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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Lost At Sea Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky's football commercial a hit on YouTube. UK is likely to get a player flipping from Penn St. tomorrow. UK plays Ole Miss tonight in Rupp Arena. More.

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Big news. Tubman was a Penn St. commit, and I am hearing that he's likely to sign with UK tomorrow.

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • This is good news. St. X is a really fine football high school, and he might be better than most people think. I always like to see walk-ons from Louisville.

  • UK's football commercial run regionally during the Super Bowl was a big YouTube hit. That's awesome.

  • SI.com's Chris Johnson tries to answer the question of whether or not Kentucky's improved recruiting will lead to more success in the SEC. Here's my comment: If it doesn't we have a coaching problem. But also, consider this:

    The Wildcats' recruiting pitch involves articulating a vision of what the program can achieve in the future -- not what it hasn't in the recent past. Though Kentucky went 2-10 (0-8 SEC) last season, Stoops and his staff have not hesitated to compete against big-name programs on the recruiting trail. And Kentucky has won more than a few of those battles: The Wildcats beat out Louisville, Tennessee and South Carolina for Barker; Auburn, Clemson and LSU for all-purpose back Stanley Williams; and Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State for Elam.

  • Kentucky very happy with the response to their Super Bowl football ad.

Kentucky basketball
  • Eric Lindsey, writing for CoachCal.com, notes that this year's Kentucky team has accomplished a very negative feat — allowing two straight opponents to shoot better than 50% against them.

    Defense is the one remaining hurdle the Wildcats must climb if they want to compete for the NCAA Tournament title. They still have time.

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  • Seth Davis tries to redefine "talent." I think talents come in all shapes and sizes. Energy and discipline are both talents of a sort, as is concentration. "Talent" in the basketball sense, though, tends to be more physical than mental or dispositional. I don't think this attempt is going to succeed, but I do take his point, and it is a worthy one.

  • That Oklahoma St.-Iowa St. game was awesome, but I had to go to bed after the second overtime.

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