Miss Randall Cobb yet? Randall had another prime time performance on Monday Night Football last night as he returned a punt for a TD and had a kickoff return for 55 yards later in the game. True to being a rookie, Cobb also muffed a punt return, which was his third mishandled kick of the year. Regardless, you have to love Cobb’s post punt return TD which included a fade away jumper at the end. No doubt a shout out to the Wildcats basketball team as they prepare to face Kansas tonight.
Is tonight’s game versus the Kansas Jayhawks a statement game? I would think so. I would think that any early season win over a ranked team on a national stage is a statement game. Doron Lamb tends to agree with me. John Calipari begs to differ:
“Prove to everybody we’re the best team in the country,” Lamb said. “Go out and play harder than them.”
But Calipari recoiled from the idea that UK can make a statement. “It may be a statement game,” he said, noting that Kansas may be the team making a statement.
Jay Bilas of ESPN give us a look at a recent UK basketball practice as he goes “All Access” with the Kentucky basketball program. I could not get the video to embed here, but check it out and then come back.
The New Jersey Nets may not have gotten John Calipari as their head coach as was rumored, but their new home will be getting him to open the arena. John Calipari and his Wildcats will open the Barclay Center next season with a game versus the Maryland Terrapins. The official announcement will be in a press conference at 10AM tomorrow.
Say what you will about Joker Phillips but he doe not make insane, stupid excuses for losing a game. We can’t say that about Cardinal coach Charlie Strong. Strong blamed Louisville’s loss this weekend in part on the release of the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Yes, I’m serious.