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College Football’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

The wait is over, football fans. College football returns tonight.

Sure, Hawaii and and California faked a game last week to take credit for the season opener, but no one actually considered that the start of football. Most people completely ignored it to avoid the tease. But today, today it begins for real with a slate of Thursday games to lube us up for the weekend:


Then it gets really real Saturday night at 7:30 pm in Commonwealth Stadium.

Let’s go.


We will get one last pre-Southern Miss update from Mark Stoops.

Stoops will be available at the conclusion of Thursday’s practice to give a final interview before the season opener. He and the team will then shut everything down until we see them again Saturday at the Cat Walk prior to kickoff. It’s finally here.

Former UK tennis star begins US Open run at 11 am. 

Eric Quigley, a former All-American and NCAA runner-up at Kentucky, is set to take Court 6 at 11:00 am in Flushing Meadows. Quigley is competing in the Men’s Doubles draw with Nicolas Meister. The two Americans qualified for the grand slam last week.

Today we also have Ivo Karlovic versus Donald Young in the afternoon. Karlovic is a KSR favorite and Young is the former phenom who we once saw tell his own mother to “shut the f— up” at the US Open. Big tennis-watching day at the KSR office.

Okay, I’ll shut up with the tennis.

The KSR Football Podcast returns today.

The band is getting back together for an afternoon taping of our third episode of the season. Assuming it all goes as planned, it will be available for download tonight. But if you’re assuming it all goes as planned, you clearly don’t know Nick Roush. He left the equipment in Louisville both times we’ve recorded so far.

Zy’Aire Hughes announced he will redshirt.

UK freshman Zy’Aire Hughes took to Instagram last night to let his followers know he will sit out the upcoming season as a redshirt. The Paducah native wrote, “I’m redshirting this year, so better believe you’ll see a new and improved #89 on the field next year.”

There’s a new menu at Commonwealth Stadium.

Have a look at your new options for satisfying that game day appetite and soaking up all that bourbon for a good second half run. Those hot brown nachos don’t stand a chance.

DeMarcus Cousins is hosting a panel discussion with police and community members in Mobile, Alabama.

But he’s still the NBA’s bad guy, right? Isn’t that what we’re supposed to say about him?

The open panel discussion will be part of Boogie’s Labor Day celebration in his hometown, which also includes a block party for the community and a free basketball camp for local kids.

What a terrible guy!

Steve Zahn will co-host today’s KSR.

Matt and Ryan will be joined by Steve Zahn for two hours of KSR radio today. Zahn is a hilarious actor/Kentucky fan who you should know from lots of good movies and television shows. (I’m a Saving Silverman guy myself.)

Tune in.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

19 Comments for College Football’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

  1. Booby Petrino
    9:18 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

    Much love for Boogie. Hey Kaepernick, this is how you work towards solving a problem, not by sitting on your butt.

    • runningunnin.454
      9:41 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      Kaepernick will probably be sitting on his butt all season.

    • Billy Hill
      9:49 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      White people: “Black people should protest peacefully!”

      *Black person sits quietly during national anthem*

      White people: “No, not like that!”

    • Booby Petrino
      9:57 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah I’ve seen that posted on Twitter a million times, so if you’re trying to sound clever you failed. I don’t care how he protests, I’m just saying actually doing something about the problem you claim to care about is better than sitting on your butt. Did him sitting on his rear help ease the tension between the community and police? Did it??? If so, please tell me how.

    • Billy Hill
      9:58 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      You and everyone else is talking about it……

    • Booby Petrino
      10:00 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      Talking…not acting on the problem. And all most people are talking about his how dumb he is. More people are talking about him than what Boogie is doing. So basically he’s taking away from the true issue and it’s become a discussion about him.

    • Billy Hill
      10:05 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      What did you want him to ‘physically’ do? Wrestle bad guys and rogue cops?

    • Billy Hill
      10:15 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      “And all most people are talking about his how dumb he is.”

      No, just you white, Trump supporting bigots. Go build a wall.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:09 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      I predict Hillary will win come November; and, new terms will be born…..
      Liar in Chief
      “Hail to the Liar”

    • Billy Hill
      8:35 pm September 1, 2016 Permalink

      It would still be “Hail to the Chief”…..

  2. runningunnin.454
    9:35 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

    I watched North Dakota State best Charleston Southern last Sat nite; true only fcs, but it was a helluva game. That was a real OT season opener.

    • whatwasthat
      10:05 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

      Woo hoo, get up people, the pageantry of football is here. Hope everyone got to watch the NDS vs UCS game, overtime game, well played and great game to kick off season. Was gets wore out watching the replays from last season. GO CATS.

    • whatwasthat
      10:06 am September 1, 2016 Permalink


    • Billy Hill
      10:13 am September 1, 2016 Permalink


  3. Billy Hill
    9:55 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

    STILL waiting on cats paw’s score prediction this Saturday……. #alwaysright

  4. BobTheBuilder
    10:34 am September 1, 2016 Permalink

    Not many people anymore say that Boogie’s is a bad guy. Only that his all too often lack of effort and on-court personality get in the way of his team winning and him reaching his real ability. Which, if you pay attention to him throughout the season. is reasonable criticism.

  5. Howdy Doody
    12:16 pm September 1, 2016 Permalink

    Lousyville vs Charlotte is a sell out….

    UK vs Southern Miss 12,000 seats available…