In this episode of Wildcat Country, we break down Kentucky’s 24-20 win against Eastern Michigan on Saturday night. It wasn’t pretty, but the Wildcats admitted that they play down to the level of their competition. It’s a dangerous strategy that could haunt coach Mark Stoops’ squad moving forward.
We go over the report card from Saturday night in which the defense received positive grades. And the offense? Not so much.
But the bottom line is that Kentucky is off to a 4-1 start and the schedule sets up really well for the Cats moving forward. Missouri looks like a sure-win on Saturday . After that Kentucky faces Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt in order. Could the Wildcats be favored in all but one of those games?
As for other topics we discussed in Monday’s episode:
- How about former Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown? His Troy team took down LSU on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. Kyle has a pretty good impersonation of Brown’s postgame celebration in the locker room.
- There was bad news for the Kentucky basketball team over the weekend. Five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt is expected to miss three months after suffering an injury to his left foot. The injury raises concerns because it’s not the first foot injury Vanderbilt has been plagued by. Kyle discusses Vanderbilt’s future and how John Calipari’s team can withstand his absence.
- We finally got clarity on the hot dog situation. In case you missed it, Curtis and Joe raised questions in Friday’s episode about Kyle’s hot dog marinade . The grape jelly, BBQ sauce mixture was met with skepticism, but Kyle defended it at the end of Monday’s episode. This might be an ongoing discussion on the Wildcat Country podcast.
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