The Kentucky Wildcats roster could use a little bit of revamping following their disappointing 2014 season, and the team announced Wednesday the addition of six new players. Two of the players are former members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers squad and will bring much needed help to the linebacker and tight end positions. As a redshirt freshman, tight end Greg Hart played in nine games, however, did not record a catch before transferring to Kentucky where he should be able to see his playing time skyrocket.
On the other hand, linebacker Courtney Love played in 12 games during the 2014 campaign, but only saw enough playing time to record six total tackles and had no real impact on the Nebraska defense. Still, the Wildcats are a bit of a step down from the Cornhuskers and both players should see a significant spike in game action.
Both players applied for medical hardships, sighting family health concerns as the reason for their transfer. If the application is successful, the players will be eligible to play next season and should help Mike Stoops rebuild the Kentucky football program. Both players are natives of Ohio and the closer location could help the duo be able to see their ailing family members.
In 2014, Kentucky finished the season 5-7 and out of a post-season bowl yet again. The main reason for this was the team’s poor play in the SEC, and if the Wildcats hope to play in the post-season next year, they need the additions of Hart and Love to make an instant impact on both sides of the field. Both players could prove to be a major upgrade of the previous players atop the depth chart, but it’s up to coach Stoops to turn an overall mediocre talent level into SEC contenders.
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