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Governor’s Cup news dominates the Quickies.

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The Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals will both meet on Kroger Field with identical 7-4 records. Both teams have to feel like they had some missed opportunities along the way and both feel like they’re better than their record indicates.

Of course the Cards bring with them Lamar Jackson, the best player in college football. No matter how pedestrian they have been in other positions on the field, and they have, nothing can take away the fact that he is the best player on the field.

Can the Cats keep the Governor's Cup in Lexington? It won’t be easy but I think that in the end good will triumph over Bobby Petrino.

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Thank you to these seniors for making Kentucky football a winner once again.

Quickies

Courtney Love and Stephen Johnson must rise above emotion | Lexington Herald Leader- It wasn’t the first stop for either player but both have been instrumental in establishing a new identity for this team. I wouldn’t bet against either of them on Senior Day.

Predictions and Over/Under | SEC Country- Kentucky hasn’t favored well in the minds of the media. They didn’t last season and we all remember what happened. Kentucky is better. Louisville isn’t.

A thank you letter to Stephen Johnson | KSR- I’m normally not a big fan of the author of this piece but I think he hits a perfect note on this letter to one of the biggest underdog success stories in Kentucky football history.

How to watch and game prediction | Lexington Herald Leader- It’s all pretty even in the eyes of Mark Story but he likes the Cardinals in a close one.

A lot at stake in the Governor’s Cup | UK Athletics- An 8 win season and another win over UofL will be quite the finale to the regular season for Mark Stoops.

Are the Wildcats ready for a motivated Lamar Jackson? | Lexington Herald Leader- Fumbling the game away after Heisman posing on his biggest rival has been the one glaring negative in the illustrious career of Lamar Jackson. He hasn’t forgotten it.

Who is the toughest opponent on the remaining non-con schedule? | SEC Country- Hint: it’s not Louisville.

UK Volleyball SEC Champs! | UK Athletics- Congrats to coach Skinner and the Wildcat volleyball team. They end the best regular season in school history in style as they take the SEC championship.

Bret Bielema out at Arkansas | ESPN- Bielema was told he would no longer be the coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks as he was exiting the field after losing to Missouri. That’s cold, man.

Florida has moved on from Chip Kelly | CBS- What seemed inevitable a few days ago is now over. Florida now sets its sights on Scott Frost from UCF. Frost’s team is still undefeated after a barnburner against South Florida yesterday.

Derek Rose: What could have been | ESPN- Rose has left the Cleveland Cavaliers and it won’t be a surprise if he leaves basketball for good. Rose is tired of injuries. Once an MVP and the best point guard in the NBA, Rose’s career has been injury plagued. How good could he have been if he had stayed healthy?

Byron Scott thinks Lavar Ball needs to shut up | Lakers Nation- Ball has been critical of how Luke Walton has “handled” a struggling Lonzo Ball. Scott, former LA Lakers coach, thinks Lavar needs to shut his mouth.

How Miami’s loss to Pitt impacts the college football playoffs | Sporting News- Does Wisconsin now have a window? Will Ohio State be in if they beat Michigan today? Do the Hurricanes have a chance to make it back if they win the ACC Championship game? Oh what fun!

Jon Snow vs. Khaleesi: Golden Globes Edition | Indie Wire- Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke will both be duking it out over lead acting roles at the Golden Globes. Good luck to both actors from the greatest TV series on the planet.

10 things you didn’t know about Freddie Mercury | Rolling Stone- The one thing I do know is that he is the greatest rock and roll front man in history.

And finally... Beat Louisville.