The Kentucky Wildcats

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  1. BahamianCane
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    I said for a while that stoops will be a great recruiter there... They won't be the bottom, but they won't be the top either...
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    Who......cares. All this Kentucky, Tennessee talk bores me. They'll still lose yearly
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    And when they start losing games that recruiting will dry up. They're still Kentucky.
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    Florida had to start somewhere with a great coach..:. Everyone acts like its impossible for other teams to do...
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    Some factors to consider:

    1. New head coach usually gets a boost to recruiting.
    2. Will take a couple of years to get these guys on the field.
    3. New head coach, has never been HC before.

    But like Gator1986 Said (sort of), every team has to start somewhere. UK might be a bottom-dweller forever, you never know. I would definitely be optomistic if I were a UK fan (couldn't get much worse), but it's still going to be a couple of years (as it is with most new HC's) before we really see if they get better.
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    Exactly... That's why schools and fan bases at schools like UK need to have patience.

    A great example in another sport is Gators basketball. We're they ever relevant? You think Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan St, or Ohio St fans ever thought Donovan would come in and create a dynasty? No they probably laughed like most of everyone else is at UK.....

    Much like I'm sure every fan knew Peterson would make Boise St what it is today.. And I don't care if he coaches a team in the SEC or the MWC, either way he built that program from the ground up.. Stoops could do the same...
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    In order to move up in SEC East, they have to be better than programs ahead of them. With Vandy improving don't see many more wins. Just more competitive. Still has culture of basketball school
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    The problem with Kentucky is Kentucky. Very few really gret recruits fom the Bluegrass state and it's hard to compete with Ky. basketball.so how does a recruit make a choice when he has offers from other top SEC schools? Ky has had a number of very good players but not at the same time and it makes it hard to win consistently.
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    The fact that they are recruiting better than Miami doesn't mean they will contend in the SEC. Odds are that class is lucky to make the top 20 or so when all is said and done.
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    Are you talking about Pell here or Graves?

    Florida also had a much better football track record and reputation and just so happened to be located in a major prep football state on a population upswing. None of that applies to Kentucky. Unless you can recruit at a high level on a regular basis, which requires more than coaching effort but favorable demographics, facilities, and visibility, you don't have much of a shot at competing in the SEC. If Stoops has a good couple of years (and by that I mean bowl seasons), he will be at an ACC, Big-12, or Big Ten program where he has better amenities and a chance to win.
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    They are off to a good start but their class is two thirds full. No doubt better than prior classes at this point but they have to recruit well to the end. My guess is a 20th-like class.
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    YAHTZEE!!!! I have never followed football recruiting but this is unbelievable to me. Stoops and his staff deserve credit. We may only win one or two next year but the future looks better. I may watch a game or two!! Go cats
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