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Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday Quickies: Kenny Payne Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Jamal Murray to likely decide in June, the hunt for a highly-regarded JUCO offensive tackle, and more.

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Assistant basketball coach Kenny Payne will make roughly $700,000 a year for the next three years, according to several media sources on Twitter. This comes on the heels of a raise to $500,000 a year from just last season. Per several media sources, the new salary will place Payne's pay higher than 22 head coaches who made the NCAA tournament this year. Payne is the associate head coach, primarily works with UK's post players, and has reeled in a lot of UK's best recruits. The other assistants saw a raise in pay too, but nothing like Payne.

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Brandon's case is pretty convincing. How Texas A&M didn't make the cut despite having a higher RPI than four of the national seeds is certainly questionable.

Your Quickies:

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  • Paul Jordan at Wildcat Blue Nation does a game-by-game breakdown for the coming season.

  • Per KSR, UK is after a highly-ranked JUCO offensive tackle. Presumably he's an early enrollee given UK's track record on offering JUCO's, and it would be good for the offensive tackles from the 2013 and 2014 signing classes to have another year to develop. At the same time, this seems like an offer based on want rather than need. I don't think they'd take any JUCO tackle, in other words. Not sure what an average JUCO tackle would get them that they don't already have.

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