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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Saturday Scrum Edition

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Kentucky Sports Radio tries to make sense of the alleged bar fight involving an players from Eastern Kentucky and Kentucky Saturday night. At this moment, there just isn’t much verifiable information, although a couple of eye witnesses have wildly different stories about the incident, one of them second-hand.

I suggest we all just chill until we know what really happened. Right now, we don’t.

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Kentucky must have more success next season, or recruiting will get even tougher.

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • Messiah deWeaver, a top 2016 UK QB target who was committed to Michigan, has decommitted from the Wolverines. This is good news for Kentucky, at least for now. We need some.

  • Finally, a special teams coach seems imminent:

Kentucky basketball
  • Devin Booker prepares to face his father’s alma mater, this time in Columbia. Consider:

    "They love him (in Missouri). Everywhere we go," Booker said of the Tigers’ fanbase. "We went to all the homecoming games … We used to walk around at the tailgates and he’d get stopped everywhere we went. It was like how Big Blue Nation treats us, and I was really surprised about that. They’re a great fan base."

    Booker understands the may get booed tonight, and he’s good with that.

  • The McDonald’s All-American selection show is live tonight on ESPNU at 6 PM.

  • Kentucky basketball notebook by This is just how it is:

    Calipari was asked Tuesday if he ever feels bad for a program like Missouri, which invested more than six years recruiting Tiger legacy Devin Booker only to see UK swoop in prior to his senior year and land his commitment.

    "I’ve been on that side," he said. "I’ve been at Memphis and Massachusetts, and I hate to tell you, no one felt sorry for me when Duke and North Carolina came.

    Hey, UK just found out what it’s like being on the other side of that situation in football this week. Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you.

  • More undefeated talk about Kentucky. It’s getting to the point where such talk is less and less crazy.

  • Calipari says Kentucky can fight off complacency with "Energy." That’s definitely what UK needs to do. You can overcome bad games with energy and effort.

  • Mark Selig, writing for the Missourian, says it’s about time to stop hating John Calipari and start appreciating him:

    But the animus in misplaced. Calipari, who will bring Kentucky to Mizzou Arena for a likely blowout victory Thursday, is great for the game and even better for his program. It’s about time people appreciate what he’s accomplished over the past five years: reestablishing Kentucky as the most powerful and efficient basketball factory in the country.


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