Author Archives: John Clay

Twelve notes from Florida State’s win over Louisville

A dozen notes from the Louisville’s 42-31 loss to No. 2-ranked Florida State last night at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium: The crowd of 55,414 was the second-largest at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and despite the loss was certainly treated to … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Counting down to Columbia West

Big Blue Links for Friday:

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Video: Mark Stoops on trying to get that road win

As Kentucky makes its final preparations for Saturday’s game at Missouri, head coach Mark Stoops talks about trying to get the team’s first road win since 2010.

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Video: Bud Dupree’s dream of a happy plane ride

UK defensive end Bud Dupree talks about what it would be like if the Cats could win at Missouri this weekend.

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Missouri game-by-game stats

Here’s a look at Missouri’s game-by-game stats as Kentucky prepares to make the trip to Mizzou on Saturday. Standouts: Missouri gained just 119 yards total offense but still managed to win 42-13 at Florida. The Missouri defense has allowed less … Continue reading

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Video: D.J. Eliot talks (improving) tackling

After Wednesday’s practice, UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot talked about the intensive effort to improve the Cats’ tackling given the many whiffs last week against No. 1-ranked Mississippi State.

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Opponents’ long runs on Kentucky defense

Through eight games, Kentucky’s defense has allowed 15 runs of 20+ yards this season, including eight in the last two games. Here’s a look:

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Big Blue Links: Vandy coach picks UK over Missouri

Some Big Blue Links and notes: David Paschall of the Chattanooga Times Free Press picks Kentucky to beat Missouri 24-21. Vandy coach Derek Mason, who has played both Mizzou and the Cats, gives the edge to Kentucky. Mizzou is hoping last … Continue reading

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Good first effort from College Football Playoff Committee

No discouraging words here for the first offering from the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, which released its initial rankings Tuesday night. Ole Miss at No. 4? No problem with that. The Rebels own a signature win over Alabama. They lost … Continue reading

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More on Julius Randle’s broken leg

More on the awful news that Julius Randle, the former Kentucky forward, suffered a fractured tibia in his right leg Tuesday night during his NBA regular-season debut with the Los Angeles Lakers. Here’s Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: Rookie Julius Randle … Continue reading

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