Good morning, Big Blue Nation! It’s going to be a very slow news week for Kentucky fans. I do not expect there to be much, if any, breaking news with regards to the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
The Courier-Journal published excerpts this morning from a joint interview between Mitch Barnhart, Courier-Journal UK beat writer Kyle Tucker, and Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay. If you wish to read the full 50 minute interview between the 3 of them, it can be found in 3 parts. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. All in all, it is roughly 7,600 words.
In Kentucky football news, Reese Phillips tweeted that he spoke to Kentucky Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Neal Brown yesterday. Phillips is looking forward to setting foot on campus once more. I expect that like Randall Cobb, Phillips will be looking forward to games played between the Wildcats and Volunteers.
Javone Byrd, an all-purpose back from Lugoff, South Carolina, is waiting on a response from Chad Scott, one of the assistant coaches on Stoops’ staff. Rivals and 247 Sports do not have a rating for Byrd.
“What happens in the locker room stays in the locker room. But I was wrong. I was wrong,” said Cousins, who scored nine points in 20 minutes. “I’m a player that definitely wants to win every night, and I’m an emotional player. That’s never going to change. But I shouldn’t have responded back. Something was said, and I just should have stayed quiet. Is it a humbling thing? Yeah, I will say that. I mean, I messed up and I apologize to my teammates for responding the way I did and I’ll move on from it.”
ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted last night that the Miami Heat could be a possible destination for the former Cat.