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Sunday Morning Links

“Speak of the devil and he shall appear.”

"Speak of the devil and he shall appear."

“Speak of the devil and he shall appear.”

Your morning links are being brought to you by Tom Hardy, who is turning 35 today. Hardy is best known for his role in 2 Christopher Nolan films, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, along with the surprisingly well-done MMA film, Warrior.

Happy Birthday Bane/Tom Hardy. Let’s pray Ben Affleck doesn’t completely ruin the Batman franchise for all of us in 2015.

On to the morning links:

– The Kentucky defense was responsible for a shaky start for the Louisville offense, whose Heisman hopeful started the game 8-15 on passing and a running game that managed only 3 yards in the entire first half.

– JoJo Kemp proved he deserved more playing time over Raymond Sanders and Johnathon George who struggled to move the ball yesterday. “Jojo has got to see some more time,” UK Coach Mark Stoops said. “He’s got to play.”

– Max Smith said “I’m going to be fine, and I’ll be ready for our next opponent,” in regards to his shoulder which he re-irritated in the third quarter against Louisville. That opponent happens to be Florida. #BeatTheStreak

– A Louisville running back had some strong words to say regarding the potential of this Kentucky team and their future chances of snagging the Governor’s Cup. Senorise Perry stated, “it’s going to be a while.”

– Kentucky was led by its newcomers on offense again yesterday, giving us hope for the future of Neal Brown’s Air Raid. JoJo Kemp had 80 yards on only 5 carries and Ryan Timmons led in receiving yards, finishing with 72 yards on only three catches.

– Louisville made the adjustments it needed to at halftime to win the game yesterday, scoring in their first three possessions of the second half. Winning the line of scrimmage was key according to Teddy Bridgewater.

– Drops, turnovers, and the inability to convert on third down will haunt Neal Brown and the Kentucky offense; not converting on routine plays is unacceptable.

– Growth is going to come for this team, though it may be painful at times. And although Ryan Timmons and Neal Brown agree that it could certainly have been better, John Clay believes it could have been worse.

– Kentucky’s 2 QBs weren’t exactly a threat yesterday, finishing 17-37 for the game, although much of the blame rests with their wide receivers. But Mark Story wonders if the injury-plagued Smith and the inconsistently accurate Whitlow are the answer for this team moving forward?

– Here’s a video provided by the Courier-Journal of Max Smith reflecting on Kentucky’s loss yesterday.

– According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, we may have a repeat year in college football with the chances of Alabama winning another title and even Manziel winning another Heisman looking pretty good.

– It looks like Rajon Rondo will miss all of the preseason and some of the regular season recovering from his torn ACL, but Coach Brad Stevens doesn’t want him to rush back into anything. Anyways, he has to come back more quickly than Derrick Rose right?

– Ole Miss trounced the howcantheybesoterrible Texas Longhorns, 44-23 in Austin yesterday. That Mack Brown contract buyout is looking friendlier everyday.

– South Carolina had to fend off a feisty Vanderbilt squad last night in Columbia, after the Commodores scored twice in a 13-second span in the fourth quarter.

– The Big Ten continues not to impress. What’s new?

– South Alabama beat Western 31-24. Nothing more to say about that.

@BrennanKSR

Article written by Brennan English

Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. @BrennanKSR

26 Comments for Sunday Morning Links



  1. Drivel Drive
    10:08 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    South Alabama 31 Western 24



  2. Rixter
    10:54 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks, Drivel for the football scores. Do you have any others to report, or just the one?



  3. Rixter
    10:57 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    ”Jojo has got to see some more time,” UK Coach Mark Stoops said. “He’s got to play.”

    Oh, dear god, that sounds like the things Joker used to say about certain players. Doesn’t the head coach know that getting guys more time is 100% up to them? Don’t talk about getting ‘Player A’ more time week after week, then keep Player A on the sideline.



  4. gary
    11:03 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    We have lost two games thus far due to lack of QB’s ability to execute. Two have shown they cannot now its time for the next guy in line. imo.



  5. Patches
    11:07 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    We care what Senorise Perry says? His cheap shot at Z’Darius’s knees was the most disgusting attempt to injure a player I have seen in college football. Then he taunted him while down. Cheap thug with a big mouth – typical Tard.



  6. Philuk18
    11:07 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    4.

    I would say yesterday was more on the receivers than the QBs. There were countless plays where Smith, and occasionally Whitlow, delivered the ball exactly where it needed to go and it just got dropped



  7. rj
    11:08 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Perry can kiss my ass, if not for a couple red zone turnovers which their defense had nothing to do with it’s anybodys game, Louisville won, they where the better team , slightly, but after watching two real contenders like bama and texas play and seeing Oregon totally destroy tennesee, I was able to see how far Louisville is from being a championship contender, plus ohio state won’t lose a game either. with the teams they have left to play which have a terrible win, loss records, their strength of schedule will be in the hundreds, at best at the end of the year their the number 5 team which means zero chance of a championship and after teddy bridgepanties is gone next year and there playing in a real conference their chances are less than that. so let me respond for all the trolls out there, cards rule, L1C4, duh.



