Welcome back to the Quickies, which will return again as the morning post as before.
Tweet of the Morning:
Before the season Calipari said 7 different players could score 25+ points in a game. After 5 games, 3 of them have.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) November 20, 2013
The only thing missing here is, "Just sayin'."
Mark Stoops was pretty happy with practice yesterday. Some good news on the injury front is that Nate Willis is close to returning. We need him.
Notwithstanding the above, Nate Willis won't make the trip to Athens.
I complained constantly about the reads Whitlow was making last week. If he doesn't do better, I don't think the offense will be any more successful.
James Young on his sudden improvement in shooting:
"I was frustrated because I usually make shots," Young said. "Coach Cal showed me that, and I was just mind-blown. We easily fixed it … That’s why I love Coach Cal. He points out everything."
Willie Cauley-Stein — hipster:
Willie Cauley-Stein was rocking a sweet fedora tonight pic.twitter.com/uyVxBEnWjt— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_CJ) November 20, 2013
Wow, what happened here? I think this might just be a bit of rebellion from people tired of having to watch cheesy season-ticket package games. I feel them a little, but quite honestly, I'd go watch Kentucky play Henry Clay if I lived closer.
Calipari on the UT-Arlington game:
I thought the offense against the zone was fairly good, better than I expected. I agree about the energy level in the first half being low.
Other Kentucky Sports
Stuff like this is why God made blogs. Seriously hilarious. Not safe for work.
Consider this, from Andy Hutchins at Alligator Army:
If you are chalking up Florida's 2013 to the failings of Big Dumb Will Muschamp Football, I suspect you are looking at the results, not the process.
This isn't Big Dumb Will Muschamp Football; it's Bad Big Dumb Will Muschamp Football. We saw Good Big Dumb Will Muschamp Football last year, and we got all the satisfaction in the world from it in grinding wins over good teams: LSU, South Carolina, Florida State. That philosophy, better executed, made very good teams look as powerless as it did bad ones.
Kevin Ware did not violate NCAA rules, according to U of L. Well, okay, I guess.
Rick, look — STFU. Seriously. You are in no ethical position, ever, to scold anyone but your players about anything.
Louisville is taking this thing they think they have with the local media too far. They're going to create a Jerry Tipton one day, and my schadenfreude will be epic.
Marcus Smart has a big game. There's really not much doubt who the #1 point guard will be this year. Sorry, Andrew, but you've got major ground to make up, buddy. Good game last night, though.
Top 25 scoreboard. Duke in a fairly close shave. Nobody notices.