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Today on KSR: Tell us how many games UK will win

Good morning! Drew here, reporting live from KSBar and Grille for the day. We’re welding the foundation of the KSR office upstairs and making major moves in the restaurant downstairs, and I’m running Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com all day while helping out with both. (Busy, busy day for me.)

So join me in a little morning UK/KSR talk on this lovely Tuesday…

39 days until football season!

942 hours until the first kickoff of 2018 in Kroger Field, to be exact. How many games do you have the Cats winning in the regular season?

Here’s the schedule:

vs. Central Michigan
@ Florida
vs. Murray State
vs. Mississippi State
vs. South Carolina
@ Texas A&M
vs. Vanderbilt
@ Missouri
vs. Georgia
@ Tennessee
vs. Middle Tennessee State
@ Louisville

Your prediction:

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In case you missed it…

From Monday:

— T.J.’s notes were especially thorough yesterday, so take a second to read everything here if you haven’t already. Lots of good stuff in the middle of recruiting season.

— Dakari Johnson was traded to Memphis from Orlando, two days after he was traded to Orlando from Oklahoma City. Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson, together again.

— Jared Lorenzen opened up to the Kentucky Roll Call about his new E:60. As of yesterday, he still hadn’t seen it all the way through. Read more here.

You need to be watching “Last Chance U.”

I’m only one episode in, but I plan to catch up tonight or tomorrow. Word is Terry Wilson has a major cameo in the third episode and Matt has asked we all watch as much as we can before it’s discussed on KSR next week.

We’re accepting applications at KSBar and Grille.

Stop by 1030 Broadway today, tomorrow, the next day, the day after that, or even next week to pick up an application for all of our hourly positions.

And if you’re not doing it already, you should be following KSBar on Twitter and liking it on Facebook.

Oh, and one more thing: This week’s “Ask Anything Mailbox” is only about the bar, so send any questions you want answered to me at @DrewFranklinKSR on Twitter or to [email protected] Gracias.

KSR to take over Finebaum again later this week.

Matt Jones is filling in for Paul Finebaum once again this week as Pawwwl sits out Thursday and Friday. Matt will have Tony Vanetti in studio with him during Thursday’s show and I’ll be in to help out on Friday. Maybe we’ll play “Saban or Hillary?” again?

The KSR Summer Tour is in Benton today.

Matt, Ryan and Shannon are at the world’s nicest bank, CFSB Bank, for two wonderful hours of Kentucky Sports Radio radio.

The rest of this week’s schedule looks like this:

7/25 – Paducah – Academy Sports and Outdoors – 150 McBride Lane
7/26 – Madisonville – Watermark Toyota – 1055 Crossing Place
7/27 – Louisville – Salsarita’s in St. Matthews – 285 N. Hubbard Lane

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

13 Comments for Today on KSR: Tell us how many games UK will win

  1. zoupman
    9:26 am July 24, 2018 Permalink

    I can’t really make an accurate prediction at this point. Are we going to get much from the QB position, is the secondary going to take plays off, will the coaching staff finally utilize C.J. Conrad?
    If the answers are yes, no, and yes it could be a good season.

    • jimmer
      9:50 am July 24, 2018 Permalink

      Solid points. QB makes a world a difference. Until anyone knows anything about that position it’s all a MAJOR guess.

    • gasman01
      9:53 am July 24, 2018 Permalink

      Most likely 6. 7 would be a good year considering schedule. Snell has to stay healthy or we won’t see the 6.

  2. yodasgreendong
    9:32 am July 24, 2018 Permalink

    Tell Jamie Daniel Sketch said to shave that ugly beard!

  3. natedaddy
    11:53 am July 24, 2018 Permalink

    We win 6 at best. We win the 3 games against the mid-majors, but will play poorly and barely scratch out wins in 2 of them. We are blown out by Georgia, Miss State and A&M. We’ll blow a couple games we should win with dumb play calls and bone-headed on field mistakes. We will, however, win one we wasn’t supposed to. And we all need to be reminded that Louisville is still a lot better than us at football even though that whole place is a dumpster fire.

    • iCalledBank
      12:24 pm July 24, 2018 Permalink

      blown out by miss state at home? you realize they lost dan mullen and fitzgerald is coming off a terrible ankle dislocation injury….

