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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: College Football Game Week Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. High tech has become Kentucky's newest football weapon. Calipari donating $1 million to charity. More.

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Today is day one of game week, when the college football season kicks off. It’s been a long wait for the return of college sports.

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I think everyone would agree with that assessment.

Your Quickies:

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  • Ten questions about Kentucky football this season. I think this is about right:

    Q: How many games will Kentucky win this season?

    A: Crystal balls are so fragile, so I don’t usually carry one around. But I see Kentucky at least doubling its number of wins each of the past two seasons and getting four victories. I’d say five is a possibility, too, but it’s all so fuzzy given the number of young players Stoops and company are managing. There’s always lots of preseason hype, but UK still has some depth issues at key positions and will need to stay healthy to have a chance. Many of those wins will need to come early in the season when UK is at home to give the Cats some momentum heading into a brutal stretch with four of the final six games on the road.

  • Josh Forrest thinks the UK linebacker corps can get it done. Well, don’t expect us to take your word for it, big guy, but I hope you’re right.

  • Really interesting article about how technology has revolutionized preparing players for football before they get to Kentucky. Consider:

    [Incoming JUCO linebacker Ryan] Flannigan stayed in contact with defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot throughout the summer and was able to access all of the materials that UK sent him via his iPhone. Eliot would call and quiz Flannigan on what he had learned, and Flannigan could ask his future coach any questions that he had about the material.

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