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August 2011 Blog Posts (17)

The Krystal Ball: Previewing the West and Bowl Projections

Hello everyone and today I will continue on with the SEC Preview. The focus today is on the West where the balance of power has definitely shifted. Two teams stand out but one of them may have a few questions to answer.


1. Alabama- (10-3 Last Season)- The last time Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide broke in a new backfield, they won a…


Added by The Krystal Ball on August 30, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments

The Krystal Ball: Previewing The SEC East

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Big thanks to everyone who checked out the UK Football Preview.

The East appears to be a three team race between USC, Georgia and Florida but I will give the nod to the defending champs.…


Added by The Krystal Ball on August 29, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

Quiet Confidence for 2011 Cats

By - Ira D. Combs

Director / Syndicated Columnist

Tri State Sports Media Service Inc.


It's time once again to pull out the old crystal ball and give my humble but honest and objective opinion of where Joker Phillips Wildcat football program will fall record wise…


Added by Ira's Blog on August 28, 2011 at 11:36pm — 3 Comments

Fan Breakdowns: Special Teams

Before I get into previewing the special teams I want to give a big thanks to everyone who participated in looking at the Football Cats, great job everyone.


On paper, the Special Teams look to be a big plus for Joker Phillips’ squad in 2011 with both specialists returning. The big question mark is who will replace Randall Cobb and Derrick Locke in returning punts and kick-offs.



Added by The Krystal Ball on August 27, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Fan Breakdown: Safeties

During the 2010 season, Kentucky suffered from less than stellar safety play on a weekly basis. The Wildcats started Mychal Bailey and Winston Guy in the defensive backfield, and while both players are talented, both made their share of mistakes. A change in scheme, some position changes, and the addition of a couple of exciting freshmen should give the safeties a new look this fall.

#21 Winston Guy / ‘Sam’ Linebacker / SR / 6’1 – 216 /… Continue

Added by The Fake Dermontti Dawson on August 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

2011 Fan Breakdown: Linebackers

This year’s linebacker core is young, and is comprised mostly of true freshman, and red-shirt freshman. There are also two sophomore’s, and a lone Junior. Fortunately this group has two steely veterans in Ronnie Sneed and All-American Danny Trevathan. These “elder statesman” will help anchor this year’s group of Linebackers. The following is a breakdown by player.



Added by CadizCat on August 24, 2011 at 7:36am — 3 Comments

Cats Look to Rebound in 2011

Ira D. Combs

Syndicated Columnist

Tri State Sports Media Service Inc.


While lying in bed a few nights ago I had a brainstorm of why UK football of the 60's , 70's , 80's , and 90's was so inept for the most part during those decades except for a couple of Peach Bowl and Hall of Fame Bowl appearances .


No annual theme or slogan for all those teams .…


Added by Ira's Blog on August 24, 2011 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

2011 Fan Breakdown: Defensive Ends

Defensive Ends Coming To A Stadium Near You


The way Rick Minter tends to utilize the 3-4, our DEs are going to need to be athletic, but more bulked-up than traditional pass-rushing DEs blasting in from the corners.  Three down linemen (instead of four) means one less bulky body to contend with opposing O-lines.  So, our DEs are going to need to be able to…


Added by Jim Proffitt on August 23, 2011 at 12:02am — 3 Comments

2011 Fan Breakdown: Tight Ends

Possibly the biggest fan gripe over the past few years, the tight end production at Kentucky has never been the same since Jacob Tamme moved on to catch passes from Peyton Manning. The Wildcats seem to grab a solid player or two in every recruiting class, but there hasn’t been a single guy that could step up and claim the position as his own for several seasons. The graduation of Moncell Allen has left the Wildcats without a clear-cut starting fullback on the roster, and with an abundance of… Continue

Added by The Fake Dermontti Dawson on August 22, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

2011 Fan Breakdown: Defensive Line

Defensive Linemen don't usually get the recognition as some other positions like the QB's, WR's and RB's, or even talked about as much as the LB's or CB's on defense.  But that doesn't mean they aren't just as important to the team's overall success.

This year there is a new Defensive Coordinator in town, Rick Minter.  The addition of Minter to the UK Football staff is a HUGE plus for many reasons and will hopefully bring UK's defense to be one of the best in the SEC on a yearly…


Added by phantompain on August 22, 2011 at 6:48am — 2 Comments

2011 Fan Breakdown: Wide Receiver

Wide Receiver Break Down

Depth Cart:

Matt Roark SR, 6-5, 214lbs

Nile Daniel FR, 6-1, 185lbs

Demarco Robinson FR, 5-10, 159lbs

Gene McCaskill JR, 6-0, 206lbs

La’Rod King JR, 6-4, 194lbs

Nik Brazley SR, 5-9, 170lbs

E.J. Fields JR, 6-1, 196lbs

Daryl Collins, FR, 5-11,…


Added by BostonCat2001 on August 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

2011 Fan Breakdown: Offensive Line

In the spirit of Jeopardy, I’ll start the breakdown with an answer:


Answer:           Alabama                     4

                        Kentucky                   3

                        LSU                            2

                        Ole Miss                    2

                        South Carolina           2

                        Georgia                      2



Added by C Dogg on August 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Newton's Law- Forecasting The 2011 UK Football Season

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of The Krystal Ball. For those of you new to the site this is where I try to have a little fun and predict the outcomes of games.  fun.


2011 begins Joker Phillips’ second year at the helm at Kentucky. If you had said before last season, UK would beat Louisville, finally beat Steve Spurrier and play in a January bowl game, on paper it would be a success.

However the Cats finished 6-7 and the BBVA Compass Bowl is not the…


Added by The Krystal Ball on August 19, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

2011 Fan Breakdown: Quarterbacks

2011 QB Depth Chart


# 12 Morgan Newton   6-4 234 Jr.  

# 11 Maxwell Smith  6-4 225 Fr.

# 7 Theltus "Bookie" Cobbins 6-0 187 Fr.

# 9 Michael Burchett  6-2  198 Fr.

# 14 Ryan Phillippi    5-11 179 So.


Seems like just yesterday, the fall of 2009, KSN was in its infancy and had an opportunity to travel to Indiana to talk with this top ten,…


Added by Rob Elliott on August 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Cats Ready For New Beginning

By Ira D. Combs Syndicated Columnist

Tri State Sports Media Service Inc.

I've grown to love football media day at UK it's a plethora of opinions 4-8, 6-6, 5-7, 7-5, and occasionally the ultimate optimist 9-3 yes, there are a few even in the media but I won't mention his name. Simply put the day is different than…


Added by Ira's Blog on August 10, 2011 at 12:08am — No Comments

August Specials


Enjoy lounging around your dorm in these back to school specials!


UK Logo Loung Pants in sizes S, M, and L.--for only $24.99, saving $10!


UK Logo Boxer Shorts in sizes S and L--for only $19.99, saving $5!


Uk Blue Flexfit Hat--$9.99, saving $5!

Added by KentuckyCollectibles on August 2, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Football Complex

       Every few days I wander through spreading the gospel and trying to fire up the semifaithful Wildcat football fans for the beginning of the season. It seems a thankless job, but some one will always muck the stables while the thoroughbreds in Rupp get the celebrity treatment. Thing is, I love Kentucky basketball...when it is basketball season, but right now, as usual, it seems that more people interested in Kentucky athletics care where Archie Goodwin ends up playing his college hoops…


Added by Ray Montgomery on August 1, 2011 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

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