By LARRY VAUGHT
Most years a seven-win season for Kentucky football would be cause for celebration. Doing it back to back years would have die-hard UK fans delirious.
But not this year. Not with the late losses to Florida and Ole Miss that Kentucky fans seem to focus on more than the seven games UK did win.
So what would a win over Louisville, a 9-point favorite, do for the vibe around UK football?
“Losses are difficult at any time. So, anytime you are playing a game on the last game of the year, sure it’s important. I think it’s big because it’s important to our players, it’s important to our fan base, it’s a rivalry game and there’s a lot at stake,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said.
“Eight wins (in the regular season), I don’t think it’s been done in what, 33 years? That means something to me. I think you keep on trying to knock down as many doors as you can and the fact that we had back-to-back .500 seasons in the SEC is again, we want more.
“It’s easy to look back and get the what ifs, that’s human nature. I understand that, but I am proud of some of the things we’ve done. Getting eight wins is another step forward.”