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Today On KSR: Kentucky took Gainesville in SBNation’s CFB Map

By now you already know Kentucky beat Florida for the first time since 1986 on Saturday. You’re probably still smiling and high-fiving co-workers in the office. But in the midst of celebrating and recovering from the hangover, you may not have taken the time to look at this week’s updated College Football Empires Map on SBNation (formerly of Reddit fame), which shows the UK logo in Florida country. It’s a pretty sight on this Tuesday morning.

Now for more…


Coach Eddie Gran and the offense to take questions later today.

It’s Tuesday, which means we will hear from the Kentucky offense following today’s practice. Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and members of his offense will be available to talk more about the win in Gainesville and what’s ahead with the Racers on Saturday.

Listen to the new KSR Football Podcast.

Nick Roush, Austin MacGinnis, Charles Walker and I recapped the win over Florida in this week’s edition of the KSR Football Podcast. Click here to listen and subscribe (do it) on iTunes or click here to stream it online through Pod Paradise.

You can find all KSR podcasts on iTunes by clicking here. Click that and subscribe, please.

Mississippi State game time announced.

When the Bulldogs come to Lexington to meet the (hopefully) undefeated Wildcats, the SEC cross-division rivals will kick it off at 7 p.m., the league announced Monday. The Sept. 22 game will air on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Alabama and Texas A&M earned the 3:30 CBS game.

Quinton Bohanna is day-to-day.

UK nose guard Quinton Bohanna missed the majority of the Florida game with a nagging ankle injury that has been bothering him for weeks, Stoops said Monday. The hope is he will be back for the Cats’ upcoming game against Murray State, but the staff will monitor his progress in practice this week before making any kind of decision on his game status. For what it’s worth, Bohanna is listed as the starter on the Week 3 depth chart.

Two Wildcats named SEC Player of the Week.

Congratulations to Josh Allen and Bunchy Stallings for earning SEC Player of the Week honors this week. Allen won SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, one fumble caused, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry; while Stallings won Offensive Lineman of the Week with nine knockdown blocks, zero missed assignments, zero penalties, and zero sacks or pressure allowed. Offensive lineman isn’t a position that gets a lot of individual recognition, but Stallings deserves all he can get for his performance against the Gators.

The guy who got his car flipped, got a new car.

A local car dealership, Big M Superstore, supplied Matt O’Hara with a brand new blue Mazda 3 to replace the Volvo that ended up upside down on State Street following Kentucky’s win Saturday. O’Hara gets a new ride; Big M gets a ton of publicity. It’s a win-win.

As for the people who flipped the car, a friend in law enforcement told me First Degree Criminal Mischief could be in their near future:

512.020 Criminal mischief in the first degree.

(1) A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the first degree when, having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he has such right, he intentionally or wantonly defaces, destroys or damages any property causing pecuniary loss of $1,000 or more.

(2) Criminal mischief in the first degree is a Class D felony.

Moral of the story: Don’t flip a car. And if you must flip a car, flip your own car.

So, I’m reading books now.

Big life change for me recently as I’ve started reading books instead of watching TV until 2 a.m. before I go to sleep. I say this not because you should care about what I do in bed after 10 p.m., but to ask you for any recommendations you may have. I’m a crime/thriller guy (just read The Woman In The Window), but also enjoy a good biography/non-fiction. I’m currently reading Shoe Dog, the memoir by the creator of Nike, and will need something new soon. I trust your opinions.

KSBar looking to fill more management positions.

If you have any experience on the management end of the bar/restaurant business, pop into KSBar and Grille (1030 South Broadway) to fill out an application. We’re looking to add a bar manager and a kitchen manager to our team.

A new Free Money Podcast will be recorded today.

Be on the lookout for that tonight or tomorrow.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

23 Comments for Today On KSR: Kentucky took Gainesville in SBNation’s CFB Map

  1. millertim
    9:15 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    Drew, you should read The Coward by Tim F. Miller. Its a suspense thriller about several murders on UK’s campus. Its available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble’s website! Its a page turner with tons of sports and familiar UK sites— its also pretty scary— especially the sequel, The Courageous!

  2. WildcatScratchFever
    9:32 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    Book recommendations: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber:

    True story of a hockey goalie turned whiskey chugging bank robber in Budapest

    The Devil in the White City:

    True story of a serial killer on the loose during the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893. One of my favorites.

  3. ClutchCargo
    9:42 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    I’m a big fan of Tom Clancy, Daniel Silva (for excellent spy novels) and Stephen King, Those will keep you busy for a long time. Once, when I ran out of material from all the above, I started reading the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. Those are some good page turners that are pretty easy to blow through in short order. And they will make you wonder why the hell Tom Cruise is cast as the main character in the movies.

