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Larry Brown’s Saturday News and Views

When Larry Brown was hired as the head coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2012, the marriage between the school and the once-super star coach seemed a tad bit absurd. Brown had long since left the college game for the bigger pond waters of the NBA. Brown’s last college head coaching gig was in 1988 with the Kansas Jayhawks. His departure from college led to a string of NBA coaching jobs: San Antonio Spurs, LA Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks and the Charlotte Bobcats (2008-2010). After a brief hiatus from coaching, Brown “shocked the world” when he decided to pack his bags for a school not known for having a rich basketball tradition located in Dallas, Texas. A big name coach such as Larry Brown didn’t seem to be a likely candidate for a place like SMU, yet somehow the two were brought together.

But would Larry Brown be able to actually attract the kind of talent to SMU that he would need to make a big splash in the college realm? Recruiting is such a big part of the game. Almost immediately, Brown began to convince a few big named recruits to at least consider SMU– many even making visits. SMU started to randomly find its way into the “Final 3” or “Final 5” for some of the big time prospects with 4 and 5 stars next to their names. Even though SMU was trying to become a serious player with the big dogs in recruiting such as Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, etc… SMU usually was the Bridesmaid and never the Bride. Brown had a disappointing first season on the court, with his SMU team only winning 15 games. Even without the results on the court, Brown managed to put together the 14th best recruiting class in the country though heading into this year, and perhaps that should have been a sign of things to come.

Larry Brown to SMU once “shocked the world,” and the reason I bring him up again tonight is because tomorrow… Brown might be a key component in another “shock the world” moment. More on that coming below…

 

And now on to the news and views from the first day of the new KSR site re-design…

 

—- Although we are getting ready to gear up for the start of college football, college basketball took the forefront late this evening as a few chips appear to be ready to fall for the 2014 recruiting class. Earlier this evening, Emmanuel Mudiay, the top ranked point guard in the class of 2014 (who also happens to be one of Calipari’s most coveted players in the class) let it be known that he will announce his college decision tomorrow night on ESPNU at the Elite 24 game. While ESPNU and Kentucky have a pleasant history with announcements and kids picking the Cats, this is one that doesn’t look good for Cal and company.

Up until the last few days, Kentucky has long been considered the frontrunner for Mudiay’s services. The lengthy point guard’s game has drawn comparisons to John Wall, and Mudiay and Calipari’s styles would be a match made in heaven. Mudiay was set to take his visit to Kentucky in the near future, so the news of an earlier than expected announcement before that visit doesn’t bode well for Kentucky being the destination of choice.

Larry Brown and SMU clearly put on the full court press late for Mudiay, who has spent a lot of time on SMU’s campus due to the fact that the school is practically in his backyard. Geographically, SMU has always held the edge, but only recently have some other signs pointed in favor of SMU:

1) The Tweet heard ’round the internet

 

2) The Tyler Ulis offer

Tyler Ulis is a very talented point guard in the class of 2014. With that said, he doesn’t fit the usual “Calipari mold” at only 5’9. The timing of the offer coming around the same time as Mudiay’s tweet, and just before Mudiay’s surprise early announcement… can’t be just a coincidence. Ulis appears to be Calipari’s second favorite option for the point guard position in the class of 2014 assuming he doesn’t get Mudiay or Tyus Jones. Josh Perkins was also on the table and waiting for an offer from the Cats, but the offer never came. If Calipari knows what it sounds like he knows (that Mudiay will likely be picking SMU tomorrow), the timing of the Ulis offer now makes more sense.

3) The early announcement

Emmanuel Mudiay was supposed to take an official visit to Lexington. With the decision to announce tomorrow, before taking the visit, it seems unlikely that Mudiay will wind up picking the Cats. If Kentucky was that much in the picture, he likely would have waited to make the final decision until after the visit.
With all of that said, Mudiay could certainly shock the world in the other direction now that everyone is starting to lean toward SMU. All signs are pointing to SMU though at this point. Mudiay will decide tomorrow between SMU, Kentucky, Baylor, Kansas and Oklahoma State.

