— Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ (@FballIsLife69) June 24, 2013
Evening news for Monday:
– Matt Elam tweeted the above picture of himself and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly today.
– Tony Delk has given up his assistant coaching job at New Mexico State to be closer to his family. Wonder if this is the end of the coaching trail for Delk, who worked on John Calipari’s staff in a supporting role when Cal came to Lexington.
– ESPN looks at the strong and weak spots of the 2013 UK football team. It writes, “New coach Mark Stoops really lucked out when it came to his defensive line. The Wildcats have the pieces in place up front to cause some real discomfort for opposing offenses. The foundation up front could help mask the issues the Wildcats have at linebacker and in the secondary due to inexperience.”
– You can help Nerlens Noel pick his draft night suit.
– One Yahoo contributor thought that Rajon Rondo is the reason Doc Rivers might not return to the Celtics. Turns out, Rivers is going to the Los Angeles Clippers. Not sure that Rondo is the reason. A better, younger team is probably the reason. Still, “Rajon Rondo, the team’s star point guard, is a polarizing player on several levels,” writes Mark Evans. “He steps up and fights with the best players in the league on the big stage, but tends to vanish and look uninterested in less important games. Many question his character, as he often appears stubborn and confrontational. There were rumblings about his relationship with Ray Allen after Allen left for the Miami Heat, and there may now be similar questions between Rondo and Rivers.
– Card Chronicle has some more information on Louisville football commit Daniel Gresham, a fullback who was once committed to Texas. Some scouting services have Gresham as No. 1 fullback prospect in the nation. “Fullback is a pretty vital part of Louisville’s offense that hasn’t been missing, but has been lacking a bit,” says the Louisville blog. “Coach Strong has made it known that he wants to be able to run the ball and run the ball well. Offensive Coordinator Shawn Watson has followed suit and made interior run plays a staple of his offense for the last two years. Gresham adds a big-time blocker as well as an athlete that can be utilized in the passing game.
– According to College Basketball Talk, Arkansas basketball has picked up a transfer in Keaton Miles, formerly of WVU. After sitting out a year, Miles will have two years of eligibility left. He is from Dallas, so Arkansas is closer to home. By the way, here are Mike Anderson’s comments about graduate transfers.
– Alabama makes it official that Devonta Pollard is no longer in school.
– Luke Hancock’s father, Bill, has passed away from cancer at age 70.
– Kevin Ware is apparently shooting jump shots now. He posted this video: