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TITLE Boxing Club Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

You’re looking at a photo of Ryan Lemond and me after our Friday morning workout at TITLE Boxing Club in Lexington. Our friend Larry Cory put us through an hour of work on the heavy bags, right before we went on the air for KSR this morning. Matt, Ryan and I have been working out at TITLE with Josh Harper for a couple of weeks now and we’re really enjoying the exercise, especially when we call out the names of people we don’t like as we pound the bags. I’m sure you can guess a few of them.

If you’re one of those people who need to work out but are bored by gyms and running around the block, TITLE is a fun way to burn some calories — and you’ll burn a lot of them. You’ll work off around 1,000 calories in the Power Hour classes while blowing off some built up steam with the punches. The best part is you go at your own pace, so there’s no pressure to be a hero.

Check out the TITLE Facebook page for more info and we hope to see you out there sometime. Ryan would love to show you how good he is at crunches with a 12-pound medicine ball. Those are his favorite.

To the notes…

— Coach Cal met with the media this afternoon in his first press conference since the Nerlens Noel news was announced. He said this team has a clean slate to be whatever they want to be in these remaining seven regular season games. “It’s a blank canvas,” he said. He thinks they’ll be able to make up for the offense and rebounding with Nerlens gone, but the blocked shots and interior defense is where they’ll struggle.  But we didn’t need Coach Cal to tell us that. It’s going to be very apparent when the Cats take on the Vols tomorrow afternoon in Knoxville.

— Cal called Tennessee a grind-it, tough, physical defensive team that’ll be confident heading into the game. He expects them to go right at Kentucky in the post to see what the new look Cats are made of.

— He still won’t give in 100% to playing a zone defense, even now when it seems like that’s the best option. When asked if a zone defense is what they’ll use going forward, Cal said, “Maybe. We’re prepared for it. That’s not why we did all this time, but we’re absolutely prepared to play it and play it for long stretches if we want to.” He’s going to wait and see what kind of an impact Nerlens Noel really had on the games defensively before he gives up on man defense.

— You can watch the entire press conference below:

— Willie Cauley-Stein was also available to the media to discuss his new role on the team. He said his knee is ready to go, but he doesn’t think his conditioning is where it needs to be. Cauley-Stein said he needs to be mentally strong and keep battling to fight off this new pressure on his shoulders. “I like proving people wrong,” he said of the doubters. “We don’t have a target on our back anymore. People are already writing us off, so now we can be the aggressor.”

— In KSR news, Matt Jones appears to be having fun in Indianapolis at Bracket Camp:

Matt Jones, the People’s Mock Selection Committee Member.

— On this morning’s radio show, Ryan Lemond and I filled in for Jones and brought on Mary Jo Perino to help us get through the show.  Have a listen at TalkRadio1080.com.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

24 Comments for TITLE Boxing Club Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast



  1. Probably Right
    2:41 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Who gets the Pete Thamel bag first?



  2. jaws2
    2:48 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    If you can’t stop guard penetration, and we can’t, you better play zone. Otherwise, forget about winning.



  3. knightynight
    2:51 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    So why in the world is Willie not in good enough physical shape now? Get in the gym and run, buddy.



  4. Roland
    2:54 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    I hope Jorts contacts Wiltjer and WCS.



  5. Roland
    2:59 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Wish someone would solve the problem of not clearly hearing the questions asked by the media during these press conferences.



  6. JBR
    3:00 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    I agree 2. GREAT coaches will adjust to their teams’ needs to allow them to succeed. For all of the great qualities Cal has, this stubbornness has hurt us. Check the ego and play zone…we just don’t the players to play man all of the time.



  7. hilarious
    3:06 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    I love how these trolls all of the sudden know more about playing defense than Cal. You’re right, he probably hasn’t figured out the nuances between zone and man yet. A few more years coaching D1 and he’ll figure it out……



  8. Roland
    3:07 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    With all the hostility sometimes (okay, almost always) thrown around in the comment section, KSR host a open invitational KSR “commenters” amateur boxing tournament @ the TITLE boxing club in Lexington.

    I’d be willing to go 3 “3min” rounds with SOME commenters on here.



  9. SexnNursinHomes
    3:07 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    I bet Cal will end up going to zone. He’ll have to. WCS will tire out and end up drawing fouls. Our guards cannot stop penetration, but hell that means that the other team will open up for 3-point shots and all it takes is a pg like that little f****r for florida to do it.

    Besides, we don’t defend the 3 pt area too well, unless the other team is flat out cold.



  10. hilarious
    3:08 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    3 – are you serious? He just had knee surgery. Have you been under a rock?



  11. Bob Loblaw
    3:12 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    The players should be pulling Archie out more.



  12. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    3:13 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sure Matt Jones is more likely to know what America would say just be looking at his twitter followers compared to this no name Eric guy.



  13. hilarious 'said'
    3:22 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    ” I love how these trolls all of the sudden know more about playing defense than Cal. You’re right, he probably hasn’t figured out the nuances between zone and man yet. A few more years coaching D1 and he’ll figure it out…… ”

    I sure hope you weren’t referring to my #2 post, because if you can’t see what I stated, then you’re blind as hell. I’m not saying I’m a coach, but you’d have to be watching games in braille to not agree.



  14. Willis talkin bout..
    3:23 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    if my memory servers correct.. didn’t BCG try the whole “where playing straight man to man defense regardless of athletic ability approach” That worked out well… think we even lost to GA on Senior night (First and only game I’ve seen in Rupp) and were NIT bound.. yes Cal is a genius compared to BCG drunken ass..just hate people being stubborn and unwilling to change because of Ego or whatever the reasoning is.



  15. IndyAlan
    3:23 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Eric Prisbell looks like a douche! So I dont want him thinking for me. I’m hoping Matt was referring to them collective idiots leaving a team that is 2nd in a power 6 conference off of their “*ock Drafts”. Glad Matt is always prepared to say what’s on his mind! #BBN



  16. Roland
    3:26 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Eric Prisbell (@EricPrisbell) also twitted:
    And with our exercise here, the stage is set for UNC and UK to meet in NIT Final.



  17. kuhlkat
    3:26 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Where are the podcasts???



  18. Roland
    3:30 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Thameltoe, Knight, Forde, Tipton and Digger, welcome the newest member to the list of …: Eric Prisbell



  19. Roland
    3:31 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    17: fyi
    http://www.talkradio1080.com/

    it is on the last line of this post.



  20. Probably Right
    3:56 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    You don’t just decide to play zone one day and play it well the next. In fact a great zone really requires them to play as a team and communicate which are two big weaknesses for this group of young guys. This isn’t middle school basketball boys.



  21. tom
    4:01 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Prisbell’s tweet IS NOT a compliment but not surprising given Jones’ stratospheric ego.



  22. SexnNursinHomes
    5:00 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    20- you’re right. I didn’t think about the fact that we don’t communicate well as a team. But hey, packing the lanes may be a better gamble and just hope their 3s aren’t failling.



  23. Viren
    5:20 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Cats need to take care of business we have some home games coming up, if we win those games we should be in and if we do not then we will be outside looking in.



  24. John lee
    8:01 pm February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Will Gators move the goal backstop or leave it 5 feet from Baseline