Posted: 9:31 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013
By Glenn Logan
The Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a. Kate Middleton, is in labor with her first child, who will presumably be third in line to the English crown. All the best to the nascent family member and his/her parents.
Tweet of the Morning:
Mark Stoops has 9 four stars signed or committed at Kentucky. In the previous SIX years, UK signed just 7 four stars.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) July 21, 2013
I think that's way more than we could have expected.
[Glenn] I thought this was interesting:
Having spent four years at Louisville, Petrino will try use his experience coaching against the Wildcats in season-opening games to his advantage.
What "experience" does he mean? The last time he coached against Kentucky, Rich Brooks was on the sidelines. Does he think that his experience against UK will make any difference at all 2 head coaches removed?
I'm sorry, but that's just ... nuts.
Yes, I noted the gray uniforms. Yeah, they're fine, but I'm not much of a fan. I have been converted on the black ones, though.
Interestingly, it seems that 5* UK recruit Matt Elam revealed these "potential" new uniforms. That's probably a good thing.
Stoops and his defensive linemen. [Hank]
Mark looks... kinda small in that picture.
Stoops asks why the rush to judgment on a starting QB:
"Why rush that situation if it's not clear cut? That's not fair to anybody," Stoops said. "We want to make sure we make the right decision and we will make that decision when it's clear cut. If it takes one day, it takes one day. If it takes a week, a couple weeks, or into the season, I think those players have earned that right."
I think that's right, but what he doesn't want to do is hold on to his cards so long it becomes a distraction, as it did under Joker Phillips.
Mark Stoops institutes a dress code for the Wildcats. Suit and tie for pregame. That's old-school, right there.
Archie Goodwin is making some noise in summer league play, and it's getting noticed. Consider:
If scouts worried that Goodwin was a one-trick pony, a guy with a quick first step and little else, then they may have underestimated just how good that one trick is. Goodwin has shown an explosive first step here in Las Vegas, the willingness to get into the lane and accept contact, and the ability to finish at the rim. It helps that he is 6-foot-5 with a 6-10 wingspan, of course.
Archie has never been a one-trick pony, he just lacked the consistent perimeter game that makes his best trick so devastating.
I said it before and I'll say it again -- Archie is one of the fastest players I've ever seen at his size with the ball in his hands. And he's also durable, as the many hits he took going to the rim at Kentucky will attest. I don't think there has ever been a player hit the floor more times in a season than Goodwin, and he bounced back up every time.
John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins could join the fairly rare ranks of rookie extensions.
I think that says a lot about the tremendous talent of the 2010 team. We were a Doron Lamb away from a national title that year, I believe.