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Tennessee Volunteers @ Kentucky Wildcats: Open Game Thread

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This is the official A Sea of Blue Open Game Thread for the Tennessee Volunteers @ Kentucky Wildcats football game. Game details are as follows:

Kentucky vs. Tennessee
When: Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:00 PM
Where: Commonwealth Stadium Lexington, Ky.
Radio: BBSN
Online Audio Audio
Live Stats

Here we are, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation -- Senior Day, 2009. This is where we say goodbye to our seniors, and face our rival, the Tennessee Volunteers.

In honor of senior day, I am going to post the name, number, position and hometown of the seniors we will be farwelling tonight in their last game at Commonwealth Stadium:

Number Name Pos. Yr. Exp. Ht./Wt. Hometown (last school)
4 Micah Johnson LB Sr. 3V 6-2/258 Ft. Campbell, KY (Ft. Campbell HS)
27 Ashton Cobb S Sr. 3V 6-0/215 Aliquippa, PA (Center HS)
29 Alfonso Smith RB Sr. 3V 6-1/208 Louisville, KY (Waggener HS)
32 Trevard Lindley CB Sr. 3V 6-0/179 Hiram, GA (Hiram HS)
33 Calvin Harrison S Sr. 3V 6-1/211 Columbia, SC (Richland Northeast HS)
36 Lones Seiber K Sr. 3V 5-9/190 San Antonio, TX (Knoxville Central HS)
37 Trey Bowland RB Sr. 2V 5-10/190 Knoxville, TN (Christian Academy)
38 John Conner FB Sr. 3V 5-11/240 West Chester, OH (Lakota West HS)
40 Maurice Grinter TE Sr. 3V 6-3/253 Louisville, KY (Fairdale HS)
43 Mikhail Mabry LB Sr. 3V 6-2/248 Mililani, HI (Mililani HS)
47 A.J. Nance FB Sr. 3V 5-11/256 Knoxville, TN (Central HS)
50 Sam Maxwell LB Sr. 3V 6-3/248 Hartwell, GA (Hart County HS)
60 Dustin Luck G Sr. SQ 6-3/290 Poole, KY (Henderson County)
61 Jorge Gonzalez C Sr. 3V 6-3/300 Tampa, FL (Catholic HS)
72 Zipp Duncan T Sr. 3V 6-5/291 Magnolia, KY (Elizabethtown)
76 Justin Jeffries T Sr. 3V 6-6/320 Louisville, KY (St. Xavier HS)
78 Christian Johnson G Sr. 3V 6-4/330 Ft. Campbell, KY (Hargrave Military Academy)
80 T.C. Drake TE Sr. 3V 6-6/242 Bardstown, KY (Hargrave Military Academy)
86 Ross Bogue TE Sr. 3V 6-5/244 Suwanee, GA (North Gwinnett)
89 Anthony Cecil WR Sr. 1V 6-0/194 Hodgenville, KY (Larue County HS)

There are a lot of guys we are going to sorely miss from this list. Guys like Maxwell, the Johnsons, Gonzalez, Lindley, Cobb, Duncan, Connor, Smith, Drake. These are guys who have believed in this program and made a major impact on it. Twenty seniors, and all of them leave very big shoes to fill.

At this point, with this team, stats don't matter. This is about emotion, about a 24-game losing streak, about seniors who, unlike the seniors from last year, have never known futility. These guys are winners, and for the most part, they have won their entire time here at Kentucky. I can't say enough about what they have done to resurrect this program from the darkness and defeat that was UK before they came.

This is a huge game, and winning this one would send our seniors off properly, as they so richly deserve. Let's cheer them on.

Go 'Cats!