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Things You Thought You’d See Before a UK Football Top 10 Recruiting Class

We are just 34 and a half days away from the kickoff of Mark Stoop’s tenure as Kentucky football coach as the Cats take on the WKU Hilltoppers in Nashville. Stoops has been the head coach for eight months now, and he has already accomplished some pretty heavy duty tasks in a short time without even stepping out on to the field. Most notably, Stoops and Co. have been trailblazing on the recruiting trail, already locking up 21 commits for the 2014 season and amping up the quality of players ten fold from what they have been in the past. Stoops is making Kentucky football an “it thing”, a popular school for high school recruits, and this is a complete 180 from this time last year when most fans were dreading the start of the football season to see just how bad the Wildcats were going to play.

Every time I look football rankings for 2014, it still baffles me to see the UK logo lingering among top 10. Currently, the Cats are ranked 4th only behind Tennessee, Florida State, and Miami. The rankings will still continue to change as National Signing Day is still a ways away, but if commitments hold, Kentucky should find themselves around the top 10/15 when things are all said and done. I don’t know about you, but this isn’t really something I’m used to seeing, or could even predict, at least so quickly. This got me thinking…what are some other things I was prepared to see before Kentucky notching a top 10 recruiting class…?

1) Billy Gillispie comes back as UK men’s basketball coach and leads Cats to National Championship

2) Rupp Arena is named “Kentucky Sports Radio Rupp Arena”

3) Bobby Knight says the word “Kentucky”

4) Ashley Judd becomes new president of UK

5) Rich Brooks talks about something other than his golf game on Twitter

6) Kentucky becomes an Adidas school

7) John Calipari goes on a diet and boycotts Orange Leaf

8) Matthew Mitchell appears on “Dancing With the Stars”

9) Commonwealth Stadium is turned into a dome

1o) Darius Miller returns from the NBA to replace Barnhart as new Athletic Director

11) The field at Commonwealth Stadium is painted blue

12) Tom Crean takes Indiana past the Sweet 16…wait, no that’ll never happen

13) The “Dancing Man” at Rupp Arena is hired as the full time UK Dance Team coach

14) Eli Capilouto makes UK a “wet” campus

15) Kentucky students riot on state street after Cats win the NCAA Bass Fishing Championship…next up: cock fighting

Got anymore?


Article written by Wilder Treadway

KSR Alpha Class '12 #holla

21 Comments for Things You Thought You’d See Before a UK Football Top 10 Recruiting Class

  1. lambinated
    5:37 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Is Stoops holding a tampon in that pic?

  2. Linda Taylor
    5:41 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    If Matthew Mitchell ever had the time to be on Dancing With the Stars he would win it. The man has moves and could learn the routines and present them with style and flair. Plus he is so funny the viewers would love him.

  3. Question mark
    6:37 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    A readable Corey Nichols article

  4. Brent
    6:45 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    14 is closer than you think. Lots of discussions going on about whether alcohol on campus is safer than forcing students off campus to drink.

  5. Kentuckiana Kat
    6:55 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    #10 …love Darius Miller, but hopefully an experienced athletic director will replace Barnhart one day: DERRICK RAMSEY for future UK Athletic Director, experience at K State and now at Coppin State.
    Don’t forget his 10-1 season as quarterback under Fran Curci…UK was ranked in the top 6 of the nation at that time!

  6. wow
    7:07 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    #5 I do like Ramsey. I think you are right, he would make a good athletic director if Barnhart left UK.

  7. TheRealBowTie
    7:22 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops is great and all but I’d rather read about 3 v. 3 soccer.

  8. NotSatire
    8:08 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Royal blue field such a stretch?

  9. Kbc
    8:20 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Bobby Knight still sucks!

  10. Beavis606
    8:26 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    The painted field at Commonwealth has been discussed

  11. Mark
    8:51 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    16.) NCAA actually puts UNC basketball on probation and strips their last two titles.
    17.) Rick Pitino lasts longer than 15 seconds
    18.) UT football program is honored with an ‘Outstanding Citizens’ Award for the entire team
    19.) Bruce Pearl returns to coaching…replacing the recently retired John Calipari at Kentucky
    20.) Billy Donovan actually makes a decision…and doesn’t flip flop two days later

  12. LexCathCat
    8:54 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Believe Boise State copyrighted its blue field. Besides, we should do something more original than that.

  13. Wilder Treadway
    9:04 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    11-All of those are great haha mad props

  14. John Calamari
    9:05 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Rick Pitino becomes addicted to body art and gets a cardinal feathered arm sleeve.

  15. Cool Daddy
    9:27 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Wilder– that is fine that you like to be funny. No need to use UK football’s past ineptness as the basis of a humorous post. We are trying to get this thing going and a bunch of people read this blog including recruits. No need to remind them that this is out of the ordinary.

  16. Rupp's Runt
    9:55 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    16 Cardinal trolls quit visiting KSR
    17. Joker Phillip admits that he should have given the ball to Cobb in the last minute of Tennesse game.

  17. Boogie Fan
    1:57 am July 28, 2013 Permalink

    KSR site redesign actually happens.

  18. pessimist
    2:25 am July 28, 2013 Permalink

    UK has to even get a top ten class first… being in the top ten in July means nothing

  19. trufanofdallas
    10:30 am July 28, 2013 Permalink

    Tubby Smith gets put in the rafters at rupp. Should have happend already

  20. Hoof hearted
    9:36 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    1. Louisville fans shave there line beards
    2. Billy Clyde sober
    3. Anything n the state of Indiana actually b relevant to society

  21. Barnfart
    8:51 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Darius would replace Mitch immediately!