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Sunday Quickies: Jarren Williams Edition

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Jarren Williams has been on a roll the first two games of his senior year, and more in today’s quickies.

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Big Blue Nation should be salivating over Jarren Williams.

The future Kentucky Wildcats QB is proving very early on in his senior season at the high school level that he is a phenom and a next-level playmaker. The four-star UK commit had a five-touchdown performance on Friday.

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WATCH: Kentucky QB commit Jarren Williams has 5-touchdown night - SEC Country
Jarren Williams is the talk of Kentucky's 2018 recruiting class, and the 4-star quarterback lived up to the hype on Friday night.

Kentucky Wins Bluegrass Battle After Sweep of Cincinnati - UK
The No. 14 Kentucky volleyball team took home the Bluegrass Battle championship after sweeping Cincinnati (25-21, 25-22, 25-20) to remain perfect after opening weekend.

Karl-Anthony Towns on why he wrote about Charlottesville, racism, Trump | Lexington Herald Leader
The violence and hatred on display in Charlottesville, Va., recently motivated former University of Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns to write a column calling for peace and understanding. Although he questioned President Donald Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville, Towns said he did not intend to “bash anybody.”

Florida-Based WR Jeshaun Jones Sets SEC, Big Ten Official Visits - Cats Pause
Schools representing the Big Ten and SEC have secured official visit dates with 2018 Fort Myers (Fla.) South Fort Myers receiver, Jeshaun Jones.

Neal Brown a Top Candidate for a Power Five Head Coaching Job | Kentucky Sports Radio
Former Kentucky wide receiver and offensive coordinator Neal Brown will be a hot name in this year's next head coaching search.

Football is starting, but the talk is basketball — NBA basketball | Lexington Herald Leader
The college and NFL football seasons are about to begin. Yet, the NBA continues to dominate national sports talk. Thank player movement.

Wildcats Showcase Resolve in Five-Set Win over No. 23 Utah - UK
Kentucky stormed out to an early 2-0 lead, before the Utes captured the next two frames to force the decisive fifth set in an impressive early-season battle between top-25 rated teams on Friday.

Former Wildcat Noel reportedly down $66 million after signing new contract - SEC Country
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, former Kentucky big Nerlens Noel took a big hit this offseason. Noel will return to the Dallas Mavericks for 2017. - GALLERY: Kentucky Basketball Alumni Charity Game 2017
Photos from the Alumni Charity game a couple nights ago.

The Patriots have four options to overcome the loss of Julian Edelman - CBSSports
Edelman is a key cog in the Pats' offense but they remain AFC favorites for one very good reason

Greg Bird activated from 60-day DL, back in New York Yankees' lineup
Yankees first baseman Greg Bird said he feels "fresh" after being activated from the 60-day disabled list and went 1-for-2 Saturday in his first game since May 1.

Anatomy of an NFL Protest: How and Why the Browns Got the Country Talking
Browns defensive back Jason McCourty walked into the locker room, when he saw about a half-dozen of his teammates talking. "What's going on here?" McCourty thought. It was the start of what would become the NFL's largest national anthem protest to date.

Patriots part ways with defensive end Kony Ealy -
Unable to find a trade partner for Kony Ealy, the Patriots are cutting him free. The team announced Saturday that the fourth-year defensive end has been released.

The Death of a Teenage Quarterback
It isn't supposed to happen here, in Hometown, USA. It isn't supposed to happen anywhere, but children die after playing football more often than you know.

The Unheralded Work of Pro NFL Scouts
Maintaining a football roster isn’t just about evaluating top-flight players or even guys on the bench. It involves keeping tabs on practice-squad guys, scout team fill-ins, opponents’ benches, and even the Arena Football League.

Blake Bortles: Jaguars name him starting QB - USA Today
A person familiar with the decision says Blake Bortles is getting another shot as Jacksonville's starting quarterback.

Chart Party: The history of the NFL, 1987-2016
Some NFL teams are kind of predictable. Others win and lose in ways that defy explanation. This is a scroll through nearly a thousand years of combined NFL history.

Jaguars are stuck with Bortles’ salary, no matter what
At a time when some have suggested that the Jaguars will trade quarterback Blake Bortles (that’s not happening), the only viable alternative to parking him on the bench for the full season in order to avoid triggering his injury-guaranteed $19 million salary for 2018 would be to cut him.

Andrew Luck Reportedly Unlikely to Play in Season Opener Due to Shoulder Injury
Luck is reportedly in serious danger of missing his team's Week 1 showdown against the Rams as he continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery.

Blake Bortles, Chad Henne Still Competing for Jaguars Starting QB Job
The starting quarterback spot for the Jacksonville Jaguars is reportedly still hanging in the balance. According to Gregg Rosenthal of, Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone didn't name a starter between Chad Henne and Blake Bortles after the Jaguars dropped Thursday's preseason game to the Carolina Panthers 24-23.

Cops: Mom, daughter beat grandma over Steelers game volume
Authorities say a woman's daughter and granddaughter beat her and shaved her head because they thought she was listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers' game too loudly on the radio.

Most, least accurate, luckiest, aggressive, conservative, quarterbacks in NFL 2016 - 2017
It's third-and-10, and your favorite team's quarterback just threw a 3-yard pass, bringing out the punt team. Isn't that frustrating to watch? Wouldn't it be great to have a stat that measures which quarterbacks do this the most, and to what degree?

Samantha Ponder, ESPN’s ‘Countdown’ Host, on Pay Equality
When the NFL’s new season kicks off next month, ESPN’s flagship football pregame show will have a new look. Gone will be Chris Berman, who hosted “Sunday NFL Countdown” from 1986 through last season. In his place will be Samantha Ponder.

Colorado St opens new stadium by beating Oregon St 58-27 - The Washington Post
The opening of a new stadium left quarterback Nick Stevens momentarily breathless in the early beginnings of this season of college football.

Manchester Utd news: Jose Mourinho: I am very confident |
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he is extremely confident about his side's prospects, hailing their performance in defeating Leicester.