The Kentucky Wildcats football open scrimmage is underway. Here are a few tweets of interest from those in attendance:
Beautiful day at Nutter Center for UK's open spring football practice/scrimmage... pic.twitter.com/Rn6zPaHPqQ— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) April 11, 2015
Towles throwing some great balls that just aren't being caught here vs. first-team D.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 11, 2015
Beautiful bomb down left sideline, 40-50 yards, dropped over Bone's shoulder (caught) from Towles vs. No. 2 D.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 11, 2015
Pat Towles completes a pretty pass (and nice catch) to Blake Bone against second team defense.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) April 11, 2015
Long touchdown pass from Drew Barker to wide open Thaddeus Snodgrass draws huge applause.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) April 11, 2015
While everyone is at UK's open practice, I've slipped over to CWS to get you this updated photo of stadium progress. pic.twitter.com/TAcgqtOB83— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) April 11, 2015
Badet very good on short and intermediate routes. Several catches today. Garrett Johnson losing dudes after sideline grab. Towles: sharp.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 11, 2015
Towles zips one into Cameron Fogle for 25-ish TD pass. Nice job by WR catching it after initially having it come off his hands.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) April 11, 2015
Jason Hatcher bats a Towles pass into air on start of next drive.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) April 11, 2015
Huguenin looks great today. Another PBU at the line. And Flannigan, wow. Stride for stride in coverage down sideline with Boom.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 11, 2015
Josh Forrest makes a nice break on the ball and picks off Barker to end that drive.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) April 11, 2015
Denzil Ware consistently getting pressure off the edge. Very encouraging to see. Need guys to step up with big shoes to fill there.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) April 11, 2015
Towles third-down strike over middle to Herrick keeps drive vs. 1 D alive. Boom walks in for 1-yard TD behind right side OL. Meadows at RT.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 11, 2015
Tweet of the Morning
A memorial service for Lauren Hill will be held Monday at Xavier University, the same arena where Hill made a layup to start the season.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 11, 2015
John Calipari doesn’t care what you think. And well he should not. This is a great article for UK haters to read.
How Kentucky’s “one-and-dones” have fared in the NBA. Pretty well, overall. Consider:
Kentucky’s crew outdoes everyone else across the board, and it’s easy to see why. The Wildcats have produced three of the four best players in the sample in Anthony Davis, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins (Duke alum Kyrie Irving being the fourth). And though that may owe largely to recruiting, it’s to Calipari’s credit that Kentucky has had so few one-and-done players fail in the NBA. Even Kentucky’s worst one-and-dones have been better than duds like Kansas’ Josh Selby, Arizona’s Grant Jarrett, Baylor’s Quincy Miller or Oklahoma’s Tiny Gallon, who left school after only one year but never even reached the NBA.
This is just awesome. UK walk-ons selling T-shirts with the slogan, “Won every game I played in.”
You know what John Calipari’s doing today, don’t you? Of course you do.
Other Kentucky sports
- Which SEC coaches will still be around in a decade? For what it’s worth, the author doesn’t think Mark Stoops will be one of them.
Montrezl Harrell wins the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year award. Congratulations to Harrell, he certainly was worth of the honor.
How to watch the Nike Hoop Summit today. I’ll be watching the Masters, I’m sure.
Other sports news
Jordan Spieth is lapping the field at the Masters. I really like this kid.
He handles nuclear bombs, and has anger issues. Yeah, this could be a bit of a concern…
Which way to Mars? Well, Captain Kirk always said, “Thataway.” Seriously, how to get there is less important than trying to get there.