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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Night Practice Edition

Mark Stoops teaches a lesson and the 'Cats respond, Isaac Humphries is on the way, and Miles Bridges sets his visits.

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Mark Stoops was mad after the lackluster practice on Friday. He was madder at the lackluster scrimmage held on Saturday. Speaking to the media after the scrimmage, Stoops hinted at getting back on the field later that night to get back what they lost earlier in the day.

He made good on his threat as the Wildcats held a night practice on Saturday, and from the player reactions on twitter, it was the best practice that the team has ever had.

This is why you bring in a guy like Mark Stoops. He isn't afraid to hold his team accountable for their mistakes and he won't allow them to think that they have won anything yet (ahem, Patrick Towles). It's good to have confidence, but the wins must be earned on the field, and Stoops had to remind them of that.

Less than two weeks, folks.

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Now all we need is to get Jamal Murray on campus and the basketball team is all set.

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The Wildcats offensive line may be the closest knit group on the team. How did they get so close? Why, floating down the lazy river in Gatlinburg, that's how! I hope John Calipari is making plans to get his team on a lazy river before the season begins.

Coach Stoops has already made two great coaching moves and the season hasn't even started yet. Andy Buh and Shannon Dawson are working out even better than expected in Lexington. Craig Naivar wasn't well liked by the fans for his unorthodox special teams decisions and Neal Brown's offense showed flashes of being good but it never seemed to click. Some new blood may be just what this team needed.

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Is Tyler Ulis the best point guard in America? That sentiment certainly is picking up steam. Dino Gaudio, who made the comments, isn't some blowhard. He knows what he's talking about. And I agree 100% with him. At times last season, Ulis was the best point guard on the team. Andrew Harrison should have been the starter, but there were times when Ulis should have been in the game more. Like the last five minutes against the Wisconsin Badgers.

Five star wing Miles Bridges has trimmed his list and set up visits. Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan, and North Carolina are the finalists for his services. Bridges will be at Kentucky for the weekend of October 17th. This is a huge weekend as Kentucky plays Auburn in football on the 15th, Big Blue Madness is the 16th, and Rupp Arena will host an NBA preseason game. Former Wildcats will clash as the Kings take on the Pelicans. Bridges plans to announce his decision in November, so Lexington will be one of his final visits. If he doesn't commit after all of that then I won't know what to say.

John Wall has been doing a great deal of good works for charity lately. His latest effort will be with none other than Snoop Dogg. Snoop will hold a charity celebrity flag football game for Athletes vs. Cancer and Wall will participate in the game. That blazing speed on the football field will be interesting to see.

2016 Five star guard Rawle Alkins plans on visiting all 10 schools on his list. Alkins will be one of the many players in the 2016 class to visit Big Blue Madness.

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USC Trojans head football coach Steve Sarkisian had a little too much of the sauce last night at a donor event, dropped on F Bomb on stage, and was pulled off said stage. He had more fun last night than I did.

OK, I think we are off to the Kentucky State Fair today. If you are doing the same, have fun and have a corn dog.