    • KyZoneBlitz
      12:43 pm July 24, 2018 Permalink

      Well, I disagree 100% with Mr. natedaddy…. I think 6 is our low-point. We win 8, and could be 10, games that are pick em games can go either way, and we are going to take some of those. Yes, defensive minded coaches are built to get a 1 point lead and play bot to lose instead of playing to win, but Stoops isn’t exactly that, maybe he was, but several games last year showed me he wants to be more, especially the Florida game, yes, we made some critical mistakes in that game, but even before that, we had our chances to put them away and go up 28-3+ points. Bunchy snapped the ball over SJs head 3 seperate times in the red zone, 2 of those times, the snaps were so bad, they took us out of field goal range, the other we added 3 to our score. If Drake is our center from the start of fall camp, we win that game, you at minimum, another 6 points if we only got field goals out of those trips and we win the game. The Oline this year has spent a whole off season together with Drake at center, i dont think we will have those same problems this year. Not to mention Stoops as a 1st time head coach is learning on the fly. Some guys coach 30-35 years and they will tell you they still learn something new all the time. Our Dline is more talented than it’s ever been, with size and speed. Bohanna is a load at NT and was a freshman last year, started against uga and held up strong even winning some battles before a player landed on his ankle early in the 2nd and he didn’t return. The kid had 20 sacks his senior year of high school at 330 lbs. He will be better, Bully Ball McCall is an incoming freshman that will dominate the middle at NT, loves contact and plays with a mean streak, so there won’t be much of a step down with rotation, plus we have them both for atleast 2 more years. Not to mention Josh Paschals move to the 5-tech. He will give QBs nightmares. Our 2ndary, in connection with our improved dline, will have a better year. Doesn’t matter how good you are, if the QB has all day to throw, you will be picked clean, and most of the time we brought pressure, we blitzed, leaving open gaps on the field for completions. Our WRs get a senior Baker who I predict with the improved QB play, will have a great season. Dude is a freak of nature, and should have been dominating since day 1, but he couldn’t take his cool off before getting on the field. CJ Conrad is back, probably the best TE in the country, and will be a 1st round pick more than likely. Underrated as a blocker, which brings me to Snell, who is a beast, AJ Rose coming on, if Gran trusts hos pass-pro, will make our 1-2 with him and Snell hard to stop. Both Terry Touchdown and Hoak have more talent than SJ did, just not the experience. Either will lead us very well, other teams have guys come in and play great from jump, why not us? It’s our turn.

    • dismore
      12:46 pm July 24, 2018 Permalink

      I want some of what ^^^ is smoking.

    • KyZoneBlitz
      5:09 pm July 24, 2018 Permalink

      It’s called the big blue mist, and you NEED some, lol. The only 2 positions that are in question is QB and Dline in my OPINION. WRs are somewhat of a question mark, but with a Sr Dorian Baker back, a Sr CJ Conrad, a Jr Tavon Richardson, then a SO Isaiah Epps, So. Lynn Bowden (plus a full off-season for him with the playbook and in the high performance program in the weight room, iirc he got here with maybe 2-3 weeks until game one, I’m also calling it now, he WILL return one to the house on kickoff returns this year, maybe 2 or 3, dude reminds me of Cobb a little)
      We also bring back a SO. Clevan Thomas who has the game in his bloodline, weve got incoming players from this pass class, Marvin Alexander, Allen Dailey, and Bryce Oliver, all 6’3 across the board, fast with good hands, so the talent is there, the experience is there, the size is there, if the definitely more talented QBs perform from game 1, we will be a force with Benny in the backfield again.

  4. Rondo2Davis
    2:03 pm July 24, 2018 Permalink


  5. bluegrassstu
    3:32 pm July 24, 2018 Permalink

    5 wins this year.

  6. notFromhere
    3:51 pm July 24, 2018 Permalink

    There’s no point in prognostication.

    If you say 5 wins, everyone in KY gets down on the team or bashes them. If you say 7 wins, they say that’s not good enough and we should expect more. If you say 8 or more, they say you’re deranged and don’t know what you’re talking about.

    Then, if the team wins 5, when everyone says they’ll win 5, they’ll want to fire the coach and bring in Nick Saban, regardless of going to bowls the past 2 seasons.

    If the team wins 7 again and is competitive in most of their games, they will be disappointed because it’s just 7, (even though they expect to win less), and that’s not good enough because we’re accepting mediocrity. Oh, AND “they shouldve won more so the season is a failure.”

    If they win 8-10, the entire state will finally cheer for them and stop being negative for the length of a game (and every dang one of them will say they called it). After that they will want to fire the coach if they drop back down to 6 wins. …Or the coach, capitalizing on that success, will leave because of all the negativity and they will be angry at the coach. If he stays, he will be criticized and if he goes he will be criticized.

    Bottom line, screw trying to please UK fans, because they don’t do well with adversity or success. Just play your best football Cats and there are about 20,000 game day attendees that will appreciate you doing so. Out in the state there will be about 300k that feel the same. Dont worry about the rest.

  7. satcheluk
    8:58 pm July 24, 2018 Permalink

    It all depends on how the QBs play. Bad=5 wins, Good=6 wins, great=7+ wins.