 

—- Evan Daniels of FOX is one of KSR’s most trusted opinions when it comes to college basketball recruiting. Daniels tweeted this out in response to Mudiay’s announcement of a decision tomorrow:

“I think Mudiay could surprise some folks tomorrow. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him stay close to home. SMU in backyard.”

I never feel good about a decision when Daniels predicts the move to go the other way…

—- Adam Zagoria is leaning the same way as many others on Mudiay’s decision. He tweeted this out earlier this evening:

“I interviewed Emmanuel Mudiay yesterday at Elite 24 and he is very high on SMU coach Larry Brown. Wouldn’t shock me if he went there.”

—- Larry Brown might have finally ditched the Bridesmaid’s dress and landed one of THE TOP recruits in the country, instead of just being one of the final schools listed. Will this be a one-hit wonder for Brown, or would Mudiay picking SMU on the heels of a 14th ranked 2013 recruiting class for Brown signal a new big player in the recruiting scene? Brown is 77 years old, but maybe he’s got a little fight left in him still. Calipari doesn’t doesn’t lose many battles like these… But prepare yourselves accordingly tomorrow.

—- Where does Kentucky go from here if they miss on Mudiay and potentially Tyus Jones as well? Those are the two top rated point guards in the class of 2014. Calipari and his staff appear to be putting their eggs in the basket of Tyler Ulis now, a pint-sized but talented 4-star point guard out of Chicago Heights, Illinois. Keep an eye on things as they will likely heat up even more between Ulis and Kentucky over the next few weeks.

—- Even though the news doesn’t appear to be good for Mudiay, one future visitor spoke highly about Kentucky to the Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones. Devin Booker, a 4-star shooting guard with a Kentucky offer had the following words to say about his excitement and anticipation for his upcoming visit, “I’ve heard Rupp’s atmosphere is really unbelievable and you can’t really describe it with words.” Booker went on to talk about some of the other star players he will be visiting with while in Lexington. Booker referred to Kentucky as a place where they “build dynasties.”

You know what place they don’t say that about? SMU. Ever.

—- Don’t be too sad though about the potential pending bad news. Allow this amazing picture of Willie Cauley-Stein cheer you up before we move on to some football news…

 

—- The best news of the day came from Kentucky’s football practice where Za’Darius Smith returned to action after missing time with a high ankle sprain. The boot is no longer, and Smith practiced with the team today. Smith says he feels 100%, which is a huge relief for Kentucky as they begin preparations for Western Kentucky. Mark Stoops was also pleased with Smith today in practice, calling his performance “really good.” Kentucky would have sorely missed Smith if he hadn’t returned in time for WKU. Hopefully this will be the last setback for Smith before the first game.

—- Speaking of the WKU game, Kentucky has finally turned all of its attention toward preparing for the season opener. Whereas Kentucky spent the beginning of fall camp working on themselves, the tables have turned and the focus now shifts to the opponent. Stoops was pleased with the first day of prep practice, “I thought it was a very good day. It was the first time we went through this format, where we go scouts and then we go against each other for part of the period. So overall, very pleased.”

Stoops mentioned one player in particular for WKU who will garner much of Kentucky’s attention: running back Antonio Andrews. “You look at No. 5 and you just see an absolutely fantastic football player. He’s a very good player, does everything for them, and he deserves all the accolades he’s been getting.” Kentucky’s first priority defensively will likely be figuring out which strategy will best neutralize Andrews, who is WKU’s biggest weapon.

—- Two defensive tackles announced their transfers out of Lexington on Friday. Patrick Grafree will play for Eastern Kentucky this fall and Thomas Chapman will suit up at Murray State. Best of luck to both of those guys, victims of getting lost behind the new level of talent Stoops is bringing in on the defensive line.

—- Kentucky football also lost Rashad Cunningham, at least for this season. The sophomore wide receiver was declared academically ineligible

—- Oh hey, how do you like the site re-design?

