There isn’t anyone on the planet more excited about the return of Terry Wilson than Terry Wilson himself, but that doesn’t mean everyone else can’t join in on the hype.
Over at ESPN, Mark Schlabach made plenty of predictions and projections for the unique upcoming college football season, and one of the storylines he believes in is Wilson being named the Southeastern Conference’s Comeback Player of the Year. The starting quarterback for the Wildcats hasn’t played in a game since suffering an ACL tear a year and one day ago, but he’s primed for an incredible comeback.
Here’s a look at Schlabach’s award predicitons.
You can read everything Schlabach had to say here, as he breaks down awards and storylines for each conference that plans to suit up and play football this fall. Among his three biggest predictions for the SEC were two teams making the College Football Playoffs, LSU regressing (even though he thinks Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron will win SEC Coach of the Year, which doesn’t make much sense), and Georgia winning the East. While he still might not be a believer in the 2020 ‘Cats right now–he projects Kentucky to finish 4th in the SEC East behind Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee, respectively–he’s a huge believer in Terry Wilson. And how could you not be?
KSR’s own Maggie Davis recently helped guide us through the last year of Wilson’s life, revisiting his rehabilitation, how he graduated during a pandemic, and becoming a father in late August. Even though he still hasn’t made his return to the gridiron, Wilson has made a comeback in life. Leading what could very well be the most talented Kentucky Football team in program history is just the next obstacle.