Posted: 11:41 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
By Glenn Logan
The news is a couple of days old now, but in case you haven't heard or have been on the road like me, Arian Foster, former Tennessee running back, claims that he took money from what appear to be boosters at Tennessee.
Anyone who is realistic about NCAA sports knows this happens. Cash is untraceable, and anyone with a modicum of sense can take relatively small amounts of cash from boosters and nobody would ever be the wiser. Of course, if you do like Marcus Camby and start walking around campus with $2000 in gold chains hanging around your neck, or start driving around campus in a Mercedes or Lexus, somebody's bound to get suspicious.
Finally on this same subject, Dick Vitale popped off on Twitter and is crawfishing like mad now.
Tweet of the Day:
Bama has won 2 games by 25 and beaten A&M; by 7 and fans are apoplectic, wondering ``What's wrong?'' New normal under Nick.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 22, 2013
As Kentucky fans, we ought to know a thing or two about this.
Florida's startiong quarterback Jeff Driskel out for the season. I'm really sorry to hear this, and no doubt it casts a pall on the Gator's season. But whith their talent, they will still find a way to win.
You can never hear this enough:
Since Stoops' arrival in December, Kentucky has signed its top recruiting class since rankings became available, and he is working on a 2014 class that could be one of the best in the nation.
Another reason why Mark Stoops seems like such a great hire:
"Everyone on our staff would tell you they love him," Marrow said. "I've worked for a lot of head coaches, a lot of different people. We have a great staff, though. All these guys on staff, we all get along, and Mark is the reason behind it."
Pete Volk of SBNation has a nice article about the UK 2014 recruiting class.
Mark Stoops wants even more intensity from the team.
The answer to his rhetorical question is, "Yes, they can, but no, they won't."
More about the meeting between Taylor County's Quentin Goodin and John Calipari.
It's nice to have a team with 7 starters.
The 2015 recruits are starting to become a focus.
Mike DeCourcy explains to Larry Vaught why Julius Randle is Kentucky's most important player this year.
This is the Arkansas so many have been expecting.
Florida beats Tennessee, but the Volunteers made a game of it despite some extreme self-destructive tendencies. What does this suggest about Kentucky's game with Florida next week? Well, we'll get to that.
Auburn impressed by staying in the game with LSU yesterday, despite the fact they were clearly overmatched.
Michigan barely escapes UConn.
Saturday Down South has the takeaways from Saturdays games.
Dr. Saturday says yesterday was an awful day of college football. Probably right.
Yesterday was a rough day for new head coaches.
Mike Leach and Paul Petrino don't like each other very much.
The issues raised by the "one and done" rule are not black and white, as many seem to think.
Travis Ford continues to land top guards at Oklahoma St.
Gary Parrish says eliminate all transfer restrictions for D-I athletes. I say, tie them to academic performance.