Kentucky Football preview

Kentucky coach Joker Phillips is heading into his third season with a gambler's attitude.

His roster is full of young talent that has pushed its way to the top of the Wildcats' depth chart. As Kentucky's promising youth goes, so will Phillips.

Of the top 44 players on Kentucky's depth chart going into the fall, 26 are either sophomores or redshirt freshmen. That does not include six upperclassmen projected to be starters for the first time or any incoming freshmen who Phillips expects to earn playing time by the season opener Sept. 2 at Louisville.

Phillips hopes this group is similar to 2006 when another young team went 8-5 and won the program's first bowl since 1984. But Phillips says the Wildcats still have to go out and play.