Jim Harbaugh to be named the next head football coach of the Michigan Wolverines. Looks like a home-run hire to me.
Tweet of the Morning
Coaches CBB poll - Kentucky 30 of 31 first place votes. One for Duke. There's got to be a major Calipari-hater out there. Or a Dookie.— John Graney (@granack) December 30, 2014
Honestly, I think you can make an argument for Duke. They haven’t lost, either, and they’ve played quality competition. No, they don’t look to the eye like they have what it takes to beat the Wildcats, but I don’t begrudge anyone that opinion. It’s an outlier, but it’s also defensible.
Jennifer Smith says it’s Shannon Dawson’s decisiveness as a playcaller that makes him a good fit for Kentucky:
“He’s very decisive,” said Moses, now the running backs coach at SFA. “He’s able to get a play out there quickly and a good play at that. He’s decisive about what he wants to call and he gets it to you quick. As a quarterback his decisiveness and the speed in which he gets a play to you, becomes a weapon.”
There’s no indecision, no hesitation, Moses said.
Stopped clock, etc. Mark Story gets this right:
It is entirely possible that Ulis is the better player and UK is a stronger team when the little freshman is on the floor. Yet it is entirely likely that there will be many games going forward when Harrison’s size, strength and experience make him the better option at point guard.
“Better player” is such a subjective term that I don’t really subscribe to that for either man. Both have different strengths, which essentially are diametrically opposed. Andrew has size, strength, length and power. Tyler has shooting, court vision, and finesse. Put them together as Kentucky has, and you have everything you need at point guard.
Bow to Kentucky? Well, that certainly doesn’t happen as Mark Titus spends most of his time mocking Kentucky fans.
Seriously, I love hyperbole as much as the next guy, but:
You can tell that it’s like a religious experience for Wildcats fans to watch this team in person. And the scary thing is that I’ve watched Kentucky only on neutral courts. UK games at Rupp Arena this season probably have baptisms and live births and lambs being sacrificed in the crowd.
Do marriage proposals count? Because that’s about as close as we come to any of that.
Undefeated talk. Well, you won’t be hearing it here — not for a good, long while, at least.
UK target Carlton Bragg wants to be a better leader. It’s between Kansas and Kentucky for his services, in my opinion, and that’s going to be a tough battle.
Tyler Ulis named SEC Freshman of the Week. Well earned, young man.
Rush The Court asks, “Is 40-0 really attainable?” Maybe. If 38-2 is attainable, I think 40-0 is, although I’m still convinced Kentucky will drop a game or two this season.
Other Kentucky sports
GPA’s for every sport at Kentucky. Football kind of spoils an otherwise fine report card.
Oklahoma loses 40-6 to Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl, and John E. Hoover of Tulsa World is calling for Bob Stoops to be fired.
Good luck with that.
- Tracking the unbeatens — and then there were six.
Other sports news
Heh. Hey, Boogie — we see you!
Holy low-earth orbit, Batman! Not bad for 16 years old.
Happy birthday, LeBron James:
Happy birthday, LeBron James! King James has scored more points before turning 30 than any player in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/AR8uoycrg5— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 30, 2014
Also Tiger Woods. Did you know he and LeBron shared a birthday? I didn’t:
Happy 39th Birthday, Tiger Woods. The last major Woods won was the 2008 U.S. Open, when he was 32. pic.twitter.com/j54lvRjXxr— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 30, 2014
- Missing service dog has joyous return to owner. It’s always touching when human-dog reunions occur.