Another week in the SEC, another week of lets put the last game behind us and move forward. This week we have a team that is on the ropes and ready to be knocked out for the season. Can UK come out and make this cold fall Saturday into an old school SEC Football Game? Can they come out and play smash mouth football for four quarters and take a their SEC Rival to the woodshed?
Tennessee has a coach about to be run out of town after posting a 3-4 record (0-4 in SEC). Butch Jones is one of 13 coaches hired by a Power 5 Conference in 2013. Only 8 coaches from that year are still at the school that hired them. Coach Jones has the second best record at 33-25 (Gus Malzahn is 41-20), is the only one with three bowl wins, the only one that has won 9+ games 2x or more in a season and is the only one to improve year after year. This has been a rough year for the Vols and today they will be without leading passer, rusher and receiver. The one bright spot is their defense, especially their secondary that ranks in the top 5.
With all this in mind Kentucky needs to come out and ground n' pound Tennessee tonight and make this game hurt. Make it hurt physically and mentally. Have such a dominating performance that Butch Jones needs to find a ride home from Lexington. Win and be bowl eligible (Citrus Bowl and Tax Slayer bowl are here) with 3 more games on your schedule that you should win and finish the season at 9-3!
The team is starting to take the field for warm ups and its almost game time. Hope everyone is making their way in to Kroger Field and they are wearing blue and will be loud tonight in support of our Wildcats!
Look for Matt Smith at half-time when Coach Brooks and his bowl teams are remembered and honored!