Yes, my brothers and sisters of the Big Blue Nation, today's Quickies are all about football -- well, mostly about football, anyway. Seems there is a big game coming up in a few days, and it happens to be a football game. Who was that other team we are supposed to be playing again? Redbirds, Red Hens, red... something. Big Red? Nope, uhhh. Oh, yeah, the Cardinals. I thought they were a baseball team.
Tweet of the Morning:
Injured TE Aumiller frustrated, but he will not pout, mope or second guess coaches: wp.me/pt93y-5UR— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) August 28, 2012
A Jordan Aumiller sighting! I thought he had given up the game or something, but no. Not sure we'll see him this season, but it's nice to know the freshman All-SEC tight end is still around.
Your Quickies follow the jump.
I like their thinking in the Louisville game.
The 4th greatest Kentucky football team of all time: 1949. Things were different then, but two things still stand out about that year: 1) we lost to Tennessee, and 2) we lost to Santa Clara (Really?) in the Orange Bowl.
When you look at the lines, you have to be comfortable with Kentucky's position. The only real question is the youth on the blind side of Kentucky's o-line.
Well, why should he set his sights below the top? I can't think of a reason.
Hey, Las Vegas bookmakers, Jeff Sagarin on line 1...
Wild Weasel had this yesterday, but I think it deserves reiteration. But my question is, what was she thinking when she committed to Louisville? Did she think Rick Pitino would be coaching her or something, like he did her dad?
Anyway, Welcome Makayla. Glad to have you with the right team.
Looks like Joker Phillips has his game face on. More or less, anyway. He's remarkably relaxed for a guy purported to be watching his job pass before his eyes this season.
If it happens every year, can it really be motivation, or more like a boat anchor around the neck?
After a horrifying neck injury, Caitlyn Ciokaijo is expected to make a full recovery.
Gymnasts do terrifying and dangerous things in their routines, especially at high levels, but serious injuries seem fairly rare. This was an incredibly freak injury, requiring a chain of failures to happen.
Might as well embrace it. Complaining about it won't help.
Maybe we could loan them some cash in return for some ... concessions, like maybe painting one end of their end zones Kentucky blue and white instead of that ghastly orange checkerboard.
Or Derek Dooley wearing blue pants all season. Yeah, I like that one even better.
Makes sense. You know all these schools are not fielding teams just for the honor of running a deficit.
Great, kid. Don't get cocky.
This is what happens to a society that looks so hard to find evil intent in the most innocent of places. We did it to mascots, now songs. Coming soon: Boycotts of Fenway park. BoSox, you're on deck.
Let's all hope they are innocent. I wonder if the employee who reported this would have done so prior to the Penn St. debacle?
Lots and lots of freshman and sophomore depth. Let's hope Phillips' recruiting has been as good as many have hoped the last few years.