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Worst Case Scenario: Kentucky Offense

Kentucky enters this season with a ton of returning talent on offense and an intriguing situation at quarterback. Yesterday, we touched on how good it could be if everything goes right but now its time to assess what can happen if things go bad.

The Wildcats enter the season with plenty of talent at offensive line, running back, tight end, and wide receiver but there are legitimate questions about depth. Add that with another shaky quarterback situation and Kentucky may be just a injury or two away from the train going off of the tracks.

  • Neither Terry Wilson or Gunnar Hoak can nail down the starting quarterback job as both struggle with accuracy. Decision making becomes a big issue as the quarterback spot becomes turnover prone. UK is forced to go to even more wildcat formation and other wrinkles to consistently move the football.
  • Benny Snell gets off to a slow start similar to last season where he struggles to find running room. Unlike last season he is unable to shake out of it and for the first time in his career finishes with less than 1,000 yards in a season. Neither Sihiem King or A.J. Rose proves to be a legit secondary option while the true freshman are nowhere close to contributing at an SEC level.
  • The drops rear their ugly head again for the UK passing game as both Dorian Baker and Tavin Richardson let the ghosts of their past haunt them. UK is consistently unable to get the ball to Lynn Bowden in space while opposing defenses double up on C.J. Conrad. None of the underclassmen receivers make any legitimate impact.
  • The offensive line is unable to establish any type of rotation. UK has to shuffle around and start a ton of different combinations. As the starting line struggles to create a rhythm, UK’s run blocking struggles as the pass protection takes a step back.
  • As a group, Kentucky offense takes a dip in points per game for the second consecutive season as they average under 25 points per game. The Wildcats struggle to establish the run while the passing game is very volatile.

With performances like this where every thing could go the wrong way, it’s very easy to see Kentucky finishing the season 4-8 with a brutal schedule that features potentially 10 bowl eligible teams.


Article written by Adam Luckett

Twitter: @AdamLuckettKSR

13 Comments for Worst Case Scenario: Kentucky Offense

  1. mashburnfan1
    9:11 pm August 22, 2018 Permalink

    Off topic but up here in Columbus the Suckeyes suspend Urban Liar 3 games. So I guess they found he did wrong but not that bad. I guess telling a lie to the world is a way to teach young men. They say he did not intentially lie, lol. Not sure exactly why the suspension, just heard he did let right people know in 2015 and he did not knowingly {intentially} lie at media days so not sure why he was suspended. COVER UP is all I can think of.
    This “independent investigative team” as OSU puts it is made up totally of people with strong ties to OSU including most of them graduating from there. Hey if Cal is ever accused of anything I say we bring in AD, Wall, Cousins, Ulis, KAT and Booker as a totally independent investigative team.

  2. mashburnfan1
    9:15 pm August 22, 2018 Permalink

    So now they say suspended for mishandling domestic assault accusations, he and AD Smith are suspended. WHAT? I thought that was what they were trying to find out about yet the chairperson just said he acted appropriatly{spell check} then they say suspended for not handling it right ????? This should have been a firing of both and Urban Liars wife who works at the University as well.

    • cats646
      9:37 pm August 22, 2018 Permalink

      Agree. It’s absolutely ridiculous that he got away with this.

    • blueballs80
      12:50 am August 23, 2018 Permalink

      It’s not ridiculous, its “fake news”. I mean what university would tolerate that kind of behavior from a head coach? We have a president of this country involved in all kinds of scandals, so this will certainly get a pass. Grab em by the “p##y”

    • dismore
      8:05 am August 23, 2018 Permalink

      Always a political a$$hole in the group.

    • cats646
      5:41 am August 23, 2018 Permalink

      Nothing wrong with grabbing by the pu$$y as long as she wanted it. She obviously did.

  3. Cincy Cayt
    10:27 pm August 22, 2018 Permalink

    With that schedule we could go 4-8 while still playing well most games.

  4. truBLU
    10:34 pm August 22, 2018 Permalink

    Adam Luckett should use the pen name, Jinxy McJinxington.

  5. katmandue2you
    12:18 am August 23, 2018 Permalink

    These glass half empty articles makes my ass literally wanna chew tobacco

  6. Kentuckiana
    6:21 am August 23, 2018 Permalink

    Did not care for this article one bit.

  7. Patrick_David
    6:33 am August 23, 2018 Permalink

    I’m 61 years old and a lifelong member of the BBN….. Why in God’s green earth do I need to see/read an article like this….we haven’t lived this scenario most years? Adam Luckett… soup for,you!

  8. nosewhistle
    10:32 am August 23, 2018 Permalink

    This sounds an awful lot like last season’s offense with the exception of the running game. Kentucky averaged 25.5 PPG, threw for 10 TDs all season and 1 in the last 7 games. Was 96th in the country in passing offense (out of 129) and still won 7 games.