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What are your expectations for the 2019 Kentucky Wildcats?

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Expectations are high for the Cats, but how high should they be?

NCAA Football: Citrus Bowl-Kentucky vs Penn State Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

2018 was a magical season for the Kentucky Wildcats, as they won 10 games for the first time since 1977.

In addition to winning double-digit games, the Cats defeated the Florida Gators for the first time in 31 years, blew out a ranked Mississippi State team that had three players selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, won the Citrus Bowl over college football powerhouse Penn State, and saw five of their players drafted.

Turning the page to 2019, there are a lot of holes to fill on the Kentucky roster. The secondary is depleted after losing both starting cornerbacks and safeties to the NFL, their best pass rusher in school history, Josh Allen, is gone, and the top running back in school history, Benny Snell, is also in the NFL.

However, there’s still plenty of talent on this Kentucky roster. Lynn Bowden emerged as one of the SEC’s best playmakers as a sophomore last season and is out to prove himself, even more this season. Terry Wilson is back under center, the offensive line that was a strength in 2018 is back nearly all back, and despite losing Allen, there is still a lot of talent on the defensive front seven.

Oh, and in every year under Mark Stoops, Kentucky has either had an improved record or the same one as the previous season.

Is all of this enough to win 10 games again or at least come close? We’ll let you be the judge. Vote in the poll below and tell us how many games Kentucky will win in 2019.

Poll

How many games will the Kentucky Wildcats win in 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    10 or more
    (43 votes)
  • 59%
    8-9
    (211 votes)
  • 26%
    6-7
    (94 votes)
  • 2%
    Less than 6
    (8 votes)
356 votes total Vote Now