College football on television: September 13

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One of the best things about Kentucky-Florida tonight is that you the viewer get Brent Musburger doing a Kentucky football game.

Now here are the college football games on television today and tonight:

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Once a stoyline, Joker Phillips has disappeared from view

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A year ago, he was one of the main story lines, the former Kentucky football player, assistant and later head coach, coming back to Lexington to face his old employer and old team with his new employer and new team, the Florida Gators.

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“Bill from Gainesville” makes a prank call

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Will Muschamp may be on the proverbial hot seat, but Coach Boom hasn’t lost his sense of humor.

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How Kentucky offense has fared against Florida

Here’s a look at how the Kentucky offense has produced against the Florida defense over the past 10 years.

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Related link: How Kentucky defense has fared against Florida

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College football on television: September 12

Cincinnati actually gets to start its season tonight, as we look at the college football television schedule:

  • 7:00 – Toledo at Cincinnati (ESPNU)
  • 8:00 – Baylor at Buffalo (ESPN)
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South Carolina won’t be able to contain Georgia

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This week’s premier SEC matchup features Georgia at South Carolina on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS which figures to go a long way toward determining the winner of the East Division.

Or at least that’s what we thought before South Carolina got its clock cleaned by Kenny Hill and Texas A&M in the SEC Network’s debut game way back on August 28.

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BBL: Kentucky anxious to get to Gainesville

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Big Blue Links for Friday:

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Video: Mark Stoops on facing Kurt Roper

After practice today, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was asked about his history against Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper when both were in the ACC. Stoops was the defensive coordinator at Florida State from 2010-12. Roper was the offensive coordinator at Duke from 2008-13.

They met twice with, as you would expect, Florida State winning both times.

The Seminoles won 41-16 at Duke in 2011. Stoops’ defense held the Blue Devils to 289 total yards. Duke rushed for 63 yards on 27 carries and completed 26 of 43 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown, with one interception.

Florida State’s conference champion 2012 team beat Duke 48-7 in Tallahassee. FSU held Duke to just 232 total yards. The Blue Devils rushed for 103 yards on 33 carries. They completed just 16 of 37 passes for 103 yards. FSU led that game 31-7 at the half.

Florida will be a whole different deal, however, given that the Gators have better athletes than Roper enjoyed at Duke when he was working for head coach David Cutcliffe.

Related links: Heard, Blue available for Florida game

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Chart: Kentucky passers in The Swamp

With Patrick Towles making his first start at Florida on Saturday, here’s a look at how UK passers have done in The Swamp, dating back to Tim Couch’s first career start in 1996.

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Related link: Patrick Towles’ totes rare for a UK quarterback

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