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Today On KSR: Surviving another Monday after a loss

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Mondays are never fun for anyone, but Mondays after Kentucky loses to Mississippi State are the worst. That’s where we are today, not even 48 hours removed from all of the self-inflicted wounds suffered in a the 13-28 loss to a Mississippi State team that’s not even all that good. Most of us are trying to pick ourselves up to tackle a new work week, but it’s hard when UK football is off to an 0-2 start in the SEC.

We’ll get through this together, friends.

Here’s what’s ahead:


Mark Stoops will speak to the media at noon. 

You know the drill: Mark Stoops will hold a press conference to go over what he saw in the film from the Mississippi State game, and what’s ahead with another road game coming up this weekend.

Stoops will also provide injury updates, including the latest with Sawyer Smith’s apparent shoulder injury. Saturday night, Smith said his shoulder is “fine,” but his arm is in a sling so he can’t be too fine. We’ll hear more at noon when Stoops takes questions.

Coaches stopped voting for Kentucky in the coaches poll.

After four straight weeks with a spot in the “Others Receiving Votes” category of the coaches poll, Kentucky did not receive a single vote in Week 5 of the college football rankings. The Cats were ranked No. 33 last week before losing in Starkville; the highest they had ever gotten was No. 27 in Week 3, prior to losing to Florida at home.

South Carolina opened as a 2.5 point favorite.

The opening line has the Cats getting two and a half points down in Columbia on Saturday; however, it has already moved a point to 3.5 in many places.

The total on the game is set at 53.

You will get a new KSR Football Podcast tonight.

The KSR Football Podcast team will get together tonight at KSBar and Grille to record another episode of the show; unfortunately, another one after a loss. We’ll get the thoughts of former players Charles Walker and Austin MacGinnis, and talk about where Kentucky needs to improve if it is going to avoid a third straight loss this week.

Look for the new episode to be out shortly after you finish dinner.

It’s Big Blue Madness campout week.

All crazy people interested in camping out for Big Blue Madness tickets may begin doing so around Wednesday at 5 in the a.m. There are some extra crazy people already sleeping on the sidewalk across from Memorial Coliseum, but the rules won’t allow anyone to set up a campsite for another few days.

Once Tent City is up and running, control cards will be passed out to campers on Friday at 2 p.m., before the tickets are distributed Friday night at 10 p.m.

Click here for more details and the complete set of rules and regulations from UK.

Big Blue Madness is Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m.

Matt Jones is in Mt. Sterling for today’s show, I think.

Matt is back out on the book-writing trail and I believe he will be dialing in to today’s show from somewhere in Mt. Sterling. He will be joined by Ryan Lemond in Lexington and Shannon T. Dude in Louisville to discuss all the went wrong in Saturday’s football game. Tune in.



Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for Today On KSR: Surviving another Monday after a loss

  1. StuckinLville
    10:00 am September 23, 2019 Permalink

    People can say what they want, but considering Kash is a KY boy and the leader of this team, I am extremely disappointed in him. I don’t want to hear, oh he made a mistake, or oh get over it. This dude has been the face of our team and it’s really embarrassing for him to do what he did and then us take two bad loses. It’s especially embarrassing when people are running right past him. All the mouth in the world and doesn’t really back it up.

    • BluKudzu
      11:34 am September 23, 2019 Permalink

      I supported Kash and his story, faithfully.

      Then I saw the second video. I apologize to everyone. That was shameful.

      I am curious if it is the players, or the coaching, that have seemingly killed any momentum that carried over from last year, or maybe this is the funk of losing a dynamic QB like Terry?

      Somebody, somewhere, has to get this train back on the track, because with the effort we witnessed Saturday, missing a bowl is not totally out of the question, and neither is a sub .500 year.

      C’mon Guys, Go Cats!

  2. Wade
    10:09 am September 23, 2019 Permalink

    Losing is a tough pill to swallow when we have been kicking ass. We are way better than what we’ve showed this season and it’s time to finish this season strong. Every game matters. I still think we can 8-4 which is a hell of a yr just disappointing we had to blow that fl game. That’s our Super Bowl every yr. let’s just please not lose to tn.

  3. clarks
    11:52 am September 23, 2019 Permalink

    Very very young team that just played their second and third hardest game on the schedule. Not making excuses but having those games earlier rather than late let’s them grow a little before we get to the games we better win. Stay faithful because this team has more talent than last years and its gonna be fun to watch them grow up. We will look back in a couple of years and will be amazed at what they have accomplished with this group. It didnt happen overnight with snell, allen and the boys and the secondary that just graduated was one of the worst when they was getting started but ended up being very solid group. C A T S CATS CATS CATS

  4. Bluecreeker
    12:29 pm September 23, 2019 Permalink

    Bowden is not young and is pretty sure handed most of the time. He catches the ball and it is a different game.

  5. KYjellyRoll
    12:38 pm September 23, 2019 Permalink

    If sawyer smith was hurt bad enough for a sling…I mean don’t get me wrong I admire toughness, but if you think hurting your team, by all means let a man that’s healthy get a shot. U think smith has got the starting qb job and he’s afraid the 3rd stringer could take it from him? Why would he continue to play if he’s hurting? Now instead of Resting Saturday, he could have caused himself to play injured last week plus miss this Saturday

  6. clarks
    1:17 pm September 23, 2019 Permalink

    No Bowden is not young,but this team will gel as season goes on. The secondary is lost and has no confidence yet and losing wilson abruptly set the offense back. We need to win at sc and gain some momentum heading to the bye