Kentucky football is coming off their best season in over 40 years, which included 10 wins and Citrus Bowl victory.
Big Blue Nation should not expect the Wildcats to easily repeat such a historic season, but coach Mark Stoops has now created the expectation of winning 7-8 games consistently.
Even with losing so much talent, CBS Sports says it is “do-able”
Replacing Benny Snell is tough, but do-able: Kentucky’s offense was missing in action quite a bit last year despite the presence of Snell. With star linebacker Josh Allen also gone, the 2019 season might be one that relies a little more on the offense. It looks like bridging that gap and becoming more explosive is at least a possibility. A.J. Rose and Kavosiey Smoke each looked strong in the spring game, and could team up to replace Snell’s production. Couple that with Terry Wilson being more comfortable taking the snaps, and there’s at least a shot at a more explosive offense.
Last season, the Wildcats were anchored by their elite defense but there was no shortage of roster turnover including one of the greatest defensive players in program history, Josh Allen, and nearly the entire secondary. This season, the Wildcats will need to produce on the offensive end, rather than relying on the defense to get stops.
Benny Snell has moved on to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Under Armour endorsement contracts but leaves behind a successful blueprint for AJ Rose, Kavosiey Smoke, and Chris Rodriguez. All of which, have shined and shown some promise up to this point.
I hope to see a much more confident offense and more of Eddie Gran’s offensive creativity this fall!