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Yesterday, Josh Clemons, the much-injured running back for Kentucky, received a nomination for the Orange Bowl Courage award. Here’s the skinny on that honor:

The Courage Award was first presented by the FWAA in 2002. A select group of writers from the FWAA vote on the winner each year. The requirements for nomination include displaying courage on or off the field, including overcoming an injury or physical handicap, preventing a disaster or living through hardship. The winner of the award will be included in festivities during Orange Bowl week and receive his trophy at an on-field presentation.

I’d say Josh meets this definition in spades. He has been very courageous and lived with a lot of misfortune when it comes to football. We wish him all the best this season. His fortitude and perseverance are an inspiration to us all.

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Telling, indeed. Somebody tell Adam Himmelsbach.

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  • Kyle Wiltjer worked hard on his body while sitting out last season. He needed to. Consider:

    "It’s easy for someone to say they’re going to be motivated during a redshirt year, but Kyle really followed through," Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd said. "Kyle is extremely motivated. He put in a ton of time, whether it’s doubling up with our strength coach or coming in on his own at night and shooting or grabbing coaches for individual workouts. He really took advantage of his redshirt. Now he’s set up to have a great finish to his college basketball career here at Gonzaga."

    We wish Kyle the very best. The article goes on to mention what a great relationship Kyle still has with Coach Cal. Read the whole thing.

  • Linked yesterday: Jeff Eisenberg’s best-case and worst case scenarios for the top 25.

    I think Rick Pitino should have this tatooed on his chest with a big UK logo under it:

    My biggest mistake I made in my life is when I left Camelot.

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