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Nerlens Noel/Ryan Harrow Halloween Costume of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

Halloween is just a couple days away and KSR wants to see your costumes this week. Send your photos to any of the e-mail addresses at the top of the site, tweet us, or post them on the Kentucky Sports Radio Facebook page for everyone to see. Our favorites, like this Ryan Harrow/Nerlens Noel look, will be used on the website.

— There is an old football saying that goes, “If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have one.” If that’s true, Kentucky will have zero quarterbacks against Vanderbilt. Joker Phillips announced at his Monday press conference that Jalen Whitlow will start the first two series against Vandy and then they will rotate Patrick Towles in as they did against Missouri and Mississippi State.

Tracy Morgan, your thoughts?

—  Joker was able to joke with reporters about his future as head coach when he said, “I was coming over here today and I got in the car and my seat was hot. I’d hit the seat warmer.” He said he has talked to Mitch but only small talk, like friends do. The two haven’t talked about the future; that conversation will wait until after the season, according to Joker.

— Good news for walk-on cornerback J.D. Harmon: He will receive a scholarship next season. Harmon is the first player to intercept two passes in one game for Kentucky since Winston Guy did it in the 2011 season opener. Harmon, who isn’t even listed in the UK football media guide, picked off back-to-back throws from Corbin Berkstresser to start the second half against Missouri.

—  The AP released its preseason college basketball All-American team this afternoon. Nerlens Noel was listed among the players who received votes, but the Cats were snubbed from receiving First Team honors.

AP Preseason All-American Team

Cody Zeller, Indiana, 7-0, sophomore, 64 votes (15.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 62.3 fg pct)
Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-8, 62 (22.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 60.1 fg pct, 48.6 3-pt fg pct)
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State, 6-1, senior, 43 (19.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.6 apg, 45.6 3-pt fg pct)
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State, 6-7, junior, 26 (15.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 52.0 fg pct)
C.J. McCollum, Lehigh, 6-3, senior, 16 (21.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 81.1 ft pct, 2.6 steals)
Trey Burke, Michigan, 6-0, sophomore, 16 (14.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.6 apg)

That’s three Big Ten players and representatives from the Ohio Valley, Missouri Valley, and Patriot League, if you’re keeping score at home.

— It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t give Wesley Woodyard a shoutout for his big game last night on Sunday Night Football. Woodyard picked off Drew Brees in the second quarter of Denver’s 34-14 win against the Saints, his interceptions of the season, and added 14 tackles with one sack. The fans in Denver are really falling in love with their undrafted linebacker, just as Kentucky fans did when he came to Kentucky as an underrated high schooler from Georgia. Woodyard continues to silence everyone who said he’s too small to play linebacker in the NFL

— On this morning’s radio show, Matt and Ryan discussed why they believe Mitch should announce a coaching change now to save Joker Phillips’ relationship with the fans. The gang also asked listeners what they would wear to a costume party at Whole Foods. Have a listen…

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

19 Comments for Nerlens Noel/Ryan Harrow Halloween Costume of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast



  1. Hal
    2:06 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    love that no cayts received first team honors. that’s more ppl saying they’re not good enough. wish they were ranked 15-20 range (or even unranked) & could use that for motivation too.



  2. catlogic 15
    2:11 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    So Joker knows the “conversation” won’t happen until after the season? That does not bode well for Kentucky fans.



  3. Raazoul
    2:12 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    My prediction? Cody Zeller is by far the most overrated player in America. Last year he averaged 15 and 6. Against ZERO competition. At home for 90% of the season. I’ll take one Nerlins over the whole Zeller family.



  4. 9-asty
    2:14 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    I do not think any UK players should be on the list. It is very hard for a freshman to make the list, it’s the the AP having anything against UK. A player from the SEC making the list would have been nice though.



  5. Robby Krieger
    2:22 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch and Joker soon to collaborate on a remake of the mid-’80s pop hit “That’s What Friends Are For”. Perfect song for that inept twosome.



  6. James K
    2:26 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Preseason All-America teams matter about as much as a statement about an upcoming opponent from Rick Pitino.



  7. Seriously?
    2:30 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Are you kidding me? They are really going to rotate Towles in again, regardless of what is happening on the field? It reminds me of the 3rd grade girls volleyball team that I coach, where we bring a player in off the bench with every rotation so no one gets their feelings hurt. I know Towles has a lot of potential, but for the love of God, make a conscious decision to insert him into the game when it is appropriate. It is this kind of “mail it in” decision making, both from the coaching staff and the administration above it, that has doomed this program to mediocrity throughout its existence.



  8. Nato45
    2:43 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t get it? You people clamor for Towles then whine when he gets PT. people rotate in games all the time. Why is everyone getting so crazy over this one? We stink regardless of who plays. Get the guy some reps for god sakes.



  9. RealCatsFan
    2:45 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch, do us a favor next time you hire a coach – no “friends” allowed. Starting to wonder if you have to add “with benefits” onto that phrase when it comes to the relationship between UK’s coach and AD.



  10. EVIL
    2:50 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    8 – really? That’s not what people are complaining about. It’s the timing of putting him in. Whitlow was moving the ball. Don’t be dense.



  11. I Say
    3:15 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Trey Burke is so over rated. The only reason he has so much hype surrounding him is because he was over looked in high school. He is a good not great college player…at least last year he was, he may make me eat my words this season, probably not though.



  12. RealCatsFan
    3:16 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    #8, as others said, the complaint is the lack of any real analysis or apparent thought going into the substitution patterns, or play calling for that matter. And also, there are quite a few that think it is a travesty to burn this young man’s redshirt for such a train wreck of a season, but that is a separate issue.



  13. snoopaloop
    3:44 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe the weakest All-American team ever… In my opinion, college basketball this year lacks legitimate star power and is absent of any elite teams and players. I just do not think there will be an elite team to rise above the rest.



  14. #8... here it comes
    3:53 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    U ask for it pal! You do recall the high ankle sprain he got just a few weeks ago…. Right??u do realize that at or inside the 10yd line is not where your passing game butters it’s bread … Right ?so he can’t run the ball the line can’t protect him, do u think that is the time and place to insert the future of the program a true freshman no less! This is precisely one of the differences between a real head coach and a wannabe! Aside from that it’s this kind of thinking and planning that had Joker where he is today! Putting players in the position to succeed is one of the many shortfalls of this coaching (cough,cough) staff!that is all you may go now!



  15. Yngvie Malmsteen.
    3:54 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    The Big 10 is overrated in everything.



  16. Paul
    3:56 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Collinsworth was giving Woodyard huge props before he turned in that great game.



  17. RaleighCat
    4:31 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s the problem with Kentucky football (as if there’s just one): Watch that video of Woodyard’s big play and you’ll also see Danny Trevathian on the field. Jacob Tamme starts as well for the Broncos.

    We all know about Randall Cobb and Tim Mathstay in Green Bay. Stevie Johnson gets loose every Sunday. Winston Guy in Seattle. Corey Peters and Myron Pryor were getting time before injuries.

    All that NFL talent from a mid-level SEC team. We had legit NFL talent and still only made the Music City Bowl. Look at the roster right now and find me 3-5 legit NFL players. Where are they?

    Joker isn’t getting the players to compete in the SEC anymore. Plain and simple. Knife meet Gun Fight.
    Joker meet unemployment.



  18. RaleighCat
    4:32 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    BTW- sorry about the horrible spelling with our alumni’s names. Typing in a hurry.



  19. Grey or gray
    8:30 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Harmon always was receiving a scholarship Drew. Old news, he was grey shirted this season.