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Should Gary Henderson be on the hot seat?

UK once again has more than enough talent to make a run in the NCAA Tournament, but they may not even make it to the Big Dance.

When Gary Henderson became the manager of Kentucky baseball in 2009, he took over a program that John Cohen had taken from being an SEC cellar-dweller and turned into a winner.

Cohen's last three years saw UK go 122-55 (69% winning percentage) overall and 49-40 (55%) in SEC play. That included two years of winning 40+ games.

In the eight seasons Henderson has guided the program, UK has gone 253-191 (57%) and 101-129 (44%) in league play with just one 40+ win season. That includes a 50-60 mark in SEC play since 2013.

Now while you can only criticize Henderson so much for UK struggling in the ultra-competitive SEC, he doesn't get a pass on how often his Cats have lost to inferior competition.

On Tuesday, UK took a 4-0 early lead in the midweek game against EKU, but collapsed down the stretch and fell to the Colonels 5-4.  It’s EKU’s first win over UK since 1999.

I love my alma matter, but that's pretty bad on UK's part in terms of how much they're losing to team they undoubtedly have more talent than.

But it gets worse. The Cats are 2-5 this year in games vs Commonwealth teams, including losses to NKU, WKU, EKU and two losses to Louisville, one of which being a late-inning meltdown after leading 5-1. UK's only wins against Kentucky schools this year have come against Morehead State and Murray State.

This shows how the program has fallen under Henderson's watch, despite producing hosts of MLB prospects year in and year out.

At some point, the UK administration has to ask themselves if changes need to be made sooner rather than later.