Not that Mark Stoops is anywhere near where Rich Brooks was in 2006 when it comes to job security, but I think the UK fanbase would like to see the Cats pull off at least 1 upset this year to sorta get that final confirmation that this program is moving in the right directions. All signs point to UK being able to do that, especially if the quarterback play is improved. But for Brooks, the turning point for the program was without question the win over Georgia in 2006. UK was just 4-4 at the time and had generally been thumped by the SEC elite and Louisville that year. And Brooks was on the hot seat, there is just no questioning that. The Georgia win totally flipped the script. Kentucky would win 2 more games in the regular season and a bowl, finishing with 8 wins, a rarity in the modern history of UK football.
While I don’t think anybody is calling for 8 wins this year, I think there is reasonable expectation the Cats should be competitive in nearly every game this year. And with that competitiveness comes the expectation that you will surprise a team or two with that. Losing close only works for so long until fans want to see some close wins.
So my question today is which game on the schedule the Cats are supposed to lose do you think they have a good chance of pulling off the upset. AND DON’T SAY VANDERBILT, which most bookmakers have the Cats a favorite in that game.