Posted: 10:09 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
By Glenn Logan
Tweet of the Morning:
Brad Stevens' debut with Celtics' tonight. Is 82-0 possible?— rickbozich (@rickbozich) October 7, 2013
Wait, let me take a stab. Ummm... No.
Can Jalen Whitlow run with the job? I sure hope so. He looked pretty good this weekend.
Don't forget, it's the Daily Double next Saturday when Alabama comes to town — Keenland and Kentucky football.
Missouri elevated to top 25 in this week's AP poll, despite the fact that they have played absolutely nobody but Vanderbilt. But they did crush the Commodores, and in Nashville, too.
If you haven't heard Mark Stoops' comments, here they are:
Mitch Barnhart "on board" with plans to honor the UK players who broke the racial barrier in the SEC. We'll have more on that today.
Ultimately South Carolina proved too much, but this type of effort makes it clear that coach Mark Stoops’ team hasn’t given up on what has turned into a disastrous season. That’s a good omen for Stoops, who ripped his team during the week. QB Jalen Whitlow gave the Wildcats more of a positive sign by performing well as the full-time quarterback. He accounted for 3 TDs and didn’t turn the ball over in defeat.
Maize 'n Brew thinks that both Devin Booker and James Blackmon are high on Michigan, but even higher on Kentucky
Class of 2014 power forward Carlton Bragg gets another look by Calipari. There is a lot of interest there, but no offer yet ...
Jon Hood to focus on the fun this year. He has the most years of any player in the John Calipari system, but has a pragmatic outlook for this season:
So, to ask about playing time this coming season — another familiar question to Hood's ears — is to get a reply grounded in a healthy perspective.
"Jarrod (Polson) and I were talking about it last night," he said. "We just want to have fun. As long as we have fun, everything else will take care of itself.
Julius Randle is good, and he knows it. Doh.
Willie Cauley-Stein loves to be different. That's fine, but he needs to be good. I found this interesting:
"Dakari didn’t make me angry. It was more that Coach Cal made me angry," he said. "‘Like, what do you mean? I’m trying to do what I know to do, and I’ve got to learn to battle against him. You act like I had somebody to go against like him last year.’
Calipari tweets out his pleasure at "... every player." I like hearing that.
Calipari was surprised by Marquis Teague's early departure. I was as well.
Volleyball dominates over the weekend, retiring Ole Miss on Friday and Tennessee on Sunday.
Kentucky women's soccer wins another SEC game, now 4 in a row, against Vanderbilt.
Louisville slips a spot in this week's AP poll. More correctly, other teams have passed them up, since they are undefeated. We now see 1-loss Georgia ahead of them, with TAMU and LSU likely to pass them later on. The wages of a weak schedule.
The Ol' Ball Coach is not happy with Jadeveon Clowney sitting out Saturday, but he's basically taking the tack that if he wants to play, they'll play him.
What Georgia's escape from Tennessee tells us. Well, it tells us the same thing that the win over LSU did — Georgia's defense isn't very good, but their offense can overcome that liability most of the time.