 

And last but not least, once again… we offer our condolences to the family of R.J. Corman, who passed away after a decade-long battle with cancer. One of his daughters is a dear friend of mine and I know how much he not only meant to her, but to the community of Nicholasville. R.J. Corman once stuck his neck out for a close friend in a time of great need, when he certainly did not have to do so. I know that I am just one of hundreds and hundreds of people who have had a similar experience with a man who was always quick to lend a hand for a cause he believed in, or a person he believed in. Thoughts and prayers to the Corman family.

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

82 Comments for Larry Brown’s Saturday News and Views



  1. IShoot4s
    11:13 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Exum/Vaughn in ’14
    Make it happen, Cal!



  2. Chicago Chris
    11:14 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Here’s an idea: Have a non first year point guard!



  3. Jen
    11:20 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not giving up hope yet. The Ulis offer could have been because Cal wanted him, too. Ulis is likely not a one-and-done player, so it’s reasonable to think playing several years at UK would be attractive to him. If young Mr. Mudiay wants to go to SMU, I’ll wish him well, but personally I think it’d be a waste akin to putting whipped cream on a horse turd.



  4. Jen
    11:24 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Also, remember that almost everyone thought Noel wasn’t coming to UK. Where was it–either Georgetown or Syracuse? At any rate, practically everyone had given up hope. If Mudiay is leaning towards SMU, why was he scheduled to come to Big Blue Madness instead of whatever showcase of mediocrity they have at SMU, if they even have a celebration to open their season–and if they do you can be certain no one is camping out weeks ahead for tickets.



  5. Tom
    11:27 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Love the change to KSR it looks GREAT!!



  6. Tennessee Wildcat
    11:28 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Well, its obvious that if Mudiay chooses SMU, that he wants to be the star and as Cal has said, not everyone is suited for UK. If he chooses SMU, he will regret it later. I only hope he commits to the cats. If he don’t, we better try to get Exum and get him to play a year and a semester.



  7. Droy
    11:28 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Why are we so sure that we won’t get Tyus Jones? Everyone seems to be pretty down on our chances.



  8. ukfan
    11:39 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I am disgusted over this Mudiay to SMU crap. EVERY single analyst on twitter switched their pick over to SMU as of tonight, what the F!!? If a couple of guys from this year don’t stick around (Young, Lee, Johnson, maybe Poythress) you can bet your asses we are going to have a Ryan Harrow type year all over again. The top recruits in 2014 just aren’t favoring UK for some reason, I don’t get it. I’m in the early stages of a full blown meltdown, deep breaths… at least we have a potential 40-0 season to look forward to first though, right? Also.. can we start having some 2-3 year guys come here for a change? Mix guys like that up with 3-4 top recruits and that’s a dangerous team! It’s stressful as hell to try and get a brand new team every year, though exciting when the dominos fall our way!



  9. ukfan
    11:40 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I say Cal puts the full course press on Jones and Okafor now!! Go all in!! What the hell, we ain’t got nothin to lose, or price for that matter. In Cal We Trust!



  10. ukfan
    11:41 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    prove** not price



  11. tdogg40330
    11:45 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like the new design …… GO CATS !!!



  12. Some Guy in Kentucky
    11:50 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I am surprised that Cal would not recruit Snider for Ballard. He has showed that he can play against good players, and he will be a 3-4 year player that can shoot also.



  13. RCW
    12:00 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    The only thing I know about SMU is their football program got the Death Penalty for cheating. The SMU case was the first modern “death penalty” – that is, the first one utilized under the “repeat violator” rule. It is the only modern death penalty handed down to a Division I school. SMU football had already been placed on three years’ probation in 1985 for recruiting violations. At the time, it had been on probation seven times (including five times since 1974), more than any other school in Division I-A. One thing is for sure, SMU is a football school.

    I did a WIKIPEDIA search on SMU Basketball program and their program looks SO WEAK!

