Happy Friday afternoon, folks. We’re almost there. Here are a few notes before we head out and get on with our weekend rituals:
— Last night, 2014 PF Trey Lyles cut his list to four–Kentucky, Louisville, Florida and Butler–but his comments afterwards really stole the show. Lyles told CBS’ Jeff Borzello that the difference between Kentucky and Louisville was “Kentucky gets players to the league faster, but Louisville might develop them just a little bit better.” That ruffled a few feathers in the Big Blue Nation, and today, Lyles backed off those comments a little, telling Rivals’ TJ Walker that “U of L develops them better because they have them for long periods of time, but Kentucky has had a lot of guys go one year and done and when they’re in the league they’re actually doing something.”
See? No big deal. Lyles plans to visit all four of his final schools.
— In other news, Prime Prep, home of UK’s top 2014 PG target Emmanuel Mudiay, got into some hot water yesterday when two of Mudiay’s teammates, Jodan Mickey and Karviar Shepherd, were ruled ineligible because of academic issues. Why should this concern Mudiay? Sources are claiming that Prime Prep misled Mickey and Shepherd, who are incoming freshmen at LSU and TCU respectively, into thinking there would be no issues with their eligibility. Now, they are in limbo heading into the 2013 season, and are appealing the decision. As of right now, everything with Emmanuel Mudiay is fine, but this could be a story to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.
— Georgia, you know that when you try to look cool, it just comes off as lame, right? Check out the new poster in their football locker room:
Mark Richt: Stop letting your son around the football offices. You all have a beautiful campus, history, awesome stadium, hedges, etc. This shouldn’t be hard.
— Finally, Les Miles meets “Sharknado.” Your mind has just been blown:
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