This edition of the BBDM is dedicated almost exclusively to the ULM-Kentucky game, and a few other football-related links. This is a huge game for Kentucky coming off a big win at Auburn, and UK cannot take the Warhawks lightly -- they are just too good for that.
Lets get right to the links:
Midseason 2009: Which Way Kentucky? - Team Speed Kills
Things are looking up for the Wildcats right now, but a better defensive effort is the only way to get to eight wins.
Nice analysis by Team Speed Kills.
State-Journal.com - Can Fat Cats be Good Cats?
Long-suffering UK fans should be well aware that Fat Cats rarely equate to Good Cats. Despite the clear strides made in the UK program under Rich Brooks and his coaching staff, I would still argue that the Wildcats struggle to handle success.
I struggle to call 3-3 "Fat Cats."
Warhawks, Wall highlight weekend
Locke not a lock- UK star tailback Derrick Locke has been upgraded to probable for tomorrow, with a mild MCL strain. Rich Brooks isn't crazy about giving Locke an abundance of touches Saturday, so look for the Cats to come out firing and try to build an early lead.
I would rather see Alfonso Smith come in and pick up the load. I worry about Locke's durability.
Kicking it with Kentucky's Randall Cobb - SEC - ESPN
"He is the ultimate playmaker and leader and as exciting a football player as I’ve ever been around," Brooks said. "He’s almost taken it upon himself to carry us on his shoulders in the fourth quarter the last two games."
Chris Low talks with Randall Cobb, football player.
Quarterback plot thickens for UK, Louisiana-Monroe | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
Lovers of mystery might want to tune in Saturday when the University of Kentucky football team hosts Louisiana-Monroe. There are sure to be deceptions and red herrings, unforeseen plot twists and characters whose roles change throughout the night.
Nothing like two teams with quarterback questions.
Auburn players say losing streak will end | Dothan Eagle
The Tigers are 5-2, still in the mix for the SEC West crown — with a whole lot of wins and a few prayers — and by no means discouraged with their season to date heading into tonight’s primetime showdown with No. 9 LSU in Baton Rouge.
I guarantee a win for the Tigers. I predict a win for the version from Auburn.
Tom Leach has a few links for today's game.
Tom Leach - Kentucky Football, Kentucky Basketball, UK Football, UK Basketball
Take a listen to Tom's podcast of Frank Hoffman of Louisiana-Monroe and Dana O'Neil of ESPN.
- UK Football Fan: Bowl Projections? Not yet.