Head coach Mark Stoops dropped the ball on the recruiting front. Landing his program’s 2024 signing class at 13th in the SEC, Stoops was unable to add any five-star talent to his roster and only signed six four-stars.
Stoops was able to coach the Wildcats to a 7-6 finish last season but the team struggled in conference games, going 3-5 against SEC opponents.
Kentucky’s 2024 schedule shouldn’t be too difficult on the players. The big hiccups will come when the Wildcats play Texas at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin and Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium.
Having teams like Southern Miss, Ohio, and Murray State will most likely help cushion the Wildcats’ record next year.