Kentucky Football: 2021 schedule released, SEC Championship or bust

Kentucky Wildcats mascots lead the team to the field (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Kentucky Wildcats mascots lead the team to the field (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Kentucky football can win the SEC East game by game how it’s done.

Kentucky Football fans can finally have something to be excited about since basketball isn’t doing it for them this year. Let’s be honest Kentucky is a football school now anyway.

Kentucky released their complete schedule and it should have fans and players alike filled with excitement for 2021. The schedule includes seven home games with marquee teams like LSU, Florida, and Tennesee that fans should have circled on their calendars.

The Cats kick off September 4th against the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Kroger Field. While that’s still nine months away, I won’t begin to speculate on how the COVID pandemic will play into fan attendance I’ll just assume and hope that Kroger Field will be at full capacity.

Kentucky gets a fairly easy loaded front end, followed by three straight heavyweight games against Florida, LSU, and Georgia before their bye-week in week No. 8 on October 23. When they return to the field it’s five games against teams that failed to notch a winning record last year and a New Mexico State team that didn’t play a game.

The big questions going into 2021 will be how will the offense look under new offensive co-ordinator Liam Coen, and who will be playing under center for Kentucky. Whichever direction the offense decides to go whether it’s pro-style gunslinger Beau Allen or dual-threat Cam Newton impersonator Joey Gatewood I fully expect the offense to be much more dynamic than we’ve seen in years past.

With so many players returning on the defensive side for Kentucky, I think the sky is the limit. You can go ahead and say you heard it here first folks, Kentucky fans need to go ahead and punch their tickets for Atlanta for a matchup in the SEC Championship against what will likely be Alabama… again.

Let’s make some way early predictions just for fun.