The 2021 edition of SEC Media Days was unlike any other in the Mark Stoops era, and not just because it was filled with conference realignment talk. Typically the event provides the Kentucky football team with bulletin board material. This year the Cats are actually getting respect from well known voices throughout the league.
Five Wildcats earned preseason All-SEC honors as Kentucky was picked to finish third in the East, trailing only Florida and Georgia. Some believe the Cats could end the season even further up the division’s totem pole, but not everyone is completely sold the changes Stoops made this offseason will make an immediate impact.