    I hope Mudiay decides to play for Kentucky, because the national media exposure will advance his career. Secondly, when one competes for a national championship, you get the name recognition you need in order to advance career by being selected high in the NBA draft. Thirdly, when one has great supporting future NBA players backing you, your elevation to the the top of the NBA draft class is more likely. Play with the best and the play the best is the only way to the top……



  14. ukuk
    12:36 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Oh well.. wish him well, if that’s what he wants to do is stay home can’t blame mudiay. Then goodluck to him and his team. We still gna roll 2014. With or without him. Wish you well Mr. Mudiay



  15. Somervillain
    12:36 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I was surprised when SMU hired such an ahem advanced age guy, regardless of pedigree, but it actually paying off, albeit presumably for a very short run, would be kinda amazing. That said, the payoff for Mudiay seems pretty lame. Sometimes things are shocking because they are bad ideas. Jackass is always shocking.



  16. Steve Fitts
    12:37 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t believe Trinity coughed up a 12 point 4th quarter lead to lose its opener, thereby spoiling its chance at a mythical high school national championship.



  17. ukuk
    12:40 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    If he was going to uk he wouldn’t be picking all of a sudden. No reason to keep up hope for something that isn’t goin to happen guys. Hes haha SMU bound. He’s smu bound…



  18. True Story
    12:41 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Would like to see the body portion of the site wider. This 700px is too narrow imo.



  19. blw
    12:45 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    congrats you went from a 1996 site design to a 1998



  20. Duuuuuude
    12:46 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I am sorry about this stupid thought I am about to post. I realize it is more complicated than I am making this, but I thought about it a few days ago before this Mudiay news. We know Andrew Harrison is a stud point guard and will probably be top 5 in the draft, but Aaron will most likely be a 20 something SG. SG’s are a dime a dozen it seems. If Aaron would stay two years and learn the point, he could greatly improve his draft status in the 2015 draft. He would learn the position from the best to coach it.



  21. Dat Dude
    12:48 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Talk about being a forgotten guy next year. This kid will not be on any nationally televised games and won’t make the tournament. He would be better off just going overseas for a year and getting paid.



  22. Oscar Combs
    12:48 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I am hearing that Chuck Verderber is a strong Kentucky lean
    Go get him Joe



  23. wreck it ralph
    12:54 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Shouldn’t it say Fridays news and views instead of Saturdays news and views?



  24. Catsfan32
    12:59 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    This situation reminds me a bit of the Ray McCallum situation. RC isn’t as talented as Mudiay but if he does choose to attend SMU, he won’t be doing himself any favors. It will obviously hurt his draft stock. @20 My thoughts are, if one leaves, the other leaves and vice versa. If their draft stock remains the same and Aa. Harrison is in the bottom end of the first round, I guess it comes down to one twin persuading the other to make a difficult decision.



  25. DrSayre
    12:59 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    23) I have wondered that for awhile now… but it’s like that every night so it’s not an accident…



  26. Dont Geek!
    1:04 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    This is crazy!! Ahhhhhhhh!!!



  27. Blue Jesus
    1:12 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Ally you’re one of the best writers on this site.

    Though I did notice you copy-and-pasted the paragraph about the defensive ends verbatim from Drew’s mid day notes. But that’s okay, it really hammering home the point.



  28. Bradley
    1:49 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Remember the the name Emmanuel Mudiay for 2 reasons: 1) If we don’t get him we’re in trouble. 2) If he goes to SMU you’ll never hear his name again. If he goes to SMU it will be hands down the worst decision an 18 yr old kid has made in the history of Earth. That’s including the buttchugging at Tennessee. This likely decision is so stupid that I have trouble believing it’s correct.



  29. Derp
    1:59 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    28… Yeah, we’re really gonna be in trouble when we’ll still have at least 5 mcd’s aa’s next year. You’re dumb



  30. SeaCat
    2:06 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Is this ready for mobile?



  31. WRB
    2:19 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    What’s the problem? At least let the kid make his decision first. If he wants to go somewhere else that is his choice, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a top 5 pick.

