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A Passive Aggressive Take on UK/Southern Miss

Tim Isbell | Sun Herald

There’s a lot at stake in Lexington Saturday night for both teams.

The Golden Eagles have a new coach from the SWAC and they haven’t defeated an SEC school since 2000.  A win would give them the momentum needed to win Conference-USA, as was predicted by the league’s media and coaches.

We are much more familiar with what’s at stake for Kentucky.  A loss won’t be the end of the season, but it’s pretty damn close.  Hugh Kellenberger, the sports editor of The Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi, has a much more passive aggressive take on the kind of pressure Kentucky faces.

For about the umpteenth year in a row, this is expected to be the season where Kentucky puts it all together and gets back to a bowl game (something it has not actually done since after the 2010 season). And the Wildcats very well may because it has nonconference games against Austin Peay and New Mexico State, and Kentucky’s place in the SEC East means games with Vanderbilt, Missouri and South Carolina.

At some point the law of averages says Kentucky is going to figure it out, and maybe it is truly better than Southern Miss – Vegas believes so, installing UK as a 6.5-point favorite.

Those are jabs at Kentucky.  To be fair, we would say the same thing about our Cats, but only because they are our Cats.  We can be self-deprecating, but it’s not cool to hear it from someone else.

Although, the grander point of the Clarion-Ledger column is to note how far Southern Miss has come — they have a real chance to beat an SEC team and will have the best quarterback, linebacker and (arguably) lineman on the field.

Out of line, or fair?  You can decide by reading the column.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for A Passive Aggressive Take on UK/Southern Miss

  1. UK Big Board Update
    5:06 pm August 30, 2016 Permalink

    umpteenth = 6 years?

  2. Catsby80
    5:18 pm August 30, 2016 Permalink

    You want these kinds of articles to stop? Get over the hurdle and start burying the teams you’re supposed to bury and win a couple games you’re maybe “not supposed” to win.

    • Catsby80
      5:28 pm August 30, 2016 Permalink

      Basically, what i’m trying to say is that respect is earned, not given. Go out and shut them up or deal with these kind of articles. Simple as that.

  3. Bluebloodtoo
    5:45 pm August 30, 2016 Permalink

    What was that thing we used to say in Elementary school…. ? Sticks and stones may hurt me, but words are something something something?

    Eh screw it, just play the Dham game and let the score decide.

  4. shelby
    7:23 pm August 30, 2016 Permalink

    Anybody who “expected” us to get to a bowl game going into any of the last 3 yrs is a fool. Mark Stoops took over a bad high school team and has been playing underclassmen against upperclassmen in the best conference in the nation. By the time we got to the Vandy game last year, our kids were beaten down, beaten up, lacking confidence, and just wore out—happens when ur the youngest team in the league. 6 year rebuild folks, we won’t even see on-field results of the new practice facility for another 3 years.

    • UK Big Board Update
      9:11 pm August 30, 2016 Permalink

      Get out of here with all of that reasonable logic!! Don’t you know its the cool thing to whine incessantly about everything?