The big story of the day is the unofficial announcement that Little Brother will take on the Crimson Tide in the Citrus Bowl in 2018 to kickoff the college football season. The Tide will likely Roll, but you can’t deny that it’s pretty cool, and a big step for a program that has given away tickets at gas stations in my short lifetime.
I know Kentucky has a tough enough schedule as it is, but if the Cats’ upward trajectory continues under Mark Stoops, I’d like to see the Cats add another big school to the non-conference schedule. Here are five games that I could see happening.
Even if they only had Antwaan Randle-El, those games were a lot of fun in the 90s. If we can’t have them on the basketball schedule, we should have them on the football schedule.
We’ve always wanted to see the football, men’s and women’s basketball Triple Header, and there isn’t a more compatible school than UConn. The women’s team is ALWAYS the team to beat in the country, we have a grudge to settle with the men’s team for back-to-back Final Four losses, and their AAC-caliber football team is a beatable, yet formidable, opponent.
I know it didn’t work out well the first time around, but not much in the Joker Phillips era did. Western is even better than before, so what better way to prove how far you’ve come than by beating down the Toppers?
Mark Stoops would LOVE a chance to take his alma mater down. Even though they’ve been on the decline in recent years, beating a Big Ten team is still satisfying.
It would never happen (because if you thought UK liked easy non-conference opponents, look at Urban Meyer’s schedule) but it would be pretty awesome.
1. Shutting their fans up for the foreseeable future would be amazing.
2. The Horseshoe would be a cool place to watch a game.
3. If it’s at a neutral site, you still get the pleasure of watching their amazing band.
4. The Ohio kids on the roster would play OUT OF THEIR MINDS.
5. If you can beat them in recruiting, why can’t you beat on ‘em on the field?
Ohio State is the optimum opponent, but who would YOU like to see on Kentucky’s non-conference schedule?