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Friday Quickies: NFL Returns Edition

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The NFL regular season has begun, and more in today’s quickies.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning BBN, the NFL is now really, really back! No longer do we have to settle for preseason football, we have the real thing.

Shockingly, the season started with the Kansas City Chiefs upsetting the New England Patriots on the night of their fifth Super Bowl celebration. Let’s hope there’s a lot more craziness and excitement on the horizon.

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What’s it like to be recruited by John Calipari? We asked those who know him best | Kentucky Sports Radio
Everyone agrees John Calipari is the best recruiter in college basketball- but what makes him so effective? We asked prominent AAU coaches and former UK parents

EKU’s new QB has played against top competition before | Lexington Herald Leader
Tim Boyle, the starting quarterback at Eastern Kentucky, passed for 320 yards in his debut with the Colonels last week. He leads EKU against UK next.

Walker Montgomery to Play Season-Opening Pregame Concert - UK
After winning a fan vote in August, emerging singer Walker Montgomery will play the first Kentucky Football Pregame Concert of the season before the Wildcats take on Eastern Kentucky in their home opener on Saturday.

The Depth Chart Podcast: Eastern Kentucky | Kentucky Sports Radio
Recording LIVE from Jack Kain Ford, The Depth Chart Podcast brought along a special guest to help the BBN prepare for the home opener vs. Eastern Kentucky.

Wildcats Begin 2017-18 Campaign at Wolf Run - UK
The Wildcats are among 16 teams competing in the annual event held at the Wolf Run Golf Club. It will mark the 10th time in the Brian Craig era the team will take on Wolf Run, including the fifth time in the last six years. - Cats Illustrated staff makes UK-EKU predictions
Last week every Cats Illustrated staff member correctly predicted that Kentucky would take care of Southern Miss.This week, as you might imagine, there are more picks for the Cats. Here the staff tackles several pressing UK questions going into Week 2.

Kentucky Returns to The Bell, Opens C-USA Schedule v UAB Friday - UK
For the first time since 2009, Kentucky will open the Conference USA portion of its schedule with an undefeated record. In fact, Friday's league opener pits two teams yet to lose this year against each other.

Life changed for former UK star David Jones after gun-shot wound | Lexington Herald Leader
David Jones was shot in his home on July 26. The former University of Kentucky star is back on the sidelines at Phelps High School.

UKXC Welcomes Quality Field For Bluegrass XC Invitational - UK
Kentucky will be the host collegiate institution for the 2017 Bluegrass Cross Country Invitational to be run Saturday at Masterson Station Park in the northwestern part of Lexington off Leestown Road.

Kentucky football: Darius West excels in return to field - CatsPause
Kentucky safety Darius West made six tackles and forced a fumble in his first career start. The performance was a long time coming.

Former Kentucky player James Young joins Milwaukee Bucks | Lexington Herald Leader
Young, 22, was the 17th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. He played in 89 games over three seasons with Boston and averaged 2.3 points and 1.1 rebounds.

Chiefs vs. Patriots: Kareem Hunt lost a fumble on his first NFL carry -
There’s a first time for everything.

Hue Jackson dismisses notion Myles Garrett is injury prone – ProFootballTalk
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will miss several weeks with a high right ankle sprain, his third lower-leg injury in 13 months. But Browns coach Hue Jackson dismissed the notion the No. 1 overall choice is injury prone or has chronic ankle problems.

NFL picks, predictions Week 1: Experts pick each game vs. point spread |
The best and brightest football minds bring you weekly NFL picks against the spread. Which teams are the best bests?

Cavs can be 'scary' with Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder in town - USA Today
The Cavs have a chance to be special, but it all depends on Isaiah Thomas' hip. If he's healthy, and they're all at their best, they may be a real threat to the Warriors...maybe.

Patriots fans boo Roger Goodell in pregame appearance at Gillette Stadium - The Washington Post
Dave Portnoy is responsible for all the clown towels and clown shirts that the fans have. I think Goodell will always be hated in New England.

Cincinnati Bengals extend Vontaze Burfict - ESPN
LB Vontaze Burfict has signed a three-year extension with the Bengals. The deal is worth a total of $38.68 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Goodell: I think Kaepernick will get another shot, but I’m not a football expert – ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he still believes Colin Kaepernick will play in the league again, but he doesn't know when or where and thinks each of the 32 teams' personnel people can make that decision on their own.