No. 4: Kentucky Wildcats
With Mark Stoops at head coach, the Kentucky Wildcats will have plenty of chances to show out and surpass all sorts of expectations. It seems like they routinely do that with him, so why would this year be any different?
Kentucky’s offense is getting overhauled a bit.
Eddie Gran is out at offensive coordinator and he’s been replaced by former Los Angeles Rams assistant coach Liam Coen. Quarterback Terry Wilson transferred out to New Mexico despite having been a longtime starter for the Wildcats and Kentucky has replaced him with Penn State transfer Will Levis.
It’ll be fascinating to see how things change on offense for the Wildcats this season. It’ll also be interesting to watch Kentucky’s defense, which always appears stout under Stoops but is replacing several starters.
But if anyone can find a way to adapt his schemes and coach up his roster, it’d be Stoops.
The man has been the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats since 2013 and has steadily built this team from an overachiever into a consistent winner. Stoops was named SEC Coach of the Year back in 2018 and his team has been a steady winner since then.
There are plenty of new faces around the program and plenty of question marks, but I’m not one to ever count this team out at this point.