I'm not sure if I've ever used "Miami Hurricanes" in the title of a post before, but this is as good a time as any, considering the most recent revelations by Yahoo! Sports.
Here are today's links:
"If they knew this was percolating, I believe they did have a responsibility to tell me," Golden said. "I believe they have a responsibility to tell Shawn. But look, I'm happy here. My wife is happy here. We have great kids on this team. …
Damn skippy they did. If I were Golden, I'd be feeling pretty unhappy with my employer at the moment.
What are you going to do, Beebe, expel Texas A&M from the Big 12?
Don't throw me in that briar patch, Mr. Wolf. Please ...!
"The NFL is obviously concerned that a player should not be able to sabotage his NCAA eligibility and manipulate himself into the supplemental draft," said Cornwell.
No they aren't. They could care less. They just want to make sure there is nothing the media can use to sabotage them in the PR department.
- Sporting News' coverage of the Miami scandal
- SB Nation has ongoing full coverage of the Miami scandal at the mothership.
- Rapper Luther Camble is not loving him some Nevin Shapiro.
Only 15K at the Red Chicken Ranch?
Okay, whatever. It looked more full than that to me.
"A lot of people thought I was going to be one-and-done," Jones said. "Playing for coach Calipari and being a top freshman … that’s usually what happens. But he’ll tell you it was no one’s decision but my own. I told him I wanted to come back.
"We got there and met Coach (John) Calipari and he showed us the facilities and weight-room," Poythress began. "Then we toured the Wildcat Lodge and just looked around the campus. I also got to talk to the university's President while I was there."
Sounds pretty good ...
"I’m trying to see if I can take some classes on campus, and if the lockout ends I can finish online," said Wall in an interview with the Associated Press. "I wanted to be the first person in my family to get a college degree, although I’m probably going to be the second one now. My sister [Cierra] is going to be a sophomore, so she’s ahead of me. Nobody had an opportunity to go to college in my family."
is a great player and a great kid. I'm tickled to see him take this so seriously.
What makes Kentucky so scary this season is their depth at every position, giving Calipari leeway to mix and match strategy depending on personnel and what works. Unlike last season when the Wildcats went seven deep, this year’s team has four potential All-Americans in Jones, Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist and Lamb and five more excellent rotation pieces in Miller, Teague, Vargas, Kyle Wiltjer and either Stacey Poole or Mississippi State transfer Twany Beckham. Playing at a quicker pace, thereby increasing the number of possessions in a 40-minute game, is usually beneficial to any team with an abundance of talent.
That about sums it up for me.
Well, it's mildly amusuing, anyway.
I hope they're wrong about Kentucky.
- Positive take aways from Saturday's scrimmage.
- Predictions from ESPN's Chris Low about the 2011 football campaign.
Towles wasn’t as highly regarded on the national scene as Pike until the Elite 11 camp last month. He picked UK over Louisville, Cincinnati, Illinois and Vanderbilt but has seen his stock rise this summer.