It was an exciting day around KSR-land, as we interviewed the Louisville mayor (it was fun), had long meetings with lawyers (less fun, but necessary) and found out that we are headed to the US Open for Tennis Channel (awesome). The latter will take Drew and I away for 2 weeks beginning Sunday, but we won’t miss a beat around here as we will be doing the KSR Radio Show, Western Kentucky-UK pre and post game and the site from New York City. It just means more time with Slash/Slash and a chance to spend 12 days around the City that Never Sleeps. It should be fun. With that, a couple of notes:
— UK basketball players should arrive on campus on Sunday as we get ready for the return of the Revenge Tour to a campus near you. James Young has already said he is coming and Oscar Combs says the Twins are coming, so that means we should all rest safe and sound. John Calipari will be able to begin workouts with the team on August 28th (the day classes begin and my birthday…no connection there that I know of) and then we will get the first notion of just how good this group will be. Much talk has been made about being undefeated…what I am concerned with most is the team upside and it may be higher than any group Calipari has ever coached.
— Great news today about Zadarius Smith and his confirmation that he will play. He might be (along with Avery Williamson and Bud Dupree), the most important part of what UK needs to do on defense and the best chance at salvaging some stops against strong offenses. He is out of the boot and that makes my worry (a potential high ankle sprain) less potent. All in all, I feel like we just missed disaster, sort of like this guy:
— Hearing a lot of good things about these young skill position players on offense. By the end of the season, it wouldn’t surprise me if up to 5 guys who are true Freshman/newcomers are seeing major time. They have hit the ground running for certain.
The Subway today on UL’s campus was a great time for KSR….lots of UK fans in attendance and UL fans salty that we were there. Throw in an interview with the mayor and it was a good time. More tomorrow on radio and I make my debut on the 4 pm newscast with Jennifer Palumbo on WKYT as well. Plus, the site redesign debuts tomorrow evening. Fun times in this neck of the woods.
Here was last night’s KSR Minute about the UK/UL Football game move: