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    2022 UK Football: The March Continues

    Keidron Smith, former Ole Miss defensive back starter, transfers to Kentucky for his Super Senior season. He should be of great help, after Vito Tisdale's injury. Might see him as either a corner and as a hybrid safety/ nickel/ medium.

    Left tackle is an issue that could be solved by a summer transfer addition. (There will be several guys announcing their intent to transfer soon.) Right tackle looks like it'll be Jeremy Flax. Those were the only issues on the offensive side of the ball. QB Will Levis, RB Chris Rodriguez, the TE position (four deep), and (gasp) the interior linemen, and (gasp) WR look pretty solid.

    Defensively, the front seven are as strong as they've been under Stoops. Lots of depth with quality players pretty much across the line and backers. Defensive backfield remains thin. Extremely so. Lots of true freshmen and redshirt freshmen on the second unit that should be filled by more experienced players. Opposing teams will look to throw early and often, I suspect.

    Right now, they're a top 25 pre-season team and may push for inclusion in the top 15-- if they can find a gem or three on the open market. Left tackle, safety/ middle, and cornerback are the spots keeping this team from perhaps another 10-win season (and maybe a little more, if they're lucky).


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    Re: 2022 UK Football: The March Continues

    Here's the 2022 schedule. I see 8 wins for sure. UGA is a loss. The other three will be tough Florida, Ole Miss and Tennessee. All on the road. Going to Missouri won't be easy either.


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    Re: 2022 UK Football: The March Continues

    Iím curious to see if there will be a drop off from Liam Coen leaving for the Rams or if they will continue to build with Rich Scangarello.

    Will Levis has the potential to play himself into a first round pick in next years draft. Kentucky has added two receivers from the transfer portal in Tayvion Robinson and Jamal Baker to replace Wandale. Cutting down on picks will be key.

    I wouldnít be surprised to see Kentucky go into the Swamp again and come out with a win. Napier is rebuilding everything in Gainesville and itís week 2.
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    Re: 2022 UK Football: The March Continues

    What's good is that Kentucky is a veteran squad.

    Remarkably few instances wherein they have to depend on young guys. Instead, if the young guys are better, they play. If not, you have a dependable veteran pretty much everywhere.

    Aside from left tackle and corner.

    IMO, if they can find a transfer pickup at corner and at left tackle, the Cats can win 10 or even 11 games this season.

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    Re: 2022 UK Football: The March Continues

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    What's good is that Kentucky is a veteran squad.

    Remarkably few instances wherein they have to depend on young guys. Instead, if the young guys are better, they play. If not, you have a dependable veteran pretty much everywhere.

    Aside from left tackle and corner.

    IMO, if they can find a transfer pickup at corner and at left tackle, the Cats can win 10 or even 11 games this season.
    Itís a good thing Kentucky has been able to keep them together and not have them look for better opportunities for NIL through the transfer portal.

    WVU is an example of what Iím glad UK isnít turning into. Losing top contributors who are all conference due to better marketing opportunities.
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