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Talking SZN is over!

Kentucky v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

That’s right, folks. Game day for the Kentucky Wildcats football team is officially one week from today. Seven days from now I will be typing Quickies that preview their game against ULM before I head to the radio station to host our two hour season preview.

Talking season is officially over as it’s now game week. While Kentucky’s first opponent isn’t anything to really get excited about, next Saturday will be the first time we really get to see Liam Coen’s offense, Will Levis’ much ballyhooed arm, and Wan’Dale Robinson’s delayed debut as a Wildcat.

The predictions for Kentucky football have been all over the map. Some analysts believe that Kentucky can challenge for second place in the East while others don’t have them going over the 6.5 win prediction. We all know the defense is going to be good, the offensive line will be stellar, and they have a stable of running backs with diverse skills.

But the unanswered questions about receivers and Will Levis keep people from going all-in on this team. This is an understandable stance considering Mark Stoops’ history with those positions and I count myself as one of those that still is a little skeptical about how good this team can be.

While week one will be fun, week two will give us answers to many of our questions.

Tweet of the Day

ICYMI former UofL assistant basketball coach Dino Gaudio called Louisville AD Vince Tyra a “toad” in a recorded conversation with bumbling head coach Chris Mack. I hope you get Crawford’s joke.

Quickies

Shaedon Sharpe cancels Kansas visit | Cats Pause- The number one player in the class of 2022 will instead visit Kentucky a second time. Feels like a commitment is imminent here.

Ten bold predictions for UK football | Cats Illustrated- Nothing gets bolder than Darryl Bird picking the Cats to go 11-1 but the fells over at CI tried.

Chris Mack earned his spot in Louisville’s dysfunctional family | WDRB- A truer headline has never been written. UofL continues to be the Bozo the Clown Show of college basketball.

SEC’s chances of going undefeated in Week 1 | SDS- Clemson vs. Georgia is the one to watch here. The rest of the SEC has it pretty easy next week.

No. 3 Kentucky sweeps Dayton | UK Athletics- The defending national champs got the season off to a great start last night.

Darian Kinnard looking at an early draft | KSR- The right tackle is all over the Preseason All American lists and is looking at being drafted in the first two rounds.

Week 0 picks | CBS- College football is here! Five games are on the docket for today and tonight so plan accordingly. I’ll be at Railbird so my DVR is going to be working overtime.

Scott Frost has the pressure on | Sporting News- His plan to bring Nebraska football back to the top of the college football world has been nothing short of disappointing. But I think that could be said about any coach that takes that job.

Reds two game Wildcard lead over the Padres remains after win | The Enquirer- The Reds blanked the Marlins 6-0 as they try to stay ahead of San Diego in the standings.