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Friday’s News and Views




A week before Kentucky’s Mr. Football makes his announcement, Damien Harris showed America why he’s the #1 running back in the nation.  Harris led all rushers in the UnderArmour All-American game with 110 yards and one touchdown.

Up until last night, I had no worries about Harris leaving the state for either Alabama or Ohio State, until they played in arguably the greatest football game of the year in the first round of the College Football Playoff.  And then there’s the news the Vince Marrow might leave.  And then he geeked with Alabama QB commit Blake Barnett when Kendall Sheffield decided to Roll Tide.  There’s no way for me to tell where his heart lies, but it’d be AWFULLY difficult to stay away from the limelight of Alabama or Ohio State.

Now keep your fingers crossed for the rest of today’s news…..

Antonio Blakeney Commits to LSU

The former 5-star Louisville commit decided to take his talents to the SEC, surprisingly, not for the Cats.  LSU is assembling a nice squad next season, with Blakeney alongside the nation’s best player, Ben Simmons.  The only logical explanation for his decision: shoe companies.

Cal and Slice Took Country Roads Home, West Virginia

Cal didn’t pick up a new recruit, but he’s still busy working on a few others.  The man that never sits still was with Slice in West Virginia to watch Carlton Bragg, and 2016’s #1 small forward, Jayson Tatum.  Word on the street: tomorrow he’s seeing a recruit on the Moon.  #TeamNoSleep




Boogie’s bid to be an All-Star is taking off with the slogan, “DMC to NYC.”  There are plenty of ways to help, but I can’t think of a better way than Rob Bromley in a headband.

Cal did something at practice AND OMG EVERYBODY KEEP YOUR COOL

The team is going hard in the pain during Camp Cal.  Today, Calipari had this to share with the BBN:

I apologized to my guards today. I did something w/them I should have done earlier that would have made them ALL better. It was eye-opening.

Remember what last year’s Tweak did for the team?  Tweak 2.0 might make this undefeated group invincible, of the comic book variety.  Here’s a reenactment from the locker room:

UK Hoops Beatdown Bama in the 2nd Half

The Cats poured more salt in Tuscaloosa, turning a 10-point deficit into a 10-point win (78-68), thanks to a late 18-0 run.  Janee Thompson had her first career double-double with a casual 12 points and 10 assists.

Vince Marrow Met with Michigan Today

But I’m just going to stick my head in the sand and hope there isn’t bad news before the weekend is over.

Phyllis from Finebaum Delivers Again

phyllis from mulga

Her first call was fantastic, but she might’ve outdone herself this time.  I will definitely buy tickets for the Cal-Turd Bowl in 2016.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

3 Comments for Friday’s News and Views

  1. BeastCat
    10:48 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    “Listen Paw, Im proud of em’. Roll Dayum Tide! You hear me Cow Turd! Roll Dayum Tide!”

  2. bouzoukiman
    11:17 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    Nick, Matt said on Twitter we won’t know about Marrow until probably Monday or Tuesday.

  3. Biglaw Dawgin'
    11:42 am January 3, 2015 Permalink

    “Cow-Turd” as in a play on words to Colin Cowherd.