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Saturday Quickies: Beat the Tigers Edition

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I never thought we would get here.

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It’s a perfect football Saturday and finally the Kentucky Wildcats are going to kick off the season in just a few short hours.

Mark Stoops and his team will travel down to Auburn, Alabama to face the Auburn Tigers in a Jordan-Hare Stadium with limited capacity. The Cats vs. the Tigers has been a game of emphasis for many college football analysts in the country and it is arguably the best game of the day.

This isn’t new for Auburn. They’re used to opening the season with big time games. But this is uncharted territory for Mark Stoops and the Cats. Generally, the first two games of the season are “warm up” games before they get into SEC play. But this year it is trial by fire. Terry Wilson won’t have a game to knock off the rust.

Honestly it’s good to write about UK playing college football. There was a time in August in which I wasn’t sure we would be gearing up for a game. But the folks in the SEC have done a great job in preparing for a season where COVID is very much present and real.

Make sure your fridge is stocked with your beverage of choice and fill up your plate with your favorite tailgate food. It’s Football Time in the Bluegrass.

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Quickies

Kentucky travels to Auburn for Season Opener | UK Athletics- UK stats and statistics vs. Auburn. A good primer for the matchup.

SEC season predictions | CBS- Auburn is viewed as both overrated and underrated according to some of the folks at CBS. UK looked at as an underrated team that can make some noise.

Calipari pushes back against Mack | Cats Pause- John Calipari is prepared to play Louisville at the Yum! Center this season.

Against the Spread | WDRB- What do some of the local media think about UK vs. Auburn.

Give Greg Sankey and the SEC credit for college football in 2020 | SDS- When the B1G canceled the season and the PAC 12 followed like lap dogs, it took the SEC working with the ACC and the BIG 12 to make sure a season happened.

FPI simulates SEC football season | ESPN- I think you’ll like what the FPI says about the game today. Just sayin’.

10 questions facing the SEC this season | USA Today- Not too much about Kentucky here but interesting questions nonetheless.

I am back on the airwaves covering UK starting today! The UK Pregame Show will take you from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. I will take calls and have sound from coaches, players, and media. And then immediately following the game I will be back for the UK Postgame Show! I will take phone calls and will carry the Mark Stoops Zoom call. We are the first place you can go to talk about the Cats and hear Mark Stoops.

You can aslo listen via the iHeartRadio App.