Morning, all. It was a rough football weekend at the KSR South compound, with both the Cats and the Tennessee Titans losing in frustrating fashion; however, today is a new day — a new week! — and it’s a busy one. Let this beautiful picture of Red River Gorge by Dr. Mike inspire us all to start it on the right foot.
Seriously, today’s agenda is full. Let’s get to it.
Mark Stoops will preview Georgia
Still upset over Kentucky’s head-scratching loss to Missouri? Me too. It’s time to put it in the past because Georgia comes to town on Saturday. The No. 5 Bulldogs are fresh off a bye and, sadly, any optimism I had about this game following the win over Tennessee may have fizzled after the dud vs. Mizzou. Mark Stoops didn’t have much to say following Kentucky’s 20-10 loss — other than he’s not sure who will start at quarterback, Terry Wilson or Joey Gatewood — so hopefully he’ll give us a little more insight during his weekly press conference. Check the site at noon for a live stream and updated depth chart.
By the way, Georgia opened as a 13-point favorite yesterday. This is the grumpy sad football fan in me, but that feels low.
John Calipari will preview basketball season
If a huge game vs. Georgia wasn’t enough for you, John Calipari will hop on Zoom this morning to preview the upcoming basketball season. With Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin now officially eligible, it’s officially time to get hyped for the 2020-21 Wildcats. The presser starts at 10:30 a.m., so stay tuned to KSR for updates because we’ll be rolling them out all day long.
Adding to the preseason vibes is this video from UK of the team on Photo Day. Yes, the checkerboard uniforms are still around.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 25, 2020
Bryce Hopkins announces his decision tonight
Last week, Kentucky laid the foundation of the 2022 recruiting class with a commitment from five-star guard Skyy Clark. Tonight, the 2021 class could get a big boost in four-star power forward Bryce Hopkins. The former Louisville commit will announce his college decision at 7:30 p.m. ET, and all signs point to Kentucky. All twelve 247 Sports Crystal Ball predictions favor Kentucky while the last eight Rivals FutureCasts are for the Wildcats as well.
Kroger’s KSR Game of the Week: Sayre at Pineville
We’re headed back to Eastern Kentucky for the Game of the Week, a showdown between the Sayre Spartans (7-0) and the Pineville Mountain Lions (3-2). If you’d like to join us, kickoff is Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Watch Monday Night Football at KSBar
No World Series game tonight (the Dodgers took Game 5 last night and lead the series 3-2), but we do have football. Come on down to KSBar to watch the Bears vs. the Rams at 8:15 p.m. and enjoy our game day specials: $10 domestic buckets, $16 Country Boy buckets, and $3 well drinks. Today seems like the perfect day for some Chili Gillispie.
KSR Dogs of the Day
Why one when you can have two?
Aww of the Day: Lonnie Johnson and his daughter
Not cute enough for you? Check out this clip of Lonnie Johnson and his daughter on the field before the Houston vs. Green Bay game yesterday:
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 25, 2020
Awe of the Day: D.K. Metcalf saves a Pick Six
Just in case we forgot, former Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf reminded us he’s not human last night when he ran down Budda Baker to prevent a pick six.
DK saved the pick-six ?
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 26, 2020
“How fast was he??”
D.K. Metcalf reached 22.64 MPH and traveled 114.8 yards to chase down Budda Baker on his 90-yard interception return (Baker's top speed: 21.27 MPH).
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 26, 2020
Radio in an hour.