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News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Alabama blasts Notre Dame in the BCS title game. Kentucky football misses out on recruit. Kentucky football player TJ Jones arrested. More.
Alabama proved once again their dominance by crushing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish into a fine powder and using them as an inhalant.
Tweet of the Morning:
"Notre Dame the 7th best team in the SEC? Ridiculous. They may lose the title game, but I don't foresee a blowout." -- Pat Forde, 11-25-12— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) January 8, 2013
College football: Kentucky last in SEC recruiting rankings // Examiner.com
Stoops has to turn this around, but it won't happen this year.
UK Football received two doses of bad news on Monday. First, 4-star JuCo DT Ben Bradley committed to Auburn over Kentucky. Bradley was set to announce his decision via Twitter at 11 a.m. Monday, but delayed his decision several hours before settling on the Tigers. Bradley’s decision was disappointing, but the fact that Stoops and staff were able to swoop in at the last minute and make Kentucky a legitimate contender bodes well for future recruiting battles.Win some, lose some. The other bad news was TJ Jones' arrest, in case you're wondering.
John Calipari can't have it both ways // ESPN
I've always said Medcalf disliked Kentucky and Calipari. I think this commentary reinforces that perception, at least to me.
Cal: Harrow ‘become that guy we needed him to be’ // Jerry Tipton on UK basketball
If Harrow continues to play with this much confidence, I like our chances of making noise in March.
The Mailbag -- The Erin Calipari edition // CoachCal.com
Amusing. Worth watching, but the green fingernails ... well, I can never get used to some colors of fingernail polish these days. My wife came home with royal blue nails the other day and even though I love that color for more than just obvious reasons, it just didn't work for me.
- Stallings says length and athleticism of Kentucky stands out along with solid defensive play again // vaughtsviews
- Wildcats Thunder Blog: Kentucky vs Vanderbilt....A Preview
As much as the nation wants to believe the SEC's perceived superiority is a media creation, it's no coincidence that the conference's championship game has been infinitely more competitive in the past seven years than the game that's played five weeks later.What can you say? What can anyone say?
Notre Dame couldn't hang with Alabama, highlighting why a playoff is needed // ESPN
I don't know, the playoff doesn't seem any more likely to have produced drama than this one.
One has to respect Notre Dame for going right at Goliath. One also has to pity the results.Mess with the elephant, you get the tusks.
Here Is The Most Entertaining Moment Of Alabama's Dismantling Of Notre Dame
Very funny. It is well known that Saban absolutely hates this baptism, but endures it -- reluctantly.
Duke headlines first NCAA tournament projection of 2013 // CollegeBasketballTalk
UK starts out an eight seed. Frankly, this year seeding doesn't much matter. Kentucky will either be great at the end of the year, or an early out in the tournament.
Notre Dame beats Cincinnati for 12th straight win // The Salt Lake Tribune
Well, at least they won something last night ...
Other sports news
- Truth About It // John Wall to Return Saturday? That seems to be his hope
Miami Heat cut Josh Harrellson, clearing second roster spot // ESPN
In case you hadn't heard. Good luck to Josh, hope he gets picked up.