Today is a good day to celebrate Kentucky's offensive statistics, which are vastly improved over last year. UK currently ranks 18th in passing offense and 80th in rushing offense. The rushing offense may seem bad, but keep in mind that the starting running back has been injured, and that UK's offense is now geared more toward moving the ball with short passes.
The Tweet of the Morning comes from coach Matthew Mitchell:
"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." Albert Einstein......Have a great day #BBN! #40MINS— Matthew Mitchell (@UKCoachMitchell) September 12, 2012
Good advice from a great mind. Your quickies follow the jump.
Calipari halves ticket price for UK NBA alumni game // Kentucky.com
Hmm. Interesting that ticket sales are so slow for this event.
Tobacco Road powers Duke, North Carolina engulfed in uncertainty amid recent scandals - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball // CBSSports.com
Heh. Schadenfreude, anyone?
SB Nation United: the big rebrand // Vox Product
More on our rebranding effort, which is a complete process, not just a new logo.
3-point shot: Time for Calhoun to decide // ESPN
1. Yes, it is.
2. Told you Goodwin was a major stud.
Calipari shares his thoughts on recruiting // CollegeBasketballTalk
Calipari is like that - you see something he did, and you have to look at it.
Chicks Dig the Football: UK // Kent St Photo Album
Check it out. Nice work, there.
Calipari sees Trey Lyles // Recruiting
According to the Star’s Kyle Neddenriep, Lyles said he was disappointed not to see Indiana University, where he was committed until last month, at the workout, which came on the second day of an in-person contact period.
Stealing another 5* from the Hoosiers would be... sweet.
Chris Berman's Comb-Over Has Reached Ernie McCracken Levels
Heh. Anytime I see a Kingpin reference, I have to link it.
Kentucky Sports Radio // UK’s Offensive Line Like Enron: "Smartest Guys in the Room"
Blogger fail. In what universe is comparing your team's offensive line to Enron a good thing?
Tom Eblen: Centre College students are proud of their 'civility pledge' // Kentucky.com
In a way, this is exactly the philosophy of A Sea of Blue. Let's share our enjoyment of Wildcats sports in a way that does not involve uncivil behavior.
Comparing UK’s offensive approach to that of the championship-winning basketball team // vaughtsviews
Maxwell Smith has stats that are nationally relevant, and that's amazing to see. It will get tougher, but keep in mind that Smith, and many of his targets, are sophomores and younger.
The Georgia Bulldogs and Their Opponents: "BCS" Stands for "Better Check the Schedule" // Dawg Sports
Kyle King labels us the Wil_cats. Why? Because we have no "D."
SEC suspends Rebel for hit; Auburn, 0-2, is 'manning up' // Kentucky.com
You don't see this every day - a player suspended for a play that did not draw a flag from the officials. Hmm.
Is UK no-huddle no sweat? No way // cincinnati.com
Too many "Nos" in that title, Kyle.
Stanley Johnson, top Calif. junior, enjoys visit with Calipari // Recruiting
Go, Cal, go!
Amid Texas Tech Mutiny, Coach Billy Gillispie Diagnosed with High Blood Pressure // FanSided
Hope he gets better - both in body and mind.
Jarvis Jones for Heisman? // Columbus Ledger Enquirer
We see this kind of talk occasionally, but it usually amounts to little.
Georgia defense getting 2 suspended players back // The Score
Good news for an already strong defense.
Coach claims booster paid Mississippi State Bulldogs recruit // ESPN
SEC Basketball 2012: Top Power Forwards in the Conference
It will be interesting to see how much "power" is in Kyle Wiltjer's game this year.
Minter, Sanders Impressed With Talented WKU Team
Western is going to be a tougher out than Kent St., and KSU gave us all we wanted for two and one half quarters of football.
Kentucky Wildcats Football: Recognizing Pat Washington // Wildcat Blue Nation
Indeed. Washington has done a good job so far, as evidenced by the fact that the passing game works much better this year. That's probably not the only reason, but hey, you get credit when you're on the staff and what you are coaching is working.
UNC's Williams out-blings UK's Calipari // ESPN
Cal should have brought UK's championship trophies with him.
Kentucky football: High IQ on the 'O' line just what UK recruiting for // Kentucky.com
The offensive line has been a very pleasant surprise so far.
Marcus Lee Cuts List to Three // ZagsBlog.com
A Calipari-Pitino recruiting battle! JC linked this earlier, as well.