Good morning BBN, these are your Thursday quickies. The Kentucky Wildcats football team has hit a critical point in their schedule; this is the season that everyone expected a 6-6 breakthrough, and if they don’t win most of their upcoming games, there will be a lot of trouble within the program. Not only will they have pretty much no shot of making a bowl, but Mark Stoops’ seat will get hotter than its ever been before. Kentucky has Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee, Austin Peay and Louisville left to go on their schedule. They need four wins, and their best bet is to beat Vandy, Mississippi State, Mizzou and Austin Peay. That’s much easier said than done, and if they don’t check Vanderbilt off that list this week, the program may be on track for heavy turn over next year. There’s no doubt that the Cats look better on the field than they did at the start of the season, but if that doesn’t translate to a .500 record at the end of the day, not enough progress has been made.
Tweets of the day
Word out of Kentucky is that freshman Malik Monk is surpassing expectation early on. Shooting ball better than in high school.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) October 5, 2016
We're tired just watching this. pic.twitter.com/qUjZkKpYWL— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 5, 2016
It won’t be easy trying to stop these guys driving the lane when they’re doing this in their workouts.
Playing under a head coach who recruited Tyreke Evans, Derrick Rose, John Wall and Brandon Knight brings a lot of pressure, bu Fox has the chance to be one of the best to play the point under Cal.
Talk about commitment; this redshirt sophomore practices his zone steps on the way to class and in the classroom.
There’s a lot of praise to go around in this scouting report from Greenberg.
Stephen Johnson is focusing on fumbling issues and Dorian Baker has returned to practice.
Here’s to hoping that if the front seven can’t snuff those big plays out, the lanky secondary can shut down any trick passes, or whatever Vandy is planning.
Cal wants as much basketball as he can possibly get, proposing action in August.
Other sports news
Madison Bumgarner was as good as it gets (which is pretty normal for him), and the unsung hero Conor Gillaspie hit a 3-run home run in the ninth to send the Giants to Chicago for the NLDS.
How they didn;t find this guy in the stadium, I don’t know, but the man who threw a beer at Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim is expected to turn himself over to the police.
Scouts see flashes of two of the great mobile quarterbacks in the league’s history; the athleticism is certainly there.
Pretty much all you could get out of the Patriots head coach was that they are working very hard in preparing to play the Cleveland Browns.
$270,000 is one hefty bill to pay for trashing a Los Angeles mansion. It hasn’t been a good week for Newton.
The phone was a Note 7 that was supposed to be a replacement for the owner’s old Note 7 that had been recalled. Oops.