Originally posted by jauk11: I have posted this before, but according to my numbers UK actually does a better job of getting players into the NFL per their recruiting rankings than probably anyone not named Vandy (their players cheat by being smart). I researched UK's opponents last year for the previous four years and the AVERAGE number of four stars committed to UK's opponents the previous four years was THIRTY NINE (including the two Misses, both in the 20's, ALL of MSU's from in state). The USC team that Joker beat had forty four stars and two five stars the previous four years. That was minus Vandy, of course. Florida had SIXTY ONE four stars and NINETEEN five stars in five years, you know like our last one, Couch, last century. Did Couch make a difference?
Very few of the fans appreciate the recruiting obsstacles UK faces, in state talent and UK support being the two biggest, OR the FACT that Joker's coaches are improving our talent the only way possible without cheating with his resources and backing---slowly but surely. A breakout year where we get all the breaks for a change is badly needed, we have come close recently and we are getting closer.