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Eloy Vargas Fan of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

Today’s fan of the day was in Stegeman Coliseum last night to see her favorite player, and she left with nothing but a heaping pile of heartbreak and disappointment. Not everyone wants to see Anthony Davis dunk, Doron Lamb shoot, or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist do everything. Some people just want to see Eloy.

Let’s get her some notes and a podcast to put a smile on that face.

— Don’t get comfortable with next season’s 18-game SEC schedule just yet. Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph believes a 19-game conference schedule is “a serious possibility.” According to Emerson, he has had several conversations with people around the league and they’re working on a way to keep the same East/West scheduling. Teams would play the six teams from the division twice, and each team from the other side once. The only issue wold be some teams having eight home conference games and others having seven. Regardless of an 18-game or 19-game schedule, the SEC plans to do away with the divisions. East and West would only be used for scheduling, not standings.

— After his team’s trip to Morgantown for the Mountaineer Shootout, Nerlens Noel said he has added West Virginia to his list of schools. “After talking to (assistant coach Larry) Harrison, I got a better feel for the program,” Noel said. “I’ll be looking forward to building a better relationship with their coaching staff.” (via The Daily Athenaeum)

— Ok, the stars might be a little much:

The back reminds me of Tyler Bray’s tattoo.

— Ken Pomeroy (on ESPN now?) says less Terrence Jones is more:

Jones has been the target of some criticism this season for a wavering attitude and a lack of aggressiveness, especially after his lackluster play in a December loss to Indiana. Jones used 27.9 percent of Kentucky’s possessions while he was on the court as a freshman, a figure that has dropped to 22.3 percent this season. He’s an interesting case because it’s not as if Kentucky is full of ball hogs this season. No player uses as many possessions as Brandon Knight did last season, and the Wildcats have one of the most balanced offenses in the country — seven of the eight players in John Calipari’s rotation have a usage rate between 18 percent and 23 percent.

The good news for UK fans is that Kentucky’s offense is about as effective as it was last season, if not slightly better.

The Wildcats have scored 1.15 points per possession during conference play, leading the SEC. (They finished third in conference play each of the past two seasons.) It’s helped that Doron Lamb and Anthony Davis have been extremely efficient, but despite the criticism, Jones has posted better shooting percentages from both 2-point range and 3-point range. Given what his teammates have produced, Jones’ involvement in the offense is possibly right where it needs to be.

KenPom believes Jones’s shrinking role on this year’s team has actually helped the Wildcats. What KenPom doesn’t realize is we’re not concerned with the size of Terrence’s role, we just want him to hustle and use that frame God gave him.

— I have a one game lead over the 92-year-old grandma in the BeyondTheBets.com showdown. After an ugly night on Monday from both sides, we each went 2-1 last night to bring the records to 3-3 and 2-4. Time for me to pull away; any suggestions?

— Check out KSRCollege.com’s Jonathan Schuette and his analysis of the Importance of Effective Scoring. Lot of good stuff in there.

Get your podcast after the break. (It’s on auto-play, for some reason.)

 

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

44 Comments for Eloy Vargas Fan of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast



  1. Will
    3:05 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Ahhh Its Just Lunch autoplay!!!



  2. macon_volfan
    3:07 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Macon Telegraph represent!



  3. capnmonkey
    3:08 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Hahaha, double auto-play podcast.
    Some people gonna get fired at work today.



  4. Hitmen69
    3:10 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Are the stars representative of the 7 national titles?



  5. bung
    3:11 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    drew…never bet with 92 yr old grandmothers…they know too much…stick with generating the $2.56 bar receipts on 12 bottles of makers…lol



  6. Han
    3:13 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    So the Mountaineer Shootout gave their coaching staff a chance to talk to recruits.

    Yeah, if that happened here, articles and investigations and rule changes.



  7. Ms. Tyler Thompson
    3:15 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Is that Tony Vanetti in the ad for “It’s Just Lunch”?



  8. owesco
    3:20 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    They should go ahead and change the stars to 8 so they don’t have to redesign them for next season after we cut down the nets on April 2nd.



  9. travis
    3:20 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    The stars are for each national title. Thus the numbers 48, 49, 51, 58, 78, 96, and 98 are inside the stars.



  10. MY EARS
    3:22 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Take it off autoplay!



  11. Brad
    3:22 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I like the stars. UK jerseys have 7, UF’s have 2. It’s a constant reminder of UK’s superiority.



  12. testing12
    3:23 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    #4 I would say yes after seeing the Florida jersey with 2. It is normal in soccer for National teams to have a star above their logo for each World Cup they’ve won and I think they’re using the same system.



