Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.
The big news this morning, I guess, is twofold: DeWayne Peevy, one of the good guys in college sports, has been officially announced as DePaul’s new Director of Athletics. This has been a long time coming for Peevy, but he has been patient and earned the right to take on a larger role. I think I speak for the entire Big Blue Nation when I wish Mr. Peevy the best in his new position, and we will surely miss his leadership at Kentucky.
The second bit of news has already been reported on multiple places including here, but it looks like Jai Lucas, a former Kentucky recruit who played at Florida for Billy Donovan but ultimately wound up at Texas, will be finally coming to UK as a special assistant coach. Better late than never, I suppose. It would’ve been fun to see Jai and Patrick Patterson playing together. Alas, what could’ve been...
Tweet of the Morning
I can’t tell you how excited I am for DIRECTOR of ATHLETICS Dewayne Peevy. He will be missed but I’m excited to witness all the great things he is going to do in College Athletics! #Winner https://t.co/WWlrACg1vo— Rachel Lawson (@UKCoachLawson) August 24, 2020
- Kentucky fullback Drew Schlegel has joined the California Bears football team as a graduate transfer. Best of luck to Drew.
- The State of Kentucky has a talented class for 2022, and Mark Stoops is capitalizing on that somewhat rare event.
- Kentucky’s season-opening opponent, Auburn, is ranked #11 by the AP. This will be the toughest opener in decades for Kentucky.
- Coach Cal, Mitch Barnhart share a heartfelt goodbye to DeWayne Peevy. Peevy was one of the good guys, and we’ll miss him, but he’s definitely deserving of his new AD gig.
- Bruiser Flint officially hired as an assistant coach.
Kentucky Links Posts
- CBS Sports analyst Tom Fornelli says Tennessee is underrated at #25 in the AP poll.
- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney to take a pay cut of almost $650k due to pandemic.
Other sports news
- Modern problems: Earth seems to be traveling through debris of ancient supernova.
- From the “Are you sure we’re alone?” files: A surprising number of exoplanets could host life, and some stars have as many as 7 potentially habitable planets in orbit.
- Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have seen massive particle emerging from electromagnetic field collisions. In other words, this is an energy-to-matter conversion.