Talking Season is officially here.
After a one-year hiatus, SEC Media Days has returned to the Wynfrey Hotel in lovely, Hoover, Alabama. It took less than 15 minutes for the commish to announce the event is leaving once again. Next year SEC Media Days will be held in Atlanta, followed by a trip to Nashville in 2021.
Following Greg Sankey’s introduction, Barry Odom dropped some cliches, Coach O mumbled through his depth chart and Dan Mullen showed off his sneakers. So far, everything has gone according to plan. Today things will be a bit more festive when Stoops’ old boss takes the stage as Tuesday’s grand finale.
- 10:00 am — Kirby Smart
- 11:20 am — Matt Luke
- 2:30 pm — Jeremy Pruitt
- 4:00 pm — Jimbo Fisher
Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats will make the trip to Alabama Thursday morning. Until then I’ll prepare you for UK’s opponents and provide updates from the ground throughout the week right here on Kentucky Sports Radio.
Specialists are People Too
The unsung heroes of SEC Football are on special teams. At least the kickers get glory. That’s not the case for the holders and snappers. Luckily, the bottle cap challenge has given them time to shine.
— connor (@connorchoate1) July 15, 2019
Back in Action on the Hardwood
The beginning of football’s talking season coincides with summer practice at the Joe Craft Center. After earning an exceptional review from Joe B. Hall, Coach Cal simply could not wait to get his team back in the gym.
.@UKCoachCalipari after practice today: “Boy do I wish it was October and we were starting this thing up.”
So do we, Coach. So do we. pic.twitter.com/FlM9zqG997
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) July 16, 2019
Shortly after practice, John Calipari was promptly put in his place by his daughter, Megan.
Sayonara, Summer League
Monday night we bid the NBA Summer League farewell. Memphis took down Minnesota 95-92 without the help of the No. 2 overall pick, Ja Morant. Summer League MVP Terrance Clarke was one of three Grizzlies who scored 15 points in the victory.
One player who was omitted from the All-Summer League team was Tyler Herro. I’m not saying there was a deep conspiracy to keep him off the team, but it’s the only logical explanation.
Who up Middlesboro?
Matt Jones has returned to his old stomping grounds. Today he’ll be joined by Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin for a show in downtown Middlesboro. Prepare for a show unlike any other on the Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass Tour.