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ESPN: Kentucky is not a College Football Blue Blood

(L to R) Babe Parilli, Bear Bryant and Bob Gain, via UK Athletics.

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We may bleed blue, but the Kentucky football program is not what you would consider a college football blue blood.  When ESPN ranked their college football royalty, it’s no shock that UK fell far down the list.

Twelve ESPN writers put their heads together to create a list ranking all 128 FBS schools based on the historical impact the program has made on the sport.  After ranking each school on a scale of 1-10, it was hard to find Kentucky.

The Cats ranked No. 62 with an average of 3.33.  Other schools in similar standing: Northwestern, SMU, Maryland, Duke and the Air Force Academy.  Louisville was tied for 41st with an average of 4.92.

If this shocks you, you haven’t been a Kentucky football fan for long.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for ESPN: Kentucky is not a College Football Blue Blood

  1. Bro Ken Leggage
    1:56 pm August 26, 2016 Permalink

    It’s been since the early 80’s – when “Hard Schnellenberger” + Cherry & Jones cut a deal with the devil -that uavel’s pigskin progression began. What an absolute dirty whore of a program and commuter college.