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Sunday morning lynx


–The Herald-Leader’s Mark Story writes that the SEC should welcome Texas A&M, with everything it could bring to the table for the conference. He notes A&M’s athletic success, academic standing, television market and traditions as things to be excited about when the Aggies finally come on board.

–John Clay says that UK should not play neutral site non-conference games anymore after Thursday night’s near disaster. After seeing the game, in all of its terrible offense and half-empty stadium glory, I tend to agree.

–Kyle Tucker of the C-J talks about Kentucky’s offense, or lack thereof, in the win over Western, and how Joker was not pleased with the performance.

–A name you might recognize, former UK point guard recruit for the 2012 class, LJ Rose, committed to Baylor yesterday.

–Here’s a little bit from the NY Times about the league that some NBA guys, including Chuck Hayes and John Wall, will be participating in at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas soon. Go ahead, read the story. They need the clicks.

–In his weekly basketball notebook, Tipton writes that one of UK’s newest walk-ons, Brian Long, has a connection to Eddie Sutton, who coached his dad in the 70s. He would bring up Eddie Sutton.

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

27 Comments for Sunday morning lynx

  1. Your Dad
    10:33 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Nicely done Hunter… you gave people the heads up about the turd link. It’s unbelieveable how difficult that has been for many of your predecesors here.

  2. GoCats2
    10:33 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    I love watching Matt on TV every night. Definitely a man crush!

  3. Your Dad
    10:35 am September 4, 2011 Permalink


    I’d rather misspell a word than step on a turd. 😉

  4. Bpsycho
    10:35 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    2# Dont be messing with my man. lol!

  5. GoCats2
    10:37 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    #3 get a freakin life!

  6. Bpycho
    10:39 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    5) Just another Internet nerd!

  7. Big Blue 66
    10:48 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    If there is a guy and a program that needs to be investigated its Drew and Baylor

  8. Your Dad
    10:52 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Matt Jones has talked repeatedly about how UK will never be a great football team and he lists two factors (which many UK fans seem to have settled on for years even before Matt was chirping it):

    1. The amount of talent in the state of Kentucky is weak, and you can’t win with talent
    2. We will never get a premier coach

    It’s funny how Boise St. continues to prove this theory wrong year after year.
    (both points being rendered unessential).

  9. tdogg4033011
    10:57 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    2&4) dont be messin with my man either ….. lol

  10. Your Dad
    11:01 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Boise St. 2011-2012 Football Roster (25% In State Idaho Player, 75% Out of State)

    100 Total Players
    28 California Players
    25 Idaho Players
    12 Texas Players
    2 Florida Players

    A Map of the US just in case you need to be reminded of where Idaho is located:

  11. tdogg4033011
    11:03 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    10) what is your friggin point???

  12. bung
    11:07 am September 4, 2011 Permalink


  13. barn
    11:07 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    point taken. it’s the 2 fla players that makes boys state so good

  14. bung
    11:13 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    i always suspected we needed more players from Idaho

  15. Calipari'sInYourEar
    11:33 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    I created a map to show the player distribution…

    Total Boise St. Breakdown:

    28 California
    25 Idaho
    12 Texas
    7 Oregon
    5 Arizona
    5 Washington
    3 Colorado
    3 Amsterdam
    2 Florida
    2 Nevada
    2 Canada (Ontario)
    1 Wyoming
    1 Montana
    1 British Columbia
    1 Georgia
    1 Hawaii

  16. JackB
    11:35 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Most of Ky’s out of state players are from Georgia. Most of Georgia’s players are from Georgia. I see the point. Boise State would whip UK’s as$ too.

    I can’t believe my fellow UK fans would dis Boise State. You can argue the schedule is weaker – sure it is – but we would be happy to beat UGa ANY year, Oklahoma anytime after 1950, Va Tech in the last 10 years and Oregon in the last 4 or 5 years.

    There is a debate to be had over the non-BCS schools. There is justification in being a typical arrogant SEC fan about it. It isn’t like Boise State is getting in NC games over an SEC school. I think they would just like the same chance the other schools have to get beat by the SEC champion in the NC game.

  17. Jimmy Buffett
    11:39 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    what now

  18. Jimmy Buffett
    11:42 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Why don’t all the comments show up?

  19. Jimmy Buffett
    11:44 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    post it

  20. Calipari'sInYourEar
    11:49 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Here’s the map showing Kentucky player distribution…

    Total Kentucky Breakdown:

    48 Kentucky
    25 Georgia
    9 South Carolina
    9 Tennessee
    7 Alabama
    7 Florida
    6 Ohio
    4 Indiana
    3 California
    2 Illinois
    2 Louisiana
    1 Maryland
    1 Texas

  21. tdogg4033011
    11:50 am September 4, 2011 Permalink

    16) Boise St is legit & have been for several years. I’d like to see them get a chance
    at the national title …. this might be the year !!!

  22. Calipari'sInYourEar
    12:07 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Kentucky should emulate Boise State’s proven recruiting success strategy.

    For us to have 48 “Kentucky” boys with scholarships from a state that ranks in the lower 5% of football players isn’t working.

    Boise State has half of that (25) from Idaho (their home state). They are in the same situation we are when it comes to in state talent yet they don’t load up with it. We should take the best Kentucky has to offer, then spread out our search. The Georgia pipeline is a good start, but we need more of that thinking.

    Anyone who wants to enter into a serious discussion about this just look at Boise State and explain how they got 12 Texas kids to come all the way up to Idaho (which borders Canada). people talk about how bringing Texas A&M into the SEC will help the other SEC school lay inroads in to Texas recruiting yet where Boise State’s highway coming from? Is anyone going to attribute the signing of all 12 of Boise St’s current recruits from Texas to Texas Christian (located in Fort Worth and also in the Mountain West)? Look a bit further and you’ll see a majority of those kids are in different Texas markets (most from Houston) and only one from nearby Grand Prarie.

    Kentucky can win at football. We can compete. It’s all about setting the proper strategy at getting it done.

    Boise State has proven good strategy implemented and executed without relying on others to do your work for you. It’s also not surrendering to assumptions (we’ll never be good because we are in a talent limited state) that have no basis in reality.

  23. Holden McGroin
    1:44 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Hunter, thanks for giving us the heads up on a tipturd link. Us long term members really appreciate it. I actually hate that he’s linked at all, but to warn us ahead of time is more than tipton’s son (Aaron) does. we appreciate it.

  24. Jarvis Redwine
    2:06 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    UK should focus recruting on Ohio, Indiana, Tenn and Pennsylvania. That and the in-state kids are the model.

  25. lexslamman
    2:29 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    If the SEC does end up with Texas A&M, who else should the conference consider? Here’s my list:
    1) Memphis
    2) UAB
    3) Clemson
    4) Florida State
    5) Georgia Tech
    6) Davidson
    7) Murray State
    8) Cincinatti
    9) Virginia Tech
    10) Richmond
    11) Virginia Commonwealth

  26. Goode
    2:54 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    BoiseState has very “lax” college entry standards. Unless it jas changed, they can recruit different players.

  27. Plop
    7:56 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    #26 – Goode – Are you trying to suggest that KY can’t recruit anyone they want (cough, Bledsoe, cough) due to academic standards being an impediment?

    I think your seriously mistaken.