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Today on KSR: One Day Closer To Football


Good morning, friends, and welcome to a brand new week. It might be a Monday, but at least we’re one step closer to Kentucky football. If twelve days is too many for you to bear, Miami vs. Florida will be on your television screens Saturday night. Still need a fix? Netflix’s QB1 series is pretty good, and features Kentucky freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo.

Speaking of Nik, let’s jump right into the news…

Notes from Week 2 of Fall Camp

  • Scalzo goes down: During Saturday’s scrimmage, the true freshman from Florida suffered an injury to his right knee, the same one in which he tore his ACL last year. There’s no word on the severity of the injury, nor was Scalzo expected to make noteworthy contributions this season, but it is just rotten luck. In that sense, last week sucked. Let’s hope this week has only good vibes, or that our current and former players wrap themselves in bubble wrap before leaving the house.
  • Terry Wilson’s improvement: According to sources who have watched practice and Saturday’s scrimmage, the starting quarterback has made a significant leap since last season. With another season under his belt, Wilson is more comfortable in the pocket, which has improved his accuracy and given the offense another dimension.
  • Stoops was happier with the defense: A defensive coach, Stoops was not pleased with his unit’s outing in the first scrimmage. A week later, Stoops said he was much happier with the defense, with Logan Stenberg going as far to say that side of the ball won the day.
  • Smoke was impressive: After missing the early part of camp with a minor injury, Kavosiey Smoke turned some heads by stiff-arming true freshman corner MJ Devonshire for a touchdown.

For more, read Roush’s takeaways from Saturday.

De’Aaron Fox’s time on Team USA is over

On Saturday, De’Aaron Fox became the latest NBA star to pull out of Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup, citing a need to focus on the Sacramento Kings’ playoff push. After an impressive start to camp, Fox was expected to make the final roster; however, he only played six minutes during Team USA’s exhibition vs. Spain on Friday, the lowest of any player to take the court. Sadly, this means I will stop caring about Team USA and the FIBA World Cup.

Meanwhile, Tyler Herro is playing basketball in boxers?

The former Cat’s fashion sense has already made him a fan favorite in Miami, and over the weekend, he was spotted playing in a pair of boxers…or very short flashy shorts:

Awesome or weird? You decide.

What will happen next with Michael Avenatti?

Stormy Daniels’ former attorney was in the news again Friday night after Yahoo released exhibits and text messages from federal court that he submitted to support his claims that Nike was in on the pay-to-play scandal. One of these text chains included a conversation between EYBL director Carlton DeBose and Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne in which DeBose allegedly tells Payne which EYBL coaches he gave money to in order to pay players’ families. It’s easy to panic when you see Kenny Payne’s name attached to all this, but it’s important to remember that the texts don’t show any wrongdoing or involvement on Kentucky’s part; in fact, you could argue that Payne knowing who was being paid helped the staff steer clear of the scandal. For more, check out Jack Pilgrim’s very thorough breakdown.

KSR Dogs (and Cat) of the Day

It’s Monday, so how about three pets wearing Kentucky Blue?

Kenzie, Kali, and Curses the Cat, you are adorable.

Happy belated birthday, Vince Marrow

The Big Dawg celebrated his birthday over the weekend with lots of cake at Jeff Ruby’s. The UK video crew honored him by making him the focus of the latest episode of the “Behind the Grind” series:

KSR is back in studio today

Something tells me they’ll have plenty to talk about.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

11 responses to “Today on KSR: One Day Closer To Football”

  1. mrknowitall1981

    A co-worker just told me that Gunnar Hoak has been named the starting QB at Ohio State. Any truth to this?

    1. cats646

      I hope he starts. OSU will suck if he does lol.

    2. mashburnfan1

      https://abc6onyourside.com/sports/the-football-fever/ohio-state-coach-ryan-day-announcing-starting-quarterback-for-2019-season
      Will be Fields, is why he went there from UGA as he had many other choices and Hoak is not very good. That said they do have Dobbins at RB so they could play a conservative offense like we did last year.

    3. mashburnfan1

      OSU is getting ready for Press Conf now. Is streaming live but right now all the press are sitting in the room chit chatting. I hate living up here in Suckeye territory.

  2. Le Docteur

    It must be policy as KSR to hype Terry Wilson. Last year, the constant story from KSR was that Wilson was great, one of the greatest UK has ever had. This year, every article talks about how he has improved dramatically. If you believe KSR last year, it’s hard to believe Wilson had ROOM for improvement. So I think I will continue not believing the hype and will just trust my own eyes. He started all 13 games but had only 1,900 yards passing, just a little over 100/game. He had 11 TDS and, what, 8 INTs? And how many fumbles? He is accurate on the very short passes they had him throw last year and less accurate downfield. He was a 1 read QB last year and, okay, it will be 100% improvement if he’s now a 2 read QB. But damn, KSR. Get a grip.

    1. Scootercat

      Ohio state will name their starter after practice today around 11:15, so no truth to it.

    2. Alex90

      KSR never said those things last year since they had nothing to go on other than 1 year at JUCO. They won 10 games with him at qb so it worked, like wtf is wrong with you? Only reason to be calling for his replacement is a personal bias which I’m guessing is race related.

    3. mashburnfan1

      Dumb Ass he did what THEY asked him to do. Not many yards or TD’s as he was not asked to throw deep often. Is also why {you left this info out} his completion % was among the best in the COUNTRY. All those stats, good and bad, were based on what he was asked to do. Did you watch UF or Mizzou games, he had a huge part in winning those games. Plus if you watched any games you can easily see we had no other option {unless they wanted to try Clark}, Hoak was terrible. TW did a good job for a 1st year SEC and D1 QB . Again I ask please name all FR that start in the SEC at any position, does not happen much for a reason.

    4. 4everUKblue

      Le Doctor you are the mashbum of Kentucky football! Only difference is you post idiotic comments during football and basketball season, at least mashbum has something good to say about one sport, he’s still a rumpranger though.

  3. Smyrna_Cat

    Herro shorts … awesome!!!