As we enter into some pivotal months ahead for the future of UK football, news comes today that other schools are making the process of success in the SEC even harder. Texas A&M will spend $450 million on a new stadium renovation that the school hopes will move it to the elite of the SEC. The Aggies have made the move in order to stay in touch with the big boys of the Southeastern Conference and their move will make their stadium state of the art. They are the second SEC team to announce a major injection of funding into their facilities, joining Vanderbilt, who announced three months ago a $50 million renovation.
UK President Eli Capulouto said this week that Kentucky’s facilities were “middle of the pack” in the SEC for football. This is a dream world. At this point, Kentucky’s facilities are behind every program in the conference except Vanderbilt, and with their renovation, that may no longer be the case. News like that coming out of College Station today makes the path even that much harder for the Cats.