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Kentucky Wildcats close to 100% healthy heading into Gator Bowl

Some good news around the Kentucky football program.

South Carolina vs Kentucky Photo by Mark Cornelison/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

It was a long, tough season for the Kentucky Wildcats as they struggled with losing, COVID, and many other off-field issues.

Mark Stoops discussed the health of his team along with many other topics in his Bowl Week press conference:

Stoops also discussed how mentally challenging the season was for his guys and that taking some time away from football was exactly what they all needed.

This is good news considering there was an erroneous rumor going around that Kentucky may have to back out of the Gator Bowl, as we’ve already seen several SEC programs back out of their bowl games due to COVID.

This comes on the heels of the Missouri Tiger having to back out of their Music City Bowl game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Tennessee and South Carolina also dropped out of their respective bowls.

Stoops also said he plans to start Terry Wilson in the bowl game against NC State, but he does want to see Joey Gatewood and Beau Allen as well.

It will be good to see the Cats in action one more time. Hopefully they can end the season on a high note and win their third-straight bowl game.