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Today on KSR: One step closer to Mizzou

With the basketball team’s first exhibition game on Friday night and the football team’s huge showdown at Mizzou on Saturday, we’re headed towards another big sports weekend in the Bluegrass. So big that these six fans probably want me to stop wasting time with an intro and get to today’s agenda, so let’s get to it.

We’ll hear from Mark Stoops

With Monday night’s news that several quarterbacks could play against Missouri, Mark Stoops’ turn on the weekly SEC teleconference is primed to be much more interesting than usual. Stoops will field calls from reporters just after lunch, so check back for the latest on Terry Wilson, Gunnar Hoak, and Danny Clark.

ICYMI, Eddie Gran, Darin Hinshaw, and Wilson all discussed the quarterback situation with reporters after practice last night.

“We’ve been preparing for it all year and we’re ready to go,” Gran said of playing multiple quarterbacks. “Like Coach [Stoops] alluded to, sometimes you have to make a change. Terry’s still our starting quarterback, but we’ve got two more that are ready to go.”

If all else fails, Benny Snell is ready to step in

Snell joked that “if hell breaks loose,” he’s ready to take over at quarterback:

With Elton John performing in Louisville last night, you know Benny was going to be asked about “Bennie and the Jets” again.

Here you go, Benny.

Coach K tried to clarify his “blip” remark

At Duke Media Day a few weeks back, Mike Krzyzewski said the shady recruiting practices uncovered by the FBI probe were merely a “blip” on the college basketball radar, which rightly had people rolling their eyes. After Duke’s exhibition last night, he tried to clarify those remarks by reminding everyone he served in the military:

“I said blip and I got in trouble. By the way, do you know what a blip is? You know what a radar is? There’s a blip, OK.

“My feeling that what’s happening is a blip on the total radar of 353 schools. It doesn’t mean it’s an inconsequential blip and if I don’t know other things on the radar, why is that wrong to say that? Why is it demeaning to say that? I don’t understand that. Does that make sense? I’m not trying to defend myself, because it doesn’t make any difference and people are going to take shots.

“That’s what a blip is and it’s not meant in disrespect for our game to say that what might be going on, until everything is proven and gone through, is a small part of our sport. I believe that. I believe it because I have not encountered that type of activity against us in recruiting, so why would I tell you that it’s rampant if I don’t know it is? I don’t understand that. Why would somebody expect me to do that? Is that fair? Fair or not, tell me?”

I’m still rolling my eyes.

Calipari visited James Wiseman last night

After checking in on Matthew Hurt, Keion Brooks, and Isaiah Stewart earlier this week, John Calipari went to his old stomping grounds of Memphis last night to see James Wiseman. The five-star big man starts his official visit to Memphis on Friday, so consider this Cal’s way of keeping the Cats on Wiseman’s mind before he spends the weekend with Penny Hardaway. With rumors that Wiseman is considering signing in the fall, every little bit helps.

The No. 3 Men’s Soccer team takes on Evansville

If you weren’t aware, the men’s soccer team is currently ranked No. 3 in the country and has won three straight. They’ll wrap up their non-conference slate tonight vs. Evansville at The Bell. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed on SEC Network+/WatchESPN.

KSR in an hour

Consider this your one-hour warning to get things done.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

3 Comments for Today on KSR: One step closer to Mizzou

  1. ClutchCargo
    9:12 am October 24, 2018 Permalink

    Pitino wishes he could do self-righteous indignation as well as Coach K does it.

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    11:48 am October 24, 2018 Permalink

    Just curios Coach K, You’ve said many times in that answer that you don’t understand it. Is there a requirement for you to understand something in order for it to be valid? I don’t know about you, but there are many things in this world that I don’t understand. So maybe that’s not really worth saying…?

  3. jimmer
    12:07 pm October 24, 2018 Permalink

    I understand people not liking Cal. But at least he’s not a freaking PHONY like Coach K and Roy Daggum Williams. Those two are the worst. So self-righteous. Makes their cover up all the more obvious.