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POLL: Biggest question mark for Kentucky Football in 2017

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What’s your biggest uncertainty for UK football this year?

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After winning seven games last year and beating Louisville, Kentucky football certainly seems to be on the up-and-up.

They also had a ton of weaknesses that never really became strengths, and to this day, we’re uncertain about what we’ll see in these aspects. Their surefire starting quarterback got benched due to injury and lost his spot, they finished last in the SEC in turnover margin, and they had to rely almost 100 percent on the running game to win.

Oh, and they also had what Lee Corso called the worst defense in football history, though it made dramatic improvements as the season wore on.

Ball security is one thing that everyone will be watching. On top of that, Stephen Johnson hasn’t yet been named the game one starter; there’s still a quarterback battle between him, Drew Barker and Gunnar Hoak.

There’s also a potential issue on the interior of the offensive line, where as many as three starters may need to be replaced. Ramsey Meyers retired from football, Jon Toh graduated, and Nick Haynes’ diabetes is affecting his playing weight.

And of course, that defense has to improve if they want to build on last year’s success. Most of this unit is back, but the Cats did lose key contributors in JD Harmon, Blake McClain, Courtney Miggins and Marcus McWilson.

So it’s safe to say that nothing is certain, and there is plenty of room for Kentucky to improve this year. This is why there will still be a lot of unanswered questions (which we will probably try to answer and speculate on from the start of fall camp until game one) when the Kentucky Wildcats kick off against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Sept. 2.

So with that being said, what’s the biggest question mark to you at the start of fall camp?


What is the biggest question mark for UK football?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Ball security
    (21 votes)
  • 6%
    Offensive balance
    (10 votes)
  • 7%
    Starting quarterback
    (12 votes)
  • 71%
    Defensive improvement
    (109 votes)
152 votes total Vote Now