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UK going to Birmingham or Memphis in new ESPN bowl projections

Who’s up for a trip to Birmingham? Perhaps Memphis?

Those are the two cities projected to host Big Blue Nation for Kentucky’s potential bowl game at the end of the year. Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com fame made their Week 9 Bowl Projections yesterday and they each have UK playing an additional game.

Schlabach projects Kentucky and Cincinnati meeting in the Birmingham Bowl on Wednesday, December 30. That’s a noon game on ESPN.

McMurphy has the Cats meeting Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. That game is set for 3:20 pm on Saturday, January 2, also on ESPN.

Let’s worry about Georgia, Vanderbilt, Charlotte and Louisville first.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

55 Comments for UK going to Birmingham or Memphis in new ESPN bowl projections



  1. Whaaaaaaaaaat?
    10:34 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    And the local swine in the area begins to grow wings.



    • DerbyDemon
      2:34 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      That’s some funny stuff right there…!!



  2. kytenorman
    10:36 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    No Way we get to a bowl this year!



    • UKFootball4Real
      4:34 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      So we spend all this money on a STADIUM UPGRADE… PRACTICE FACILITY UPGRADE…and our program still measures progress / success by “getting to go to a bowl”…

      Don’t think Florida, Alabama, LSU, A&M, Ole Miss, Miss State, Georgia, measure their seasons by “going to a bowl”…

      WAKE UP UK!

      We don’t have Coach that is getting the job done: being competitive in the SEC.

      Where is the A.D. at UK?

      It’s been three years and we are still tripping over this hiring mistake.

      Ashamed in Kentucky.



  3. Mixxy
    10:46 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    If UK gets back to where they were before the bye, they could win all four. If they play like the last two weeks, they will lose all four.



    • maxprice
      10:53 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Back to where we were before the bye?!… you mean taking a last minute 4th down touchdown just to force an overtime with FCS school EKU? This will just be another 5 win season at best, unfortunately. I’m done. On to basketball.



    • Mr Obvious
      10:56 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      yeah a win is a win. Sometimes the better team scrapes by, sometimes they win easily. We have 3 more winnable games on our schedule. Vandy, Charlote, and Louisville all suck, those games are toss ups.



    • Mr Obvious
      10:56 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      *Charlotte



    • maxprice
      11:01 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      More moral victories I see. I can’t take it anymore. Basketball from here on out.
      A win is not always simply a win. EKU was literally one play away from causing the biggest upset probably in their program history and in the last 5 years of all of college football. It never should have been that close and that says a LOT about our team right now. We just aren’t even close. Hence why we got blown out by TWO (2) UNRANKED mediocre .500 teams. This staff cannot coach at all and i’m not wasting any more of my time. ON TO BASKETBALL FOLKS! NOTHING TO SEE HERE!
      Also, I wouldn’t be so sure about Vandy. They look a hell of a lot better than us right now.
      And Charlotte is supposed to be an easy win, but then again so was EKU. EEK!



    • LOL
      11:03 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Its okay – all these trolls saying we will only go 5-7, it will be all the sweeter when UK goes 7-5 or even 6-6.

      But they’ll just crawl back into their holes and wait for a UK basketball loss to talk shit….



    • ...
      11:06 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      maxprice: Bye, Felicia!!



    • maxprice
      11:08 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      How old are you kid? Let me tell you something now… I have been a UK fan probably longer than you have been alive. I am a lower bowl season ticket holder in both sports and have been for probably longer than you have been out of your mommys cootch.
      A true fan can speak the truth without being a “Troll” as you kids like to say so much. I am just done with this staff. They have proven that they cannot get it done and I am moving on to basketball. At least until we get some decent coaches for football.
      You are absolutely dreaming if you think this squad can go 7-5. Might need to lock yourself in a broom closet, because the annual downward spiral has only just begun.



    • ...
      11:10 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Again…. bye!!



    • LOL
      11:14 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Hey everyone, maxprice is a UK fan too!!!!!! How crazy is that?? Welcome to this UK site, max!!

      “I am a lower bowl season ticket holder in both sports and have been for probably longer than you have been out of your mommys cootch.”

      This sentence alone tells us all we need to know…. Γ°ΕΈΛœβ‚¬



    • maxprice
      11:14 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      you don’t tell me bye, kid. I probably make more money in a year than your parents made in their lives. I dismiss you… I Sit courtside, little man. Move along.



    • ...
      11:20 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I’m sure you do…. πŸ˜‰

      Buh-bye.



    • maxprice
      11:25 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      You are damn right you better be sure I do. I doubt you make enough to go to one game.
      bye bye, little fella



    • ...
      11:27 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Go lie to someone else.

      See ya later, troll.



    • maxprice
      11:28 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      You are just jealous since you are poor



    • ...
      11:29 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Whatever you say, troll. πŸ˜‰

      Bye!



    • maxprice
      11:32 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      You are poor AND angry about it. move along little kid



    • ...
      11:36 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Quit talking, troll. You continue to make a fool out of yourself.

      Take care now, bye bye then!



    • maxprice
      12:26 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      And get off my lawn!



  4. KYCATS13
    10:46 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    These two are for sure “don’t miss” opportunities.



