Skip to content

Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

Today on KSR: The LSU Tigers are National Champions

@LSU

Joe Burrow and the Bayou Bengals handed Dabo Swinney’s paper Tigers a 42-25 defeat in the Superdome to cap off one of the greatest college football seasons of all-time in the CFB Playoff National Championship Game.

Over the last two months college football fans heard Swinney cry wolf over and over and over again. He played the underdog card, even though they were defending National Champions and winners of 27 consecutive games. Clemson received the disrespect because it was deserved. The ACC was trash. Clemson was not challenged until the CFB Playoff. If they had previously been tested, maybe we’d be telling a different story Tuesday morning.

LSU had more than enough experience against good teams. When they fell into an early 17-7 hole, Coach O’s Tigers dug in and went on a 21-0 run to take an 11-point lead before half. Clemson threw one decent counterpunch, forcing a three-and-out and scoring a touchdown on the opening possession of the second half, before LSU completely took control of the game and cruised to a win.

LSU is the first team to ever beat the top four teams in the preseason AP top four, defeating each by an average margin of 21 points. Only the fourth 15-0 team in the history of college football, seven of their opponents were ranked in the top ten when the two played. While playing that elite competition, Joe Burrow broke the FBS touchdown record previously held by Hawaii’s Colt Brennan and surpassed Tim Couch’s SEC single-season passing record by more than 1,100 yards.

Coach O’s National Championship team is one of the best to ever play college football. What a run. Smoke ’em if ya got ’em.

A few cops actually thought they could arrest players for smoking cigars inside the Superdome. Don’t they know it’s New Orleans?

 

A Very Important Message from Josh Allen

A Conversation with the Wildcats

This afternoon we’ll here from a UK assistant coach and a couple of players before they embark on their second road trip of the season. We’ll have everything the Cats have to say about the Gamecocks right here on Kentucky Sports Radio dot com.

A UK Reunion in Germany

Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins recently reconnected in Bavaria. If this doesn’t start your day with a smile, nothing will.

More Sources Say

Jack Pilgrim is back on the soundboard to record another Kentucky basketball recruiting podcast. On the heels of Greg Brown’s official visit to Lexington, this is one episode you don’t want to miss. Smash that subscribe button to be the first to receive it on your iTunes feed.

Thanks, Bellarmine

Shout out to Jake Ryan and the rest of Aaron Morris’ sports administration class that I had the pleasure to speak to at Bellarmine University Monday night. Do I have the qualifications to give college students career advice? Probably not, but I was happy to talk sports media with a group of enthusiastic students.

Congrats!

Two of our favorites received prestigious honors Monday afternoon. The Herald Leader’s Mark Story was named Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year and Tom Leach was named Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Leach wasn’t the only UK play-by-play broadcaster honored. Cawood Ledford will be inducted posthumously into the NSMA Hall of Fame alongside Dan Patrick, Tom Verducci, Michael Wilson and two others.

STD Spotting at RAW

RAW invaded Rupp Arena Monday night. It’s not a premiere wrestling event in Kentucky if there isn’t a Shannon the Dude appearance.

Kash Daniel on KSR

Before the Kentucky football linebacker begins his signing tour, Kash Daniel will join Matt Jones on Kentucky Sports Radio to talk about his time in UK blue. Kash and Lynn’s signing tours begin Friday. To secure your spot in line to see Bowden Friday night at KSBar, tickets are available at the bar beginning this morning at 11 a.m. ET.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Today on KSR: The LSU Tigers are National Champions



  1. StillBP
    9:19 am January 14, 2020 Permalink

    I agree with most of what you said about Clemson, but I would say that A&M challenged them but Clemson came out on top. A&M only lost to ranked highly ranked teams, but they don’t have many “good” wins. Probably the toughest team Clemson faced until the playoffs.



    • StillBP
      9:21 am January 14, 2020 Permalink

      Idk maybe that wasn’t much of a challenge, but I guess my point was they beat a decent SEC team this year so I’ll give them that. Glad to see LSU win it all!



  2. 4everUKBlue
    9:49 am January 14, 2020 Permalink

    So this is what happens when you only play two real teams. Clemson claims their schedule is not their fault, true they are in a weak conference but their non conference opponents were pathetic. That is Clemson’s fault! Geaux Tigers!



    • 4everUKBlue
      9:51 am January 14, 2020 Permalink

      Clemson is in a one team conference, if they were in the SEC they wouldn’t even have made the CFP.



  3. Han
    9:57 am January 14, 2020 Permalink

    Nice to see the future Bengal win last night. Thoughts and Prayers to him as he prepares to join our miserable experience.



  4. plumloopy
    10:28 am January 14, 2020 Permalink

    Mess (of) Misused Methaphors.