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Today on KSR: Back from Charlotte

What a whirlwind.

The Belk Bowl ended the decade with a bang for the Big Blue Nation. What can’t Lynn Bowden do? The answer is nothing. It’s going to take some time to exhale and process the season that was. Luckily, it’s a long offseason. While we collect our thoughts to share experiences from UK’s 2019 season, enjoy the celebration from the coaches’ box after Bowden connected with Josh Ali in the end zone.

We Aren’t Talking About This Play Enough

Josh Ali’s game-winning touchdown in the Belk Bowl will be remembered forever. It wasn’t his most impressive catch of the game.

On fourth and seven Virginia Tech assigned two players to spy Bowden to prevent him from scrambling. Forced to throw, Ali laid out to secure the pass from Bowden and keep the drive alive. Ahead of his senior season, Ali gave UK fans another reason to be optimistic for 2020.

Shout out to Logan Stenberg

I will go to my grave saying that more than half of the penalties called on Stenberg were based on reputation alone. One official’s hold is another man’s pancake. Now that he’s finished playing, Stenberg is going down swinging.

One Poll UK Could Not Win

You people are crazy, just not as crazy as soccer fans. Facing the best of the best from the 2010s in Fox Sports’ team of the decade poll, the 2012 Wildcats made it all the way to the final, a special feat in its own right. Despite the BBN’s best efforts, the Cats could not dethrone world soccer fans.

2015 FC Barcelona was crowned team of the decade. Luis Suarez, Leonel Messi and Neymar edged out UK, garnishing 53 percent of more than 55,000 votes cast.

The Journey Continues

All of the attention turns to John Calipari’s Wildcats at the perfect time — fresh off a dominant win over Louisville. See exactly how Coach Cal prepared his team for the epic overtime win at Rupp Arena before they return to the hardwood Saturday against Missouri.

Hear from John Calipari

Kentucky’s head coach is back in front of a microphone Thursday, kind of. The SEC Basketball Coaches’ Teleconference returns this morning. We’ll have updates from all of the important things Coach Cal has to say on Kentucky Sports Radio dot com right after lunch.

More Bowl Games

New Year’s Day brought just enough juice to help the BBN come down from a big win. Auburn and Minnesota went down to the wire (although the Tigers couldn’t carry their weight for the SEC) and Oregon was able to outlast Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. A game that featured two special teams touchdowns, the most electric moment actually happened when the ESPN cameras weren’t rolling.

Today the bowl schedule is treating us with two games. Unfortunately, one of those features Tennessee. It’s the price we have to pay for more football.

  • Birmingham Bowl: Boston College vs. Cincinnati at 3:00 on ESPN
  • Gator Bowl: Indiana vs. Tennessee at 7:00 on ESPN

One Impressive Collection

Some people collect stamps or baseball cards. Blaise D’Sylva collects college football helmets. In the history of the Kentucky football program, the Cats have worn 38 helmets. The Washington State fan owns miniature versions of 36 different UK helmets. An impressive collection, it’s hard to take a look and not think, “Bring back the Power-K.”


KSR is Back in Action

Hear Matt and the KSR crew break down all of insanity from the Belk Bowl win by tuning in at 10 a.m.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

9 Comments for Today on KSR: Back from Charlotte

  1. StillBP
    9:30 am January 2, 2020 Permalink

    “Luckily, it’s a long offseason”…how is that lucky? We want football season NOW!

    • Realme
      10:02 am January 2, 2020 Permalink

      Typical “phew I’m tired from doing half of this state’s dream job” comment from Nick.

    • StillBP
      10:08 am January 2, 2020 Permalink

      hahaha Real! True!

    • ClutchCargo
      5:45 pm January 2, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly! I would be fired up to go to the next home football game this Saturday. And I would dress appropriately for the weather and not whine like some other fans.

  2. Ben27
    9:34 am January 2, 2020 Permalink

    What a game! My son and I left Lexington at 4 am and arrived at the stadium at 11 am. My son Drew is a freshman at UK and got us tickets at the twenty yard line 4 rows up behind the UK bench. We watched the team warm up and had a great time during the game. We knew if we stayed within a touchdown in the second half, that we had a chance to win the game. With 8:50 left on the clock, I told the guy next to me (a KY fan) that all we need to do is use up 8:40 on a 85 yard and win with ten seconds left. I was only 5 seconds off. How appropriate to win on a pass play. Everyone thought it was going to Wagner, but what a pass! We got back to Lexington by 11 pm. It was one of the best times I had with my son, including our 2012 Super Bowl trip. We will remember Lynn Bowden forever. The perfect day for the finish of a fantastic season. In some ways even better than last year because it was so unexpected.

    • oldfanallin
      9:59 am January 2, 2020 Permalink

      This is the NEW Kentucky with genuine power on the field. Big Blue Wall for the Big Blue Nation

    • oldfanallin
      10:04 am January 2, 2020 Permalink

      4 bigaa69

  3. bigaa69
    9:52 am January 2, 2020 Permalink

    All I wanted for Christmas was one game a year with the power “K” helmet….

    12:40 pm January 2, 2020 Permalink

    There’s got to be some way to abandon the “bent” UK (or UH redux) for the Power K.

    Nike needs to sell more shi..stuff. Make some stuff with the Power K on it. Two problems solved.