  5. kytenorman
    10:54 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    We had a shot when looking to hire a football coach to pick, Petrino, Stoops & Butch Jones. I think we missed out on Coach Jones. I like Coach Stoops but, his lack of head coaching skills and hiring skills now look somewhat questionable. Recruiting skills doesn’t mean much if you can’t coach them up! Shannon Dawson is not a play caller by any stretch of the imagination. Patrick Tolwes is not an NFL Quarterback! Teams do not fear us, in our own house! We are an embarrassment!



    • graySON
      10:56 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I’m DONE with stoops. He is garbage. time to move on from here. We NEVER should have gave him a contract extension just for breathing air. Mitch barnfart needs a brain scan and WE need a guy that actually knows how to coach.



    • Mr Obvious
      10:59 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Jones was never even thinking about UK, he knew he was going to UT and who could blame him for that? Petrino sucks now. So I’m not really sure who you think we should have “chosen” out of those three. The dude with the cheating road rash scandal who currently has the same record as we do?



    • RealCatsFan
      12:28 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Please go cheer of UofL and their mediocre ACC team if you want to swing on Petrino’s nutsack. He is a scumbag, and there is no way I could cheer for a team that he coaches.



  6. Dude
    10:58 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Well, the “comment section” lunatics are out on full force today…



  7. Booby Petrino
    11:03 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    As bad as we’ve played, we still have 3 games that we can win. The last three. Louisville sucks. They’ve scraped by some pretty crappy teams (Boston College, Wake) for half their wins.



    • kytenorman
      11:10 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      What I’m saying is that we had a one in three opportunity to hire a good coach, and we passed on the best one. Coach Jones. I wouldn’t want Petrino, but Jones looks like the one we should have courted.



    • Troll!!!
      11:15 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      As bad as the Cards suck, they still played a ranked FSU team very close. They have their moments, and if it actually comes down to coaching decisions, we are screwed.



    • ...
      11:19 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Louisville 7 0 7 7 21
      Florida State 3 3 21 14 41

      Yeah. LOL. Real close.

      But not a Tard fan….



    • Booby Petrino
      1:14 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      lol yeah they weren’t close in the FL State game except for the 1st half. And by that logic, we played a very good Florida team close too, the entire game.



    • Troll
      1:20 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Yet UK wouldn’t score more than a field goal on FSU. How many games has UK played this year without a passing TD? Overtime to beat the FCS powerhouse EKU. hahahahaha..get back to the bottom where UK will always be.



    • Troll
      1:29 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      You talk about the cards scraped by some crappy teams, when UK needed overtime to beat EKU, and barely beat the god awful mizzou and SC teams. LOL. Boy, gotta hand it to you homer’s, you really are delusional. Charlotte is UK’s last win of the season. Congrats on all the improving going on in Lexington. I’m sure you will have a winning season in 5-10 years.



    • ...
      1:34 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      You sure do defend Louisville, for a kid who claims to not be a Card fan….

      Get lost loser.



  8. Troll!!!
    11:06 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Is UK going there to support the teams that actually made it to a bowl or what? I don’t understand why they will be there.



    • ...
      11:08 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Karma smacks the Tards so hard.

      You might want to make sure your team, who collapses in epic fashion in second halves, makes a bowl game first. I mean, you all play in basketball conference…



    • Troll!!!
      11:12 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Sorry, hate to disappoint you, not a card fan, but with all that you said, the cards will still beat UK. How does that feel knowing it will happen after talking smack like that?



    • ...
      11:15 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Sure.

      #Whores πŸ˜‰



    • LOL
      12:30 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      “not a card fan”….. right. πŸ˜‰



    • Booby Petrino
      1:17 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      “How does that feel knowing it will happen after talking smack like that?” It feels fine bc it hasn’t happened and it probably won’t happen. Louisville sucks too, deal with it, troll.



  9. It is always fun
    11:11 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    It is always fun to speculate about which Participation Trophy Bowl we get to go to after beating mighty Charlotte.



    • cats paw
      11:16 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Hey, we can’t all play in the AAC or ACC. Ya know, where you really have to earn it….



    • cats paw
      12:32 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Then go root for Memphis, Houston, Temple, and Navy, Tard. We won’t miss you.



    • Booby Petrino
      1:19 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Aren’t they all participation trophy bowls except for the national championship? Some are held in higher regard, but it’s all just a matter of playing for something that isn’t 1st place. I would take all of those AAC teams over your Tards too. Esp since they already lost to one of them.



  10. kytenorman
    11:32 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Card Fans, need to hold out hope to make the Victoria Secret Bowl! Until then, you guys need to shut up!



    • ...
      11:37 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Naw man, he’s got courtside UK basketball tickets, bro!!!

      Hahahahalolololololol



  11. UKBlue1!
    11:45 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    If we win to 2 games. I will go to the bowl. Right now its safe to say I will have extra money at Christmas.



    • Booby Petrino
      1:20 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      We’ll win three games, so fire that credit card up for your hotel room!



  12. b-dub Paducah
    11:49 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    This article brings to mind this classic from Jim Mora….. Right after we get our asses handed to us, this site is talking about playoffs??!!!
    https://youtu.be/U7fjDS0jKiE



  13. Howdy Doody
    12:04 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I used to make fun of my UL grad brother for freezing his butt off in Memphis in January….
    Geeez….



    • ...
      12:08 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Congrats on a great win against Bellarmine, btw.



    • Booby Petrino
      1:21 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      and now you just make fun of them for sucking in football and using hookers to get people to play basketball there. You’re still ahead.