Posted: 2:32 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
By Glenn Logan
Once again, Mark Stoops was pleased with Kentucky's work today, and pronounced it "better than yesterday." Today's practice was open to the media, so we should be getting some stories about how it went.
Tweet of the Day:
Max Godby said he was so overcome when Stoops gave him the scholarship, he had to sit down.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) August 24, 2013
Man, that's just cool. Congratulations to Max.
More attrition - Rashad Cunningham and Patrick Graffree. There is also a rumor that Thomas Chapman is transferring to Murray St. - unconfirmed by UK or Chapman [Hank]
[Glenn] Losing Graffree isn't a big deal, but Cunningham is a major, major blow to the receiving corps. He was, in my view, the second-best player on the field in the spring game.
A New Jersey HS DC attended a Nike Seminar and came away with some of Neal Brown's combo plays in his version of the Air Raid. [Hank]
Florida preseason rankings by class - Where UK is, or will be, recruiting for 2015 and beyond. [Hank]
Friday's football notebook from Scout.com.
UK's Khalid Henderson tells Larry Vaught "There were lots of shameful moments" last year.
Drew Barker says UK will not be losing any commitments if we have a tough season.
Larry Brown vs. John Calipari over Emmanuel Mudiay. Win or lose, Brown is a worthy opponent. I hate the idea of losing recruits to him, though. Don't rule out Scott Drew at Baylor. More from Ben Roberts.
John Calipari's Women's Clinic now has dates, and is accepting registrations.
The Leach Report — Saturday Morning Links
KSR's Saturday Links. The site redesign is an improvement, but as a long-time Internet user and tech guy, I confess to being a little bit underwhelmed.
But that's just me, and I am well known as an obnoxious curmudgeon when it comes to web design. Also, it's a bit unfair for me to be too critical because SB Nation has a legion of paid code monkeys to deliver all this fanciness you see. I doubt that KSR has that kind of tech support.
Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal throws a little cold water on the speculation that Louisville will get through the year undefeated:
Until their signature night in New Orleans last January, the Cardinals were more of a juggling act than a juggernaut. They won six games by seven points or fewer against a schedule Jeff Sagarin’s ratings put No. 70 in the FBS. They lost back-to-back games to unranked Syracuse and Connecticut. Their run defense was a rumor. Their special teams were spotty.
It’s hard to expect a team to go undefeated when so much hinges on the health of a single player. It’s hard to believe any team can continue to win its coin-flip games at the rate of six out of seven.
Teddy Bridgwater is absolutely legit. The rest of the Cardinal team is mid-pack ACC quality, in my opinion. Bridgewater is the difference between a minor bowl and a major bowl for them.
Penn State settles suits. [Hank]
More on the return of Za'Darius Smith. This one's for you, WW.
I think this is a funny bit of gamesmanship by Urban Meyer.
Phillip Fulmer walks back some of his criticism of Former Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton.
Florida's Chris Walker stuck in academic limbo. He has not enrolled at Florida, and his LOI is no longer operative. He has four more days to formally enroll, and it doesn't look likely he will, at least not the fall semester.
Rick Pitino is talking dynasty at Louisville. I predict he won't have the juice to walk the walk.
[Glenn] but what a game! Well, I guess that "national #2" talk was a bit optimistic.
Josh Harrellson has always had a good connection with the Pistons' organization. I hope he succeeds spectacularly.
I'm shocked ... SHOCKED!, I tell you, that the NFL pressured ESPN to back out of the Frontline concussion documentary. I'm equally shocked that ESPN willingly gave in.
Can somebody help me get this tongue out of my cheek? It seems to be stuck ...
Not sports related, but worth cheering for... [Hank]
Anyone who's had to suffer a ten-hour flight next to a colicky kid is cheering for it, I guar-on-tee. [Glenn raises hand]
Central Kentucky loses one of its best. [Hank]
A hearty Big Blue "Welcome Back!" to Chris Diggs, the Courier-Journal's UK fan blogger. It's been a while, Chris.