  8. Philuk18
    11:10 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Perry needs to learn to close his mouth. Make no mistake about it, UK gave them this game. 2 unforced red zone turnovers in a game with a 14 point spread. They’re going to lose some games thins season, bc not every one of their sub par opponents are going to shoot themselves in the foot like our Cats did



  9. SevenT
    11:13 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    PHILUK18

    You are right on the money. Mistakes, Turnovers and Dropped passes were all over the place yesterday. We handed this game to Louisville, because our Defense played very well but the Offense couldn’t stay on the field long enough to give us a fighting chance. This was an extremely frustrating game, we can only chalk it up to inexperience and youth.

    GO BIG BLUE



  10. RUKiddingme
    11:17 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    After the Western game, I was apprehensive about this staff – not because they lost, but how bad they looked in doing so. Yesterday proved otherwise, IMHO. like it or not, UofL is legit and on par (or can play with) South Carolina. Strong defense, excellent QB, maybe the best wide receivers in the country…. And we belonged on the field with them. The young guys being such a large part of the offense proves there is a veteran talent issue, perhaps worse than projected, but that is being remedied. We were a QB away from taking it to a legit top 10 team yesterday (although there are other positions being upgraded via yahtzee).

    For the first time in my life, I might let myself have some hope that UK can build a contender. It’s not easy for us to truly let that happen after year’s of broken hearts. I’m on the train now.



  11. niaps
    11:26 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Simple fact is we need a quarterback. Neither Smith or the error prone turn over prone Whitlow are anywhere close to being a division 1 QB. Smith is so close at times but he overthrows a wide open receiver on a long route that was likely 6 pts. Have to question the play calling at times too with running plays that joker leftovers couldn’t handle. Lets face it 3rd and 2 ft. should be an easy play. The curse of the joke is with us for a while it seems.



  12. Cayts
    11:31 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    I just feel so much better this year even with losing to WKU and UL while stomping a lowly MAC team. It sure beats last season when we lost to WKU and UL while stomping a lowly MAC team. Wait, that came out wrong



  13. The Truth
    11:33 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Guys all of you are right. Some need to shut their traps from over at the tard nation. Yes a few more recruits from the Stoop Troops Gang and we are well on our way. I have never been more excited about UK Football. Three or four changes in yesterdays game and we would be rejoicing and should rejoice anyway with the improvemsnts we are seeing. You all know as well as I, the lil brother nation is good at padding that schedule in whatever sport it might be. Just a year or two ago the bb team didn’t play anyone until they ran into us . That didn’t play out to well for them, so the lacking on schedules doesn’t always worf out the best. HEAR ME the loserville cardinals will not play for a National Championship this year. They just don’t have it!!!



  14. Georgia Blue
    11:36 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Florida up next and we have 2 weeks to prepare and maybe Coach Neal and Coach Scott can start JoJo. Florida has a top rated Defense and it would be nice of him starting since he from Florida . The last 2 games he has done a excellent job. He deserve it and has earned more playing time. So we have 2 weeks to put in a package for him to get more carries. I also think BADET and TIMMONS need more balls thrown their way. And what happen to throwing ball to our TIGHT ENDS. What happened to getting the ball to DJ WARREN on 3rd and 1 . You would surprise a defense with fullback dive, because they wouldn’t be looking for it



  15. kybigblue
    11:43 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Willie Taggart last year’s Western Kentucky coach struggling at South Florida. South Florida lost again this time to Fl. Atlantic 28-10.



  16. Matt
    11:43 am September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Lyle decomits from louisville. Big athletic pg rated higher than ulis. Go get him Cal.



  17. Kevin C
    12:23 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    The entire Nolan trilogy sucked donkey balls. That is all.



  18. barn
    12:25 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    stoops doesn’t have even 1 or 2 really good players that he can build on. he’s starting his program with a talent depleted team on both sides. I agree with a previous comment that if we hadn’t dropped so many passes………yeah, I know if aunt agnes had nuts she’d be my uncle, but I really like our coaching staff so far especially considering what they have to work with.



  19. Gavin S.
    12:38 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    So…we still suck about sums it up?



  20. barn
    12:38 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    matt: wow, lyle reportedly decommited friday. why no mention on ksr??



  21. Blanda's Statue
    12:40 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Perry reminds anyone who may have forgotten that having anything resembling class is too tall an order for many UL players. It must not be one of Charlie’s “Core Values”.



  22. bigbluetrue
    12:59 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    I guess Cholly is leaving UL for greener pastures after this season by saying U of Smell would never lose to UK again. He said that when he thought he would be facing his buddy the Joke for the next 10 years. They truly are legends in their own minds. I hope our guys paste Cholly’s and Perry’s quotes on their lockers for next year. Louisville should be VERY concerned that we hung with them with an an undermanned and young team. Once we get our horses in….watch out!



  23. Michael Keaton
    1:15 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Batman died with me…Affleck can’t ruin what has already been ruined, especially the last 3 movies



  24. just saying
    1:43 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Lyle decommits from UL, and was the reaason experts thought they could land Trey Lyles (best friends), who is heavy UK lean and NO mention of it on this site??

    Ulis commit may be good, but Lyle/Lyles combo would be HUGE,



  25. Hollahollaholla
    1:54 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    What #12 said.



  26. Troy
    2:44 pm September 15, 2013 Permalink

    Loserville will be very sad here in a few months when Charlie Strong accepts the head coach position at Texas.