I am sure that it has been overlooked by most folks in the Bluegrass, including me, but the accomplishment of the Kentucky Bat Cats, winning the SEC Title this weekend for the first time in school history is truly remarkable. In probably the best conference in America for the sport, Coach Cohen has taken a team that was last in the previous season and one of the more miserable “traditions” of any team South of Ohio, and has led them to glory and a top 5 ranking to end the season.
What makes this accomplishment even more amazing is that it was done by a group of players that is not significantly different than the group fielded last years. There are some new hitters (whose names I am not allowed to divulge due to my not knowing them), but the new Cats dont look a ton different than the old Cats. And they did it in a sport that plays enough games that a few key upsets are not enough to lead to significant change.
It truly is a remarkable accomplishment and one the UK fanbase should be very proud of…..if they even know it happened.