to game action after last season's knee injury?
(5.) Will the Wildcats be intimidated?