It seems Urban Meyer and Lane Kiffin have decided that Saturday's game should continue with a few verbal jabs. No need to end it just because the weekend is over, I guess.
''I think there's so much pressure on this team to perform perfectly, which is good,'' Meyer said. ''I'd rather be on that end than on, 'Boy, great job. We lost by 10.' I don't want to do that. There's a lot of pressure on these guys and I felt it in there.''
Then, Kiffin fired back (well, no so much fired, really, as harrumphed):
On Monday, Kiffin said he didn’t want to respond to Meyer’s comment. But asked whether he was worried about the flu also hitting Tennessee, he said: "I don’t know. I guess we’ll wait and after we’re not excited about a performance, we’ll tell you everybody was sick."
So there you go. These guys really should get a room.
Of course, lest you think Rich Brooks is a above a little verbal jousting, Steve Kragthorpe made this comment about playing against Trevard Lindley, "We weren't scared of that guy. We were going after his ass."
To which Brooks responded:
"It's amazing how people can pound their chests for going after a good player. All-Pro cornerbacks get beat for touchdowns. I just hope people keep going after Trevard Lindley. Keep pounding your chests and go after him."
Probably just my partisanship showing, but I think Brooks got the better of that one. Now, for the news.
Bluegrass State Basketball: 2010 F Stacey Poole Headed to Kentucky?
Well, take it for what it's worth, but it looks hopeful.
Flu continues to spread through Florida's football team
None tested positive for the Swine Flu. UF also vaccinated players on Sunday with the mist that is injected into the nose.
Good news that they don't have the H1N1.
- Stacey Poole may announce tomorrow
Kentucky's Brooks figures Gators will be mad
Probably. Doubt it will matter, but that's why they play the game.
UK Basketball News
- Slap Shots: A review of Calipari's book
Big Blue too good for 'gray,' Todd says | KentuckySports.com
Kentucky basketball is so superior to other programs its coach does not have to cheat -- or, if you prefer, bend rules -- to win.
Well. There you go.
Rush The Court " Blog Archive " 09.21.09 Fast Breaks
Interesting. As always.
Can a coach be too demure for Twitter? - Beyond the Arc - msnbc.com
Some coaches are all about the Tweet.
- Cousins impresses Kenny Walker | Vaught's Views
Brandon Knight and Stacey Poole Visit
What Kentucky fan wouldn't love to see both of these guys in Blue and White?
UK Football News
Rick Bozich: This weekend is one for the underdogs | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
It's Y.E. Yang Weekend for college football in Kentuckiana.
- Audio: Rich Brooks press conference John Clay’s Sidelines
- Locke...Player Of The Week
- Post-game injury report, what we learned from the UofL victory
Plenty to prove for Cats, Gators | KentuckySports.com
And you have to wonder where UK would be without its third-quarter defense. Thanks to a 65-yard second-half kickoff return and consecutive Kentucky turnovers, Louisville reached the red zone three straight times. All three times the Cards failed to reach the end zone. A missed field goal was sandwiched between two made field goals. That's where Kentucky won the game.
SEC Power Poll, Week 2 - Team Speed Kills
The second week results from the smartest SEC blogs on the Interwebs.
doubts about the Gators?
After playing two exhibition games, Florida finally played a more legitimate opponent Saturday. The Gators dispatched Tennessee by 10 -- on an afternoon when they were expected to win by three times that.
Brooks: UK can’t make same mistakes against No. 1 Florida | Vaught's Views
I thought our secondary played very poorly, but the O-line had a great game.
Brooks wants no blue flu
UK sent reserve defensive tackle Antwane Glenn home with flu symptoms, Brooks said Sunday during his weekly media conference call, in an effort to isolate whatever bug he's battling and keep it from spreading to the team.
- UK Q&A: Harrison making best of his last chance
Odds Against a Wonderful College Football Weekend
So all these teams need an upset. Sounds sorta ... normal, to me.
- Between the Tackles: Louisville Edition
Notes from Brooks Sunday teleconference
Mostly good news. That was a bad spill Sanders took on Saturday.
- " Ten fun stats/notes from UK’s win over Louisville John Clay’s Sidelines
Other UK Sports News
- None today
NCAA Sports News
- Darrin Horn on the Recruiting Trail - Garnet And Black Attack
- Josh Selby seems to be fairly athletic | Inside the Hall | An Indiana Hoosiers basketball blog
Andy Katz: It's a new world as agents battle college basketball coaches - ESPN
Very interesting piece. I found this quote from Sonny Vaccaro unintentionally hilarious:
"What's the difference with an agent using a runner and a college coach using an assistant coach?" Vaccaro said. "I don't see a difference. The agent and the runner are despicable to the media, but not the college coaches. One of them is scandalous and the other is given a free pass. A number of coaches or assistants have a friend who is an agent that supplies him with players."
Uh, Sonny, could it be that there are rules attached to assistant coach contacts and absolutely none attached to agents? I'm just sayin'. Hat tip: Adam Zagoria
Other News of Interest
- Bluegrass State Basketball: Rajon Rondo Attends Kaiserslautern Opening in Germany
Calipari joins Lexington Country Club; UK paying $30,000 initiation fee - Latest News - Kentucky.com
Well, you know the editorial page will be complaining about this. Frankly, I think coaches can afford their own country club dues. That's just my thinking.
Deseret News | Utah Utes football: Cardinals aim to bounce back after UK loss
"Salty language," huh. Hmm. Did he say, "You leave Trent Guy alone, gosh darn it!"?
- Spain Wins European Basketball Championship : EveryJoe - Sports News – Tech Reviews – Entertainment – Life Tips for EveryJoe
The Daily Schadenfreude
Rick Pitino Has Eleven Assistant Coaches? - SB Nation
Hmm. Maybe Rick should give up his Valhalla membership ...