    The NBA is full of players that didn’t go to the big name schools. I’m just going to wait & see where he picks. Then I’ll wish him the best if it’s not UK. Like Cal says, the spotlight shines bright at UK & not everyone is cut out for it.



  32. Tubby who
    2:20 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    How can so many of our fans be so hypocritical! Most seem to think our in state football players should stay close to home instead of going to the better football schools( looking at Barker, Elam, and hatcher) all turned down football powers to stay home, but think a kid is making a mistake if it goes the other way!
    Best of luck to this kid where ever he goes. Remember folks it isn’t like he is just going to your average situation, Larry Brown is considered by many to be the BEST coach in the sport collegiate or pro. I think he get this kid ready for the pros just like Cal or any other coach can!



  33. Tubby who
    2:25 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Great point 31! Regardless of where he goes tomorrow he is choosing early, given the other schools plenty of time to go anther way. As good as this kid is Cal will have time to get anther top notch PG. As we have seen with Shabbaz and Wiggins if a player waits to the last minute it handcuffs the coaches involved. Other big time re recruits stay away then your left having to take a lesser player!



  34. NEWMAN
    2:31 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Here’s Larry Brown’s pitch. Ready?

    — You get to be a huge fish in a mud puddle known as the “American Athletic Conference”
    — Being in the AAC SMU will play some games on ESPNU.
    — Do all that in front of your family and friends.
    — We run all the plays through you so you can pad your stats and go pro after a year.

    If he ends up picking SMU, we as BBN can only wish him the best… he’s gonna need it, he’s gonna lose A LOT of games.



  35. Buckets
    2:32 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sorry but how is the website different? Oh, you mean instead of the blogs being in the middle of the page, they’re on the left side with a right-side rail. Ummm, OK. Sorry, but this hardly seems like a re-design.



  36. bigcatstanding
    3:19 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    #3 I like that if you don’t mind I will use that sometime, you know what they say the Sun shines on a monkeys ass every now and again, so if that does happen / SMU are getting that much needed Sun. This will hurt because I really thought we would get Ulis and Mudiay. here’s what I think about it though these kids we think we want weed there selfs out, because if he was a good fit for UK he would be a cat. here’s my explanation the reason he would choose SMU is because he wants to be the guy, and guess what we don’t need no players that want to be the one, so let these kids eliminate themselves. I also think Aaron Harrison won’t be ready after only 1 year, witch could cause both twins to stay 2 years, and Dominic Hawkins will be 1 year better so it most likely won’t be so bad. And the best news is that I think that Ulis is the best of the bunch, and you can check my post I’ve been saying that for days. BBN RULES ILF#9. PS WE also have a walk on that is a real talent his name is( Floreal )I think that is the correct spelling.



  37. bigcatstanding
    3:41 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    #20 I think you are probably dead on, I think I was looking at it wrong I was thinking that if Aaron wasn’t ready then maybe Andrew would stay another year, but I think it’s more likely to go the way you was thinking, we can only hope. I will say this people aren’t giving the Ulid kid enuff credit, he for me is the best all around PG. And I hope like hell he can’t read after all the dumb s*** people are posting. So if you are reading this Ulis don’t pay any attention to the ignorance being posted on here, they are Louisville fans acting like UK fans lol. ROLL ON BBN



  38. bigcatstanding
    3:57 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    #8. Haha calm down we will be just fine next year we have Hawkins / Floreal and most likely Ulis and believe me that kid is as good as they get, check him out on YouTube you won’t be disappointed. We will be a top 5 team next year also, you can bank on it coach isn’t in the habit of letting us down, last year was a fluke. GO BIG BLUE



  39. COMMENTS ARE TOO SMALL TO READ
    5:20 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    MATT, the comments are too small to read!!