  13. bung
    3:31 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    since its about the players and these unis are the wrong color maybe we could use the ones that attracted Issel, Pratt, and Casey to UK…



  14. Eddie
    3:31 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Couple of winners for you…. St Johns +7.5 vs West Va and Rice +12 vs Memphis. Good luck!



  15. Cordial Cherry Syrup
    3:31 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Autoplay? Really KSR? C’mon!!!!



  16. Reality Is
    3:33 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Actually, KenPom does understand. It’s you Jones’ haters who don’t.



  17. @jrodwhalen
    3:36 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Double Autoplay FTL



  18. cathalchan
    3:37 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Correction on Ode to Billie Jo. That was Bobbie Gentry singing, not Jeannie C. Riley! Otherwise, good show, enjoyed listening to the podcast.



  19. T.J.
    3:39 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks to autoplay, I am no longer inconspicuously checking KSR at work. Thank you for that.



  20. Hard Hittin' CAT
    3:44 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, almost positive about T Jones but not quite. Now that we’re finally saying there’s a balance to the scoring on the team everybody’s gonna jump on him for lack of hustle? not using his frame? Come on! Give me a F’n break.



  21. Streak ends in 11
    3:44 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    21st



  22. Jax Teller
    3:46 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Stars FTW — yes they are tacky, but they serve as a reminder to everyone else rockin’ the platinum that no matter how hard they try, Kentucky is still on another level. Got 7? Nope you don’t, we do though.



  23. The Daddy of the Mac
    3:48 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Alright Drew here is the secret to beating the old bag… outlast her… tell her you want to wait 3 more weeks for the next round and just hope she dies. Problem solved



  24. kyrobman
    3:48 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder why UCLA isn’t in the mix with the new uni’s? Is it b/c it would suck getting 11 stars on the back or b/c they just plain suck as a team? If that’s what you want to call it.



  25. Kentucky Gentleman
    3:54 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    They look like All-Star unis, with the stars and all. Thanks for the autoplay, jerks.



  26. kyle heavy
    3:54 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Well everyone at work knows what I’m doing now.



  27. Buckets
    4:00 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    FU, autoplay!!!



  28. chiefbroom
    4:03 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    no podcast = piss n moan
    podcast = piss n moan
    ??? this place is more bitter n whiny than my ex wife



  29. DTG
    4:03 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    24… UCLA is with Adidas



  30. kdh2011
    4:05 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    John Wall measured at exactly 6’4″ at the NBA combine



  31. wicked
    4:15 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    lol wtf



  32. Cousins Fake Teeth
    4:19 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    OMG fix this crap.



  33. pete
    4:24 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    So a 19 game schedule causes some teams to have 8 home games and some to have 7? I’m no math major but…



  34. Stars
    4:25 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    #4 Yes – If you look at the stars close enough, they have the 2 digit year of the championship inside them.



  35. tutty
    4:30 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    wow, double auto-play. wtg



  36. Hoosier Wild Cat
    4:35 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Jones is the Key to #8. You don’t score when you don’t get the ball. Early in the game he got the ball and scored. No touch no points. We don’t always need to go inside when Miller/Lamb or Kid are hitting for 3’s. Jones will star when needed. My belief. With the zones we are facing we better find a way to get the ball inside to Davis and Jones or a bad shooting night like we had against WV will happen again.



  37. Eloy the Destroyer
    4:36 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    What if we all woke up and it was all a dream. Billy Clyde was still the coach and we was competing for a spot in the NIT. AAAHHHHH!!!!



  38. Eloy the Destroyer
    4:38 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    #24 Its because UCLA is a Adidas school.



  39. Jones Returns
    4:54 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Freaking AMAZING!!!



  40. Ray Harm
    6:02 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I reckon a Wildcat’s mug & Claw were just too difficult to imprint on the gray robot Nike shirts, huh?



  41. blueblooded
    9:54 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    So does North Carolina have 4.5 stars on the back of their new jersey?



  42. the field mouse
    10:34 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    the SEC better check with Kevin Stallings on that scheduling. He has delicate sensibilities



  43. UK in LA
    10:52 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    The idea of the starts is pretty awesome, though I think they could make it classier. Like in International soccer, where each country’s jersey gets a small star placed around their country’s badge over the heart. It’s subtle and yet totally throws your awesomeness in everyone else’s face. Brazil has 5 stars, for example. How awesome would it be to have “UK” or the state outline or something like that surrounded by 7 (8) stars?



  44. Inspector Tipton
    9:18 am January 26, 2012 Permalink

    Damn Look at that Ass in the Background