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My Very First Chris Knight Post

 

As I am sitting here listening to Chris Knight’s “the trailer tapes,” it has inspired me to write!  Even my 25k per post salary from ksr couldn’t motivate me to write like Chris Knight has.  Two things I never thought I would do before I came to Kentucky is drink bourbon and learn to like country music.  The stories that come from country are priceless and anyone who actually sits down and listens will have to appreciate the passion and feeling behind these writings…

5 wins and 2 losses and we have a mountain to climb…

 

Our upcoming schedule is going to test the resolve of our players and the ability of our coaches.  This season could turn very ugly if we are not careful.  At 16-6 overall we have two very tough opponents coming into Rupp Arena this week.  Mississippi State is bringing five guys who average 10 points or more along with their enforcer inside with Jarvis Varnado who has 98 blocks this season.  Let’s just hope our defense returns to form and Mississippi State doesn’t have a D. Downey rolled up their sleeves.

 

Without time to breathe Florida will be coming into to town to cause havoc.  And it doesn’t get any easier from here on out.  With games at Arkansas, Vandy, South Carolina and Florida to end the season, we can’t afford to drop another home game.  We should be steadily improving at this point in the season and not taking steps back.  Our bread and butter is our defense and it has been in every win.  Even in Jodie’s 54 point clinic we shut Tennessee down on the defensive end and limited their looks and second chance opportunities.  We have two aggressive shot blockers in Patrick Patterson and Perry Stevenson.  It is great to have shot blockers but sometimes it can hurt you when your guards aren’t helping out.  I noticed countless times in the South Carolina game when both Perry and Patrick would contest a layup and one of their men would clean up the miss on the back side.  What’s the solution?  Both Perry and Patrick have to stay home with their man and box out or the guards have to rotate down and help out down low.  It is everyone’s job to secure the ball on the defensive end, including the guards!

 

Houston we have a problem!  Our point guard situation is killing us right now!  Say what?  Our point guard situation is killing us!  The Devan Downey Destruction Expo clearly let us know we don’t have a point guard who is up to the challenge.  Point guards provide stability, leadership, direction and confidence!  With a point guard who was confident in running the show we would be a 15 basketball team without a doubt!  This is beating it in the ground I know, but we miss D. Jasper.  We need a point guard and we need one now. 

 

Lastly, I want to say a word about our fans in Rupp that has bothered me for some time.  I believe we are the only school that doesn’t count down when the shot clock is expiring.  Instead our fans moan and groan and gasp for air.  People, let’s get loose and enjoy the game!  Coming from a former player we feel the crowd’s energy on the floor.  Let’s be true fanatics (marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion) and get behind our cats win or lose!

Article written by Bobby Perry