Mike Hartline - I've eaten a lot of crow in my day but this may be the biggest helping and sweetest tasting. Mr. Hartline played like an NFL caliber QB Saturday. His needle threading touchdown pass to LaRod King was as good a pass as you will ever see and his touchdown celebration...
well it was awesome too! He got the shaft in not getting the player of the week.… Continue
Mike Hartline - The kid just loves the 2nd weekend of October. One year removed from the injury and his best performance at USC Jr., he comes out again with his best. He had 5 incompletes the entire night. Three of those weren't his fault so he had 2 bad passes and no INT's (or pick 6's in his recent case). Rosey Cheeks has become one of the (if not the) best pocket passers in the SEC right now. I've bashed him many times but I'll give credit… Continue
-Chris Matthews - Two touchdowns, 114 yards receiving with an injured hand. Was the best true WR on the football field for both teams.
- Fake FG - Very well executed and looked like it really ticked off Urban Meyer. If you had this aggressiveness throughout the offense and defensive game plans might have been a little different ballgame
-Health - We seemed to make it out of the… Continue
Short and simple this week just like the Cats performance.
Derrick Locke: Another great day for the former walk on as he passes the 2,000 yrd mark. Take away his injury bug issues over the last few years (and Brooks refusal to play him over more senior running backs, but hey thats an old rant) and this kids is easily settling in at the top of the UK rushing records. Instead he should end up top 5. Not bad for a defensive… Continue
Randall Cobb - Wow! What can you say? Starting to join the bandwagon that he is the best player in the SEC. Three touchdowns, 3 different ways and honestly I felt he didn't touch the ball enough. Love the passing out of the Wildcat for the second straight week. That will reap big rewards further in the season as well. Totally wished he could have gotten a score running or on kickoff for the quad or quint. If he was playing at a royalty football program… Continue
- Offensive Line - 230 rushing yards; 0 sacks... that's some serious O-line work. I'd say Mike Summers lived up to the hype as a new coach. These guys just consistently knocked the UL defensive line off the ball the entire day. They also provided Hartline quality protection. Even more impressive when you think of the youth and inexperience on this line, 3 new starters were broken in yesterday and they lived up to the hype and praise heaped upon… Continue
It’s all the rage these days. Everybody’s doing it. Peer pressure at its finest. And like almost all peer pressure mistakes, someone is going to get hurt and get hurt badly… in this case it could be tough times in Lawrence and Louisville among others.
Quick rehash for those of you investigating in Birmingham and not paying attention to rest of the NCAA Sports landscape: If Texas and Co. (UT, TX AM, Baylor, Oklahoma, OSU and TX Tech) march off to the Pacific… Continue
- Worst day yet for the QB's. Especially for Mossakowski who threw his worst balls of the practice so far. He ran most of the day with the 3's. Hartline and Newton were running with the 1's and 2's switching back and forth. I wouldn't read anything into that as they have switched them up nearly everyday.
- Good news on injury front as Evans was back at practice in pads, but looked to be held out of contact. Mister Cobble was also back battling in the trenches. Cobble…
Another wonderful day in the Commonwealth, of course this means it will be 37 and raining for the Spring Game but we'll take it right now. It was also the last day before the pads go on so we shall see if the players are still as excited tomorrow.
- The QB's continued to show good and bad. Mossakowski continues to through the best ball and really does a good job with the curl route, but still has struggled at times.
The Cats were back out on the field in perfect weather to start spring practice 2010. "Operation Win" opened up practice without pads and really only provided us with a "looks" test as to what these guys can do.
- Big news is that linebacker Matt Lentz has given up football due to concussion injuries. Lentz will apply for a medical scholarship and work with the team as a student coach.
- Newton struggled throughout practice. He had a couple of…
Just ten short years ago all the world was preparing for the end. Y2K was almost here and the computer chaos would change the world, if not end it all. For Wildcat football fans the changes seemed to be great. The Cats were preparing for their first trip to the Music City Bowl and their second straight bowl game. Cool Hand Hal and his merry band of gunslingers finally seemed to be just what the doctor ordered... Oh how far we’ve… Continue
Added by Rob Elliott on December 29, 2009 at 9:30am —
Rich Brooks - What this man has done is truly amazing. If this coming week is his last at Commonwealth Stadium he deserves every accolade you could give him. In September 2005 after falling to Indiana, I wanted him gone. I'll admit I was wrong. He has gone through challenge after challenge and made a success. With all the injuries this season if he wins Saturday he has to be SEC Coach of the Year.
Craig McIntosh/Special Teams- 3 touchbacks for the walk-on who keeps improving. Vandy has one of the SEC's best kick returner and the Cats shut him down with a big foot and good coverage.Bravo Matt Lentz on that hit as well.
Ryan Tydlacka - Can't forget about the punter who also had a career day with a 45.2 yrd average and a long of 58. This gave the Cats a huge field position advantage and really helped the UK… Continue