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A Better Way To Compare Stoops, Joker, and Brooks

Total wins and losses only tell part of the story, and a deeper look makes the Mark Stoops Era look even worse.


The UFR series is the result of my rewatch of the previous game. It is meant to be an emotionless accounting with an emphasis on X’s and O’s, but this year’s team is testing that intent.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW: Southern Mississippi

Every week during the season I break down film and chart UK’s games. The UFR series is my detached thoughts the morning after (but this one and only installment will open with a throat-clearing).

Biggest Surprise of Monday's Depth Chart

Focusing on one nugget from Monday's release of the Week One depth chart.

Most Dangerous Players in 2016

In cases of defence, 'tis best to weigh, the enemy more mighty than he seems

Previewing The Quarterbacks

Can Drew Barker lead UK to the postseason? The tenth and final chapter of the position preview series.

The Two Most Important Factors

Two factors that lead to UK winning 100% of its games

As Austin MacGinnis Goes So Goes The Season

In a season that has high stakes and slim margins, it cannot be overstated how important special teams are to the 2016 season.

Kentucky Football Preview: Offensive Line

The following preview was discovered during a recent estate sale of writings belonging to deceased author H.P. Lovecraft. It's believed to have been written in the summer of 1936.

Previewing The Defensive Backs

The secondary will be the strength of the defense - just don't overhype them.

Previewing The Outside Linebackers

UK must rely on youth and varying degrees of experience for its exterior pass-rush and perimeter patrollers.

Previewing The Team's Biggest Strength

The season preview series hits the halfway mark with our sixth chapter that examines the team strength.

Previewing Defensive Tackles and Ends

Today we finish the discussion of the defensive line by previewing the defensive tackles and ends. There's more reasons for optimism that most seem to think.

Previewing Inside Linebackers

Lots of new faces at inside linebacker which could be good or bad. They had good recruiting rankings coming out of high school, but today very little collegiate production.

Previewing WRs and TEs

It's Chapter Three of ASoB’s season preview. Today, we talk about the receivers who drew fan ire, and the tight ends who showed promise in 2015.

Previewing The Nose Tackles

The first part of ASoB’s position previews, and it starts with the building block of the defense.

Summarizing The 2016 Season

Briefly previewing the season before the upcoming position breakdowns. This is the first chapter of ten to be published over the next five weeks.

The Numbers Predict The Season

How will UK do in Year 4 of the Mark Stoops era?

Who Should Replace Andy Buh?

Idle chat about who Mark Stoops should hire to replace Andy Buh.

Pass Rushers Apply Within (Not Who You Think)

Pass-rushers are needed, but not the only kind you had in mind.

Behind the Curtain: Using TE CJ Conrad

CJ Conrad will be used more this season, but not for the reasons one probably thinks.

It's The Depth Chart, Stupid

The biggest story of the football team's offseason is developing a young defensive front.

Implications of Hatcher's Dismissal

What impact will Jason Hatcher's dismissal have on the 2016 defense?

Which Signing Class Is Marks Stoops' Best?

Is the 2014 signing class that featured Matt Elam and Drew Barker better than the 2016 signing class that featured Landon Young and Drake Jackson?

Offensive Trends heading into the Stretch Run

The calendar turns to February - the make or break month for teams across the country. It's a good time to check and see how the Wildcats have progressed in some of the offensive categories we've been tracking this season.

The X-Man Cometh

When the weak and timid guy suddenly Hulks up and plays strong, it shows in the results.

In-State Recruiting Propels 2016 Signing Class

Mark Stoops is poised to sign his best recruiting class to date despite back-to-back 5-7 seasons. He can thank an unusually strong in-state recruiting class, and renewed success in Ohio.

Defensive Trends at the Start of SEC Play

With conference play starting this Saturday we continue our check in with Wildcats' statistical trends. Today we see what has changed defensively since early December.

Offensive Trends at the Start of SEC Play

With conference play starting this Saturday it's a good time to check in with the offense and see what has changed since early December.

Examining A Potential Eddie Gran Hire

Building upon Hank's post from last week.

Brief Look Ahead To 2016

Will next year be better? There are several reasons to be hopeful that it will.

Postmortem For Year 3 [Updated]

Bringing a three year series that covered UK football on a wider season-to-season angle to its conclusion.