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Young Wildcats one win away from bowl eligibility

It's about time for Kentucky fans to turn their attention to basketball -- but the football team's surprising success has become a pleasant distraction, writes Chris Low.

Updated: November 9, 2006, 3:57 PM ET
By Chris Low | Special to ESPN.com

It's that time of year again in the Bluegrass.

The weather is turning nippy. The holiday season is just around the corner, and from Owensboro to Middlesboro, there are thoughts of basketballs bouncing through people's heads.

But the best story going in Kentucky right now is a football team that's streaking toward a bowl game for the first time since 1999 and its NFL-hardened head coach, who's doggedly stayed the course despite answering more questions about his job status the last two ...

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