SEC Media Days: Kentucky and Rich Brooks

HOOVER – Here's a look at the day Kentucky Head Coach Rich Brooks and the Wildcats had at the SEC's annual Media Day event.

Last season: 2-9

Last game vs. Georgia: 62-17 loss

Series Record: Georgia leads 46-10-2

Most memorable Georgia win: 1978 – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! Rex Robinson kicks a game-winning field goal as the Dawgs pull a tough win out in Lexington at night.

Most painful Georgia loss: 1988 – In Vince Dooley's final season, Georgia is upset and taken out of the SEC race after a difficult loss to the Cats. Had Georgia won the game Dooley would have retired with a share of the SEC crown.

Starters returning: 13

Best player: Muhammad Abdullah

Biggest Weakness: Defense

2005's big question: Can Kentucky get out of the SEC cellar?

Inside the numbers vs. Georgia (as seen in the upcoming Dawg Post 2005 Season Preview):

20

That's the magic number for the Bulldogs to score if they want to beat Kentucky. The Bulldogs are 35-1 when scoring 20 points or more against Kentucky. Their only loss when scoring more than 20 points came in 1990 when they fell in Lexington 26-24. However, Georgia is only 11-9-2 against the Cats when scoring 19 points or less.

SEC Media Day's quote to note: "How many guys did y'all vote All-SEC for Kentucky? One? Alright!" – Kentucky Head Coach Rich Brooks on the media's voting for Muhammad Abdullah as the lone Wildcat on the first or second team All-SEC.

"Try to catch more passes and find the end zone would be a good start." – Brooks responding to a question about how the Cats can improve their offense.

"I'm amazed it took that long for someone to ask that question." – Brooks addressing Dawg Post contributor Josh Kendall's question about his job security at Kentucky

"I still have nightmares about those Georgia running backs running past up while we were sitting in a three-deep. Whew – that was a long day." – Brooks on his cornerbacks

Legge's projected SEC finish: 5th SEC East

Legge's All-SEC Wildcats: None


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