Tres Mas

Three days away from the Kentucky Wildcat’s opening kickoff. Remember that game can be watched late Thursday night on ESPNU or Here are some more articles to keep your heart beat steady.


Tick Tock. Just Four Days.

Just Six Days Away!

The University of Kentucky helps kick off the 2011-2012 college football season next Thursday when they travel to Nashville to play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers’ at the Tennessee Titans’ LP Field. The Wildcats are one of fifteen games to take place next Thursday, the opening day of the season. They are also one of ten games to be featured in some variety by ESPN. You can catch the Wildcats live on ESPNU at 9:15 PM ET next Thursday. Let’s take a look at the other slate of games.


6:00 PM ET Murray State at Louisville Tickets
7:00 PM ET Villanova at Temple Tickets
7:00 PM ET South Carolina State at Central Michigan Tickets
7:00 PM ET North Texas at Florida International Tickets
7:00 PM ET New Hampshire at Toledo Tickets
7:30 PM ET Fordham at Connecticut Tickets
7:30 PM ET Western Carolina at Georgia Tech Tickets
7:30 PM ET North Carolina Central at Rutgers Tickets
8:00 PM ET UNLV at No. 11 Wisconsin Tickets
8:00 PM ET No. 20 Mississippi State at Memphis Tickets
8:00 PM ET Wake Forest at Syracuse Tickets
8:00 PM ET Montana State at Utah Tickets
9:00 PM ET Bowling Green at Idaho Tickets
10:00 PM ET UC Davis at Arizona State


PS, if you want to catch the Cats on the road in Nashville, you still have time to order your tickets HERE.  Tickets start at just under $36.

Former Michigan Signee on UK Radar?

Could Kentucky be in the market for another former Michigan offensive line commitment from the state of Florida? The player in this case made it a little further than Kentucky freshman, James Elliott. Elliott attended Pensacola Catholic HS in Florida and was the teammate of another Kentucky recruit.

Tony Posada is a freshman from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida. Posada had signed a letter-of-intent and enrolled at the University of Michigan, but shortly after joining the team; he decided it wasn’t for him. Could Kentucky be an option? Prior to signing with the Wolverine, Posada held an offer from Kentucky and many other Southeastern Conference programs. Kentucky taking on this talented player is just pure speculation, there are no rumors to suggest that it’s even a possibility.

My thinking is that Kentucky has a history of taking on talented transfers. It hasn’t worked out the best in every case, but the team is more receptive than some. In fact, the Wildcats are still awaiting word on former Ohio State defensive end, Keith Wells. Also, with the established connection and a history of Wildcat recruiting in the state of Florida, I wouldn’t rule it out. Florida guys seem to find their way back into the conference they grew up watching when given the opportunity.

With that said, Posada would have to sit out the standard one year for transferring to another BCS program. He still has a redshirt year, so he could join the team immediately and do everything but play the games. I will try to track down some info on who he might be considering on the rebound, but I thought I would put it out there.

SEC Non-Conference Comparison


Kent State (1)

@Penn State (2)

North Texas (3)

Georgia Southern (12)



Missouri State (1)

New Mexico (2)

Troy (3)

Texas A&M (5)



Utah State (1)

@Clemson (3)

Florida Atlantic (4)

Samford (12)



Oregon (1)

Northwestern St. (2)

@West Virginia (4)

Western Kentucky (11)


Ole Miss:

BYU (1)

Southern Illinois (2)

@Fresno State (5)

Louisiana Tech (11)


Mississippi State:

@Memphis (1)

Louisiana Tech (4)

@UAB (6)

Tennessee Martin (10)



Florida Atlantic (1)

UAB (2)

Furman (12)

Florida State (13)



Boise State (1)

Coastal Carolina (3)

New Mexico St. (10)

@Georgia Tech (13)



Western Kentucky (1)

Central Michigan (2)

Louisville (3)

Jacksonville St. (8)


South Carolina:

@East Carolina (1)

Navy (3)

The Citadel (12)

@Clemson (13)



Montana (1)

Cincinnati (2)

Buffalo (5)

Middle Tennessee State (10)



Elon (1)


Army (8)

@Wake Forest (13)


The facts are in front of you, where should UK fall in line? Only two of the other eleven teams play two teams from the top six BCS conferences. Georgia however, plays Boise State in addition to Georgia Tech, so I will count them as the third team with a tough schedule. Facts show that Louisville being the toughest team on our non-conference schedule probably gives us the title of weakest non-conference, but not by as much as most like to believe. I wouldn’t mind dropping the Louisville home-home. They offer us nothing.

What does everyone think about our schedule? Should we drop UL for someone else? Should be add a better opponent as a second game? What say you, Big Blue Nation?