Can The Kentucky Wildcats win the SEC East this year?

The SEC football season is a little over a month away & the SEC Media Days wrapped up last week in Atlanta Georgia the media gave their votes for how they expected the SEC to finish. The defending champion Georgia Bulldogs were overwhelming favorites, and maybe deservedly so, but what caught my eye was the Kentucky wildcats being picked 2nd in the SEC east & having 3 wildcats named preseason All-SEC players with Chris Rodriguez jr & Kenneth Horsey being named 2nd team SEC & Will Levis voted as 3rd team behind Heisman trophy winner Bryce Young of Alabama & Hendon Hooker who was uber talented & efficient for Tennessee’s high powered offense last season. The reason I was caught off guard by Kentucky coming in second in the SEC East & even receiving 4 1st place votes is typically at these media events the South Carolina Gamecocks become the media darling & usually Florida & Tennessee are held in higher regard than Kentucky, maybe some of the media members are finally taking notice of the recruit & develop job that Mark Stoops has done in Lexington. The fans are excited too as they sold more season tickets this off-season than they had in 7 seasons. Which is a bit surprising with Tennessee & Florida both being road games this season, but season ticket holders will be on hand for the showdown against Georgia that sold out in 5 minutes & the Governor’s cup against Louisville at season’s end. With Will Levis getting preseason buzz in the Heisman votes & in the early NFL draft for next season the big blue nation is excited for the upcoming season, but with high expectations comes High pressure. We will see early how well the Kentucky Wildcats do with all the pressure with the road game against Florida in the swamp coming in week 2. If they can pull of that win & start their own streak against Florida they will probably start off 4-0 heading into Ole Miss week 5 to take on Lane Kiffin & the Rebels without Matt Corral this year I’m not sure what kind of hype that team is getting & South Carolina week 6 who the Kentucky Wildcats have passed lately, but they did have Spencer Rattler transfer in from Oklahoma after failing to take advantage of his Heisman hype as he got benched last season at Oklahoma for Caleb Williams who followed Lincoln Riley to southern California. 4 of the Wildcats final 6 games are at home including big games against Mississippi State & Georgia. They go on the road to Knoxville to play Tennessee & Missouri. If they start the season out hot, there could be an abundance of blue in the stands at those 2 road games before the last 3 games against Vanderbilt, Georgia & finally Louisville. There is a lot riding on this season at Kentucky, but with this schedule if they can get off to a good start & maybe pull the upset of all upsets against Georgia, they could be representing the SEC East in Atlanta for the SEC crown. This could be a pipedream for the big blue nation, but for the first time since Bear Bryant was coaching at the University of Kentucky winning the division isn’t completely out of the relm of possibilities


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