Posted: 1:08 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
By Glenn Logan
Today, Kentucky travels to LP Field in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans, to take on Big Red and the Western Kentucky Hiilltoppers. Big game.
Tweet of the Morning:
Drew Barker's senior season starts in 30 minutes. Conner vs. Boone County at Thomas More ... pic.twitter.com/2fSgMOexAB— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) August 31, 2013
So excited this kid is coming to Kentucky
Also, if you haven't listened to A Sea of Blue's Week 1 podcast, be sure and do so. James Streble did a great job hosting the program.
That's no way to treat a car, and no way to be a fan. And stop embarrassing WKU alumni, like me.
Kyle tucker has a crash course on the Wildcats, so you can catch up before kickoff. I'm sure most of the readers of this blog are up to speed, but treat it as a checklist to be sure.
The best of Western Kentucky. I just don't think it will be good enough. [Via Hank]
Cody Quinn looks to still be too injured to play, and didn't make the trip to Nashville. [Via Hank]
Top 50 Ohio players for 2015 - #26 - #50. Can't wait to see how Vince does for this class. [Hank]
Wow. Amazing. Can't wait to see him in Blue and White.
Kentucky helmet history - Scroll down until you find Kentucky (almost halfway). Some interesting notes that go along with the images. [Hank]
Justin Rowland talks Blake Bone to Thomas Beisner:
UK's new social media hub for football. Very slick.
Western is concerned about not knowing which quarterback to prepare for.
Mark Stoops thinks Ryan Timmons and Alex Montgomery will make a big impact on today's game.
Safety Zach Blaylock too beat up to play vs. Western. Good thing we are reasonably deep at that spot.
What Neal Brown can do for Kentucky:
Neal Brown is not afraid of incompletions or interceptions. His ratio of passing plays to running plays over his career as a coordinator would give a conservative coach indigestion. It is 1.35 passes for every run. All five of his teams completed at least 60 percent of their passes, and the number was better than 65 percent all three seasons at Texas Tech.
* Kentucky track and field season preview from KSR.
100 things that will happen this season in college football. I think this is typically hiilarious (and likely true):
- Kentucky will win a national title. The football team will continue to struggle, however.
Read the whole thing.
Hate to see this.
Friday's results, in case you missed it. Two FCS programs have upset FBS programs so far this season (that I know of).
Auburn and Louisville to face off in football in 2015. Interesting.
This isn't going to help Florida's reputation for lawlessness.
I agree that suspending Manziel's one-half suspension was embarrassing, and worse than doing nothing. He's right that trying to interpret the "spirit" of the NCAA rules is absurd.
Rush The Court analyzes the Lindys and Sporting News preseason top ten.
Ouch. I hate to see this. I want every team we play this season to be at full strength.
Tragic. Our prayers go out to his loved ones.
Sorry to hear this:
BREAKING: The Patriots have released Tim Tebow. They will keep Rob Gronkowski on their 53-man active roster. (via @AdamSchefter)— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 31, 2013
Crush Tebow all you want. Somehow, I think he's in a lot better place than the rest of us are.— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) August 31, 2013
Battles Between the States (High School) plus USA Today's Super 25 scores
Get your KY high school scores here - Louisville's DeSales snapped John Hardin's 43 game regular season win streak. [Hank]
The Green Bay Packers kick Vince Young to the curb.
DeQuin Evans suspended for eight games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.