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Wednesday Quickies: UK in Preseason SEC Projections

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Some preseason predictions are being released with varying opinions of the Cats

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It’s nearing football season and while we’re keeping our fingers crossed and saying our prayers that the conditions of the pandemic make college football an option, some national analysts are beginning to make their projections for how the season could play out.

It seems that people have varying opinions on what Kentucky’s season may look like.

Barrett Sallee over at CBS Sports isn’t too high on the Cats, projecting a 6-6 finish but only two wins coming within the conference slate with those being Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.

While 6-6 isn’t a bad year by any stretch, I have a hard time seeing Kentucky only pick up two wins in SEC play.

Other projections, like the ESPN Football Power Index, have Kentucky finishing 7-5 and USA Today picked Kentucky to go 8-4 which would be a really solid season.

Some projections haven’t been predicting records, and instead guessing how the standings will shake out. Athlon and 247 Sports projects Kentucky to finish fourth in the SEC East behind Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Florida and Georgia are reasonable, and as much as I want to put Kentucky ahead of Tennessee, it’s hard to do so until the Cats prove that they can regularly beat the Vols. Maybe that happens this year.

Looking at the schedule, how do you think the Cats fare on the gridiron this season? I’m taking 8-4 with losses at Florida, at Auburn, at Tennessee, and in Lexington against Georgia. Maybe my stance changes before the season though.

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Quickies

Christian Lewis talks about his decision to pick Kentucky - KSR

Big-time get for the Cats.

Kentucky Basketball reaching out to several 2022 prospects - Cats Pause

At least a dozen recruits in the class have heard from Kentucky.

Christian Lewis has quite an impressive offer sheet - Courier Journal

Lewis clearly has tons of talent and potential.

How could lack of fans affect home field advantage? - Herald Leader

It may help in road games, but hurt in home games.

MLB teams won’t be able to identify COVID-19 positive players - ESPN

The issue of HIPAA figures to play a major role in the return of sports.

Nuggets close practice facility amid coronavirus concerns - Bleacher Report

Well, that didn’t last very long.

Minor league baseball officially cancels season - Yahoo

Most people saw this coming, but now it is official.

Reimagining the NCAA landscape - SI

Forde’s idea is... well... an idea.