Are Wildcats ready for SEC primetime?

Rich Brooks has been around enough good defenses during his long and distinguished career to know a good one when he sees one.
He doesn’t mind saying it: This Kentucky defense is pretty good.
Is it a great one? Ask him after the Wildcats get back from Tuscaloosa this weekend.
“This is an opportunity to see where we stand in the SEC hierarchy and whether or not we’ll have an impact on this league,” Brooks said. “This is a game where we’re going to find out if our defense has really improved. We know it’s better, but is it up to the standards of an SEC defense?”