The University of Kentucky football program is coming off the most successfull 4-year stretch in 100... yes 100 years of its existence, and yet some are expecting it to be in contention for BCS bids in what is arguably the toughest conference in the nation..But they say look at what UL did, or TCU,or so on. Yes they had their runs but they didn't play the number of tough games in their conference as UK has. If UK is in one of these other conferences with the teams we've had over the last few years, then it's my opinion that our record would have been better. But we're not in those conferences, and we don't play those teams, and those teams don't play our schedules as well. So we will never know wether the records of the TCU's and the Boise States would be better or worse.
I have longed for the days when the UK football program could gain some sort of respectability and not be a pushover. We are not there yet, but I believe we are on the right path. And it will take some time to get there, and I don't believe 4 years is nearly enough time. So for now I guess I am settling for the lower tier bowls and truly hoping that Joker will be the right choice. But no one knows for sure how that will turn out.