As we draw closer to the football season, many preseason magazine’s and books hit the shelves to grow even more anticipation. One of the most respected preseason prediction books that get released is that of one Phil Steele’s.
People, for the most part, can level with Steele and his predictions, but I have a feeling if you’re reading this post, you will think this guy is bonkers.
Steele released his predictions for the upcoming season in his new book, and it shockingly did not include Kentucky in any bowl game.
Not only was not having Kentucky in a bowl game crazy enough, but he also put Missouri who is not bowl eligible this year in the Music City Bowl. Steele also left out any SEC participation in the Citrus Bowl which usually includes the top SEC team that misses out on the College Football Playoff and the Sugar Bowl.
With an eight-game home schedule, a road game against Vandy, the west opponent being Arkansas, and playing most of the toss-up games ( Florida, Tennesee, and Missouri) it just doesn’t seem fathomable that Kentucky will finish under six games.
Last year, Steele had Josh Allen off his first-team all-SEC list and had Kentucky finishing fifth in the SEC East, and we all know how that turned out.
I still can’t believe the amount of disrespect after last season.
It would be a shame if Mark Stoops, Vince Marrow, and the good folks over at the Kentucky Football complex saw this prediction.