Good morning, Big Blue Nation.
For fans of the Kentucky Wildcats, yesterday’s football game was a rough one. Last year, the Cats struggled after losing most off the stars on offense. This year, the Cats have been hit hard by surgeries just like in 2005. WDRB sports journalist Rick Bozich asks who thinks Mitch Barnhart can fix Kentucky football. It’s a good question to ask. It’s a safe bet that Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips is gone. It’s a shame, too, because the 2011 season was supposed to be a bridge year to rebuild for the next few seasons but 2012 was hit hard with medical issues that seem to never end.
Phillips or no Phillips, Patrick Towles is going to remain a member of the football team. He has the right attitude about it. He wants to win. The team wants to win. This season, due to injuries, the Cats have been very young. They went from an experienced sophomore starter at quarterback to having a freshman starter and a freshman backup. Towles still has a bright future ahead of him whether Phillips is back or not.
Judging by the above picture, the Wildcat fans decided to stay home this weekend. Judging by this weekend’s weather, the cold could have been to blame but I’ve been to games at Commonwealth when it was in the 40s and it was a packed house. Remember the game against Alabama in 1997? I remember a packed Commonwealth Stadium for that.
Anthony Davis suffered a mild concussion on Friday and did not make the trip when the New Orleans Hornets played the Chicago Bulls. It would have been the first game back to Chicago for Davis since being drafted.