Kentucky missed their first bowl game in 6 seasons this past year after playing in five straight bowl games from 2006 to 2010. In that time, Kentucky was 3-2, winning their first three games before dropping their final two. In those bowl seasons, Kentucky managed 7 wins only three times of those bowl seasons.
With the current mark of 6 wins for bowl eligibility, Kentucky has been able to schedule some out of conference non-BCS schools to help bolster their win totals over the years. A new report from CBSSports.com is suggesting that sources have told them that they are looking to increase bowl eligibility to 7 years by the 2014 football season. This would not be a good rule change for Kentucky who has been slipping over the last two seasons and has struggled to get SEC-caliber talent.
Here is the tweet from Brett McMurphy, a college football write for CBSSports.com:
@McMurphyCBS: Sources told @CBSSports there’s “strong support” to increase bowl eligibility to 7 wins in 2014
For Kentucky to have hopes of returning to the bowl scene, they will have to beat teams like Vanderbilt and Tennessee in their own division and start knocking off some of the big boys in the conference. In the past, they have been able to steal wins over Georgia, so it will seem that Joker Phillips (granted he’s still around) will have to pull off some big-time upsets to play football past November. In fact, he might want to start doing that this season if he hopes to be around until then.
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