On an icy Friday, where I nearly fell out of my car and hurt myself like an old man, a few notes…
— The Cats need a win Saturday versus LSU and in theory, this should be one of Kentucky’s easier games of the SEC season. LSU is in last place in conference and their only win is over Texas A&M (that loss will haunt UK all year). However coming into SEC play, LSU had look much improved and they do have a couple of players with big time talent. Johnny O’Bryant (the most Irish name on a non-Irish player ever) is a legitimate post threat and Anthony Hickey has that Mr. Kentucky Basketball swag that always seems to make an appearance. Still this game is at home and Kentucky is coming off a loss. The Cats need to make this not close at all and win one going away in front of what will be a cold, antsy crowd in Rupp. Confidence can then be high for what will be the all-important 2 game stretch at Ole Miss and Texas A&M
— The saga of Jason Hatcher continues to perplex. 24/7 Sports now has him relisted as a commitment to USC, but from my understanding that has not happened. Kentucky is still pursuing him, as is Louisville and he has told the Courier Journal that he will not make a decision until Signing Day. USC’s decision to go all-in on Hatcher showcases a great deal about the state of their program (Lane Kiffin cant afford to lose any more commitments) and also illustrates what an amazing talent the young man is. Before the visit yesterday, I liked Kentucky’s chances and even thought the Cats a slight favorite. Now we have to see if anything has changed.
— Clay Travis today posted the above picture of Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson celebrating his Tennessee win with a young lady. The two seem to be in love, and when the bonds of the heart come around there is no reason for man to try and get in between. When the Cats play the Rebels in a week, stopping Henderson will be important. And maybe the distraction of this fine young siren could be what causes him to not play his best.
— Today on the radio we updated you on a story that long-time UK fans remember well. Trent Digiuro was a UK football player gunned down by Shane Ragland, a student who had been blackballed by a Fraternity. The overview of the story can be read here. Ragland is now free, and he was involved in a serious car accident at the end of last year. A source tells KSR that Ragland was paralyzed from the chest down in the crash. It is a stunning development in the life of an individual whose story has captivated this state for quite some time.
— If you are in Lexington on Saturday, you can come and watch the KSR Postgame Show at Glenn’s Creek Brewery in Chevy Chase. We expect it to begin around 7:00 and we will be taking calls and talking about all that developed during the Cats’ game versus the Tigers. So come out and see us, enjoy some food and drink and hang with Drew and I after what we hope will be a big win.
And oh yeah…don’t wear orange to the game.