Saturday was bad from the kickoff. Literally. UK lined up in a short kickoff formation as though they were going to fake an onside kick. It didn’t work. LSU ended up returning the kickoff for 49 yards, setting up an easy touchdown a few plays later.
What threatened to become tired on last night’s episode of The Walking Dead instead turned into to something much more interesting (and much more disgusting!). What can I say, I’m a little jaded–looking at you Seasons 2, 3, and 4–and every time the action stops, I’m nervous that the group is going to hunker down and spend the next season and a half hunkered down in a K-mart fighting off Walkers at the Slurpee station.
For Kentucky to have a shot of upsetting #1 Mississippi State on Saturday, they’ll have to play flawlessly. Especially the playmakers. Today, Mark Stoops told reporters he is expecting more from the playmakers on his team.
Starting on the wrong foot was a recipe for disaster.
If Stoops has one regret from Saturday, it’s using some trickiness on the opening kickoff, “That’s something that in hindsight we would do differently.
In his press conference today, Les Miles said he sent the tape of Dorian Baker’s hit on Kendall Beckwith to the league office and they are currently reviewing it. If you missed it, you can see it above.
After dropping the mic at Big Blue Madness, John Calipari traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana on Monday to visit 2015 center Caleb Swanigan. Swanigan’s high school coach Chris Johnson told the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts that Calipari is expected to watch Caleb play during the school’s open gym.
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COACH STOOPS: Just get back to work today and get back on the practice field with our players after a disappointing loss. After reviewing the film, as I said in the postgame, you have to give credit to LSU.
Saturday night was depressing any way you look at it, but here’s an encouraging stat from the past to help us turn the page. In 2006, Rich Brooks and the Cats also got routed by LSU 49-0 in Death Valley in the midst of Brooks’ rebuilding effort.
Congratulations to Bud Dupree, Landon Foster, Darrian Miller and A.J. Stamps on being named midseason All-Southeastern Conference by Phil Steele, or as Matt would say, “Pheal Steal.” All four earned second team honors.
UK’s face plant at LSU hasn’t stopped the prognosticators from putting them in a bowl game. Here are the latest bowl projections from across the web:
Brett McMurphy, ESPN - AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl : Kansas State vs.
Congrats to Dave Baker and Tony Delk, who will cover basketball for the SEC Network this season. Baker joins Dave Neal and Tom Hart as the primary play-by-play commentators, while Tony Delk will be an analyst for SEC Network’s studio coverage.