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Kentucky Football Tidbits From Around The Net’

It’s that time once agian to scour the world wide web for those tiny tidbits about the world of Kentucky sports. What’s the latest buzz out there about the land of blue? What are people thinking about our football team? Here is all the latest along with some views from yours truly:

From SaturdayDownSouth, Kentucky Over/Under 3.5 Wins in 2013?

Pick: Over
Buzz: I feel some good vibrations coming from Lexington this year, but it’s still not going to be pretty. However, with an offense that should score points and a defensive-minded coach, I like the Cats to pull the over. I’ve bought into Blue — hook, line and sinker.

With wins likely over Western Kentucky, Miami (OH), and Alabama state it seems a safe bet that Kentucky could get to that fourth win. They will certainly have lots of chances with games at Vandy and Mississippi St along with Missouri and Tennessee at home. It won’t be an easy year but four or five wins isn’t crazy.

SaturdayDownSouth also ranked the back-up quarterbacks of the SEC. Jalen Whitlow came in third

Kentucky sits in an interesting situation. They have a logical passing quarterback in Max Smith who can wing it 40 times per game, but Jalen Whitlow may give them the best chance to win now, because he’s more mobile. Anyway, I’m giving Smith the edge here, but Whitlow can and will make things happen in 2013

Not so sure Whitlow will enter the season as back-up but he is high on the list for good reason. Whitlow was by far the most impressive in the spring game and looked great at times in his first time under center when he was called to start as a freshman. A year two Whitlow could be very good under Neal Brown’s offense but Smith could excel as well. Until they name a starter expect the debate to rage on.

Larry Vaught takes a look at Running Back Depth.

There was a time when it looked like running back would be the deepest position not only on the Kentucky offense, but perhaps on the entire team. Now that has dramatically changed. – See more at: http://vaughtsviews.com/neal-brown-still-has-talent-to-use-at-running-back-but-depth-taking-a-big-hit/#sthash.A8xHi3tX.dpuf
There was a time when it looked like running back would be the deepest position not only on the Kentucky offense, but perhaps on the entire team. Now that has dramatically changed.
After already having to deal with a thin wide receiver corps Neal Brown must now deal with a depleted running back squad as well.  When the bow was put on the 2013 football class the Running Backs looked like this: Raymond Sanders,Jonathan George, Dyshawn Mobley and Josh Clemons joined by Justin Taylor, Khalid Thomas, and Jojo Kemp. Now two of those guys have left the team and one has been bitten one again by the injury bug. The offense could really use a break at this point as turnover continues to occur with the coaching transition. Hopefully Clemons’ injury is minor and he is back on the field in time to head to Nashville.
Raymond Sanders, one of UK’s most impressive players in the spring, and Jonathan George returning along with sophomores Dyshawn Mobley, who saw limited action in 2012, and Josh Clemons, w – See more at: http://vaughtsviews.com/neal-brown-still-has-talent-to-use-at-running-back-but-depth-taking-a-big-hit/#sthash.A8xHi3tX.dpuf

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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8 Comments for Kentucky Football Tidbits From Around The Net’



  1. Reggie Miller
    9:20 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    CZ showing up MKG during summer league again with 23 and 11. I thought players’ first coaches made sure their players are productive in the NBA?



  2. NO MATT JONES
    9:29 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    1, Who is CZ? I’ve never heard of him.

    And I was feeling really optimistic about this season until he Clemons injury. With a trio of very talented QBs, and a strong, talented, veteran RB troop, I thought our offense would have a little bite to it. But with Thomas and ESPECIALLY Clemons out, I think we’re going to struggle because of lack of depth. Just a couple of receivers and a couple running backs. I don’t see how we’re going to put up points without people to catch and carry the ball.



  3. Tim in Korea
    9:44 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Why would Zeller show up a guy on his own team? Was MKG guarding him? Troll…



  4. Buckets
    10:13 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    LOL at the troll (1) with no life posting trash talk about SUMMER LEAGUE hoops. Pathetic…



  5. Linda Taylor
    10:22 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    2 – CZ stands for cubic zirconia, i.e. not the real thing. Cody Zeller = cubic zirconia. MKG = diamond, the real thing.



  6. The Truth
    10:22 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    The football team is going to suck [email protected]



  7. Ridge Runner
    11:47 pm July 14, 2013 Permalink

    Just to have a coach and staff that come in with a game plan and if needed, make adjustments will be HUGE as opposed to what we have seen for the most part the last few years. That along with the excitement of turning things around for the players will make this year ok and give many of us patience.



  8. Philuk18
    11:01 am July 15, 2013 Permalink

    Congratulations to IU for having a player that did well in a summer league game. I think that calls for cutting down the nets afterwards and hanging a banner at Assembly Hall. Lets see how “Big Retard” (his proper nickname), does when the games actually matter