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SDS Examines Their Crystal Ball, Predicts 3 Wins For UK


Just a few short months ago, Mark Stoops left his job as Florida State’s Defensive Coordinator and took his first head coaching gig at Kentucky. Not only is he bringing an elite defensive mindset with him, but he also brought along a terrific offense with the addition of Neal Brown at Offensive Coordinator. From the schemes to the fantastic recruiting, Stoops has given Kentucky fans hope and optimism for the first time in what feels like ages. While the hope and optimism are at all time highs on University Drive, this doesn’t change the fact that an immense amount of work remains to be done to build Kentucky into a competitor in the SEC. Saturday Down South certainly agreed that a great amount of work remained to be done when they looked into the future and predicted win totals.

It’s no secret that Kentucky will be forced to take on one of nation’s most daunting schedules with a thin roster, because of this, Brad Crawford of Saturday Down South sees three wins in the Wildcat’s near future. After starting 2-0 with wins over Western Kentucky and Miami (OH), Crawford predicts the Cats lose nine of their last ten, with the remaining win coming against Alabama State.


PROJECTED FINISH: 3-9, 0-8 (7th in East)

THE SKINNY: Rome wasn’t built in a day and first-year head coach Mark Stoops sure as heck can’t expect to push Kentucky out of the SEC cellar in Year 1. With recruiting chips in place for next season and beyond, the future is bright blue in Lexington, but that’s not helping matters this fall with one of the SEC’s toughest schedules.


If you wish to see the entire game-by-game predictions, they can be found by following this link.

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

10 Comments for SDS Examines Their Crystal Ball, Predicts 3 Wins For UK

  1. Elmer Skaggs
    7:23 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with SDS predictions with the exception of Western and Miami of Ohio games

  2. Big earl Thompson
    8:05 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    3 wins would be awesome, I believe we could all live with that.

  3. goUKats
    8:37 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    I wonder how many times these prognosticators have won the major lotteries in this country.Or how many times they have beat the Vegas spread on college and pro games.

  4. Kevin C.
    9:24 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    GO CATS….Make them eat they feet!

  5. Rich Madky
    9:26 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    3 wins aren’t great and no one should be happy with that. The absence of Joker is worth 2 wins alone. This team will win 4-6.

  6. Real UK Fan
    9:54 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    #5, No doubt any team that dumps Joker Phillips will be an improved team. However, I fear that for this season it means 3 wins instead of 1. Honestly, I am not sure Joker could have won a single game this year. Let’s take three and wish for more.

  7. Jordan
    12:29 am August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Mark my words folks, UK will win 4-5 games this year! We will beat Mizz to get 4 and either get Miss St away or Vandy! Doubt them? Just wait!

  8. Are you kidding me
    3:22 am August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Who the heck is Brad Crawford? He’s what is called a blogger. Does he even have a day job? So what, what he thinks. Funny!

  9. dshwildcats
    9:40 am August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Three wins for this team seems to be the consensus among most of the media. Based on our performance last year, the brutal schedule, and our lack of depth, I can see why most experts have set the bar so low. However, I think the high paced, “spread the field” offense alone will add a surprise element that might be good for an upset or two.

    The defense should be better, if for no other reason than, the players will be in the correct positions to make plays. I look for big years from Williamson at the Mike backer; and, Dupree and Smith coming off the edges.

    I would not be totally surprised if this team knocked off Mizzou or Tennessee. If this team gets to 5 wins, Stoops should a candidate for Coach of the Year.

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