This picture seems fitting.
Next Sunday is Christmas and we won’t be posting much if at all. The Sunday after that is 2012. Time sure does fly. Enjoy these Sunday morning posts while they last because they’re the last you’ll ever see. Until 2012. Leggo!
– Cat Scratches on the UK Athletics blog has some of the positives and negatives of the game as identified by Coach Cal. In it Marquis Teague credits his improved play with just slowing down.
– On Coach Cal’s website the topic at hand was toughness and the Cat’s noticeable lack of it:
“We just have a long way to go,” Caliapri said. “I look at us right now and say, ‘OK, what are we going to have to do to take this to another level? What do we have to do to get guys to understand, let’s just be a vicious team, let’s go out and fight. We are just not that right now.
“That game got physical again and we had some guys that just run for the hills. You can’t. You’ve got to want a rough game. You’ve got to want to be rough. I want it to be that way. And you can’t count on Anthony Davis to get every rebound. That’s what happened.”
– Jerry Tipton wrote about the Cats’ poor strength of schedule at this point in the season. I’m not going to link it, but I assume Not Jerry Tipton will have something very similar next Friday.
– In football news, Bleed Blue Kentucky is reporting that four star wide receiver, Gabriel Marks, from Los Angeles is interested in Kentucky. He is the #19 wide receiver nationally and the #18 best player in California. He originally committed to SMU, but has since reopened his recruitment and is considering the Cats.
– Marks would be a great target for our quarterback of the future, Patrick Towles, who was recently named Mr. Football of Kentucky by the Associate Press. I wrote about this yesterday but it bears repeating.
– I saved the best for last. Clarksville Online “The Voice of Clarksville, Tennessee” interviewed Alex Poythress and talked to him about coming to UK and the three things he dislikes most. Enjoy.
That’s it for the Sunday morning links for 2011. It’s been a good run. They’ll be missed, but never forgotten.