BBL: Showtime in Music City for UK-Western

Big Blue Links for Saturday:

- It’s showtime in Music City as Kentucky and Western Kentucky kickoff the season. My column says its a perfect place for a new act taking the stage for the first time. That would be Mark Stoops.

- Jennifer Smith writes that Mark Stoops has made restoring a 2-10 team’s confidence a priority since becoming the Kentucky coach.

- WKU running back Antonio Andrews will likely keep the Kentucky defense on its toes tonight. Andrews had a huge game against the Cats last year in Lexington.

- Mark Story says that UK-WKU is full of compelling storylines.

- Chad Bishop of the Bowling Green Daily News writes that the Cats and Toppers are ready for their showdown.

- Eric Crawford of WDRB says that UK-Western should feature some high sideline drama.

- Kyle Tucker of the C-J on whether Mark Stoops is the right man for the job.

- The Kentucky Kernel says expectations are high for Mark Stoops on the eve of his debut.

- The College Heights Herald writes about Bobby Petrino’s road to the Hill.

- Meanwhile, Kentucky Wildcats TV released this video about Stoops entitled “Born a Blue Collar Coach.”

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