Tennessee at Kentucky

When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013; Time TBD

Where: Lexington, Ky.


Kentucky at a glance:

Head coach: Mark Stoops (1st year at Kentucky)


All-time record: 580-582-44

2012 record:2-10 (0-8 SEC)

Returning starters:6 (offense), 7 (defense)

2012 overview:There’s not too much positive to say about Kentucky’s 2012 campaign. Outside of a 29-24 loss to Georgia in Lexington, the injury-plagued Wildcats weren’t competitive in any SEC game.

Though the SEC slate was brutal, the lowest point of the year came after a 32-31 overtime loss to in-state foe Western Kentucky. Kentucky ended the season with just two wins – one over Samford, an FCS opponent, and the other over Kent State.

An already undermanned Kentucky squad lost several key members as the season progressed. Quarterback Maxwell Smith, running back CoShik Williams and cornerback Marcus Caffey (academics) were among the many Wildcats who missed large chunks of 2012.

Coach Joker Phillip was fired in early November and the Wildcats hope there’s nowhere to go but up after the hiring of former Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops – who, like Butch Jones, has earned high marks for his early enthusiasm and success on the recruiting trail.


UT vs. Kentucky ’12 highlights (via SECDigitalNetwork)