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UK Fans of the Day Want the Monday Morning Wakeup

It’s a new day and a new week in KSR land, so why not start it with an awesome picture? Shoutout to Austin Lee and Rod Polk for representing UK atop a 3,000-foot drop at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. Given the miserable heat and humidity that’s suffocating the South right now, I’d give a lot for one breath of fresh, cold mountain air.

Alas, I’ll have to settle for air conditioning. Let’s go over some leftovers from the weekend and run through today’s agenda…

I hope people don’t judge MKG too much for his training facility comments

Much has been made about the new UK Football Training Facility, and with good reason. The $45 million, 100,000-square foot facility is a much needed, state of the art commitment to the UK football program. Much has also been made about Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s comments about the facility on Saturday. When discussing the changes around campus, MKG admitted he was “very, very jealous” of the new football facility and didn’t understand how the basketball team didn’t get one. JD Harmon fired back at MKG on Twitter and many football fans interpreted the former Cat’s comments as a shot at the program, but after watching the clip, I don’t think it was that big of a deal. MKG doesn’t have a mean bone in his body, and, according to those there, the comment came off as a joke. Plus, seeing as MKG suffers from a mild speech impediment (which he made great strides with while at UK), I discourage people from reading too much into his tone.

Ultimately, fans should just be glad football has something basketball players are jealous of. Besides, the Joe Craft Center isn’t too shabby. (In fact, it’s pretty amazing.)

Russ Yeast got an offer from Alabama

Many believed the former UK commit was headed to Louisville, but maybe not after snagging an offer from Alabama on Saturday. Things may not have ended well between Yeast and UK, but congrats to to Craig Yeast’s son on the huge offer.

James Hudson will announce his decision soon

Another fellow former UK commit is nearing a decision. Four-star defensive end James Hudson teased his commitment last night, and unlike Yeast, Kentucky is still in the running, along with Louisville, Michigan, and Alabama. Pulling Hudson back in would be a huge deal, so cross your fingers and stay tuned…

This UK Football ball marker is cool


At the Women’s Clinic, UK fan Michele (who writes for Cameron Mills’ website) showed me this cool UK Football golf ball marker that fellow avid golfer Lamar Thomas gave her. As you can see, it has this year’s schedule on it and the center logo is magnetized and comes off to act as the actual marker. Cool, right? (And no, I have no idea where you get one.)

Demarcus Cousins had 12 points and 7 rebounds in Team USA’s win over China

Team USA destroyed China last night 106-57, and Boogie came off the bench to put up twelve points, seven rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes. It wasn’t much of a game, but Boogie turned in some highlights, including this impressive spin move:

Team USA plays China again on Tuesday (10 p.m.) and Venezuela Friday (9 p.m.) Until then, their training camp will travel from LA to Oakland to Chicago. They’ll wrap their exhibition tour with a game vs. Nigeria in Houston on August 1.

Mark Stoops will be on KSR this morning

The guys are in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, but that’s not stopping Mark Stoops from calling in to talk some football. Tune in to hear what Stoops has to say about his team 40 days away from kickoff.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

6 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want the Monday Morning Wakeup

  1. jobuddha
    9:30 am July 25, 2016 Permalink

    Man O’ War Golf has carried the ball makers for the past. Safe to assume they will have them this year also.

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      9:43 am July 25, 2016 Permalink

      Someone wrote me on Twitter and said they’re also available at Golf Headquarters on Shelbyville Road in Louisville

  2. Bullitt County UK fan
    10:53 am July 25, 2016 Permalink

    A lot of college football players will leave the school they decommitted from on their final list just because they think it is polite. That could very well be what Hudson is doing.

    • @GoCayts
      11:53 am July 25, 2016 Permalink

      we’ve seen a couple of guys end up coming back to UK after opening their recruitment up, though … and this is a position of need here, for sure

  3. leon singleton
    11:50 am July 25, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler I have been a Wildcat fan since 1945 and you are my favorite writer on KSR.

    • UK Big Board Update
      12:32 pm July 25, 2016 Permalink

      You’re a really old troll. Thats so sad. I feel bad for you and the fact that you never met a woman or had kids because you are pathetic.