Good morning, Big Blue Nation.
It’s a rainy, no account day here close to Louisville. But that’s not going to stop me from getting these Quickies to the good people of BBN.
With DeAndre Williams choosing the Memphis Tigers over the Kentucky Wildcats yesterday and with Makur Maker seemingly favoring the UCLA Bruins if he chooses to go to college, it appears as if Kentucky’s roster is set.
Which is fine with me. Olivier Sarr, Keion Brooks, Lance Ware, and Isaiah Jackson are enough for the front court and the guard/wing spot are loaded with talent. Adding Williams would have been a good insurance policy but I doubt he would have been more than the eighth or ninth man off of the bench.
As long as Sarr is eligible, and I think there is a very good chance of that, then Kentucky will be ready to roll whenever practice can begin.
Tweets of the Day
I had a good conversation with Memphis commit DeAndre Williams.— John Martin (@JohnMartin929) May 15, 2020
“It came down to Kentucky and Memphis. But Penny showed he really cared for me.” https://t.co/C8XIvXmw8e
I hold no ill will toward Williams and I think he made the right decision. Penny Hardaway can offer him all the minutes he wants.
Top returning Power 5 edge defenders in pass-rushing grade:— PFF College (@PFF_College) May 15, 2020
1. Chris Rumph II, Duke
2. Jacub Panasiuk, MSU
3. Jamar Watson, Kentucky
4. Wyatt Hubert, Kansas St
5. Malik Herrin, Georgia
6. Jayson Oweh, Penn State
7. Victor Dimukeje, Duke
8. Marcus Valdez, Boston College pic.twitter.com/4rQI8fHnvV
Could Boogie Watson have a similar senior year to Josh Allen?
Yards per attempt allowed throwing at outside CBs— PFF College (@PFF_College) May 13, 2020
1. Ohio State - 4.85
2. Kentucky - 5.69
2. Virginia Tech - 5.69
FBS average: 7.8 pic.twitter.com/Ke36Bbdtkt
The secondary is absolutely loaded. The majority of started are coming back plus former five star recruit and LSU player Kelvin Joseph is eligible.
Jacob Toppin highlights | Cats Pause- We likely won’t see Jacob Toppin until next season, but here are some highlights to get you intrigued.
Churchill Downs to resume races without fans | WDRB- Download the Twin Spires app today and get those bets in!!! Races begin today!
Phillip Fulmer lone holdout in allowing teams to start training with players | 247- The AD’s from the SEC met last week to discuss allowing players back on campus to start training by the end of May. All were in agreement.. except Fulmer. He would like to wait until June 15th. I don’t blame Fulmer. What’s an extra two weeks to make sure the re-opening of states is going well?
Aaron Rodgers was surprised at the Love pick | CBS- It may be a bumpy season in Green Bay.
Dwight Howard mourning the death of child’s mother | ESPN- The mother of Howard’s six year old son died due to an epileptic seizure. She was 31 years old.
Legal fall out from Kobe Bryant’s death continues | SI.com- The inquiry into whether or not deputies photographed the scene in order to sell them to the paparazzi is still ongoing.
Jim Kelly thinks the Bills are winning the AFC East | USA Today- With Tom Brady now a Buccaneer, it seems like the AFC East is wide open. The Buffalo Bills have a good of a claim as any team to take the crown.