Posted: 3:08 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013
By Glenn Logan
Mark Stoops has been knocking the proverbial ball out of the park lately, drawing huge crowds in Louisville and for his Women's Football Clinic, and making a classic and hilarious response to ESPN's Colin Cowherd after Cowherd criticized him.
Tweets of the Morning:
Found a story from 2011 where Joker Phillips said: "We've been a place that has had to grow and project defensive linemen." Not anymore.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) July 27, 2013
Phillips also said in story: "It seems like all the great defensive linemen migrate to the same places." Wonder if UK is that place now.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) July 27, 2013
There are so many things I disagree with here (other than the facts), I don't even know where to begin. [hank]
[Glenn] I am in complete agreement with Hank. Petrino is not going to be taking many recruits from an SEC and ACC school to Conference USA. That's just not rational — it doesn't happen an it won't. Petrio is a good recruiter, but he's no Nick Saban. He's a much better coach than recruiter.
I'd be more worried about him coaching up a bunch of 2-stars and 3-stars than recruiting 4-stars to Western.
Read about Kentucky's under the radar players at Varsity Preps. Also some info on UK recruits. [Hank]
Meet UK recruit WR Kadeem Goulbourne. Better make up your mind or be left behind. [Hank]
[Glenn] Said Kentucky, never. Until now.
Oh Please! Gimmee a break. [Hank].
[Glenn] Indeed. The classification of the good doctor is species: Human. Subspecies: Douchebag.
Flippin' Flippin' Flippin' the night away. And so it begins. It could happen to us. We need to hold on tighter... [Hank]
...which brings me to this music video of the day [Hank]
Alabama blog talks about Kentucky. It's pretty much what you'd expect, except it's not as condescending as is often the case with other SEC blogs.
Louisville chapter of the UK Alumni Association is definitely amped about the prospects of Kentucky football, and taking the "U of L" out of the news in the River City:
The moment the River City chapter of the BBN realized Stoops and his current staff were, in fact, not messing around was last January when it marched into Trinity High School and convinced star defensive end Jason Hatcher to renounce his Southern Cal commitment and sign instead with UK.
"You have to have some substance, and that's why we signed Jason Hatcher," Stoops told the crowd Friday. "Not because of the way we carried ourselves in that building, but because of the substance that would go behind it.
Matt Elam gets a Tennessee offer. That'll make it that much sweeter when he picks UK (hope!).
Some Tyus Jones video via Rob Dauster at NBC Sports:
I like Jones, but I prefer Emmanuel Mudiay. He's bigger, stronger, more physical and more athletic. Here's a little of him:
Andy Glockner at SI.com has more on Mudiay, as well as some other UK recruits, like Stanley Johnson.