Originally Posted by WVRed
Oh well, Rome wasn't built in a day.
Yep. If there were any fans harboring the hope that UK did have good talent and it was just bad coaching holding them back, that should have shattered it.
That's okay, though. It's a ground-up rebuild, it'll take time, and I think UK fans will be patient as long as they can see progress being made. They usually are. But for this year, Stoops and Co. need to get their schemes into place and find out who can play, understanding they're going to get their heads torn off in the meantime. If running the air-raid offense and adding possessions to the game means the blowouts are going to be extra bad, so be it.
As for recruiting, I think they'll be fine. The main drawing card was SEC competition and bushels of available playing time, and this didn't hurt the latter argument. They're not going to out-recruit the league's best but they can at least get back to where their players can stay on the same field.