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Today on KSR: A new week

Good morning, friends. Normally, Mondays are the worst, but I, for one, welcome this opportunity to turn the page from a depressing weekend and look ahead to the future. What awaits us today? I’m glad you asked.

Mark Stoops will address the media

Before we truly move on, Mark Stoops will answer questions about Kentucky’s heartbreaking loss to Florida in his weekly press conference. On Saturday night, Stoops accepted blame for his defense leaving two Florida wide receivers wide open for go ahead touchdowns, and I have a feeling there may be some more questions about that today. If you missed it, here was his response after the game:

Q. The receiver was standing on your sideline and nobody near him. What went on there?
MARK STOOPS: “There should have been a guy there and I should have called it (a timeout) and, quite honestly, we were looking at the unbalanced formation. I was looking at the set and I was fixed on our fits because we were having some issues obviously with that set. And we were looking at exactly the formation in there, the bunch set, and by the time we realized that there was nobody on him, I tried to call a timeout and it was too late. I was fractions off of getting the timeout. So Derrick (Baity) said that he did not see the player out there.”

Q. The one at the end?
MARK STOOPS: “We subbed and Jordan (Griffin) came out when the other corner came out. We were getting into a big goal-line set and both corners came out and we left them uncovered. That’s our fault. We tried to change personnel groups too late. We should have lived with the call that we had and tried to sub for bigger people — and that can’t happen in that situation. Our players can’t hear. It’s loud and they can’t hear and the communication is very — as you guys know — with the crowd noise with offense and I know it’s like that on defense, it’s the defense at home. And we have got to communicate much better. We have got to do a better job of coaching them.”

Watching the replay stings, but you have to laugh at how one cheerleader screamed at the defense for leaving the receiver open:

Same, girl. Same. Check the site around lunch for a live stream and full recap of Stoops’ remarks, along with a new depth chart and an injury update.

We’ll also find out the Missouri game time

The Cats host the Tigers on October 7. What time will that game kick off? We’ll find out later this morning when the newest batch of game times are announced.

Jarren Williams named a U.S. Army All-American

It’s a big morning for UK’s quarterback of the future, who was given U.S. Army All-American honors at his school:

Williams will play in the annual Army All-American Bowl in January in San Antonio.

UK’s 2018 class off to a good start with Immanuel Quickley

If you’ve been offline since Friday afternoon, Kentucky got its first 2018 commitment when five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley committed in front of friends and family. Now officially a Cat, Quickley is already working on building the 2018 class around him, starting with his close friend Zion Williamson:

Williamson was supposed to be on Kentucky’s campus this weekend for an official visit, but had to cancel due to a family situation. He’s expected to reschedule.

Jarrod Polson wants you to know that’s not him in that viral picture

A picture has been going around social media of Jarrod Polson holding up a “Stand for the flag, kneel for the cross” UK shirt, but last night, Polson tweeted that it is fake (photoshopped from his old UK picture) and he has no idea how it started to spread:

File this under “2017 is weird.”

Za’Darius Smith on the cover of the New York Post

The former Cat was one of over 150 NFL players that protested the anthem in opposition of President Trump yesterday. When you add in the three teams that refused to come out of the tunnel for the anthem, 23% of the NFL protested.

While you all fight about that in the comments, I’m going to watch this squirrel score a touchdown:

Radio in an hour. Brace yourselves.

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.

10 Comments for Today on KSR: A new week

  1. Sentient Third Eye
    9:12 am September 25, 2017 Permalink

    I”m not against the protests entirely because everyone has that right, but from a purely ethical standpoint, they need to be done in the right way to be respectful. The MLB guy who knelt while also putting his hand over his heart had it right. He made his point while still respecting the men who died to give him the right to kneel. Even the Steelers who stayed in the locker room, I’m basically okay with because they can’t be disrespectful if they are not there. They just removed themselves from the equation. They basically turned it into a college-style situation where the teams are not out during the anthem.

    But for the rest, I have a problem with them. These guys need to remember that in order for them to have the right to do what they do (making millions, taking a knee, whatever), a lot of other guys had to have their own knees blown off. And 651,008 have lost their lives in our history. They can’t kneel even if they wanted to. Don’t disrespect them.

  2. KTR2786
    9:12 am September 25, 2017 Permalink

    It’s funny that the whole absurd reason that players are kneeling has been overshadowed by the debate about the action serving as the protest. I think kneeling during the anthem is an excellent way to protest an issue; I also think the issue being protested is asinine. Ask any of these players to actually express what they are protesting in detail or debate anything around race and it will clear things up rather quickly.

  3. Rick_S
    9:55 am September 25, 2017 Permalink

    FINE EVERYONE THAT KNEELS $100k…. They need to find a different way to protest..Don’t disrespect the men who died for their sorry ass..

  4. Rick_S
    9:56 am September 25, 2017 Permalink

    PS..I call on everyone to stop watching NFL like I have till this is stopped

    • catsarerunnin
      1:12 pm September 25, 2017 Permalink

      I’m 55 and have watched NFL football just about all my life. Sunday afternoon meant watching football during the NFL season. Not anymore. I’m not watching people who make an insane amount of money and live an incredible lifestyle that few can possibly live but then disrespect the only country in the world where they can make that kind of money and live that kind of lifestyle.

  5. meeksfor3
    9:58 am September 25, 2017 Permalink

    I am fine with them protesting but if they want to protest why don’t they do it during the time they use to celebrate basically any play they make on the field instead of showboating. Make a tackle? Raise a fist. Score a TD? Take a knee. Get a sack? Do anything beside acting like a fool like Odell Beckham did yesterday.

    • KTR2786
      10:00 am September 25, 2017 Permalink

      You’re asking way too much for these slacktivists; if they do something good, people are gonna know about it and they are gonna keep getting that check! That’s number one for them.

  6. Mc12
    11:42 am September 25, 2017 Permalink

    You take say 10 of these NFL protesters, 10 retired police officers from high-crime cities (have to be retired to not impact current officers), maybe throw in that Harvard professor who conducted a lot of research on the topic, throw in a BLM member while we’re at it, someone from Antifa to show how big of an idiot they are, maybe a goldstart parent, and an impartial moderator that is not afraid to ask tough questions that deal with uncomfortable topics such as profiling, parenting, education, crime rates, etc and put it on TV and talk this out.
    It can’t be a one-sided slanted conversation and should cover different perspectives. When it is one-sided, the other side won’t listen.

  7. Mc12
    11:42 am September 25, 2017 Permalink