We’ve ready many a good pieces of work on Grantland.com about Kentucky basketball over the years, but I don’t recall seeing anything dedicated to Kentucky football.
That changed this morning when Holly Anderson asked: When Will Kentucky Football Finally Turn It Around?
In her State of the Bluegrass piece, Anderson, who attended last weekend’s game in Lexington, paints the scene of the new excitement around Commonwealth Stadium and how Kentucky is poised to begin its ascent up the SEC East ladder.
And there’s no such thing as a cakewalk schedule in this league, but UK does get eight home games this season and a draw out of the West (Auburn and Mississippi State) that could be a lot worse. It’s not fair to expect the Wildcats to be all that ready to seize divisional power, but it’s also very fair to say that this year gives them the best possible shot to jump up a couple rungs in the standings.
Anderson wonders who will challenge Georgia for a spot in Atlanta these next few years, with the other league teams sitting a tier below the Bulldogs.
“It’s an open question. And we’ll know whether the answer is ‘Kentucky’ all too soon.”
Read it here.