We are one week away from the start of SEC Media Days and I’ve got one request for the University of Kentucky: please take Kash Daniel.
Every year, each school brings three players to the four-day unofficial kickoff to football season, and as of now, who will accompany Mark Stoops to Hoover is still a mystery. Usually, the representatives are team leaders who can be relied on to stick to carefully planned talking points and coach speak. Last year, Benny Snell spiced Kentucky’s session up by declaring himself the best running back in the SEC (he ended up leading the league in attempts and was second in yards and touchdowns), but Kash would take it to another level.
I know Kash can be a bit of a wildcard with a microphone, but hear me out, UK. Let Terry Wilson and Lynn Bowden handle the safe topics like how Kentucky will follow up the success of a ten-win season and move on after losing so much talent to the NFL while Kash puts the program’s haters on blast and cuts a promo for the upcoming year. Normally, the rest of the media looks at the schedule and uses Kentucky’s session as a chance to catch up on transcribing or cut out early, but with Kash on the grounds, it would be must-see TV. Not only would he charm reporters with stories about fishing and wrestling, he’d be the loudest, proudest, most entertaining promoter for the program’s progress in recent years. With his Paintsville twang and arsenal of one-liners, Kash would give Kentucky Football an unforgettable face heading into a season in which many believe they’ll backslide.
I can see it now…
“Hey Kash, what would you say to those media members who picked Kentucky to finish fifth in the East last year?”
Kash Daniel on if he feels sorry for Mississippi State's left tackles: "I didn't feel sorry for any of them. I hope they're all crying. I hope they're all slobbering. I hope their girlfriends broke up with them." @KashDaniel15 pic.twitter.com/rN13LIBv9E
— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) September 23, 2018
“What would you say to those only picking UK to win six or fewer games this season?”
Asked Kash Daniel about Kentucky's over/under being set at 6 (A highway robbery if you enjoy free money) Here was his response. pic.twitter.com/hQavrLSB1I
— Charlie Walter (@CharlieWalterTV) June 26, 2019
“One more time? Sorry Kash, I couldn’t hear that from the back.”
— Jonathan Dunn (@jdunnlex18) October 1, 2015
“What do you think of Kentucky’s offensive line this year?”
“How does it feel to be at your first SEC Media Days?”
— Charlie Walter (@CharlieWalterTV) November 24, 2018
“What’s your plan when you get back to Lexington?”
Kash Daniel screaming ‘victory dips’ after winning the Citrus Bowl is the most on brand and least shocking thing ever. I’m so excited he’s back next year. pic.twitter.com/LrefUYAGgC
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) January 4, 2019
Kentucky’s been great about letting Kash be Kash. Coming off a historic season, it’s time to turn up the volume and let him be the face of the program on the biggest stage.