Are UK Football Fans Happy?

Wallace AllenContributor IJune 30, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 08: Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats Rich Brooks is pictured during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Or should I ask if I'm happy and await the responses?


I must say that at this point and time in College Football, I'm a happy football camper. I have suffered through some UGLY seasons as a BIG BLUE Football fan. I think it's only right that I (as well as thousands) enjoy the fruits of Brooks & Co labor. I think he has done a wonderful job "rebuilding" Kentucky Football. After all, he came out of retirement to a team that was on NCAA probation.

Does UK get the respect they deserve on the grid iron? Without a doubt! They play in arguably the best football conference in all of football and continue to improve. UK has improved their lineups from year to year. They have improved the perception as the DOORMAT of the SEC. So, I think they deserve some bit of respect for what they have done and accomplished.

The coaching staff and player development has been stellar. Former UK players are popping up on NFL rosters every year...some UN-DRAFTED. I know a lot goes to the players, but the coaching staff should get a big pat on the gluteous maximus for the hard work and dedication in helping these players prepare for the NFL.

Now, if UK can just beat UF and UT...I would be the happiest camper on the planet.