Tonight’s news are in honor of Randall Cobb’s 24th birthday. The golden (and green) eyes are celebrating tonight at Lambeau Field in a preseason game with the Raiders. The 2nd round draft pick became a fan favorite immediately, tying an NFL record with a 108-yard kick return touchdown in his NFL debut. Long before Randall was in Sunday Night Football promos, he was helping the BBN believe in football. No matter what the Kentucky team needed him for — quarterback, receiver, returner — he did it, and he did it well.
Even in the darkest of hours, you could always count on Cobb. In the 7th row of the student section against South Carolina, I crossed my fingers and prayed for a 4th and 7 miracle.
Thanks for the memory and a Happy Birthday Randall. On to the news…
Drew Barker will likely take a redshirt
Coach Stoops talked in detail today about the progression of the depth chart, giving the fans an idea of who to expect to see on the field next Saturday. Many freshmen will play right away, but Stoops hopes to use this fall to redshirt freshman quarterback Drew Barker. After giving the reigns to Pat Towles, Stoops believes it would be the most beneficial, “I think that would be in his best interest and our best interest. We’ll see how that goes. He will prepare to play in a backup role, and if we can save him through the season that’s what we’d like to do.”
Many hoped to see the poster child of the Cats’ 2014 recruiting class on the field, but this news shouldn’t come as a surprise. Before he wore a UK uniform, I argued for a Barker redshirt by comparing other freshmen QBs in the SEC. After watching Barker, he’s proved that he has all of the tools in his workshop, but another year will sharpen them.
Jeff Badet’s eye injury is pretty serious
There’s something about Kentucky wide receivers that attract freak injuries. Jeff Badet was overcoming a leg injury when a tennis ball hit him in the eye during a catching drill. After further evaluation Stoops said today he’ll miss at least the first two games. Alex Montgomery is the only other player who will have to miss significant game time; another wide receiver who’s unfortunate knee injury happened during a touchdown celebration.
Take a look inside the New Commonwealth Stadium
Commonwealth Stadium is currently surrounded by cranes construction material. See through the construction mess by looking at the Commonwealth Stadium Virtual Venue. The virtual venue allows you to see what the finished product will look like from all angles. Now you don’t have to worry where you’ll be when you see Blake Bone catch the game-winner against Louisville in 2015.
The best picture from the Calipari Fantasy Camp
I bet Brian Long doesn’t appreciate being a waterboy as much as this Harrison does. The real question: which Harrison is it?
Doral Moore is in town
Normally a busy recruiting weekend, this year’s Calipari Camp features fewer prospects than year’s past after the alumni game was canceled. The #10 center in the nation still thought it was a good time to take his official visit. Moore has always had Kentucky near the top of his list, but there are a TON of big guys on the roster. It will be interesting to see how this thing plays out.
Something is wrong with the freshmen’s jerseys, and it’s driving Tyler Thompson insane
I think the weird part of this picture is the old man in the middle, Mrs. TT thinks it’s the numbers on the freshmen’s jerseys. I bet she’d be REALLY tough to beat in a game of I, Spy.
Trey Lyles’ Dad has a new song “BBN”
We post a lot of Kentucky basketball-related songs, but this one is different than the others. Sung by Treys dad Tom (who goes by T.Lyles), “BBN” is the result of the Cats incredible 2013 NCAA Tournament. You can still be a “Big Blue Fan in the Morning,” but at least give this one a shot.
The Brow and Boogie balled for Team USA
DeMarcus Cousins’ injured leg couldn’t keep him on the bench for long. In the final tuneup before tomorrow morning’s cuts, Cousins recorded 8 points 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 15 minutes. Anthony Davis had another casual 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks; it now seems impossible for him to have worse stats.
After tonight’s game, the “Boogie for America” campaign should be a success when rosters are announced tomorrow morning.
High School Football season started with a BANG
It was a very literal bang. I was planning on checking out the double-header at Dunbar but Mother Nature had other plans, with thunderstorms intervening :10 into the game. Most of the high school games in Louisville and Lexington were postponed by lightning and flooding. In the one half Madison Southern managed to play, Damien Harris had 2 touchdowns and 123 yards on only 7 carries (lol).
Stay safe, but most of all, pray it doesn’t happen next Saturday afternoon. Seven days…