It’s not an increase in wins or better recruiting. You hope for those, but they’re certainly not guaranteed.
What is guaranteed is attrition. Roster turnover. (And often a dip in a program’s APR scores as a result).
Right now, Kentucky is experiencing some serious roster churn under new coach Mark Stoops. The latest player to be given the heave-ho is offensive lineman TJ Jones who was dismissed from the team yesterday due to an unspecified violation of team rules. The redshirt freshman was arrested in December for carrying a gun on the property of his former high school.
Jones is the third Wildcat to be dismissed by Stoops for violating team rules. Six other players — apparently told by Stoops that they were surplus to requirements — have announced that they will be transferring.
In terms of the issues Stoops and crew will have to overcome this fall, it appears “lack of depth” can now be listed alongside “lack of high-end talent.”