Kentucky Football: Wildcats loss to Georgia honestly more of victory for Cats

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The bottom line Cats come away just fine and ready for another Bulldog

At the end of the day and looking at the bottom line Kentucky is in fine shape and ready to take on the back part of its schedule starting with another Bulldog next game.

This is not your father’s and grandfather’s typical Kentucky teams. Those teams of old would have fallen behind, folded up their tents, and waved the white flag but not before having 50 to 70 points hung on them.

No this Stoops team of 2021 didn’t hang their heads or more importantly did not go down in flames. Zero fumbles or interceptions, and they kept the game in reach and manageable but did not give up big chunks of plays and yards.

Most importantly I think they proved to everyone they are more than capable of playing week in and week out with the big boys for 60 full minutes.

The whole team and BBN saw this as the style and play of the future.

If you or other writers said that Georgia blew Kentucky out or demolished them then you should look closer and no I don’t have blue-colored glasses on.

Stoops agrees with the props his team is getting, but the job isn’t finished yet.

"“There’s been so many good things. They deserve the recognition they receive,” Stoops said. “But there’s also areas where we’re falling short and we’ve just got to work on that because to get where we want to go, you have to play darn near perfect.”"

Kentucky ranked No. 14 in the AP and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll, is set up for success still and easily can finish 11-1 or even 10-2 at worst. Finishing second in the SEC East is where they are now and should they run the table can finish 3rd overall in the SEC and maybe play in the college football playoffs or definitely a New Year’s Six bowl game.

Should this come to pass then I think we look back at this game as the turning point. Beating Florida and LSU back to back is great and set the table but how they mentally come out of the Georgia game sets the tone for the rest of the season.

Stoops most likely would be named SEC Coach of the Year if this happens and then UK needs to shell out whatever dollars it takes for a new practice facility and pay for its coaches. We need them around for a long time.

The Associated Press named Stoops as their Midseason SEC Coach of the Year and Kentucky as the SEC Surprise Team of the Year.

Hey. Why Not Kentucky?

Next. Kentucky maybe feeling Peachy about bowl game. dark