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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Special Football Season Edition

Kentucky’s football season has been special in many ways, and more may be on the way.

Kentucky v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

One of the great things about this football season was finally ending the 31-year drought against the Florida Gators. The cherry on top was doing it in Gainesville, and that will be an excellent reason why this UK football team should be one of the most memorable ever.

Another great thing happened this past Saturday — returning some of the indignities heaped on Wildcats fans by Louisville over the last half-decade or so by curb-stomping the Cardinals in their own stadium. I enjoyed that. Very much.

What’s left is which bowl, and frankly, I don’t care which one it is as long as it’s not the usual dregs Kentucky has managed to reach over the last decade. A great season is worthy of at least a Florida, if not an Atlanta or Arizona bowl location. Speaking of the Peach and Fiesta Bowl, how can they imagine a Florida team with a mediocre (for them) record will wind up a better draw than Kentucky? Who knows, maybe those worthies won’t pick Florida or UK. Conventional wisdom says it’s the Citrus or Outback for Kentucky, and I could live with either of those.

I also noticed this article by Jamie Boggs regarding the new NET system used by the NCAA to replace the much-hated RPI, wherein UK winds up 61st in the country. Well, that’s what happens when you struggle against teams like VMI (Kenpom #307) and Tennessee State (Kenpom #280). Frankly, given the metrics that systems utilizes, I’m surprised we’re that high.

Wednesday, we get #263 Monmouth, a team who has yet to win and has only once managed to stay within double-digits of an opponent. Will the puzzling early-season struggle continue?

Stay tuned.

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