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UK Fan of the Day Wants Friday Night Notes


Good evening, KSR readers!

Hey, eyes down here. Stay focused, guys.

Welcome to the new and gradually improving! Like Matt addressed in the post just south of this one, this is the first phase of KSR catching up with the rest of the online world. We finally added some color, as you can see, and new subcategories at the top to make things organized. There are still many new features to come, too, so don’t get all the way settled in just yet. We’re still working out some kinks and unrolling new stuff as we go. The Funkhouser section is going to be a lot of fun, by the way, and I’m open to suggestions for my columns/series. Breaking Bad recaps, maybe? Taco Bell food reviews? Toss me some ideas if you got ’em.

The site was down for a few hours Friday afternoon while Hubby gave birth to the new version so I’ll catch everyone up to speed with a few notes that’ll last you until Ally’s recap of the day.

— The big news of the day comes from basketball recruiting where things just went south in the Emmanuel Mudiay department. The top ranked point guard in the 2014 class surprised everyone late Friday afternoon when he announced that he’ll go public with his decision tomorrow at the Elite 24 game. Long believed to be Kentucky’s to lose, Mudiay is now looking like a potential SMU commit and several national analysts switched their picks from UK to support the trend. Mudiay has taken numerous unofficial visits to SMU lately, and if you throw in Kentucky’s recent scholarship offer to Tyler Ulis, you have a recipe for disappointment. But then again, Calipari is Calipari and SMU is, well, it is SMU.

— If you need some news to cheer you up, Za’Darius Smith practiced on Friday and Stoops said he looked good, really good. The staff doesn’t expect the missed practice time to slow Smith down at all, the only concern is it was a high ankle sprain and those can be a problem. Smith says he feels 100%, though.

— Two defensive tackles announced their transfers out of Lexington on Friday. Patrick Grafree will play for Eastern Kentucky this fall and Thomas Chapman will suit up at Murray State. Best of luck to both of those guys, victims of getting lost behind the new level of talent Stoops is bringing in on the defensive line.

— Kentucky football also lost Rashad Cunningham, at least for this season. The sophomore wide receiver was declared academically ineligible for 2013. Next man up.

— To whoever left a comment on my football Xs and Os post saying it was directed toward middle school children, um, sorry, I think you came to the wrong place. And tell your middle schoolers I appreciate them reading it.

— Last but certainly not least, our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of R.J. Corman, who passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer. The entrepreneur from Jessamine County and owner of the multimillion-dollar railroad and construction company did a lot for the area and he will truly be missed. You can read more about Corman and his relationship with John Calipari here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

25 Comments for UK Fan of the Day Wants Friday Night Notes

  1. Pop ups?
    7:53 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Little pop up windows, really? Come on guys, I’m good with everything else…

  2. doug
    7:58 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    None of your in post links seem to be working properly yet.

  3. seriously
    8:00 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    haha great pic nice way to start off the new format…admit it drew, you were saving that one for launch day

  4. Rodney
    8:21 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Love the site, it looks great. I would like to see “Not Jerry Tipton” get his own tab. His posts are always entertaining and it would be fun to go back and read some of his old posts again.

  5. Amanda
    8:25 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I would like to put in a formal request for a running diary/ recap of The Americans when it returns.

  6. empireblue
    8:28 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    PLEASE fix the line spacing to make posts easier to read. Something around 22px should work fine. Someone was either paid way too much or not at all to perform this site “redesign.”

  7. Tell me
    8:29 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Who is the girl? Anyone know?

  8. Linda Taylor
    8:33 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    4 – Rodney, you can find the Not Jerry Tipton posts by doing the following: Over in the right hand column under the Search button, type in Not Jerry Tipton in the WHITE section just underneath the Search button and hit enter. Do not type it right next to the word Search, it won’t work. Just put the cursor in the white section under Search and go from there. I just tried it and it worked beautifully.

  9. JL
    8:41 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Agree with previous posters. Love the new format but much more difficult to read on mobile device.

  10. Jen
    8:45 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    If we lose Mudiay we are in for trouble. Losing him could mean another Harrow-type situation. We need Cal to be Cal pronto and make Mudiay a Wildcat.

  11. Greg
    8:52 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    If cal knew Mudiay was slipping, why drop all the way to a tiny 5’9″ guard and never offer Perkins? Perkins all but begged for an offer and we probably could have had him. I always assumed Cal felt confident with Mudiay, but wanted two PGs in the class and offered ulis because it would be raiser to sell Mudiay/ ulis than the battle of Mudiay/perkins

  12. But for reals
    9:02 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    im liking the new site design on my Verizon wireless android

  13. BlueDeuce
    9:21 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Like the new site…awesome job!

  14. Vincenzo
    9:28 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Where can I find the polo she is wearing?

  15. Ummmmm
    9:35 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Who put a hat on her?? Poor choice.

  16. UKfan
    9:44 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Drew you bastard, I can’t stop coming back to this post bc of the pic!

  17. alacat
    10:20 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Is the log-in feature working? Tried to, but says there is no record of me. Not true. What gives?

  18. J in Orlando
    10:34 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    This new format for the comments makes it too hard to make fun of specific moronic UL fans…oh how I already miss that

  19. HDJ
    10:35 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Just testing the gravatar.

  20. Andrew
    12:11 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    i see you jess

  21. John Keystone
    8:16 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Love those stripper heels. Sit on daddy’s face girl

  22. Burr
    12:17 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Breaking bad recaps would be sweet! Best show on tv!

  23. Toilet guy
    1:19 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I would like to see a review of the best/worst toilets in Lexington.

  24. Chase
    8:08 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    This is where you can find the polo shirts. 100% made in u.s.a.

  25. Chase
    8:12 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink