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Randall Cobb’s Friday News and Views

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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

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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…

Article written by Nick Roush

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

19 Comments for Randall Cobb’s Friday News and Views

  1. Orangello
    10:54 pm August 22, 2014 Permalink

    Is TT upset that the freshmen’s numbers are a different font? That’s all I see different.

    • Alex Mitchell
      4:41 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

      Apparently she reads RR being they’ve been talking about this for a month now.

  2. Honky Kong
    11:18 pm August 22, 2014 Permalink

    Ricky Lumpkin just got a tackle for the raiders
    Not that this basketball website would follow or even give two sh*ts about cats in the nfl
    If they did they would have a section called cats in the nfl just like they do for cats in the nba

    • UKFootballFan
      12:33 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

      I think it’s time for KSR to make a change and to add a new tab at the top of the KSR Blog. Replace the Funkhouser tab with a new ‘Cats in the NFL tab”. The number of comments would rise. And giving the way Coach Stoops is recruiting, we could see many more players from UK playing in the NFL for many years to come….

    • UKfan
      10:18 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

      Well, when you have uninformed bloggers like Drew and Tyler posting, what could you expect. I think they try hard (at least Tyler does) but still don’t have a clue.

    • Football Season
      12:06 pm August 23, 2014 Permalink

      KSR has never claimed to be a website one can get knowledgeable football analysis. Matt Jones admitted he had no idea what a Mike was. How can anyone that clueless comment on football? The rest of the staff are children and children do better with elementary games like basketball or soccer. Fortunately KSR can bring in Jared and Tim to cover on the radio show when they are off but that doesn’t help this website. They need a writer who understands football. Until they do there are other sources to get the information we football fans like.

  3. dallon
    11:49 pm August 22, 2014 Permalink

    its fairly obvious that the ‘2’s specifically are drastically from last year’s uniforms.

  4. KingofPoon
    11:56 pm August 22, 2014 Permalink

    Its also obvious Towns isn’t a 7 footer standing next to Cauley. I give Towns 6’10 at best and Trey Lyles 6’8″

  5. Bleed Blue
    12:09 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

    I’m actually more confused as to why Andrew isn’t in the picture.

  6. Pimpmofo
    1:32 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

    • Chaz
      5:11 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

      Thanks for the link. Tried to verify it on Wikipedia and found this:


      On Thursday, August 14, 2014, Cousins injured his right knee during practice for the Team USA national team. An MRI showed no structural damage; he will play on a day-to-day basis. He and Anthony Davis, both players with large complexions, got tangled after both hit the floor going after a loose ball during a scrimmage.[19].<

      Demarcus has been called a lot of things but I think having a "large complexion" is something new. Of course if AD has the same affliction I guess it's cool.

      Congrats Demarcus, and to Kenneth Faried as well.

    • Luther
      2:59 pm August 23, 2014 Permalink

      Just for the record, Boogies’ stats against Puerto Rico are inflated and misleading as most came during the last 2 minutes after the game was decided and after Puerto Rico gave up. Doubt he’ll see much action for the USA Team and hope he handles it maturely…

    • Damn, Luther
      9:42 am August 25, 2014 Permalink

      Whenever I need a downer (which is NEVER), I read your posts. U suck!

  7. Cats
    1:46 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

    Anyone else feel like the inside of the stadium doesn’t look much different at all (besides the luxury boxes)? I’m surprised they aren’t at least changing the bottom bowl benches into individual seats.

  8. kycatman
    8:16 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

    Bleed Blue, I was wondering the same thing until I realized that he must be the one taking the Picture!!
    Go Cats!!!!!!!! Go Cal!!!!!!!!

  9. Blue To The Bone...
    8:17 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

    Sure hope Randall Cobb can have a healthy , productive season so he can get P$$D starting next year!!!…

  10. Joker
    9:25 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

    We beat South Carolina with me coaching? WTF!? Oh yeah I had Cobb on the team. Ok I still suck. Sorry for the interruption. Go Cats!

  11. UKfan
    10:21 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

    You have class. Well, not really. Sorry for the interruption.

    • Quick Question
      10:37 am August 23, 2014 Permalink

      What was it like to get molested by your own mother? Is that the reason for your angst?