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Six years ago today… Oh how the times have changed

On this date six years ago, Kentucky traveled to Columbia and was blown out by South Carolina 54-3. The Cats jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but proceeded to pick up only 81 more yards throughout the game, while giving up 639 to the Gamecocks. The Cats turned the ball over 6 times, with 4 of them being interceptions by 3 different players.

This all leads us to today… Kentucky is 5-1 and probably should be 6-0. They have defeated that same South Carolina team four years in a row. I am not sure we realize how lucky we really are without looking back to nights like that night in October.

Were there things to complain about last night? Absolutely. The secondary and offensive line continue to have issues, but these issues are still correctable. What isn’t correctable? When your starting quarterback goes 4/21 for 17 yards.

This program has come a long way. I don’t need to sit here and write every way that it has, but it is sometimes important to put things into perspective. If I had told you 6 years ago that this program would be in the place it is now, I am sure you never would have believed it. I know that I wouldn’t have. Go Cats. Beat Mississippi State.

Article written by Sam Gormley

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5 Comments for Six years ago today… Oh how the times have changed

  1. MCCatsFan
    5:15 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    While I have grown frustrated at times with this staff I do feel like we are heading the right way

  2. dcforuk
    5:41 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Preach it Sam because what you are saying is the truth regardless of the physical condition of our hearts over the last three games decided by the last play of the game. It is good for the players to have a short-term memory after games like Florida. Us fans need to understand and remember how hopeless it has sometimes felt in years past. The UK – Stoops partnership has benefited Stoops AND UK. That kind of sounds like capitalism to me.

  3. Peter Criss
    6:12 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    To borrow a line from Coach Cal, “I like my team”. Normally I hate off weeks, but this team really needs it. They are really beat up and need time to heal. Some very winnable games are on the other side of the break and a chance to have a year better than most of us expected.

  4. blueballs80
    6:44 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Joker as an OC when Brooks was coach had the team put some good numbers offensively for the season. Andre Woodson was 277 consecutive passes without an interception and had somewhere like 3700 yards passing his senior season with 37 TD passes. Now as a HC, thats a different story.

    • bailey000
      12:00 am October 9, 2017 Permalink

      Brooks best season at KY was in 06 we went 8-5 and 4-4 in conference play and a third place finish in the east. This season should be better. A football team is not an offensive stat line. We have a team that finds ways to win, and i for one like a team that scraps.