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Wildcat Quickies: Patience Edition

Have a little patience. Storylines for next football season. Latest on UK players projected as 2016 draft picks. Kentucky Orange. More.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

It's Saturday, December 4th, 2015.

At this moment, Big Blue Nation hoped to enjoying an 8-0 start by the basketball Cats while the football Cats were on the verge of getting selected to a bowl game after winning 6+ games...

Unfortunately, the Cats lost Thursday to UCLA to end their undefeated start while the football Cats endured another late-season struggled en route to a 5-7 finish.

It sucks, but it's not the end of the world in either regard. For the basketball, team there are still months of growth and maturity this team must go through before they become a team that's capable of achieving their ultimate goal.

For the football team, it's pretty much the same, expect it's an offseason worth of working, growing and building towards better days.

As Axl Rose once said, all we need is just a little patience.

Tweet(s) of the Day:

Amid rumors of Georgia targeting Derick Ansley, it's good to see him on the recruiting trail meeting with UK commit Jaquize Cross.

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