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News and opinion from around the Big Blue Internet. Joker Phillips under fire. UK basketball questioned ... by its coach. Chaos reigns in the BCS. More.
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Just received my Dick's Sporting Goods email offering SF Giants World Series items for sale. What took them so long?— KentuckySportsReport (@MyKSR1) October 29, 2012
What can I say? It's been a really quiet morning on the Twitter front.
Kentucky Kernel writer demands comment from Mitch Barnhart about the football program
As I have said in the comments, forcing Phillips to resign early is what the fans want, but I don't think Barnhart is going to give it to them, just like he didn't give them Brooks' head back in 2005. I don't think he can get away with that this year, but he can, and apparently will (and I think, should) make us wait.
Sorry, boys, Barnhart isn't talking.
Deal with it. Curse him if you want, threaten his job (it makes me laugh big belly laughs when people do that), whatever. The players don't want talk, they want to finish the season. The fans and media want talk. I think Barnhart is going to make them wait, and I think he should.
More "Fire Phillips Now" talk from Matt Jones
How is it leaving in a "positive manner" for Phillips to be dismissed mid-season? I don't get that reasoning. There is no positive way for this to end, and I suspect that Phillips is too proud to go down this road. A falling out would be catastrophic for the team, and the best thing to do is to let the season play out and deal with it quickly at the end. Firing Phillips may make the fans more optimistic, but it would throw the team into despair. Why prolong their agony? We do have to take the players into account a little bit.
J.D. Harmon honorable mention defensive back of the week.
When a walk-on freshman has the best game in your secondary, you might have ... issues. Still, it was a tremendous performance.
The future of the linebacking corps looks bright.
Let it not be said that there is nothing positive out of this season. A lot of young guys this year will be experienced guys next year. That should be a big positive when recruiting a new coaching staff.
Coach Cal says UK "Not very good."
The basketball world breathes a sigh of relief, because if UK were "good" at this stage, the rest of the nation might as well mail it in.
"...experience will ultimately prevent the Wildcats from living up to their top three ranking."
Of course, because it always does. Take last year, for instance ...
"How can you scrimmage if you don't know how to play yet?"
Coach 'em up, coach.
Other Kentucky Sports
College football scores, Top 25: Jarvis Jones sacks entire city of Jacksonville // SBNation.com
It's worth a read just because of the headline.
"Auburn is too good for Bobby Petrino"
Offered without comment.
2. Rank 'em: Georgia, Florida, South Carolina. In the round-robin between these three teams, nothing makes sense. South Carolina destroyed Georgia in every phase. Florida destroyed South Carolina, although the Gators benefited from USC turnovers. Then, Georgia beat Florida in a game featuring nine turnovers between the two teams. I have no idea how to measure these teams against each other. I hate to rank Georgia above us after we smeared them just three weeks ago, but I have to give them credit for beating a team that beat us by four scores.
The Vote of No Confidence // Rocky Top Talk
The title says it all.
Georgia earns the right to control their own destiny in the SEC East
Can you believe that 2-4 is 4th place in the East?
Other Sports News
Strength of schedule really hurting Oregon
Notre Dame at #3? Well, it was an impressive win over Oklahoma.
- San Francisco Giants win second MLB title in three years.
James Harden traded to Houston Rockets. Dwyane Wade "Shocked"
I admit to some surprise, but it's the NBA. Almost anything can be explained by "it's the NBA."
Maryland loses fourth QB, turn to linebacker for replacement
And we thought having a wide receiver at QB was tough.
- Matt Hinton looks at Notre Dame's takedown of the Sooners.
Denied: Dez Wells will not play this year for the Terps.
Too bad, really, but it never did have much of a chance for success.
- Soccer violence: UC Santa Barbara player puches official.
Dude, this is soccer, not MMA.
Other News of Interest
Train derails in Louisville, HazMat teams called // WKYT
Hydrochloric acid, folks. Take heed.
Sandy strengthens as nears U.S. coast; Wall Street shut // Reuters
Our prayers go out to those in harm's way. Stay safe, don't take any chances.
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