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Sunday Quickies: Get well soon Landon Young Edition

How will UK replace Landon Young, the curse of UK football, fantasy football fun, and RIP Senator John McCain.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Starting left tackle Landon Young will be out for the entire season with a major knee injury. The 6-7 junior was set to have a breakout season. Young was a five star prospect and a home grown Kentuckian. He has played since his freshman season and looked to be ready to lead the offensive linemen this season.

This is the second year in a row that Mark Stoops has lost his starting left tackle in fall camp because of a knee injury. Last season Cole Mosier was ready for his senior year when the same thing happened to him.

Young will be able to redshirt and retain this year of eligibility.

This is the second key player that was lost during camp. Josh Paschal was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on his foot and will miss the season. Hopefully the Cats can get to the Central Michigan game without any more bad news.

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*RIP to a titan of American politics and the American military. A true hero in every sense of the word.


How will UK replace Landon Young? | Courier-Journal- This is the million dollar question. Kentucky is supposed to have depth at the offensive line, so who should we look for to step up to fill Young’s massive shoes? The best option may be to do some shuffling on the line.

Five Chippewas to watch | Cats Illustrated- The Chippewas are not a slouch team and this could be a difficult game for the Cats. These are the guys that could give them the most trouble.

Bat Cats get first look at new stadium | UK Athletics- The baseball team is the latest to get an upgrade on campus. They were in desperate need of a new stadium and Mitch Barnhart made sure they got one worthy of the SEC.

How cursed is Kentucky football? | Saturdays Down South- SDS details the five most cursed programs in the SEC and of course Kentucky makes the list.

Many have pinned “The Curse of the Bear” on the UK football program since the school let Bear Bryant get away in 1953, allegedly due to an ego battle with Adolph Rupp. That story doesn’t really hold up, but UK being cursed is certainly defensible. Losing to Tennessee and Florida for more than a quarter century at a span? Check. Blowing possibly the most embarrassing Hail Mary of all time against LSU in 2002? Yes. Heartbreaking 7-overtime loss to Arkansas in 2003? All there.

There is a saying for this stuff … a typically devastating screw-up is said to be “so Kentucky football.”

Top position battles heading into week one | CBS- The Alabama Crimson Tide QB battle highlights the list. For some reason the UK QB battle isn’t on it. Well... I guess I can understand why.

One question for every SEC opener | Saturdays Down South- There’s only one question on all of our minds:

Terry Wilson or Gunnar Hoak? I imagine that Mark Stoops has an idea who his starter is, despite the fact that neither of them have an FBS snap. Otherwise Stoops wouldn’t have said that he feels like he has his best team yet. The quarterback situation is still a complete unknown (to us, anyway). There’s a chance that we could see both in the opener, especially if one gets off to a slow start against a team like Central Michigan.

Preseason Week 3 takeaways |ESPN- Lamar Jackson has looked positively mediocre in his preseason performances but he broke out last night and looked like the Heisman winner that the Louisville Cardinals squandered.

32 fantasy football sleepers | Sporting News- We had our fantasy draft last night. A lot of bad food and good beer was consumed. I have one of those sleepers on my team so I consider it a successful draft.

Who you should pick from every draft spot | CBS- More fantasy football fun to whet your appetite.

John McCain would have passed the Anne Frank test | The Atlantic- Senator McCain made a career of fighting for those that were too weak to fight for themselves.

Sympathies for Senator McCain and his family unite the political spectrum | ABC- It is somewhat comforting to know that the toxic culture of American politics can at least show respect for an American hero in his time of death.

*I understand that there is a “no politics” rule here at ASOB. But sometimes that rule has to be ignored in a situation such as this. I tried not to delve into the politics of Senator McCain's death. I gave both political parties a tweet and hopefully the comments section will be void of arguments and drama.