Yesterday, the football team scrimmaged, and the defense clearly had the upper hand. It didn't exactly dominate the offense, but was apparently the clear winner of the day.
Mark Stoops said that this will be an important factor in the determination of a starting quarterback, but didn't indicate it would be dispositive.
I hate to hear about the dropped passes and turnovers, and Stoops said that nobody stood out on defense, the whole unit just played well.
Neil Brown said that the offense came out and played well early, but as the scrimmage wore on, the defense was better. He said also that the run blocking early was good. Jojo Kemp was singled out as making plays. He noted that we had some drops today. He really had nothing to say about the quarterbacks except to note that Reese Phillips had "as good a day as anybody."
He said further that nobody seemed to stand out at wideout today, and he said that the picks were due to poor throws. Brown says that we are a lot better now than in the spring, and that from today on, we have to figure out "what we're good at, and who our best players are."
Tweet of the Day:
Be sure to watch ESPNU at 8pm tonight: Elite 11 documentary will be airing, great publicity for @D_Barker7 and UK football.— J.Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) August 18, 2013
This should be very interesting.
Nation's Elite takes a look at the American Athletic Conference (AAC) which is essentially a holding pit for those who've left the Big East - Kinda like the Pizza Pit.
Kentucky sends "care packages" to the former Wildcat players in the NFL. I think that's pretty cool.
Za'Darius Smith and Alvin "Bud" Dupree are pushing each other hard in practice. There is no better place on a football team to have great talent than at defensive end. Just ask Steve Spurrier about that.
4-star prospect Blake Bone will announce his school in two weeks. This is a player that Kentucky really needs.
UK 2014 recruit Angel Delgado picks Seton Hall. I use the term "recruit" advisedly, as UK was interested, but not interested enough to offer him a scholarship up until now. Apparently he didn't feel like waiting.
John Calipari gets a mention on NHL.com. I wonder how many college basketball coaches ever get mentioned on the National Hockey League's website?
5'9" Tyler Ulis, 2014 point guard prospect, tweeted that he had an offer from John Calipari after his visit this weekend. I consider this quite unusual, as Calipari is known to be a fan of bigger point guards like Emmanuel Mudiay.
Hand-wringing is still going on over the renovation of Rupp Arena. The only thing that would be a deal-breaker to me is renaming it to something other than Rupp Arena.
Another indictment in the Vanderbilt rape scandal. Coverage at:
Saturday Down South says Kentucky has a hidden gem. Follow the link to find out who.
SDS also ranks the team's strength of schedule. Would you believe that Kentucky is only 3rd?
Odd that the chicken bucket isn't mentioned yet the venerable Rupp Arener (Pitino's word, not mine) is. Just shows you can't buy tradition.
Other sports news
- First Penn St. abuse lawsuit settled by university for millions.
More from A Sea Of Blue:
- 2014 PG Tyler Ulis Earns a Kentucky Wildcats Offer
- Kentucky Wildcats Football: Is the Western Kentucky Game a Must Win for Mark Stoops?
- Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals: The Cardinal Defense
- Kentucky Football: Wildcats Disappoint Coach Mark Stoops Today
- Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari Voted Tops In Recruiting By Peers