College football’s Talking Season is typically “Bulletin Board Material” season for the Kentucky football program. At least two of CBS’ college football experts believe that should not be the case in 2020.
Thursday morning CBS Sports’ college football writers unveiled their SEC picks for the ten-game 2020 football season. Jerry Palm and Ben Kercheval believe Mark Stoops’ Wildcats are the most underrated team in the league.
Always thought of as the only SEC school that cares more about basketball than football, Kentucky’s football team tends to fly under the radar. However, Mark Stoops has taken the Wildcats to four straight bowl games, peaking in 2018 with a 10-3 record. Kentucky took a little step back last year but still finished 8-5, including a blowout of Louisville. It has to replace do-everything quarterback Lynn Bowden, but Terry Wilson is back from injury. If the offense can continue to produce, Kentucky will be a team to watch.
Of the seven college football writers on CBS’ staff, three picked Kentucky to finish third in the SEC East behind Florida and Georgia. The other four had Kentucky finishing fourth, trailing the Tennessee Volunteers.