Category Archives: UK football

Smart Football’s Chris Brown on Shannon Dawson

Maybe no one has written as extensively on the Air Raid offense as Chris Brown, the Louisville native who runs the Smart Football web site and has written the “Essential Smart Football” and has contributed to Grantland. If you want … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops on coordinator hire: “I wanted some carryover”

Appearing on Kentucky Sports Radio on Thursday morning, Mark Stoops could not talk about the hiring of West Virginia’s Shannon Dawson as offensive coordinator because of legal issues, but gave some insight as to his thinking. “I wanted some carryover,” … Continue reading

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BBL: Shannon Dawson, Tyler Ulis and more

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Shannon Dawson hire shows Mark Stoops is all Air Raid

Mark Stoops answered any and all questions Wednesday about whether the Kentucky football coach is really and truly all in on the Air Raid offense. He’s all in. By various reports, Stoops is hiring a tried and true Air Raid … Continue reading

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BBL: UCLA struggling as it prepares for UK’s platoons

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes about John Calipari and the success of Kentucky’s platoon system. “Calipari called Joe Gibbs, Mike Tomlin and Bill Parcells to ask them how to manage two units – … Continue reading

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BBL: Kentucky coaches out recruiting this week

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: C’mon UK backers, don’t you feel a little sorry for Indiana basketball fans? asks Mark Story of the Herald-Leader. ESPN analyst says Alex Poythress injury makes UK even more dangerous, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. … Continue reading

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BBL: ECU’s Lincoln Riley asked about Kentucky job

Big Blue Links for Monday: Bench bails out UK women in 71-55 win over Belmont, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. “We just don’t seem to really try to play our best,” UK coach Matthew Mitchell said. “It just seems like … Continue reading

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BBL: Samples of Kentucky-North Carolina coverage

Some samples of writing from Saturday’s UK-North Carolina game lead Big Blue Links for Sunday: Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer: On a board inside the North Carolina locker room, coach Roy Williams on Saturday wrote three things, three keys … Continue reading

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BBL: Joker Phillips a finalist for Florida A&M job

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BBL: John Wall can’t hide grief over death of young friend

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: John Wall breaks down in tears after big game, reports Des Bieler of the Washington Post. After leading the Washington Wizards to an overtime win over Boston, Wall couldn’t hide his grief after a 6-year … Continue reading

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