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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Florida Gameday Edition

UK needs this one, badly.

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NCAA Football: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Another fall Saturday features another Kentucky vs Florida matchup.

For much of the past three decades, this has been a game the Gators win decisively, but give Mark Stoops credit: The former Florida State defensive coordinator has helped make this a competitive affair every year he’s been in Lexington,.

However, last week’s loss to Southern Miss has Stoops losing hold of his program, and he needs a win here to get this ship steered back in the right direction. I don’t think it’s a stretch to call this the most important game of the Stoops era. There’s no question he needs this win now more than he’s ever needed a win as a head coach.

Your Quickies

Kentucky Opens SEC Play Inside The Swamp vs. Florida | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky football looks to rebound from a tough season-opening home loss to Southern Miss by starting SEC play against Florida. The Gators return 12 starters from 2015, including four on offense, six on defense and two on special teams.

How Kentucky and Florida match up — with a game prediction | Herald-Leader
How the Kentucky Wildcats and Florida Gators match up at each position for Saturday’s game in Gainesville — with a pick on who will win the game. The margin between these two clubs isn't as big as one would think, but does UK have enough to pull off the upset? staff makes predictions for Kentucky vs. Florida - 247
The weekly four downs series concludes as the staff makes a series of predictions for Kentucky at Florida,

How Kentucky Beats Florida - Kentucky Sports Radio
It won't be easy, but beating Florida is something Kentucky is fully capable of. This is the script they'll need to follow in order to make the seemingly impossible a reality. - Ask the Expert: All you need to know about Florida
Florida offense's greatest strengths? Weaknesses? What's the latest injury report on the Gators? What areas should UKspecifically try to avoid while attacking Florida' defense?

Kentucky at Florida: Live stream, channel, time, how to watch -
Kentucky has plenty of work to do but there were some positive things done in the first half of the opener to try and lean on. History (and the +17 line) isn't on the 'Cats side, but they came close in last year's 14-9 slugfest, and Florida isn't an offensive juggernaut by any means. A consistent offensive performance for a full 60 minutes could give Kentucky a shot to snap the 29-game streak.

UKXC to Serve as Host for Bluegrass Invitational Saturday | UK Wildcats News
UK cross country will serve as host university for the annual Bluegrass Invitational today at Masterson Station Park. UK , Bellarmine, EKU and Illinois will contest the men’s 8,000-meter race at 9:30 a.m. ET. Kentucky and Bellarmine will run the women’s 5k at 10:10 a.m.

At Florida, UK seeks to end bad streak by extending good one | Lexington Herald-Leader
When Kentucky visits Florida on Saturday, everyone knows the Wildcats will be trying to end a 29-game losing streak against the Gators. However, UK will also be seeking to extend an unlikely winning streak: The Cats have not lost the second game on their schedule since 1997, a run of 18 wins in a row.

2016 John Calipari Women’s Clinic Set for Oct. 23 in Rupp Arena | UK Wildcats News
The clinic is designed for women with all levels of basketball knowledge and experience and offers an exclusive inside look at the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program. For the first time in the event’s history, the clinic will take place in historical Rupp Arena, which was recently renovated.

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators Preview and Prediction - Athlon Sports
Kentucky and Florida will meet in Week 2 in both teams’ SEC opener. Kentucky hasn’t defeated Florida in Gainesville since 1979, but has come close to ending the 29-game losing streak the last two seasons. In both 2014 and ‘15, the Wildcats fell to the Gators by fewer than seven points.

10 things to know for Week 2 of college football | PFF
From Alabama's dominant defense to Lamar Jackson's Heisman potential, here's your one-stop shop for Saturday.

Kentucky Embarks Upon Wolf Run Golf Club to Begin Year | UK Wildcats News
The No. 25 Kentucky men’s golf team is eager to start the season after another successful year under head coach Brian Craig. The Wildcats open the fall slate on Saturday in Zionsville, Indiana.

32 Pro Football Focus Stats to Know for Week 1 | PFF
Ready for Week 1 kickoff? Nathan Jahnke gives you the must-know PFF data for all 16 NFL games.

Alabama doubles offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's salary to $1.4 million - ESPN
Alabama has doubled the salary for offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, from $714,000 to $1.4 million this season.

UK football opens season with 14 former players on NFL rosters | Lexington Herald-Leader
The NFL season starts with 14 former University of Kentucky players on the league’s rosters. That includes perennial star receiver Randall Cobb, plus six linebackers led by reigning Super Bowl champion Danny Trevathan and rookie Josh Forrest, who has a shot at being in the Los Angeles Rams’ starting lineup Monday night.

Cecil Newton, father of Cam Newton, 'grossly disturbed' by hard hits on son, refs' lack of flags - ESPN
Cam Newton's father told ESPN he was "grossly disturbed" by the way the officiating crew and the NFL responded to some of the hits that his son sustained Thursday against the Broncos.

The 14 draft prospects you should watch in Week 2 | PFF
Steve Palazzolo shares which top prospects he has his eye on this Saturday, along with the biggest matchups to watch.

The fans, the scene and how the Battle at Bristol came together - ESPN
NASCAR fans and college football fans come together in a one-of-a-kind event 20 years in the making.