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Friday Quickies: Football Bounces Back Edition

Wednesday was rough, but Thursday brought a lot of good news for UK Football

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Many fans (myself included) were a little bummed out on Wednesday about the Wandale Robinson news.

However, yesterday was a good bounce back day for Kentucky Football.

The Wildcats landed a commitment from Jared Casey, the 4-star linebacker out of Ballard High School in Louisville who recently decommitted from Oregon. Casey is one of the best players in the state and has a high ceiling to be a major difference maker for Kentucky moving forward.

And then last night, Josh Allen was presented with the Bednarik Trophy as the best defensive player in college football. It was an exciting award for Allen to win and a testament to just how dominant he was this year, beating out Quinnen Williams from Alabama and Clelin Ferrell from Clemson for the award. Both are projected to go in the first few picks of the NFL Draft.

Allen definitely made the right decision to come back to Kentucky. He returned, worked on getting prepared physically and mentally, and then led the team to a historic season while putting up record breaking numbers and watching himself skyrocket up draft boards.

It was an exciting evening for Kentucky Football fans to welcome a new player into the class and celebrate the great accomplishments of one of the best defensive players to come through the UK Football program.

Big congratulations to Jared Casey and Josh Allen on their big news from yesterday.

Tweets of the Day

Are we sure Josh Allen can’t play one more year?

Welcome to the BBN, Jared Casey!


Film Room: Jared Casey - Kentucky Sports Radio

Fans should be excited about Kentucky landing a talent like Casey.

Kentucky Football extends offers to several 2020 and 2021 prospects - Cats Pause

Landing Jared Casey was big for 2019, but the Wildcats are looking ahead to future classes as well.

Monmouth coach reflects on recruiting Josh Allen - Courier Journal

Could you imagine Allen terrorizing opposing offensive lines at Monmouth?

Notes from John Calipari’s Thursday press conference - Kentucky Sports Radio

Cal likes to see the guys competing for playing time.

Maci Morris leads the way in UK victory over Rhode Island - Herald Leader

Morris finished with a game-high 29 points in an easy win.

Zion Harmon’s father files injunction in court to let his son play this year - Herald Leader

Zion Harmon was recently ruled ineligible to play this year by the KHSAA.

Derrick Henry has a record night in Titans win - CBS Sports

And guess who had Derrick Henry on the bench in their fantasy football playoffs?

Alex Smith reportedly dealing with infection from surgery on injured leg - Yahoo

Just awful news for Smith.

Tua wins Maxwell, Kyler Murray named best QB - ESPN

Who do you all think wins the Heisman?

SEC Commissioner Sankey says UCF should fix strength of schedule issues - ESPN

Sankey thinks UCF should look inward if they want to make the CFB Playoff.

Man convicted in killing of Michael Jordan’s father wants a new trial - Yahoo

Daniel Green is seeking a new trial based on evidence he says wasn’t looked at closely enough.

LeBron reportedly wants Carmelo in Los Angeles - Bleacher Report

Marc Stein thinks the Lakers may have interest.

Chinese Police destroy $87.5 million worth of fake sneakers - Bleacher Report

500,000 pairs of Vans and Converse were seized.