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Friday Quickies: Respect for Kentucky Football

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It seems as every year Kentucky Football has a somewhat decent chance of finishing near the top of the SEC East. Though Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs annually stand in their way, the other programs on that side of the Southeastern Conference aren’t expected to be nearly the same level in 2021.

In fact, after multiple announcements by Kentucky players making their return for next season, Mike Bratton of Saturday Down South has predicted Kentucky as the second-best team in his pre-spring rankings.

Of course, a lot can happen between now and the first game of the season. Then each team has to actually live up to expectations for the entire course of the season. It’s truly a lot to ask for. But thanks to Kentucky retaining several key starters and bringing in a handful of quality recruits, the Wildcats are poised to meet those expectations this coming fall.

Following a year that brought so much sorrow to the Kentucky Football program, it’s quite satisfying to see the respect head coach Mark Stoops and the rest of the program are receiving.

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A lot can happen between now and Draft Day.

Quickies

Howard helps provide special time for 9-year-old UK fan battling cancer - Vaught’s Views

Rhyne Howard doing it big on and off the hardwood.

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as coach - ESPN

How will the college football legend do in the pros?

Fox: Calipari “couldn’t give a damn about winning college basketball games” - Kentucky Sports Radio

This headline is misleading, to say the least.

Nets GM Sean Marks: Durant, Irving committed to jelling with James Harden - ESPN

No one is actually buying this, right?

Tedy Bruschi proposes a QB he thinks would be perfect for the Patriots - Yahoo! Sports

Could their be a reunion in New England?

New York Jets hiring Robert Saleh as coach - ESPN

Now the question is whether Sam Darnold is in Jets green next season.

UK announces addition of hoops transfer Oscar Tshiebwe - Cats Illustrated

And it’s official.

Shaq ripped Harden for not telling the truth and for failing in Houston - USA Today

Couldn’t have said it better.