Saturdays are for scrimmages. For some reason, the basketball games are labeled as “exhibitions,” but the only difference between what’s happening at Kroger Field and Atlantis is the international competition.
The Kentucky football team will hold its first intersquad scrimmage of the preseason this morning. The first true test for the quarterbacks, the game-like atmosphere will provide an opportunity for one to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. It’s also a great opportunity for players to get hurt. Last year the Cats lost Cole Mosier for the year on one Saturday. Dorian Baker followed Mosier’s lead the following week. Keep your fingers crossed that Stoops is done delivering bad news.
The good news is that we get to watch more Kentucky basketball on television (if the power stays on). Tonight at 7:00 the Cats will face their toughest Bahamas test yet on the SEC Network. Mega Bemax is the NBA’s Serbian pipeline. They are no joke, although their uniforms might say otherwise.
Kentucky’s third game in four days, fatigue could become a factor, especially if E.J. Montgomery is sidelined again. Yesterday was a day of rest for the Wildcats, but they still had time for fun. Dr. Mike joined them on a catamaran cruise through the Caribbean and the photos are fantastic.
Low Scores at the PGA
Bellerive has been no problem for the pros at the weekend’s PGA Championship. The current leader Gary Woodland has shot ten-under for the tournament. A handful of others, including Rickie Fowler, are within striking range. Playing with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, Louisville native and defending champion Justin Thomas is four-under with four holes to go.
Lou City makes SportsCenter
Illija Ilic brought his bicycle to New York City to score the first of six Louisville City goals. The boot was the No. 2 play on the SportsCenter Top Ten.
— Louisville City FC (@loucityfc) August 10, 2018
Neal Brown’s Book Club
The former Kentucky wide receiver and offensive coordinator is now making headlines as the head coach at Troy. Coming off an 11-2 season that featured a win at LSU, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman revealed one of the secret’s to Brown’s success, a book club.
“The book club is a way to engage our entire staff,” Brown says. “And when I talk about our entire staff, that means everybody that touches our student-athletes, from our (sports information director) to our compliance director, to all of our athletic training staff to all of our equipment staff to our strength and conditioning staff. It’s a way to engage our whole group and help them grow but also create an alignment which is critical. So, we reinforce what our culture is, and we create buy-in across our entire staff, not just among our position coaches and GAs. It was also really about getting that whole group together.”
Something Bad is going on at Maryland
The latest ESPN report is headlined by a “toxic culture” within D.J. Durkin’s football program, but that is an inaccurate description of the gruesome details. A strength coach is making guys eat till they puke. That’s just one of absolutely ridiculous allegations.
The Best Better
You probably will think this Post Malone song is Better Now.
(Sorry, not sorry for getting this stuck in your head all day.)