It is Wednesday of a new game week, which means we’ve had time to come down from our Florida buzz and we are beginning to look toward what’s ahead in the fourth game of the season.
The pain from watching UK squander a good fourth-quarter lead to Florida still burns, but we can’t dwell on the past with yet another important football game only days away. So do your best to get focused. The team needs you. These small mid-week updates might help:
The Cats are getting ready for Starkville by blasting loud noises at practice.
With a trip to Davis Wade Stadium in scenic Starkville ahead this weekend, the Kentucky football team is getting ready by blasting the heinous sound of clanging cowbells at its practices this week. Tuesday’s practice went well, said Eddie Gran, who pretended to be deaf when taking questions from the media once the noise stopped for the afternoon:
He had a lot to say about the offense in there, too.
The Kentucky-Mississippi State game will air on the SEC Network.
ICYMI: It has been confirmed that the SEC Network will carry Saturday’s game between the Cats and Dawgs. Our game beat out the South Carolina-Missouri game for the spot, which means fans of those two schools are stuck with the miserable SEC Alternate Channel game-watching experience, while we get to enjoy the HD picture and the sweet sounds of Taylor Zarzour and Matt Stinchcomb on the call. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Which Mississippi State quarterback will we see?
As of Tuesday afternoon, the last time we heard from Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead, it was unclear which quarterback will start for the Bulldogs. Moorhead has Tommy Stevens and Keytaon Thompson, but Stevens has not played well since winning the job in fall camp, and both are banged up. There is also Garrett Shrader, a third option, who went flying in the loss to Kansas State and may be dead.
We may learn more about the opposing QB situation today because…
Mark Stoops and Joe Moorhead will speak on SEC coaches teleconference at noon.
We will hear from both head coaches at noon today during the league’s weekly coaches teleconference. You cannot dial in — sorry! — but we will tell you any important information that comes out of it.
The spread is down to -6 (-115).
Over at Bovada, where I do my gambling, the line has already dropped all the way to six points and it will likely be even lower by the end of the day. It opened at 8.5, so it is clear that Kentucky is receiving a lot of the money.
Non-UK Football News: Bam Adebayo to challenge Kobayashi to an eating contest today.
Today is the day Adebayo will take on world-champion eater Takeru Kobayashi in a charity event down in Miami. The former Kentucky Wildcat and “The Godfather of Competitive Eating” will be eating single BurgerFi cheeseburgers to raise money for Hunger Action Month in South Florida. Adebayo’s goal is to eat six; Kobayashi will attempt to eat 18 in five minutes.
A reminder to Bam: Training camp starts one week from today and you are now the starting center for Miami.
KSR News: Matt Jones will be doing today’s show from somewhere in far West KY.
Matt is still out touring the state as part of the R&D phase of his upcoming book, Mitch, Please!, and I believe he will be dialing into today’s shows from somewhere in Marshall County. Tune in at 10 a.m. to find out where he has been and if he went bow hunting for Asian carp last night.