Dec 2, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops spoke to reporters during a press conference at the Nutter Field House. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

In Stoops We Trust: Hope for Kentucky Wildcats Football

Lexington Herald-leader sports columnist Mark Story writes that there is hope for the Kentucky Wildcats in football. Story writes this just a few days after Andy Murray became the first British athlete to win Wimbledon in almost eight years.


It shouldn’t be the sole reason as to why Wildcat fans should have hope in the football team. What Kentucky Wildcats football coach Mark Stoops has been able to do with recruiting should give the fans hope. The Class of 2014, based on pledges, is a top ten recruiting class. This is something that fans would expect from basketball coach John Calipari but not Stoops. Not this early, at least.

Story writes that the Wildcats have not “posted a winning record against East Division foes” since the SEC started divisional play in 1992 following the arrival of the Arkansas Razorbacks and South Carolina Gamecocks into the conference.

We saw that the Kentucky Wildcats managed to knock off conference rival Tennessee Volunteers for the first time in over 25 years and without a starting or backup quarterback to say the least. However, the Cats have yet to beat Florida, Story notes, since 1986 and fans are hopeful that this changes.

However, it should be noted that since 1976, the Wildcats have yet to clinch the SEC title outright or even a share.

In Stoops We Trust.

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