Camp Cal has made a difference for Jarrod Polson. - Joe Robbins
News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky still in Coaches poll, but sliding down despite winning. Wildcats still out of AP poll. Andre Woodson staying at UK as graduate assistant. More
The polls are out, and UK is still unranked in the AP and barely ranked in the Coaches poll.
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Kentucky keeps winning ... and sliding in the coaches poll. Down this week from 22 to 23. Still unranked in AP poll.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) December 17, 2012
Well, there you go.
That’s a combined $1,050,000 for the Cats’ two new coordinators. Previous coordinators Randy Sanders and Rick Minter made $676,000 combined last year. Kentucky was believed to be the only school in the Southeastern Conference at which its football coordinators combined made less than the women’s basketball coach. That is no longer the case.If we are going to compete in football, we can't be bass-ackwards in pay scales like we were before.
- Former Cats like recruiting potential that Stoops has with his new Kentucky staff // vaughtsviews
- Warford Third-Team All-America By Phil Steele College Football // UKAthletics.com
"This is when Cal’s team’s usually get a lot better," he said. "We have nothing to worry about, absolutely nothing. It’s just basketball for the next two weeks. We have nothing (else) on our minds and hopefully we can get better."Polson's right, and I think it will happen.
Ten games into his college career, Noel ranks top-10 nationally in blocks (39) and steals (28), and he’s on pace to finish top-five in NCAA freshman history in both categories – although neither stat was recognized by the NCAA until 1985-86. Noel is also second among SEC players in rebounds per game (9.0). And get this: He’s the only player in the country averaging at least 10 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists per game.Nerlens is a lot less spectacular-looking in his game than Anthony Davis was, but his stats are almost as impressive, and possibly could be more so.
Louisville climbs, Kentucky back in, Duke new No. 1 in USA Today/coaches poll // The Courier-Journal
Heh. That's about right.
Louisville rises, Indiana falls and Kentucky remains on the outside of the latest AP college basketball poll // The Courier-Journal
I know I'm paranoid, but this is ridiculous. North Carolina better than UK? New Mexico? Creighton? Oklahoma St.? Seriously?
What I'm wondering and this will either be validated or washed out the door when each players age is discovered but I'm wondering if some of these sharp NCAA coaches ( one Italian in particular ) hasn't stumbled upon a new angle of legally sabotaging the NBA mandated age rule and is selling to this new type recruit that he can get (2) years of the college experience instead of (1) out of these special high profile lottery type recruits yet still get to the NBA vaults at the same rate or even quicker by reclassifying .So what he's saying is that Calipari is convincing these kids to reclassify so he can keep them another year? Or perhaps he doesn't have to...
- Tom Leach // Monday Links
- The Morning Mix // CollegeBasketballTalk
Notre Dame vs. Alabama: Jimmy Clausen's 'Catholics vs. Cousins' shirt // SBNation.com
Oh, no you did NOT. Well, Irish, I hope you can back up the trash talk.
- SEC: Tennessee fans happy with Butch Jones’ staff // John Clay's Sidelines
Alabama is still a work in progress and has lost three straight games. The first of three losses was at the buzzer in Cincinnati. The last two were to Dayton and at VCU. The Crimson Tide's schedule is rigorous and they deserve credit for that, but they also need to win a few of these games if they want to return to the NCAA tournament.We could say the same thing about the entire SEC.
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