Good morning, Big Blue Nation and Happy Weekend!
It was a good feeling as I sat down yesterday evening to watch some Kentucky Wildcats football in the annual Spring Game. Mark Stoops flipped the head coaching keys over to Eddie Gran and Brad White. While they coached, Stoops walked around with a huge grin on his face.
And why not smile?
He’s coming off of a 10 win season with a Citrus Bowl trophy, and in a few weeks he’s going to watch a number of his former players get drafted to the NFL.
What he saw on the field had to make him feel pretty good as well.
The offense looks stacked as Terry Wilson was efficient, AJ Rose showed how capable he is at following the footsteps of Benny Snell, and Lynn Bowden may be the most exciting player in the SEC this upcoming season.
All in all it was a fun night but it’s easy to get caught up in the gaudy offense. Remember that the defensive side of the ball was deleted and there are many questions to be answered.
Tweets of the Day
btw, the quality of trophies on display in UK’s Joe Craft Football Training Center has increased pic.twitter.com/lptO6MeNLI— Mark Story (@markcstory) April 13, 2019
That’s a pretty sight. I would expect that Governor’s Cup trophy to remain in Lexington for at least one more season.
AJ Rose: I want to break all of Benny’s record. pic.twitter.com/VipdpBt43h— John Huang (@KYHuangs) April 13, 2019
Walk the walk.
There was just an on-field proposal and the girl looked FURIOUS. She said yes, but she did NOT look happy about it.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) April 12, 2019
I thought it was every girl’s dream to have her marriage proposal in the middle of Kentucky’s spring game!
I think the return of Immanuel Quickley is a bigger deal that some are making it out to be.
Blue team crushes White team | UK Athletics- The final score was 64-10 and fans were left with stars in their eyes over the offense. Freshman running back Kavosiey Smoke was the breakout star of the night rushing for 132 yards and two touchdowns on five carries. That kid is going to be a stud.
Offense was great, who else excelled? | Lexington Herald Leader- Kentucky kicker Chance Poore kicked a 52 yard field goal in order to help alleviate fans’ kicker worries.
Cats could have nation’s top back court | Cats Pause- The Wildcats are LOADED with elite guards next season as Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley are set to return for their sophomore seasons. Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney will join them. Will we see Jemarl Baker or even Tyler Herro join them as well?
USA beats World in Nike Hoops Summit | Bleacher Report- Cole Anthony was the MVP with 25 points and eight rebounds. He hasn’t committed to a school but most experts have the guard pegged for UNC.
Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey finished with eight points, three rebounds, and three assists.
Softball team takes opener at No. 5 LSU | UK Athletics- It was a big win for the number 23 Cats as they started off a series in Baton Rouge against one of the nation’s top teams.
Bat Cats still on the struggle bus | UK Athletics- The Cats are an abysmal 2-11 in the SEC and are three games away from being under .500. They lost 8-2 in Oxford yesterday. Nick Mingione Year Two has been a disaster.
Lakers eyeing Ty Lue as head coach | ESPN- Lebron James in LA has been a joke.
Tiger Woods has Masters in his sights | CBS- The golf legend is looking to leap back into the spotlight with a big finish in Augusta this weekend.