  40. UK Fan With a Huge Beer Gut
    5:40 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Mudiay wants to play for a coach with real NBA success



  41. Mark Perkins
    6:32 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Redesign much better for laptops, much worse for iphones.
    Matt, more people getting their information from phones than laptops these days.



  42. Mark Perkins
    6:37 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    We need a KSR app that formats text for the iphone like apps for Herald-Leader, Grantland, USA Today, Politico, Slate, and Wall Street Journal does, making those news sources much easier to read.



  43. Typical Card Troll
    6:42 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Bbbbuttt I thought Calipari always had Wes pay his players to come to UK. Certainly he is not out of money with that big salary he is making. I guess Larry Brown outbid him!



  44. RealCatsFan
    6:44 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Mr. Mudiay, I offer up Exhibit A on why staying close to home and NOT playing for Cal is a bad idea (ESPECIALLY if you are a guard) => Shabazz



  45. RealCatsFan
    6:46 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    BTW, I see people referring to numbers for the posts, but no numbers show on the screen. Are you guys just counting down?



  46. Stu Katz
    6:52 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, SMU is certainly a strange decision. Maybe Cal has something up his sleeve.



  47. Stu Katz
    6:53 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Frosty says its SMU



  48. Ozzie
    6:59 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    The new site is nice, but sucks to read on a iPhone!



  49. DT in DC
    7:22 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe he wants to commit before Ulis. Hey, just trying to keep positive thoughts going! 🙂



  50. iPhone
    7:32 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    New site: does not compute. The font is extra small now so borrow your grandpa’s “readers” when viewing on iPhone. Looks like I’ll be getting info primarily from twitter now.



  51. iPhone
    7:35 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Use some of that Boone’s money to design a mobile version!



  52. Bones
    7:55 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    The print on the new website is too small for us older folks, even when I explode it. Why did you change the font size??? Otherwise, I like the changes you made but I doubt seriously that I will visit the website nearly as much as I have in the past since it is not as user- friendly for me compared to the previous site.



  53. art vandalay
    7:56 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Do you really shock the world if you tell everyone prior to making an announcement?



  54. Dano
    8:12 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    New site design is outstanding. I wonder if Mudiay is hearing that the twins are not one and dones. If Andrew comes back, no need for him to be here.



  55. kes
    8:21 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    this would be the worst decision in recent years by a high profile recruit. SMU? really? what a idiot



  56. 2013 Champs
    8:23 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I love it. Brown giving cal a taste of his own medicine. Larry taught Cal how to buy players back in the day.



  57. James
    8:26 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Always look at ksr on my phone. Now I can’t hardly read it. 🙁



  58. Newt
    8:30 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    1- Site design….love it! (Gene from Bob’s Burgers voice)
    2- I get the appeal of doing something special at the nearby-hometown school, but c’mon man? SMU? A point guard with that much skill passing up a chance to work with Cal and Dirk 2.0, aka Karl Towns? The mind boggles, even having the respect for Larry Brown that I do. But I’m more than good with D. Hawkins running the show next year, to be honest.
    3- Most importantly, if you caught that Trinity game on ESPNU last night (lost 27-26, absolutely an instant high-school classic), then you’re just as shocked as I am that the running back for Ensworth only has offers from Murray State, UT-Martin, and some other OVC school. You gotta be kidding me? #10 is a monster – played LB, too, was absolutely gassed – and still RAN OVER one of the nation’s best teams for almost 200 yards and 3 TDs. Stoops – please send this kid 200 letters and an offer ASAP! D’Andre Ferby, look him up – let’s help get this kid in Blue next year!



  59. 2013 Champs
    8:56 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Fun Fact: UK won 3 National titles in the time it took us to win the championship I’m bragging about in my name. Only 27 more years and we’ll hang #4, baby!!!



  60. NotSatire
    8:59 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Love the site redesign. Loads a lot faster too.



  61. BUCats
    9:02 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I like that we are getting involved with Booker. He is a dead eye shooter like D Lamb



  62. Az2au
    9:05 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    For those of you that hate the new site on the iPhone I recommend trying out Instabrowser. I use it for any site like this. It removes all of the clutter and crap. Please note that I am not affiliated with the company that makes it in any way.



