Kentucky football is coming off its fifth straight season of playing in a bowl game. Even with last year’s record of six wins and seven losses, the Kentucky Wildcats were still bowl eligible and were selected to play in the BBVA Compass bowl.
If you were to say, “Yes, but that is a bush-league bowl game,” then you do not understand how special it is to play in a bowl game. The SEC is without question the toughest conference in the nation, and only five teams in the SEC have been to five straight bowl games.
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, LSU, and Kentucky have been in bowls, which leaves such schools as South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and defending National Champions Auburn missing a bowl game in the past five years.
But Kentucky is still having issues with competing in the SEC. From players leaving early to go to the NFL or lack of star recruits coming to Lexington, the Wildcats have a lot of low expectations to overcome every year.
Here are five of the worst and best situations that came up this past offseason at Kentucky.