Our ole buddy Pat Forde is ready for some football, and has a list of the 25 most intriguing college football games this season. Kentucky actually made the list at #17, for their season opener against Western Kentucky on August 31:
17. Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky in Nashville, Aug. 31. No, this game will not have any national implications. But it is the return from exile of new Hilltoppers coach Bobby Petrino. If he can beat what should be a bad Kentucky squad and then take down a shaky Tennessee team the next week — two schools that had no interest in hiring Petrino last offseason — how many athletic directors pondering a coaching change will forget all about that motorcycle wreck in 2012?
Of course, Forde fails to mention UK’s new coach, Mark Stoops, and the buzz he’s generated around the program, but hey, it’s Forde. The fact that he didn’t throw in an NIT reference is progress.