Well, as you no doubt know, Patrick Towles was selected today (or announced, rather) as the starter for Kentucky at quarterback. This comes as no real surprise, although it does seem to raise the usual questions about what will happen to freshman sensation Drew Barker. Reese Phillips is said to be the backup right now, which hints at a likely redshirt.
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In case you missed Will’s post, we have a starting QB, and it’s Patrick Towles. Other reaction to this news:
What we learned from Big Blue Bahamas. I don’t find much to disagree with here.
One NBA scout thinks Karl-Anthony Towns could be in the mix for the #1 pick, and Kentucky’s 2nd five are better than most teams’ starters. We knew that, but it’s nice to hear.
Willie Cauley-Stein says he’ll be ready as soon as the team gets back from the Bahamas. Which is now, of course.
Vandy is feeling disrespected by the SEC. I have an idea — get better at basketball. Works for us. Also, there is a wonderful reference at the end to Major League. Those of you who are like me and have seen it countless times will recognize it immediately.
- Myron Medcalf is excited to see the Wooden Award race. I’m not sure how Montrezl Harrell deserves a mention
Other sports news
- Anthony Davis is growing into a beast. No doubt. I remember the last time he played on team USA, he was just a scrub. What a difference two years makes.
A shocking number of Americans have no retirement savings. Well, I know several, and every one of them could have had savings, but didn’t want to. I know that’s not the case with everyone, though — some people genuinely cannot afford it.