Good morning, Kentucky fans — here’s to hoping that extra hour of sleep you got last night helped ease the pain of the Tennessee game. It was a nasty Wildcats performance on all fronts, which had coaches and players alike madder than ever before this season. If you’re brave enough to relive that performance, let’s dive in.
Here are 6 things to know:
- Let’s start with the quarterback himself, Patrick Towles. Shooting reporters straight, Towles held nothing back in his postgame interview.
- Mark Stoops wasn’t quite as colorful as Towles, but still, the coach wasn’t afraid to express his anger.
- Boom Williams exited the game Saturday with an elbow injury. It’s not yet known how serious the injury is or how long the recovery will take.
- One of the rare bright spots against Tennessee was 300-pound defensive tackle C.J. Johnson running back a 77-yard touchdown.
- From a recruiting standpoint, Saturday wasn’t the night for Kentucky to struggle as mightily as it did. Before the game it was reported about 200 recruits were in the stands.
- If you need a laugh by now, check out this fan who dressed up as Jared Lorenzen for Halloween.
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- There was nothing to be happy about Saturday in Lexington, the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale wrote.
- If you want to listen to Stoops’ press conference in its entirety, the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker has the video here.
- The Wildcats weren’t as prepared as they thought they were, the Lexington-Herald’s Jen Smith wrote.
- In some basketball news, Alex Poythress is continuing to make steady strides now that he’s back from injury, Tucker wrote.
The best stories around the SEC
- One SEC analyst thinks Florida coach Jim McElwain is a legitimate contender for Coach of the Year.
- It was Georgia Tech last week, Miami this week. The ACC has had some crazy endings lately, and Saturday was no exception.
- Military surprises are the best. This vet found out he’d be getting a new home Saturday at the Florida-UGA game.
- Things got heated in Lexington with the Vols and Wildcats. One Tennessee player was called for targeting.
- Darrell Brown helped break the color barrier in college football. Now Arkansas fans are mourning his death.