SEC says eight is enough, and more mid-afternoon notes

Some late aternoon randoms:

– Even with Missouri now an official member of the SEC, the league says it has no plans to adopt a nine-game football schedule. So the UK-U of L game appears safe for now. That doesn’t mean the league will always stay with eight. And when Mike Slive goes to ESPN to renegotiate the league’s TV deal, ESPN could easily ask for more league games, which might cause the SEC to re-think its position.

– Your loyalties will be tested Nov. 19. The SEC Network has picked up the UK-Georgia football game that day, which means kickoff will be 12:21 p.m. in Athens. Meanwhile, the men’s basketball game that day in Uncasville, Connecticut as part of the Hall of Fame tipoff is schedule for 12 p.m.

– Andy Katz says Anthony Davis is in a league of his own.

– Word is Amile Jefferson and Gary Harris will both announce soon. Jefferson is beginning to look like a longshot. He may end up at North Carolina State. Harris is more viable, though he just visited Michigan State. The Indiana native could end up staying in the Big 10.

– We will learn today after 4:30 p.m. where the UK women’s soccer team is going in the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky fired men’s soccer coach Ian Collins today.

Kentucky has offered Franklin County running back Ryan Timmons.

– The Penn State stuff is an absolute mess. And as usual the cover-up is a tremendous part of the mess.

– Know there’s grumbling that Danny Trevathan was not selected SEC Defensive Player of the Week. But the No. 1 vs. No. 2 ranked teams played Saturday night, both from the SEC, and the final score was 9-6 in overtime. Stands to reason that the award would come out of that game. Then again, Joker Phillips said he was happy Trevathan didn’t get the award. He said the linebacker becomes even more inspired when bypassed for such things.

– The LSU-Alabama game was the most watched college football game on CBS in 22 years.

– Houston Nutt reportedly got the axe today. Ole Miss AD Pete Boone messed up several years ago when he fired David Cutcliffe with the Rebels one year removed from a 7-4 season.

– Don’t forget the liveblog tonight for UK-Morehouse. Game starts at 7 p.m. Liveblog starts at 6:30 p.m. Or before. The game is available live only on Fox Sports South. It will be shown via delayed telecast by the Big Blue Network.

– In a new feature, we will have a morning-after livechat about the game, starting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

– Western Kentucky and Louisville are both surging in football, by the way. Western Kentucky has won five straight. Louisville beat West Virginia in Morgantown to go to 3-1 in the Big East. Both teams could well end up bowling. Kentucky must win two of its last three to be bowl eligible.

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