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— It’s tough to follow Rashawn’s football notes when the majority of the day’s news is football related. You can scroll down to see what was said when UK’s practice concluded earlier this morning. It was the first day of preparation for Louisville after 19 days of training camp practices and it sounds like the depth chart is pretty much complete. Of course, Max Smith is UK’s starting quarterback, and Joker confirmed today that Coshik Williams will be in the backfield. La’Rod King is the No. 1 receiver, although six or seven guys are in the rotation to catch passes with him. Bookie Cobbins is not part of that group, unfortunately.
— Word on the street (it’s not actually from the street; I read it online) is Kentucky has shown preliminary interest in former Xavier guard Dez Wells, who was just expelled for an off court incident. Wells got caught up in some sexual misconduct on campus, which led to his departure from the team. Charges weren’t filed. The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard averaged 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 32 starts for the Musketeers last season. Scout.com’s Brian Snow, a former Xavier beat writer, told The Herald-Leader that he wouldn’t hesitate offering Dez Wells a scholarship. “He’s very good and I think he’s someone that has the ability to play in the NBA one day,” he said.
— In related news, who does Xavier have left in the backcourt???
— As Tyler pointed out a minute ago, the Sacramento Kings are considering a move to Virginia Beach but a potential move isn’t as close to becoming a reality as some reports suggest. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said he and the NBA haven’t heard a word about it from the organization. I spoke to someone involved with the Kings (you can guess who) and he hadn’t heard anything about it, either.
— #LouisvilleHateDay is one week from today…
Lord, grant me the strength and creativity to come up with new material.
— Join UK alumni and friends before the season opener for some pregame fun at the official UK Alumni tailgate event beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Churchill Downs lots 6 and 7, outside gate 17. Parking is free and the event location is just a short walk to the stadium. Admission is $5 for students, $10 for UK Alumni Association members and $15 for nonmembers. Cost includes a catered lunch from Mark’s Feed Store featuring barbeque, side items, tea and water. The UK band and cheerleaders will also be making a special appearance. Cats.
— On this morning’s radio show, Matt left a voicemail for Pete Thamel, asking him to give us a call back for a radio interview about his SI piece on Nerlens Noel. Did Pete call back? You’ll have to listen to today’s podcast to find out…