Monday, June 9, 2008
In 2007, the Wildcats were 8-5 overall and 3-5 in the SEC. Of course they lost Heisman hopeful Andre Woodson at quarterback, and they have no one returning to be excited about at that position at this time. However, they do have good depth at the tailback position, and they do return three starters from last year's offensive line. They will need to be able to sustain the ball on the ground until a passing attack has time to materialize. The Cats defense ranked last in scoring defense in the conference last year. But they were successful in coming up with the big play on that side of the ball in some big games. They should be much better than in 2007 simply because they return several starters and experienced players. However, getting better when you were the worst is almost inevitable isn't it? They do have kickoff specialist Tim Mashay coming back who recorded 23 kickoffs for touch backs last year. Now that's not too shabby. But they retained the SEC's worst coach in Rich Brooks, so all the positives I mentioned are offset by that. Coming off unheard of back to back 8 win seasons for Big Blue football, they will be hard pressed to post a winning season in 2008. You guys can take down all those "BELIEVE" posters now, 'cause it's H-I-S-T-O-R-Y and it's over. Here's forecasting that Vandy gets that last conference bowl slot and you 'Kittens" can just sit in Rupp Arena over the holidays. Oh yea, one more thing: no one in college football gets a turnover in overtime and still LOSES, except the University of Kentucky. Big Blue my behind!