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October 15th, 2018

Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 87: The Return of Corey Brewer

It’s a new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, with the return of former NBA star Corey Brewer! Brewer joined the show during the summer and is here to talk about the season ahead. But first, Aaron welcomes in his buddy Nick Coffey, as the guys discuss:
A wild, upset filled Saturday in college football: Six of the Top 16 teams in country fell and the guys answer the question: What was the biggest upset? Also the guys show love to Coach O after a big win, and wonder just how good Georgia is after the loss? Finally, why isn’t Michigan getting more love after dominating Wisconsin for their sixth straight win?
What does the playoff picture look like? The guys break down the playoff picture after all the upsets. Why the SEC’s dream of getting two teams in is dead, but all of a sudden, the Big Ten is in play for multiple bids. Also, why Notre Dame is in great shape but the Big 12 and Pac-12 are in big, BIG trouble.
Next up, it’s the return of former NBA star Corey Brewer. Brewer played last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder and LA Lakers and is currently a free agent, and after joining the show in the summer he is back to talk about…
The Jimmy Butler insanity: The guys recorded late last week in the middle of the Jimmy Butler melodrama in Minnesota. Brewer explains why Butler crossed a line. He also describes what it’s like to be an NBA player in the middle of front office drama similar to Butler’s right now.
His thoughts on the season ahead in the NBA: Brewer shares his thoughts on all things NBA this season. After playing with the Lakers last year he discusses the LeBron/Lonzo dynamic in LA, as well as his thoughts on some of the league’s best young players. He explains why he believes Donovan Mitchell and Brandon Ingram are the next big stars in the league.
Finally, some Florida Gators talk: Brewer shares some thoughts on his alma mater, the Florida Gators. He discusses his relationship with head coach Mike White (who was hired after his coach, Billy Donovan left) and whether Dan Mullen’s Gators are “back” on the football field.

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Mark Stoops won’t look at the SEC East Standings

To celebrate the Bye Week, Mark Stoops enjoyed a stress-free Saturday.

“It was good to sit back and watch other people,” said the UK head coach.  “It was a wild weekend, that’s for sure. But it was good. It was good to sit there and be stress free for a day.”

He saw plenty of football in-between Dad duties for a son’s birthday party, but he didn’t take the time to see where things stood once the dust settled.  He has not yet looked at the SEC East standings and he is telling his players to do the same.

“We’re going to be one week at a time.  We know that.  I’ve said that all year.  We’re going to try to go 1-0. We’re going to try to win this week and put ourselves in a position to win this week. We have six one-week seasons left.”

Stoops may not have his eye on them, but it’s an injustice to look away from these beautiful standings.

It’s fun to look down the road and play out the many possible scenarios.  While we try to forecast the future that could put Kentucky in Atlanta, Stoops just wants to make sure his team is ready to play against a hungry Vanderbilt team.

“Vandy is a team that’s really well coached. I have a lot of respect for Derek (Mason) and what he does and how he coaches,” Stoops said.

They’re just looking for that breakthrough. They had a great opportunity to beat Notre Dame and then had a great opportunity against Florida; two very, very good football teams.  You see what they’re capable of.  Vandy is a good team.  They’re hungry.  They play hard.  We’re going to have to play very good football.”

LIVE: Mark Stoops previews Vanderbilt

The bye week is over, which means it’s time for Mark Stoops to gather with his favorite media friends at Kroger Field to preview the Vanderbilt game. Follow along via the live stream below courtesy of our friends at KyWildcatsTV: