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:
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says the Cats returned to campus and are "darn near 100 percent" after first round of Covid testing. They'll have another round of testing on Wednesday.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) December 28, 2020
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.
Keep your eyes on #Kentucky and whether it is able to play in its bowl game.— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) December 22, 2020
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.