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John Cohen’s Hail Mary connected, and now, Mississippi State has an exciting new identity with Mike Leach
Mike Leach will do two things in Starkville; He will fill the seats and score points. Both he will do quickly. Leach is by far the best progeny from the Hal Mumme tree of Air Raid coaches. Great hire for Mississippi State. I have followed Leach since he left UK. Very successful program builder at both Tech and WSU. It will be interesting to see who he hires on the defensive side. That hire, rather than the hire of Leach as HC, may ultimately determine his level of success at MSU. I may have to start cheering for the Bulldogs! Jk
I was thinking the same thing. I guess they need someone to oversee strength and conditioning, nutrition, academics, and keep the program functioning until a new HC is named.
Bowden only 5 yards shy of Cam Newton’s single season SEC record. His season is placed in better perspective when you consider he played only 7 games at QB.
I think your number 1 answers your number 2. Good to hear the apology, however, Kash should not have allowed it to happen in the first place. But, nice to hear the apology. Glad Trask was not injured during the incident. Great year for both UF and UK.
Rapid Reaction: Lynn Bowden does it all, including throwing TD pass to lift Kentucky past Va. Tech in Belk Bowl
That my friends, was the Paul Hornung Award winner! Lynn Bowden is a heck of a talent! Great game and great hits and highlights by both teams. I’m sure someone who was has been negative toward the Cats all year (who was thrown off this site) is steaming mad at “our version of the Cats”!!! Great 2019 Cats. The 2020 version should be even better with so much of our offense and defense returning.
Glad he’s gone. Negativity plus lack of UK knowledge makes for painful posts. Cautiously optimistic about our bowl game. Hope we come out on fire and don’t get behind early. Go Cats!
Belk Bowl brouhaha: Virginia Tech reportedly lobs trash talk at Kentucky, Cats look to take it to the field
Tech shouldn’t “poke the Wildcat”. Our physical O and D line may make them wish they hadn’t.
Kentucky’s historic class continues to roll as 4-star Louisiana defensive back Joel Williams signs with the Wildcats
He was a former Florida commit. Williams picked UK over the Gators, Tennessee, LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Auburn. Good get.
Don’t know if I am happier with Hayes’ signing or that knucklehead is no longer here to criticize UK football. Anyway, great get for the Cats!
“How it impacts Kentucky’s standing on the field” may be the most nonsensical question ever asked on this blog. One 5 star and four 4 star D lineman would help most every program in the country. Best recruiting class that I can remember. Kentucky’s ability to develop defensive players is on par with anyone in the conference, except maybe Alabama and LSU. Historic class that will no doubt, develop into one of the top in the SEC East. “Commitment to Physicality”.
Professionally? Is he good enough to play pro football? Good luck to this young man.
Blankenship has been “great” for the past three years. This year, however, he was only “good”.
Well done Max, well done.
Although they never give refunds on game tickets, considering how the bowl selections went down, you would think they would offer to buy back tix. I guess Stub Hub is always an option.
Good job by Stoops and his staff.
If they sign no one else, it is still a very good recruiting class. Kudos to all of Coach Stoops’ staff.
Congrats to Lynn Bowden. Well deserved award.
What a competitor! Great football player. Good luck in the NFL and thank you for your contribution to Kentucky football.
I don’t know if I totally agree with Cubelic’s logic, however Bowden is a talent, worthy of All-America honors. Certainly better than our WR led product who defeated UT some years ago, Matt Roark. Reminiscent of another UK wide receiver who pulled the same feat against Florida in the late 1970’s named Juan Portela, who played for Coach Fran Curci.
A lot of good young talent at LB for the Cats. Oats, Square, Watson, Wright, Davis, and Casey all ahead of him. Xavier Peters waiting in the wings, I would think he didn’t see much PT in his future. Presently at 215 pounds, there’s CB’s in this league who have better size, however he has a tall frame to carry more weight as he matures. Good luck to this young man and his future endeavors.
I’m surprised Jennings didn’t get down on all fours, raise his leg, and act like he was pissing on him.
This beats the heck out of the Bill Curry era, when we ran every down and amassed no yardage. Loss after loss with hardly ever a bowl appearance. No, I’ll take the Stoops era over that any day. Phenomenal job by Eddie Gran. He was a pass first guru at Cincinnati and totally changed his offense to match his players, not the other way around. This is definitely the best coaching job in UK history. (Not the best year, but best coaching). Mumme’s first year saw marked improvement, but this year surpasses it, not in an improved win-loss record, but considering graduation losses and injuries, we could easily have had a 3 or 4 win season. Any bowl game gives you 4 more weeks of practice for the “2’s and 3’s”, so they can continue development at game speed. Player development under this staff has been another strongpoint. Looking forward to next year already. Go Cats!
It looked like Satterfield was complaining to Stoops that the Kentucky players were giving the “L down” symbol. Satterfield should be more worried about Louisville’s performance on the field.
Great win. This will definitely help with recruiting in the Louisville area. O-line played great. Great defensive game. We may have just played our way into a better bowl game. Go Cats!
“ricegf” Best post of the season! Nothing more to add.
“It’s not who we are”...Had an employee tell me that once. If you violate rules, own it. It is who you are.
I can’t really get a read on this Louisville team. UK may win, but only by single digits.
Mike Leach is the top gun from Hal Mumme’s coaching tree. Success at Iowa Wesleyan, Valdosta St., Kentucky, and Oklahoma as OC. Built Texas Tech from cellar dweller to a national power and has done well at WSU. He would score points as soon as he arrived. He is more defensive oriented than many of Mumme’s understudies, so it’s not going to be “last one with the ball wins”. He would immediately put Arkansas on the radar of pro style QB’s in the south, as well as receivers. It would take time, but Leach is a proven commodity. With the Air Raid offense, they would fill the stands in Fayetteville.
The 2012 defeat to WKU was Joker Phillips’ team. UK’s Harvey Updike (Paris) has no clue. Stoops has never lost to WKU. I go back to the Curci era, and ol’ Harvey was probably Daddy’s little squirt at that time. One of the best coaching jobs this year in the SEC, considering our departures and injuries. Stoops has quickly developed this year’s defense into a formidable unit. No coaching staff in the country develops defense talent like UK has in the Stoops era. He does more with less than any coach in the conference.