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Wildcat Quickies: Missing Football Edition

Football can't return soon enough, so the Toddfather helps us pass the time, plus some football recruiting news to boot.

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Upon further review with Todd Greenwell: Closer look at Drew Barker - Rivals
A Sea of Blue's own Todd Greenwell breaks down the play of Drew Barker, and what to expect of the new starting UK quarterback going forward.
Side note: Be sure to follow Coach T on Twitter for a constant barrage of football knowledge.

And be sure to read Todd's piece on the difference between Shannon Dawson's offense and that of new UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran.

One guy who knows it’s possible to win in football at Kentucky - Lexington Herald-Leader
If not for an unexpected turn of the college coaching carousel some 43 years ago, Warren Bryant would not be in Lexington this week as a member of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 14th induction class. As 1973’s college football recruiting battles heated up, the Miami product had no ties to Kentucky and no intention of forming any. Instead, he wound up as one of the best football players in UK history.

A case for Brad Calipari to get more playing time - Kentucky Sports Radio
As Coach Coal and Brad try to navigate the somewhat tricky question of playing time this year, one can start to see the parallels of another Kentucky basketball father and son duo – Adolph Rupp and his son Adolph "Herky" Rupp Jr.

5 things to know about the Nuggets draft pick Jamal Murray - Denver Stiffs
With their first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Nuggets selected UK's own Jamal Murray. Here are five things to know about the newest Nugget and how he fits his new team.

Calipari en route to scout in Spain - 247
John Calipari is en route to Zaragoza, Spain to scout the FIBA U17 World Championships. In April, the NCAA set a new rule allowing coaches to evaluate FIBA U17 World Championships, where big-name players like Wendell Carter are playing.

Reigelsperger says his trip to UK was "amazing"; praises Marrow - Rivals
Wayne (Ohio) Huber Heights defensive end Alex Reigelsperger visited UK for the fifth time on Wednesday. The 2018 prospect remains high on UK, thanks in large part to Vince Marrow. "I know Coach Marrow real well," he explained. "I love Coach Marrow. Coach Marrow's a funny, funny dude. He reminds me a lot of my head coach at Wayne. Some coaches who recruit you will lie to you just to get you to commit somewhere. Coach Marrow, he'll keep it real and tell you what you need to do. If Coach Marrow thinks Kentucky's not the best place for you then he'll tell you what he thinks. But he's been great."

Five Calipari-era UK players who misjudged the NBA Draft - Lexington Herald-Leader
The five biggest misjudgments by Kentucky Wildcats players of the John Calipari era on when to enter the NBA Draft. I would argue 1, 3 and 4 were right to leave and take the money when they still could.

Don't expect Thon Maker's NBA Draft success to start a rebellion against college hoops - Sporting News
Yes, Maker was chosen with the 10th pick in the 2016 draft after hiding in prep school for a year. And yes, Skal Labissiere was chosen 28th after playing a season at Kentucky. Each of those players, however, brought a very specific set of circumstances to draft night.

Here are the college players to track for the 2017 NBA Draft – CollegeBasketballTalk
A look at 26 college players that NBA Draft fans will want to keep tabs on while eyeing the loaded 2017 draft. 1. Josh Jackson, SF, Kansas: Jackson is exactly what you want to see out of an NBA wing.

Ridiculously early 2017 NBA Mock Draft has 3 UK stars in top 15 -
This year's draft is over so let's look ahead to the 2017 NBA Draft when a UK duo could go early, including Malik Monk landing with Boogie and the Kings.

4-star Gentry Bonds names Final 5: Cats make the cut - Rivals
"Kentucky is a great school because I fit well into what they do defensively," Bonds said. "Coach Elliot and I have a good relationship and they told me they have a need for defensive backs."

FIBA u17: Collin Sexton goes off, talks visits, new interest from Duke - Scout
Five-star guard Collin Sexton scored 20 points and lead USA to a double digit win over Turkey. He spoke to Scout after the game to discuss his play and new interest from Duke, while UK still hasn't jumped into his recruitment.

College Basketball Teams With The Most NBA Draft Picks In The Last 5 Years - Chat Sports
It's Kentucky, followed by everyone else.

The Mascot Games: When the stars of the sidelines get a chance to play - Mashable
The mascots compete in several impossible-to-describe events involving trampolines, big wheels and balloons.