You know you have a problem when your players underestimate a team on the road when they are 1-7. Read more about that below.
Tweet of the Morning:
Gonzaga's trick shot artists: bit.ly/S2aZ4T They can't dance, but they can shoot! Cameo by PGA golfer Kyle Stanley.— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) October 31, 2012
You need to click that link and watch that video. Pretty darn cool.
Will reliving a nightmare motivate the Wildcats football team?
Interesting strategy. Hope it works.
Coaches learn a lesson about QB pattern from Missouri game // Lonny Demaree
It's never too late to learn, they say.
"Really, I just think like we probably underestimated [Missouri] when we were in a game so close [at halftime]." -- Bud Dupree // Larry Vaught
Dude. You were 1-7 at the time. How do you underestimate a team, any team, when you're 1-7 on the season?
Don’t look for decision on Phillips until end of season // Third and Long
We've talked about the merits of this, but there isn't much doubt now that Barnhart will have little or nothing to say about Phillips until after the season.
Breaking Bad: Cats turn over new leaf // The Kentucky Kernel
Fumbles, fumbles. Don't fumble our football!
Guest post: Does Kentucky really have time to wait to make coaching change // vaughtsviews
Yes. Your mileage may vary.
- Practice Notes- 10/30 // Bleed Blue Kentucky
Patience is Jon Hood's new calling card // Larry Vaught
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else -- George Savile
No. 9: ‘Rupp’s Runts’ defied the odds reaching title game // The Kentucky Kernel
I must've missed #10.
Kobe Bryant advises Anthony Davis. Via Sam Henson.
Other UK sports
Cats looking to lock No. 2 conference seed // The Kentucky Kernel
Did you know that Men's soccer are in Conference USA? I didn't. The good news is that they are looking to lock up a #2 conference tournament seed.
Calipari and Mitchell perfect combination // Kentucky Sports Radio
No disagreement here.
Streaking Soccer Hosts UCF Wednesday // UKAthletics.com
More on men's soccer.
- Women's soccer takes the conferences longest winning streak to the SEC Tournament // UKAthletics.com
Fantastic column by Greg Doyell about Marcus Lattimore // CBS Sports
You don't know Marcus Lattimore. Trust me, you don't. Read this, and you'll know more about a young man that any school would be proud to call an alumnus.
SEC Power Poll, Week 9: Contradictions // Team Speed Kills
Of course, we're last. We haven't always been last, but we are just barely. I forgot to vote, but I would have put us... well, last, probably, although Auburn has a strong argument.
LSU hungry for redemption in rematch with Alabama // NBC Sports
Heh. LSU is probably not going to get it this year.
We have a playoff emergency! // Bill Connelly, SB Nation
Alabama, Oregon, Kansas St. and Notre Dame, should be the participants, according to Bill C.
ACC Preview: Ranking the 15 most intriguing non-league games // The Dagger
Duke's in more of these than UK. That's something Calipari should think about changing. If we had Indiana on the schedule, we'd still be one less.
Lack of Big Six conference All-Americans a reflection of NBA drain // Andy Katz
Katz has this exactly right. Interestingly, it provides a test-tube situation for the experience vs. talent argument. I think that argument was settled for good last year, but others are not so sanguine.
"If you struggle to beat Kentucky Wesleyan, how will you deal with Kentucky proper?"
Heh. Not an auspicious start for Frank Martin.
Florida wants another Final Four // Naples News
Just so long as you remember that the road there goes through Lexington.
I think this is a little bit humorous.
I think Mizzou is going to find the SEC just a little bit tougher than their fans and bloggers seem to think in basketball. Cobbling together a winning team from transfers is an approach that doesn't have a great track record of success.
Other sports news
NCAA establishes stiff sanctions for coaches who break rules // Pat Forde, Yahoo
I think that overall, this is a good set of rules. I hope that we see some consistency in enforcement, but given the Penn St. debacle, among others, I'm deep in show-me mode.
- The face of destruction // Boston.com
What do you tablet PC users think about Microsoft's Surface // Reuters
I don't use tablets, so I have no opinion.