    • ukgrad83
      10:29 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

      TC bought the rights to all of the Reacher novels and cast himself. Just a tad narcissistic..

  4. 8andcounting
    10:01 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    God you gotta love not seeing that disgusting bird in the Western half of the state

  5. scwhite9
    10:04 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    You must read the Lady with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson. There are three books total. The first book will be so boring for the first 75ish pages, but I promise after that you will not put the books down.,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

    Unfortunately he died so no more great books. There is also a movie that put the books together but it is no where near the suspense of the books. Hope you try it.

    • jagard3
      10:25 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed on Dragon Tattoo, and on Devil in the White City. If you like thrillers try The DaVinci Code or anything by Dan Brown. never read the Jack Reacher series but maybe I’ll give it a try thanks ClutchCargo

    • VAVandyCat
      12:02 pm September 11, 2018 Permalink

      Girl With the Dragoon Tattoo is excellent. Devil in the White City is a good book, but not quite as gripping and the page turner as Girl or (see below) The Dante Club. Another exceptional book is Felicia’s Journey (William Trevor). Child of God (Cormac McCarthy). Lost Man’s River (Peter Mathiessen). And if you are looking for an exceptional non-fiction book, try The Rape of Nanking (Iris Chang) – doesn’t get much better, and about a part of the world where few of us understand the dynamic between Japan and China. Boone (Robert Morgan) is fantastic bio for a Kentuckian to read. And equally, The Dark and Bloody River (Alan Eckert) for historical narrative.

  6. UKfanforlife
    10:13 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    Bar Manager hire is huge. To survive, a restaurant/bar must make a minimum of 300% on their bar business, just to survive. Honesty. Thieves behind the bar can kill your profit margin. Watch for those who give away drinks to their friends, over pour for their friends, pour many drinks and only ring up 2/3 of the sales. Nothing wrong with comping a drink on occasion or giving a taste of a certain craft beer.

    Yours has the branding and this social media behind it, so it has a much easier go in terms of visibility.

  7. RJH
    10:23 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    Good for you, Drew. Fellow West Kentuckian here with degrees in both journalism (BA) and literature (MA). The best non-fiction I have ever read that fit your qualifications: 1) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, and 2) The Lost City of Z by David Grann. Disregard the movies and read the books.

  8. katmandue2you
    10:37 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    Read Patricia Cornwell! If you’re a crime thriller guy then there is no better reading than any of the Cornwell books chronicling the travails of Dr. Kay Scarpetta the Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It’s the bomb Drewster! Take it from a guy hailing from a town that has a Ferrell’s Hamburgers (and it ain’t Hoptown or Madisonville!). You’ll read all your sleep time away.

  9. Souf beach Lou
    10:45 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    This map is kind of dumb, since when is Miami in a part of Puerto Rico?

    • ClutchCargo
      2:38 pm September 11, 2018 Permalink

      More like Bahamas than Puerto Rico.

  10. Bluebloodtoo
    10:58 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    So…if the person got a free new car, was there any pecuniary loss involved? Seems like that doesn’t fit….

  11. VAVandyCat
    11:50 am September 11, 2018 Permalink

    Pick up The Dante Club. You won’t be disappointed, and you won’t be able to put it down.

  12. CarltonBanks
    1:02 pm September 11, 2018 Permalink

    I read “T is for Tutu” and “Little Einsteins – Brothers and Sisters to the Rescue” to my kids last night. Unless you’re reading to a child, I don’t recommend either. We read “Aliens Love Underpants” the other day, that one wasn’t bad.

  13. 72uksprinter
    1:49 pm September 11, 2018 Permalink

    The Disappearing Spoon.
    It’s not a potboiler but a brilliant tour of the periodic table.
    Sound like a snooze? It’s anything but.
    You’ll learn more about chemistry in a far more creative way than any prof ever tried to force down your throat.
    Oh, and you can learn how to make disappearing spoons as the ultimate prank at The Bar.

  14. The Big Lebowski
    2:15 pm September 11, 2018 Permalink

    The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey is purported to be the greatest crime thriller of all time.

  15. Sentient Third Eye
    2:18 pm September 11, 2018 Permalink

    If you’re into crime fiction, the grandmaster is Elmore Leonard, but also do yourself a favor and find anything you can by Fredric Brown. Brown never became a big name like Hammett or Spillane because he died young, but his small body of work is amazing.