Posted: 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
By Glenn Logan
The SEC East is a muddled mess after this Saturday. That's nothing new, really.
Tweet of the Morning:
Drew Barker was 22 of 30 for 296 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for another TD for Conner.— Brian Eldridge (@BriEldridge) October 27, 2013
Help is on the way.
If you haven't read JLeverenz's piece on the football team, shame on you.
National analyst Mike Farrell talks about Kentucky's incoming wide receivers. I really like this crop, especially Bone, Williams and Snodgrass. Bone is a player we totally lack right now — a big possession receiver who can get you jump ball TD's in the red zone.
SB Nation sums up Kentucky's game at Mississippi St. on Thursday.
* Reasons for optimism during the current string of Kentucky losses.
"Bad boys" that could knock off the Wildcats this season. Okay, this article is kind of a gimmick, if you ask me. All these teams with so-called "bad boys" have been on the schedule from Day One, and I hope they all play against us. I am still kicking myself for believing Pitino's admonition that Chane Behanan was in real trouble. Joke's on me.
Jerry Tipton turns in one of those negative-sounding columns that get him admired outside of Lexington, and reviled within.
Men's golf finishes their fall season at Kiawah Island, on the Ocean Course. Lots of Ryder Cup memories at that venue.
A lot will be expected of DeNesha Stallworth this year. I think she's ready to deliver
Volleyball continues to be dominant, handling Mississippi St. in memorial on Friday.
A gimpy Connor Shaw's heroics in Columbia, Missouri rallied the Gamecocks past the Tigers. If you didn't before, now you know why I would pick Shaw over any other Gamecock, including Jadeveon Clowney, if I could take any player off their team.
Some good news for Kentucky fans is that Drew Barker is very similar to Shaw in style of play, which is why Steve Spurrier coveted him. I'm not saying Barker is going to come to UK and step into the starting quarterback role — Shaw didn't do that, either — but it's just one more thing to keep in mind when people say that "help is on the way" at Kentucky.
Alabama brutalized Tennessee almost as badly as they did Kentucky. That tells me we have a chance against the Vols.
Alabama is enforcing Saban's complaints about students leaving early by taking away a block of seats reserved for fraternities and sororities and opening them up to all students.
Connor Link at KSR wonders if Calipari should do the same thing. I will just offer this — I have never left a UK game early. Ever. Maybe it's just me.
Mississipi St. community For Whom The Cowbell Tolls laments the decline of the atmosphere at Davis-Wade Stadium.
Where the SEC East stands after South Carolina's upset of Mizzou. This includes numerous tie-breaker scenarios.
The Wacky SEC East. Analysis of the SEC results from this weekend.
SB Nation's college All-American (preseason) teams. No Kentucky players on the first team? Well, honestly I don't care much at all, Kentucky is largely loathed by my fellow-bloggers and there are lots of legitimate excuses to exclude them. In fact, there is only one Kentucky player on the first through third teams.I have a feeling there will be quite a few first-teamers on the final version of the team.
The only teams worth ranking at the moment.
You've all heard this. I'm glad, of course, I don't want Louisville to have a "but we didn't have ..." excuse when we drub them in December.
With that said, how wildly at odds is this with Pitino's proclamation that Chane Behannan was unlikely to be able to return? I was kind of persuaded by the stark terms of his last take, but it seems it was just another Pitino dissimulation.
The new rule changes are not suggestions, or judgment calls, they are cut and dried:
t's not a guideline," (Big 12 officials supervisor Curtis) Shaw said. "They've moved it from the back of the rule book to the front. There is no judgment. If you do these things, it's a penalty."
These are needed changes, but there is going to be a learning curve. I have a feeling that Rick Pitino is going to be hurt more than most, given the extremely physical style of defense played by the Cardinals.
When and how to tweet an athlete. The cruelty and sickness of players never ceases to amaze me. Most of this is solid advice.
My advice is simple: Be nice. Period. If you are going to condemn something he said, do it nicely. If you can't be a good human being tweeting, just don't tweet.