Mark Stoops has reportedly hired his Offensive Coordinator, and it is Shannon Dawson, current OC of the West Virginia Mountaineers. Will had the news up as soon as it came out. Be sure to read his thoughtful and informative post on the hire.
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One of my Louisville friends is saying this is John Calipari's last year at Kentucky I think this is his 5th year saying this #1 #BBN— Tiffany Ford (@TIPTIPBRADY) December 18, 2014
Louisville fans. Clueless… to the end.
Stanley "Boom" Williams has been named to the Sporting News’ All True Freshman team as a kick returner. That’s funny, because that wasn’t even what he did best this season. I guess they needed to put him somewhere.
John Clay on the Shannon Dawson hire. He helps flesh out Will’s story a little bit with some timeline details of Dawson’s experience.
Coming in year 3 where the Wildcats are expected to be significantly better could be perfect timing for him and the program.
Smoking Musket, SB Nation’s West Virginia Mountaineers blog, hasn’t yet noticed the departure of Shannon. They just lost their AD to the NCAA. I suppose that is a bigger deal.
Kentucky and UCLA after Adolph Rupp and John Wooden. Kentucky has 3 championships and 2 runner-ups since UCLA won their last title.
On this date in 1930, The Baron made his coaching debut at the University of Kentucky, setting in motion an unbroken chain of excellence in college basketball.
This should be a Kentucky state holiday. I’m taking the day off to go Christmas shopping.
Other Kentucky sports
Men’s soccer’s Callum Irving named College Scholar All-American, one of the highest academic honors in the sport.
- I think it’s fair to say that Bo Pelini, former Nebraska head coach, did not like working for his director of athletics at Nebraska. If I were a Nebraska fan, this would be a concern.
John Clay says the SEC deserves credit for scheduling better this season. The next step is to actually win those tougher games.
Other sports news
13 fast food items you should never order, according to some of the employees who serve them. The Dunkin’ Donuts thing really harshed my mellow, even though I’m more a Krispy Kreme fan.
This is an amazing remote-control replica of an F-16 that is even jet powered! What a cool thing.
Duck duck go.