In the past, Angry Mark Stoops has already reared his angry head by this time of the season, but with the enthusiasm surrounding this team and the improved play, it took a little longer than usual. But he finally did show up and it wasn't pretty.
How angry was he? "An unacceptable day on both sides," Stoops said. "We took a step backwards. That's one day we can't get back."
Luckily there is still time for the team to get back into the good graces of the coach. And we are now officially two weeks away from the start of the season. Let that sink in.
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Coach Stoops gets it. Is that a thing? That should be a thing.
- 2016 4 star linebacker Kash Daniel scored three touchdowns last night in Paintsville's 42-16 win over Sheldon Clark. Daniel said one of the big reasons as to why he committed to Kentucky so early was so that he could concentrate on getting his team a state title. He's going to good, folks.
- Also in Kentucky high school news, Landon Young helped Lafayette defeat Dunbar 43-21. And just look at this monster. Glad he's going to be on our side.
This was the opponents' view of Lafayette 2017 OT Jedrick Wills on many occasions in the local HS season opener... pic.twitter.com/6omTxhb2Vf
— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) August 22, 2015
- Patrick Towles went on the Paul Finebaum Show and told the nationally syndicated radio host that he expects to be in Atlanta playing for the SEC championship game at the end of the season. His comments were in defense of this amazing tweet:
We are actually https://t.co/JbLaB0YZIU— Patrick Towles (@patty_ice14) August 18, 2015
- In case you missed it, 2016 shooting guard/scoring machine Markelle Fultz committed to the Washington Huskies last night. He was considering the Huskies, the Arizona Wildcats, and the Louisville Cardinals. Noticeably absent from his list was his dream team, the Kentucky Wildcats. I'm not sure what happened in his recruitment. He publicly begged for an offer from Kentucky, but when he got it, he never took a visit. I'm not sure if it was because John Calipari is spending more time recruiting other elite guards more than Fultz or maybe Fultz wanted that Kentucky offer to get other schools interested. Whatever the case, good luck to the young man.
- Check out CoachCal.com and read the latest player profile on Isaiah Briscoe. He's a trash talking, brash, New York City kid, but he's a winner. I think Big Blue Nation is going to love him.
- SB Nation took a look at five freshman most likely to make a big impact this upcoming basketball season. Skal Labisierre makes the cut. Jamal Murray did not and I think that is a big mistake. I'm not sure how anyone that covers college basketball and has watched Murray this summer can leave him off of any impact list. Unless he didn't watch Jamal Murray this summer.
- I'm sure by now you have read the gory details coming out of Baylor University right now.If not, here is the short of it: Baylor Bears defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of sexually assaulting a female Baylor student athlete. His sentence? A mere six months behind bars and 10 years probation. That's right, six months. Ukuachu had previously dismissed from Boise State's football program for unspecified violations of team rules. Documents state that those violations were beating up a former girlfriend in Idaho while on drugs and alcohol. The scary question is, how much did Baylor know about the incident in Waco and the incident in Idaho? Something stinks Art Briles and you need to answer for it.
- Looks like the Petrino family tree is full of jerks. Paul Petrino shut down the media after he tried go after a reporter for asking questions. The Idaho Vandals are 2-21 since the offensive genius took over.
- In more Petrino news, The Sporting News highlights the monumental task that Bret Bielema has of getting the Arkansas Razorbacks on track after Bobby Petrino left the program in shambles after crashing his motorcycle with his mistress on the back. Stories of academic failures, an aloof coach with no interest in his players, and team misconduct were the norm under Petrino. Sound familiar? I'm sure his second turn with the Louisville Cardinals will end fantastically. Changed man, though. Changed man.