  63. Basteballer
    9:06 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Site redesign: Meh on the laptop. Sucks on the iPhone (which is where I usually read it). As long as they’ve been talking about it I hoped for better. Still no app??

    Point guard situation: I think Okafor has been getting more and more interested in coming to UK. He’s the top guy. He would pull Tyus Jones with him; not the other way around. Maybe Mudiay knows something, too. No reason to worry. Just sit back and watch it all unfold.



  64. Lob Rock
    9:09 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Agree with many posters above. New site sucks balls for iPhone users. Everyone else is moving toward mobile improvement as that’s where everything is going. You just updated to 1998 when no one had data plans or speed worth paying for. The old site was much more phone friendly.



  65. iPhone suck
    9:09 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I like the redesign. For all of you complaining about not being able to read it easily on your iPhone: get a real phone. It looks great on my Galaxy. I phones are junk, I had one for 2 years and the Galaxy takes a dump on iPhone.



  66. Wild Blue
    9:12 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Mudiay may be better able to get to the rack because of his size, but from what I have seen Ulis is a better mid and long range shooter and can set up the big men.



  67. Oscar Combszitsky
    9:15 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Larry Brown is too old. Cal should recruit against him like he did against Lou Carneseca



  68. Lee
    9:26 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Why is this pic of WCS amazing? Please explain



  69. ghostofgeorge
    9:36 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Site works great on Gnexus phone. Thanks!!!



  70. cracka
    9:39 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    maybe mudiay wants to recruit while he’s there, hard to do when you haven’t decided yourself yet … he’s there with a lot of guys who are supposed to be coming to bbm with him … too bad towns couldn’t be there to help recruit



  71. Crazy Curtis
    9:43 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Cal done found out that Mudiay have them same tendencies like aryan Harrow, if you get my drift

    We ain’t doing that no more



  72. Wi Tu Hi
    9:55 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    If Mudiay thinks playing for 77 year old Brown, in front of 5,000(?) fans at SMU, never playing on national TV , and being a NCAA bubble team is the best path for him. I think that says alot about him.



  73. Keep Calm and Trust Cal
    10:07 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I really wish that people wouldn’t put this kid’s decision down. I hope he picks the Cats and want him to come be a winner for us. But, if he chooses elsewhere, then wish him well. Either way, we’ll be okay.

    Finally, it seems to me a young, flat-top fellar named Nerlens said the same thing. “Gonna shock the world.” And he’s a Cat for life now!!



  74. Bob
    10:21 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Really? We’re going to have to settle for a 4 star 5’9 pt guard now? This is depressing. We can look forward to another NIT next year.



  75. tom
    10:22 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I don’l ike the new design …… GO CATS !!!



  76. Bradley
    10:52 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    29. Might need a PG on the team there chief. I guess you missed last year. Who’s really dumb here?



  77. Joe
    10:56 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I hope we get him but damn cat fans, a lot if y’all are some haters. Let the kid do his thing & wish him the best! He ain’t gonna make or break us. Those days are done we will contend year in, year out with the occasional fluke like last year. Trust king Cal! The NIT will be a distant memory when we smash Michigan state!



  78. Bradley
    11:04 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    29. Samsung phones are awesome if you’re 12 and like things made out of plastic.



  79. Walter
    11:32 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Old geezers don’t usually like change but I like the new design.



  80. Elmer from Mud Lick
    11:40 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    If don’t no Mudiya, we gets another one



  81. No Champions respect
    1:06 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Haha Cards won it all and guess who gets the the Athlon sports cover the Cat’s just as Cal said they don’t exist even winning it all.



  82. Tampa Satchel
    1:47 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I see no numbers, so it’s difficult to follow lines of conversation as people respond to specific comments, though I see some comments beginning with numbers, so are some of you seeing all comments numbered sequentially?