Maxwell Smith has decided to transfer to San Diego State. This should not be a surprise, as he became buried beneath more talent as Mark Stoops’ recruiting and the improvement of Patrick Towles became evident.
This is some of what Max had to say:
“I enjoyed every minute that I spent in Lexington and wouldn’t change it for anything,” Smith wrote. “Although injuries kept me from being the QB I wanted to be for the University, I still enjoyed every moment I spent behind center.
“I’ll always be a Wildcat and want nothing but success for my brothers and coaches there, both past and present. Thank you BBN for being the best fans in the nation.”
Max has graduated, so he’ll be able to play right away.
Tweet of the Morning
This guy has got to be so sick of doing interviews pic.twitter.com/lXyn0SpLpD— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 10, 2015
Heh. Indeed, after inanity like this:
Strangest question I've heard so far: "Marcus, if you could trade the Arizona loss for a win, would you?"— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 10, 2015
Can you hear me, Major Tom…?
Tai Winyard, a 6‘9” power forward from New Zealand, will visit with Coach Cal next week, along with several other schools including Villanova and Texas.
Coach Cal talks to Jim Rome:
Other Kentucky sports
Bria Goss might return against #1 South Carolina on Sunday, but if so, it’s unlikely she’ll see major minutes.
Oregon’s former leading scorer, Chrishae Rowe, has transferred to Kentucky. She’ll sit out this season as required by NCAA transfer rules. Rowe was dismissed from Oregon for a violation of team rules, but Matthew Mitchell has had multiple conversations with her about what would be required of her, and apparently, he is satisfied that she will be able to succeed here.
- Get the Picture notes that UAB has discovered some “discrepancies” in the report that was used to justify the closing of the football program. Color me not surprised.
Life in the ACC:
Been a long time since Rick Pitino has defeated Roy Williams. Style plays right into what Roy's teams do well. Expecting UNC win today.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) January 10, 2015
Just a sampling of the games being played today. Chock full of basketball goodness (courtesy of KenPom.com):
Ricky O’Donnell says that LSU is poised to be the next breakout team in college basketball. It sure looks that way.
Louisville is a 5-point dog today in Chapel Hill. That sounds about right.
Other sports news
Bill Raftery, Dick Schapp, Leslie Visser and Hal McCoy have been selected for induction into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Congratulations, they are all worthy of the honor.
Nerlens Noel get the game winner against the Nets. Hat tip: Kentucky Sports Connection.
Karl Hess has been disassociated from the ACC as an official because of an ethnically insensitive remark.
We see you, Trevor Booker.