One of the most exciting times of the year is back, College Football season!
It has been nearly nine months since Kentucky capped off a historic ten-win season with their Citrus Bowl win over Penn State, and the Wildcats will look to make another run at ten wins as they kick off the season against the Toledo on Saturday.
Let’s take a look at some of Monday’s football headlines.
Coach Stoop’s Press Conference
Swaggy Stoops Anyone?
It’s no secret the Coach Stoops is much more confident now that he has built a program that can back it up with their play. Stoops has and continues to build something special in Lexington.
Take a look at today’s presser.
Still No Decision on Xavier Peters’ Eligibility
With five days left till kickoff, the NCAA has yet to make a decision on the eligibility of linebacker, Xavier Peters, who transferred from Florida State as a redshirt freshman back in the Spring.
The Cincinnati native and former high school All-American made the decision to transfer in an effort to be closer to his family and his one-year-old son.
In his weekly press conference, Stoops’ when on to say, “There’s a lot of things that we had to get in order as well, information we had to get from Florida State. They have to do part, so it takes some time.”
Peters will definitely make an impact whenever he is able to play, however, the Cats are loaded at the linebacker positions with Kash Daniel, “Boogie” Watson, and DeAndre Square among others. I believe this will ultimately benefit Peters, giving him more time to learn the system
The Depth Chart
Can we go ahead put Lynn Bowden in the secondary too? Asking for a friend.
Toledo Had Praises for the Cats and Announce Starting QB
“I think it’s a program that’s built for stability and built for longevity”, said Toledo head coach, Jason Candle, when talking about Kentucky and Saturday’s matchup.
Candle also went on to name Mitch Guadagni, a fifth-year senior, the starting quarterback. Guadagni started only seven games last season after a shoulder injury, but finished with the MAC’s highest passing efficiency with over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Toledo has talent, but they haven’t beaten a Power Five team since beating an 8-5 Arkansas team in 2015, 16-12. If this Kentucky team is who they say they are and are prepared to play, the Cats should win comfortably on Saturday.
Let’s have a fun season!