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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Kentucky Bragging Rights Edition

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The Wall Street Journal says Kentucky has the all-time bragging rights for college basketball. Duke is second, and Louisville comes in 9th, probably about where they should be. UConn is surprisingly weak at 15th, and UCLA, the NCAA Tournament championship leader, is only 4th.

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It’s cute, all these Gator fans putting Mark Stoops on their list. So let me see … the gripe I’ve heard is that Muschamp’s teams weren’t exciting enough because he was an ex-defensive coordinator. So ya’ll want to replace him with Stoops, an ex-defensive coordinator.

There must be some kind of Florida logic in there, but when I process it through my high-powered computer, the answer I keep getting is "delusional."

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • Wildcats stagger down the stretch. Yeah, I guess we all should’ve seen this coming, although I was surprised to see Kentucky get crushed like that two weekends in a row.

    At the risk of repetition, improved physicality is code for getting bigger and recruiting better and over a prolonged period. Typically, these fixes are not accomplished quickly but as slow, incremental improvements. On the bottom end of the powerful Southeastern Conference, this can look a lot like running in place.

    Absolutely right. Bigger, faster, stronger players is what Kentucky needs. It’s up to Mark Stoops to go get them.

  • Tennessee game an "all systems failure." Yeah, that’s pretty much how it was. I think Tennessee just scored another touchdown. Or was that Georgia? It’s hard to tell.

Kentucky basketball
  • Coach Cal has the per-34 minute average. I’m not sure what the rationale is for choosing 34 minutes over 40. I suppose it’s an attempt to normalize the stats with the average college player minutes. I prefer the per-40 myself, but I’m old-fashioned like that.

    Observationally, you have to be really impressed with Dakari Johnson, Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns all averaging a double-double. Also, Tyler Ulis is impressive with 7.2 assists. I’m less impressed with Andrew Harrison’s 3.3 assists, and Alex Poythress’ 5.4 rebounds.

  • WCS is on the wrong end of a Dunk of the Year nominee.

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