The first question I was asked last weekend following the conclusion of the Missouri game was, “So do we storm next weekend or not?”
My initial reaction was no. Why would we? A win against Georgia who has underperformed all season, barely scraping by at Missouri and losing at home to Vanderbilt, would not be that monumental. We didn’t storm when we beat South Carolina, Vanderbilt or Mississippi State, so what would be the difference? Then I thought about it and I realized this win is bigger than just another tick in the W column, it’s a giant leap for this program.
It’s all there: The momentum, the motivation and the people. The stadium will be almost at capacity and there’s potential for the perfect storm if the Cats pull out the win tomorrow for a field-rushing.
The celebration for tomorrow’s win won’t be a celebration of a win against Georgia, it’ll be about something much bigger than that. It’ll be about going to a bowl game for the first time in 2010, a goal that has been just out of Kentucky Football’s grasp for the last two years. The last two 5-7 seasons have been frustrating to say the least. A bowl game would literally mean the world for the program and it’s fans. That’s all that has been asked of this team over the last few years and there is an almost definite chance that it is happening this season.
The celebration would also be able winning five SEC games for the first time since 1977 when the Cats posted six wins in the SEC under Head Coach Fran Curci. Y’all, that’s longer than the Florida drought. That would be a statement no team has been able to make in 39 years. Yes, the SEC is weak this year but it shows this team has taken the opportunity and risen to the challenge. They are battling in the SEC, something we haven’t been able to say in a long, long time.
The celebration would also be about – potentially – taking the SEC East. If Florida falls to Arkansas tomorrow, we would be in sole possession of the SEC East. There is a long road for us the rest of the season to actually end up Atlanta, but it could be possible and again, that’s more than we’ve been able to say in recent years.
What do you guys think? Is it field storming worthy? Take my Twitter poll and give me your input:
If we beat Georgia tomorrow, do we storm the field or no?
– Haley Simpson (@haleysimpKSR) November 4, 2016