A few notes on a day of disbelief and sadness…
– As we continue to beat our brow and try to dissect what seems to be hundreds of reasons that Kentucky fell to Alabama last night, an interesting point was raised on Tom Leach’s radio show this morning. Leach said that these young Cats need to “respect their opponent” and that, against Alabama, they didn’t seem to fully recognize that they were facing a team that was undefeated at home and had the advantage of some mismatches. It’s seems like a bit of a cop-out to lump that into the “they’re young” category, but that again appears to be the diagnosis. They won’t play a game the rest of the season where they aren’t the favored or most talented team, so they better respect their opponents and be ready for a battle every night.
– It’s still pretty incredible to see the way Calipari’s cursing of Terrence Jones has made its national rounds. Stories about the act, as well as the apology, have popped up on every national (or non-national, for that matter) media space so far. It’s a little ridiculous to think that coaches don’t curse, though I can certainly recognize the frustration with it being aired so prominently. Kudos to Cal for apologizing before we all blew it up into a PTI debate topic, but I’m still waiting for the players to apologize for that crapfest last night.
– Boyle County linebacker Lamar Dawson officially scheduled his press conference for signing day. It will take place at 9 a.m. and hopefully overshadow the BTI post that will follow it. He is down to UK, Tennessee, USC, Oregon, Louisville and Central Florida.
– In what Clay Travis so rightly labeled as the potential end of football players on Twitter, Every Day Should Be Saturday captures the Tweets of Florida football player Will Hill, which are absolutely hysterical. Warning: They include about 642 phrases or words you wouldn’t use in front of your mother.
Finally, in case you missed it, it was an action-packed morning on Kentucky Sports Radio as Matt and Zach talked the Alabama game, took a call from Kige and did their best to not call each other “selfish mother f—–s”. Check it out.