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Former No. 2 overall recruit Justin Fields will transfer from Georgia

Former No. 2 overall recruit Justin Fields will transfer from Georgia

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Kentucky pulled off the biggest transfer on the market in basketball, could they do the same in football?

This evening, USA Today released a report that Georgia quarterback Justin Fields has told the team he intends to transfer from the program after just one season.

Highly touted quarterback Justin Fields has notified Georgia he intends to transfer, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

Fields, a 6-foot-3 dual-threat quarterback out of Kennesaw, GA, was considered the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation in the class of 2018. He was also considered the No. 1 dual-threat recruit and No. 2 overall quarterback in the class, behind only Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.

In his lone season at Georgia, Fields completed 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns, to go with 42 rushing attempts for 266 yards on the ground. With Jake Fromm leading the team to the College Football Playoff title game last season, Fields’ decision to sign with the Bulldogs in the first place was a bit of a head-scratcher. Fromm had to return to school for a junior season, and after solidifying his spot as the team’s starting quarterback, it was no secret Fields would have to come off the bench his first year with the team.

USA Today reports Fields will appeal to the NCAA to be eligible this season, making him the most highly-coveted prospect in all of college football.

Could this be the transfer Matt has been hinting at for a few weeks?


Kentucky football visits Malibu Jack’s for team bonding

Kentucky football visits Malibu Jack’s for team bonding

A new Malibu Jack’s location opened up in Lexington back in June, and the Kentucky football team couldn’t help but utilize it as part of a team bonding experience.

Before taking off to Orlando for the Citrus Bowl, the football team closed out the fall semester by riding roller coasters, racing Go-Karts, playing pop-a-shot, and competing in air hockey, among other arcade games.

The UK Football social media accounts sent out the a few pictures of the night of fun, starting with Brendan Bates and Landon Young on a coaster:

Defensive coordinator Matt House racing Go-Karts:

George Asafo-Adjei holding tight to the coaster:

Calvin Taylor shooting jumpers (with Kavosiey Smoke absolutely judging his form):

Grant McKinniss riding a coaster:

Big George and Darius West playing air hockey:

The UK Football Twitter account released a video of the entire event, and it’s pretty hilarious.

Check it out:

Pretty cool (and yes I’m jealous).


Danny Trevathan, Bears Clinch the NFC North

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Behind that ferocious defense the Chicago Bears have clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 win over the Green Bay Packers.

That means former Kentucky star Danny Trevathan is back in the playoffs for the first time since he won the Super Bowl in 2016.

Trevathan has been an anchor for a Bears defense that has been the highest rated unit in the NFL this season, and they proved that again today with an impressive performance against Aaron Rodgers.

With four tackles Trevathan pushed his season totals to 91 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, and one INT. That’s a pro-bowl caliber year for the former Kentucky legend.

On the other side of things, Randall Cobb had a quiet day with 3 catches for 30 yards. It has been a tough year for Cobb in what may be his last season with the Green Bay Packers as they are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Following today’s victory the Bears still have a slim shot at a first-round bye if the Saints or Rams slip up in the last two games of the regular season.

BBN, let’s help Danny out & send one of our one to Orlando for the Pro Bowl.

Congrats Danny!


Today on KSR: Cats get back on track with win over Utah

I’m not sure I have ever been happier to have a Kentucky basketball game on a Saturday afternoon. Take out the fact that I was able to make my first trip to a game in over two years with my dad; it was nice to get the bad taste out of our mouths from the Seton Hall game last weekend.

Yesterday’s game was arguably the Cats’ best performance of the entire season. After Utah started the game on a 10-2 run, it was all Kentucky in a game that had great offense from players like Keldon Johnson, Tyler Herro and Reid Travis while also forcing turnovers, and more importantly, capitalizing on those turnovers on the opposite end.

Now for the stories you need to know to start your day.

Jemarl Baker CAN Shoot

In a game where Keldon Johnson was 6 of 7 from three, his performance was overshadowed by Jemarl Baker in the closing minutes. When he checked in the game, I felt like I was cheering on Brad Calipari or Jonny David, chanting with the crowd for him to “SHOOOOOOOOT,” and shoot did he ever.

Baker could turn into an X factor on this team. He obviously isn’t going to shoot 100% from beyond the arc every game (wouldn’t that be awesome if he did though?!), but he could turn into a legitimate spark for the offense.

Keldon Johnson was the Man

I was talking with a colleague earlier this week about how this team will go as far as Keldon Johnson carries them. You’ve heard Matt talk about it on the radio show all year long, every great UK team has an elite player. Johnson has the opportunity to be this team’s elite player and turn them into the great team everyone expected them to be.

The Kentucky freshman started off the game red hot from three. He started 5-5 before finally missing one which turned out to be his only miss of the night. Keldon must play well for this team to be great and last night might have been his best performance yet.

The ’93 Final Four Team was Honored at Halftime

The 1993 Final Four team was honored at halftime of the game. While they were before my time, I recognized almost every name from the team. Not surprisingly, Rick Pitino did not make the trip for the reunion with the team, but John Calipari said that he did ask him to come.

Whether Pitino should have or not is another story, but I think it was perfect for UK to honor a team that doesn’t get the same amount of love as other teams over the history of the program.

Josh Allen serves as the “Y;” Football Team Honored during Timeout

Quite possibly the loudest part of the game was when representatives from this year’s Kentucky team came onto the court to be recognized. No cheers were louder than for Josh Allen and Benny Snell.

Allen later returned to the court to serve as the honorary “Y” for the game. The linebacker will go down as quite possibly the greatest defensive player to ever suit up for the Blue and White and yesterday was just the first time that Allen will be recognized by Kentucky fans for his recent accomplishments.

Kentucky Women get by MTSU

(Photo via Twitter.com | @KentuckyWBB)

As a WKU alum, I have a special dislike for Middle Tennessee so it was nice to see the Cats knock them off yesterday in a game at Memorial Coliseum.

Kentucky was led by Maci Morris, Taylor Murray and Blair Green who all scored in double figures in the 72-55 win over the Lady Raiders.

You’ll have two opportunities to see the Cats at home this week with Western Carolina coming to town on Tuesday and Murray State making the trip across the state on Friday morning.

Cats in the NFL Schedule

  • Packers at Bears (Danny Trevathan)– 1pm
  • Bucs at Ravens (Za’Darius Smith)– 1pm
  • Cardinals (Corey Peters) at Falcons– 1pm
  • Titans (Wesley Woodyard) at Giants– 1pm
  • Patriots at Steelers (Bud Dupree)– 4:25pm

Last night, Avery Williamson has 4 total tackles in the Jets loss to the Texans.

That wraps up your news for today! Hope you have a great day! It is officially UNC hate week. Go Cats!