Kentucky Boxing champion middleweight division, breaker of wild horses on the Bluegrass plateau, and breaker of women’s hearts everywhere.
Folks tend to forget his time at Kentucky where he led a Kentucky offense that was the top passing attack on the nation. He moved on to OKlahoma with similar results. Leach HAS experienced SEC defensive back play. As he says in his book, “Swing your Sword”, regarding playing in the SEC, “You’re playing against better players, but your players (that you’re recruiting to an SEC school) are better, so it’s all relative”. “Offenses just don’t accidentally work”. I personally wouldn’t count MSU out this year.
Fun article. We’ll gladly keep our “pork belly” HC. Stoops is doing it the right way in Lexington. 2020 should hold many more wins for the Cats. (Speaking of cats, glad Adam didn’t write that we were Chinese takeout)!
Although many UK fans only remember the NCAA probation the he left us with, I remember well the 1985-86 season where, in his first year he won 32 games. It was an improvement of 14 wins from the previous season. For the first time since the Adolph Rupp era, Kentucky’s offense was up tempo and Sutton stressed the 3 D’s, discipline, defense, and dedication. Sutton allowed backcourt players freedom that they never enjoyed during the Joe B. Hall era and his style was street ball in comparison to Hall's style of play. Although a HOF member, Sutton was under appreciated as a coach while in Lexington. RIP Coach Sutton.
SDS Roundtable: South Carolina’s over/under is 5.5 wins. How many games will the Gamecocks win in 2020?
Over. The ‘Cocks will win 6, maybe 7.
Very good LB. Huge loss if he can’t play this year. Get well soon. Prayers for healing.
Yes, even Kentucky.
I have never considered benchwarmers leaving being bad PR. It happens...more now than ever.
None of the four had played any significant minutes last year or would get any playing time, in the case of the freshman. Good luck to them, but this 2020 edition of the Cats is going to be deep at most all positions. I foresee more disgruntled bench warmers leave before summer is over.
No question, Auburn wins it all with a healthy Okeke.
I’m surprised Charles Barkley isn’t getting much love here. Alabama’s Joe Namath wasn’t even mentioned and he led one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history and had a good pro career. Bernard King had a great NBA career out of Tennessee, as did Alan Houston. Pat Riley and Dan Issel from Kentucky are two more to consider. On the gridiron, Kentucky’s Art Still was a multiple All-Pro selection and had a great career. Vanderbilt’s Will Wolford is one of the top all time offensive linemen.
True. It is difficult to use today’s standards to rank players from the past. The games evolve, as do the athletes. Interesting read.
“Held” being the key word.
Not sure this was a good decision, but I hope he does well.
Great shooter. Best of luck to him.
I like the idea, however, there is one obvious way to circumvent the rule. What if a coach puts in a little used redshirt freshman an instructs him to feign an injury, just to slow down the opponents tempo. If the player is deemed to have feigned injury, they lose only a bench warmer and not an essential player. (Similar to putting a sub in for a star basketball player near the end of the game to foul an opponent to preserve your star’s fouls before putting him back in for offense).
How about Transylvania and Bethune-Cookman? JK. VA Tech would definitely “fit”. Not so sure about any other schools that have been mentioned.
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Daddy sounds so much like LaVar Ball...It’s time Daddy stops living his life through his son and teaches him to speak for himself.
South Carolina had quite a character that I enjoyed watching on Saturdays...Steve Taneyhill. Loads of personality.
I agree. This reeks of voters who, in retrospect, may not be happy with their vote, given time and distance.
Indeed, Josh Allen will climb this list. Had he played for a traditional football power instead of Kentucky, he would have probably gotten more love on both this list and for defensive rookie of the year in the NFL. His stats either equaled or exceeded Nick Bosa’s, who won defensive ROY. His senior year at UK, he could not be blocked, except when he was held (which happened frequently). Not sure where C21 gets that “he’s not that good”. When you lead both the SEC and NFL rookies in sacks in consecutive years, you have nothing more to prove to me.
Pete Maravich and Chris Jackson were the two best guards in the SEC, IMO. The rest are debatable. I’ll show some respect to Reggie King from Alabama, who is not getting much here. He was a man underneath the basket. Tough to keep off the boards. He won some key games and also kept Alabama close in some games that they should have easily lost. Issel was also tough and engaged in some historic scoring matches with Maravich. Both seem to be bitten by the bug called “too long ago to remember”, although the great Pistol Pete transcends time and memory.
Yes. Almost the exact scenario that occurred during Joker Phillips’ tenure as HC. Steve Brown was the Defensive Coordinator and for some strange reason they hire Rick Minter as “Co-Defensive Coordinator” while Brown was still there. Ray Charles could see the writing on the wall in that scenario. Steve Brown resigned shortly thereafter and Minter assumed full responsibility for the defense.
Florida fans have no reason to hang their heads. Great game by both teams. Kentucky is still lacking consistency in effort for two halves. Nick Richards has become the premier post player in the SEC.
One of the greatest guards to ever play in the SEC. A shooter with no limits, shot creator, ball handler, and scorer of the highest degree. Well deserved honor.
You’re smoking some serious crack if you believe Kentucky loses 7 games. I’ll lay some money on that bet. Any takers?
This will not affect LSU negatively. The move to Southern University is only a minor off season talking point.
I certainly hope Marrow stays. He is an excellent recruiter and well worth his salary. Kentucky football is just about ready to compete for the East on a consistent basis. Go Cats!
No excuse for fighting the police. I realize this is a young man, who is prone to make mistakes, however, this is happening all too often in our society.
What does the last paragraph have to do with this story?