Two of your all-time favorite Kentucky football players were in action last night in Week 3 of the NFL preseason. CJ Conrad ran into the Bengals up in Cincinnati and Josh Allen punished the Dolphins’ offensive line down in Miami.
Allen had the better night of the two rookies. The seventh pick (LOL) was a monster, registering four tackles, two for a loss and two QB hits. He was living in the Dolphins’ backfield all night long:
Conrad’s night was rather quiet in New York’s passing game — one catch for 11 yards in the final minutes — but he did make a big block to help open the hole for the G-Men’s first score:
— New York Giants (@Giants) August 23, 2019
You can watch Mike Edwards vs. Dorian Baker on the NFL Network tonight.
Need some football tonight? Mike Edwards will play his second preseason game with the Bucs against Dorian Baker and the Cleveland Browns. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on the NFL Network.
Edwards had two tackles in Tampa Bay’s first preseason game, but sat out last week with a hamstring injury. I haven’t seen anything that suggests he won’t be back on the field tonight.
Baker has one catch in each of his first two preseason games, one of which went for 23 yards. He has been targeted five times.
Oakland and Green Bay played on an 80-yard field last night.
The NFL’s trip to Canada for a preseason game didn’t go so well. Field conditions were so bad at IG Field in Winnipeg, the two sides elected to move both end zones up 10 yards to shorten the field. Several starters (almost all of them) on both teams played it safe and stayed on the sideline the entire night.
The basketball team is back on campus.
After a short break between summer workouts and the start of the fall semester, John Calipari’s Wildcats are returning to Lexington, one by one, to get back to the grind.
Only 49 days until Big Blue Madness!
Next week is going to be wild at KSBar and Grille.
We are celebrating one year of KSBar and Grille with a weeklong party ahead of Kentucky’s first football game. There will be specials beginning Sunday all the way through the UK-Toledo afterparty:
KSBar and Grille will be closed tomorrow night for our private celebration, but we will reopen the doors at 9:30 p.m. to welcome any and all who want to come in for a drink after we do our thing.
Get to know UK receivers coach Mike Smith.
Smith is profiled in this eighth installment of “Behind The Grind”:
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 22, 2019
Did you listen to the new KSR Football Podcast?
We got the gang together yesterday to wrap up everything we (Nick) learned from fall camp. We also learned Charles Walker is full of bold preseason predictions and what Austin MacGinnis thinks of UK’s kicker, Chance Poore.
Listen to it right here.
Speaking of the KSR Football Podcast…
Freddie Maggard moves on to new mission.
We now know what’s next for our good friend Freddie Maggard, who stepped down from his role with the Kentucky football program earlier in the summer. He announced yesterday that he is heading up a new program to serve homeless veterans through Shepherd’s House and St. James Place in Lexington:
So happy to announce our new program which is a partnership between Shepherd's House and St. James place to serve homeless veterans. The program will be headed up by Freddie Maggard and Christin Countzler. pic.twitter.com/yzgYI0J5Wk
— Shepherd's House (@ShepHouse89) August 22, 2019
“Excited about the next chapter of my life,” Maggard tweeted.
You won’t find a better guy than Freddie Maggard and I’m not even a little bit surprised that the next chapter in his life involves helping others.
The show is at MediVet Biologics in Nicholasville.
The summer tour may be over, but the Friday remote shows continue on with a stop at MediVet Biologics in Nicholasville today. We’ll be at the grand opening of the new location at 220 Bellaire Drive, where MediVet will be hosting a dog adoption drive during the show. Dogs everywhere! Matt will love it!