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Stewart Mandel explains his 7-5 prediction for UK

Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel called in to Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning to explain his 7-5 prediction for Kentucky football’s 2015 season.

“It’s a combination of: I like the progress they’re making under Mark Stoops; you’ve got a good quarterback coming back; they made a great move at OC; and thne also just taking advantage of a lot of the East division is in flux, quite frankly. I think Florida is in for a rough year in Jim McElwain’s first season because of, really, just an atrocious offensive line that got left behind there. I think Steve Spurrier’s days of winning 11 games at South Carolina are over. Obviously Vanderbilt is a mess. So it’s a good window, a good year for Kentucky to make that move up.”

Mandel predicts a 4-4 conference record for the Cats, meaning he expects Louisville to get the win in the season finale in Commonwealth Stadium. (Boooooooooooo!)

“I’m very high on Louisville,” he explained.

Listen to Mandel’s call in the second hour of today’s show:

Go ahead and listen to the first hour while you’re at it:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

22 Comments for Stewart Mandel explains his 7-5 prediction for UK

  1. Brian
    2:25 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Can’t wait for the Louisville trolls to comment on here to why he’s wrong. LOL 😉

    • TardFan502
      3:28 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      He’s right to be high on the Cards, but he’s wrong about Kentucky going 7-5. Also, the Cards are high on the Cards. Whatever they can get high on, they do.

  2. Leuther
    2:40 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    12 and Oh, baby!!

    • Boobby Petrino
      3:16 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      L Yeah we’re going 12-0 just like you all thought we would when we were in the Big East!

  3. Duuuuuude
    3:04 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Louisville…. a rivalry game on our home field with a team which does not respect its rival.

  4. DACats86
    3:06 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    So, actually, UK will go 8-4…

  5. Luther Van Dam
    3:13 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Minnesota State is gonna take it all the way this year.

  6. Dennis
    3:38 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Think he’s half right. Hell, we were a couple plays away from. 7-5 last year. Better schedule, year more depth and talent, I can see 7-5. A tipped reception or a missed delay of game against Florida, and a for sure, in the hands, game over dropped interception against UL, 7-5. Now ul lost seven on defense and we’re all pretty high draft picks. Strongs last year was a terrible class, and Pitrino first was nothing to write home about. They looked absolutely horrible without Parker, and still are searching for a line and qb their comfortable with. Not to mention Grantham defense got worse the longer he stayed at Georgia, ask them, they are happy he’s gone.

    • B-Lord40
      3:53 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t forget that the game is in Lexington this year.

    • Cats paw
      5:20 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      You’re half right. Don’t forget you were also close to 3-8 last year!

    • UK Big Board Update
      5:49 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Louisville almost lost a few games last year, too, lest we forget. 😉

      I count about 3….

      Came close to 6-6….. in the ACC.

      Thats a basketball conference, by the way.

  7. B-Lord40
    3:51 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Cats beat the Cards this year. Bet the house on it.

    • Mullet Cat
      4:21 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      You had been fed a lot of BS

    • CardFan502
      4:32 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      I’m just pissed we are ranked lower than South Carolina was last year in this same poll.

    • CardFan502
      4:33 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      We all seen how they did…

    • B-Lord40
      4:50 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Any of you bums want to put your food stamps where your mouth is?

    • J-Dub421
      5:03 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      CardFan502 is a parody account, just fyi.

  8. Jeffrey
    4:31 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Did he forget that UL’s offensive line is a mess and shallow too? Their QB is going to be running all over the place this season.

  9. BigBluSoTru
    6:03 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Cbs poll came out wich is total BS have the tards @ no.25 and CATS @ 68 should be the other way around. We are winning the East this year.

    • BigBlueSoTru
      6:06 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      BigBluSoTru August 6, 2015 at 8:26 pm | Permalink | Reply
      Huh Drake and our secondary self reported violation. Tyler good try on this but Laser Tag and young men is a very fun fun thing to do no diffrent than paint ball. The NCAA is ignorant when it comes to this type stuff, and the recruits where the 5th senior s not some future freshman that you inadvertly left out of the story.

      BigBluSoTru May 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      Does’nt surprise me one bit .Cal is nothing more than smoke and mirrors

      BigBluSoTru May 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
      let’s be honest as great of a salesman recruiter Cal is he doe’s not develop players. I’m sorry he does not get any credit whatsoever about Rose , Tyreke and the list goes on of already made players. The twins came to UK with can’t miss NBA hype and three years later . We see the results and no i’m not a troll sometimes you have to be honest with what you see rather than feel in the heart. And the eyes don’t lie

      BigBluSoTru May 4, 2015 at 7:29 pm | Permalink
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      So i guess you really think after signing a million dollar check. He will be sitting at the kitchen table every night on his apple tablet completing online courses. LOL! Hey college student heres a 1,000 complete this crap please.

      BigBluSoTru May 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm | Permalink
      Timberwolves will pick Okafor they need fire power plus they have defensive front court guys already.

      BigBluSoTru May 15, 2015 at 11:17 pm | Permalink
      Okay what have i said any more or less stupid than any other retard on here? It’s obvious u are idiot to go through all that! That’s why we are labled as crazy. Thing is i know i’m from eastern ky and proud of it . Town right next to Matt

      BigBluSoTru October 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink
      So now that Chane is going too be back soon guess this article is mute.

      BigBluSoTru October 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
      Just shows Rick wsa doing it big before Cal ever had that kind of status.

      BigBluSoTru October 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
      Siva is with the pistons morron and Chris Smith was picked up with the Knicks learn some things.

      BigBluSoTru May 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
      Here we go with this over hyped Fb crap .. Stop the Flordia talk we are not and what in your ignorant minds think we have arrived to beat the Gators yet. Grease the goal post yell you are right . Those things do get a bit rusty without touchdowns from the home team going threw em.

      BigBluSoTru October 7, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
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      Find it quite strange how all ksr does is talk about Louisville and thug team. Well all the serious criminal activity has been coming from Stoops troops. Hmmm Matt !

      BigBluSoTru July 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm | Permalink
      This is the year we win the East , and looking at the players and the way Alabama played last year and the coaching hires and talent . I don’t see us losing in the Sec championship game to Alabama Saban said he feared UK more than any other team from the east.

      BigBluSoTru July 25, 2015 at 1:09 am | Permalink
      Clarrett being here ain’t gonna change UK football sorry. Marrow just helping put a little channge into a relatives pocket beleive me he aint here for free.

      BigbluSoTru January 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
      Matt keeps up the fb recruiting drama, because we will constantly like today live on this propaganda made up hype site, putting money in his pockets. Have to give Matt credit for the business savy, of taking advantage of no life having 40-60 something uk idiots

    • BigBlueSoTru
      6:08 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      I’m a dipshit.

    • Brian
      6:14 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Explain to us again how you are a UK fan? LOLOLOLOL