It’s far past time for our focus to shift towards football, but darnit if the basketball off season isn’t just as exciting as the regular season with Calipari. Five star commitments around every turn. Never the less, football season will be here soon enough, and there will be plenty of it before we get to March Madness. While the Kentucky season still holds far too many question marks to accurately begin predicting how we will fare, ESPN has marked us as ‘headed in the right direction.’ So woo hoo for that!
Using a grading system of 1-5, they ranked each football program from ‘below average program with little success,’ to ‘consistent contender with potential to be BCS bowl contender.’ Kentucky fell right in the middle with a 3 (Recent mediocre results but seems to be building momentum,) but maybe a 3 is all we can really ask for at this point. As long as we’re trending up, right?
Here’s how the rest of the SEC stacked up:
Mississippi State: 3
Ole Miss: 2
South Carolina: 3
Suck on that Tennessee. You may have won 26 straight, but we’ve got a better grade than you according to ESPN.
This is the year.