It’s Monday, which means it’s totally acceptable to glare at anyone who approaches you before your second cup of coffee. May we all enter the week with Bryant Koback’s enthusiasm.
Here’s what’s on today’s agenda:
Mark Stoops addresses the media at noon
After Kentucky’s 27-16 win over Eastern Kentucky, Mark Stoops will meet with his favorite media friends at Kroger Field to preview his team’s trip to South Carolina. After a scary start vs. the Colonels, the Cats seemed to find their feet in the second half, so I look forward to seeing what Stoops has to say after a day or so of reflection. We’ll have a live stream, full recap, and a depth chart for you around lunchtime.
We’ll find out the Florida game time
Kentucky will take on South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, but what about the Florida game? The SEC will release game times this morning, so stay tuned. We’re hearing there’s a good chance the game will draw the 3:30 p.m.(CBS) or 7:30 p.m. slot.
ICYMI, John Calipari was in Houston yesterday
One week after raising $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief, John Calipari traveled to Houston to help deliver aid. Houston natives Jarred Vanderbilt, the Harrison Twins, and their families joined him. Calipari also sent out a message to those in the path of Hurricane Irma, which was downgraded to a tropical storm this morning as it exits Florida. The images of Irma’s wrath are everywhere, and they’re absolutely devastating. Thoughts go out to all of our friends in Florida, including former KSR writer Hayley Minogue, who is covering the storm in Jacksonville. Hayley was interviewed by the New York Times yesterday about storm reporting, and I believe she’s the first member of the KSR family to make the Gray Lady. Stay dry, Hayley!
He also went to see Quentin Grimes
Kansas is thought to be the major favorite for Grimes, a five-star guard from Texas, but on Saturday, he hosted John Calipari and Kenny Payne. Bill Self will see Grimes tonight and has all the momentum here, but few coaches are better on in-home visits than Cal.
Two more big in-home visits this week
On Wednesday, Calipari will visit Keldon Johnson, and next weekend, he’ll go see Bol Bol. Kentucky was once the favorite for both, but other schools have surged ahead (in Johnson’s case, Texas; in Bol’s case, Arizona), so it will be interesting to see what effect some face-to-face time with Cal will have.
Speaking of in-home visits…
Matthew Mitchell zip-lined on one in Harlan on Saturday:
— Debbie Green (@GreenDebbie32) September 11, 2017
Michell was checking in on Blair Green, the 2018 Harlan County star that committed to UK a year ago.
The new iPhone will be unveiled tomorrow
Which means I will be very, very poor for the rest of the year. Thanks, Apple.
Has it really been 16 years since 9/11?
It feels like only yesterday I was walking from homeroom to Calculus when the first plane hit the towers. Shoutout to Mr. Moore for keeping the TV on the news when our principal asked teachers at DHS to turn them off. I doubt I’ll ever forget a moment from that day. I know most of you feel the same, so feel free to share where you were on September 11 in the comments.