Football: Interview with the SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic

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Q. You host an A.M. radio show. Tell us a little about it and how we can find it.

Cole Cubelic: “6-10am Ct on also the app is available for iPhone or android. Search WUMP In North Alabama on 103.9FM 730AM.”

Q. It was recently announced that you’d be apart of the new “SEC Saturday Night” crew. What are some Kentucky games you hope you get to broadcast?

Cole Cubelic: “Any Kentucky games we call would be cool.”

Q. You are really high on Kentucky’s offensive line. Does the Cole Mosier injury impact your opinion at all?

Cole Cubelic: “It does. I don’t think it makes me feel like Kentucky’s win total will change but it’s impactful. It obviously could lead to other issues with depth and experience. It will be tough for that OL to exceed expectations now.”

Q. Most Kentucky fans feel disrespected with the preseason standings put out on SEC Media days but you have them finishing third in the east. Why do you think some people aren’t as high on the cats as you are?

Cole Cubelic: “The logo. The history. It’s not comfortable to study a team and find reason they might be different than what others believe. It’s much easier to play the probabilities of teams that have previously been successful. Some people may just not know.”

Q. Which player on offense or defense do you think impacts the team the most?

Cole Cubelic: “Stephen Johnson. He was good a year ago. He has a chance to improve and if he does the Kentucky offense to really excel. More balance could make this team more dangerous. With the receiver numbers dwindling more of Johnson improving on accuracy, consistency and decision making will be critical.”

Q. As an outside source looking in, what is your opinion on the name change from Commonwealth Stadium to Kroger Field?

Cole Cubelic: “You never like to see tradition altered in the way of financial gain but I get it. It doesn’t bother me that much because I see the underlying reasons. I’d much rather it stay as Commonwealth Stadium mainly because that’s what I know it as.”

Q. Which game do you think Kentucky needs to win the most?

Cole Cubelic: “I think South Carolina is huge. Have a good chance to be undefeated at that point and that would build confidence moving forward. An early divisional win would really set the table for UK especially with that schedule.”

I really want to thank Cole for taking the time to do this interview for us! It definitely was one of the most fun articles to make in my tenure on! You can follow Cole on twitter with the handle @colecubelic. Also don’t forget to follow @ukfansallday on Twitter and Facebook! Go cats! 


Football Recruiting: Shocky Jacques-Louis commits to Tennessee over Kentucky, Others

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Welp, I guess you can’t reel everyone back in. Former UK commit, Shocky Jacques-Louis has committed to Tennessee over Kentucky, Michigan, Pittsburgh, and Missouri. The 4 star reciever out of Florida is only the second player to decommit from the 18 class as Jarren Williams decommited and then recommited to UK. With this commitment, UK can now put all of its efforts into getting Blue Smith who is also a reciever. Don’t forget to follow @ukfansallday on Twitter and Facebook!

Football: Why Alex Reigelsberger may become the most Impactful commit in Kentucky History

It’s hard to find a recruit like Alex Reigelsberger. Not only is he a great player, he has been doing his own impression of Vince Marrow. The 4 star prospect out of Huber Heights, Ohio has been committed since Febuary 25th and has continued to remain great with UK. He intends to sign with the cats during the early signing period and get to Lexington early so he can get a head start in the spring. Here are just three of many reasons why he could become the most impactful commit in Kentucky football history.

Let’s start off with the obvious, he’s a great player. He’s a ranked a 4 star by ESPN and while some platforms have him as a 3 star, I believe he goes out and has a great year and locks down that 4 star ranking. He prefers playing Jack and that’s what he wants to continue doing with the cats. Playing for an Ohio powerhouse (Wayne) also helps in his improvement as a player. I expect Alex to have a great career in Lexington which of course is the main reason he’ll be so impactful.

Is his name Alex Reigelsberger or Vince Marrow? Alex has been a huge factor in getting some guys to UK and he may be after Vince Marrow’s spot. UK definitely likes to spotlight Ohio in recruiting and Alex has made sure to let those Ohio guys know what is being built down here in Lexington. This class should become top 5 all time in school history and Alex has done his part in helping that become possible. Let’s also not forget he’s teammates with Blue Smith, UK’s top target as of now. 

Finally, Alex is very passionate about Kentucky football and the BBN. When someone is as passionate about what they do as he does, you can garuntee they’re going to be special and Alex is one of those guys. Alex is always on twitter interacting with BBN. I’ve never seen such a connection between a commit and the fanbase as much as Alex and the BBN. Granted I’ve only been on twitter for 7 months but you can tell that Alex is 110% committed and BBN has helped with that. There’s no doubt in my mind Alex will never lose that connection with the fans that he has gotten.

Time will tell if what I’m saying comes true but I have all the confidence it will. Alex has already played some fans in Madden  NFL 17 (we still have to play) and he has really enjoyed the fanbase in general. If he can continue what he’s built, he will be very impactful in UK’s future success. We couldn’t have asked for such a commit! Don’t forget to follow @ukfansallday on twitter and Facebook as well as my twitter which is @BradenNeviusBBN!

Football: Who Needs to Step up after Dorian Baker Injury?

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If you haven’t heard already, Dorian Baker came down with a servere injury and it doesn’t look good. It seems as if it’s going to be an injury that will take the senior out for the year. Baker has always had potential and people thought this would be the year he could finally break out. With this injury, Stoops said he now expects to play four freshman wide receivers this season. Now it’s time to raise the question, who’s going to step up?

Kayuane Ross

After an impressive first half in the Southern Miss game last season, Ross fell off tremendously and rarely saw the field after that game. Hopes are back up for Ross after an impressive spring game and he’s had a great fall camp. I put Ross first on the list mainly because he has the same play style as Dorian. With a staggering height of 6’6, Ross should be a red zone threat and he’ll be able to go up and make a spectacular catch like Dorian Baker. It’ll be interesting to watch how much he improves and if he can step up in Dorian’s place.

Tavin Richardson

Tavin’s story is almost exact to Kayuane Ross’. After an impressive game from him in the Southern Miss game, he also fell off and never really got back to how he played in that game. Richardson may have the best hands on the team as he showcased multiple times last year he can go up and make an impossible grab. When he gets on the field this season, it’ll be up to him to show everyone how great he can truly be. I was already expecting a big year for Tavin and this makes me believe that even more now.

Garrett “Juice” Johnson

This one may seem like a stretch but with Dorian out, Juice becomes the sole number one wide receiver and the leader of this group. Johnson has always been a top guy but he’s always had someone to help him lead out there with him. Guys like Javess Blue, Dorian Baker, Jeff Badet, etc. have always been able to help out Juice with the responsibility with leading the wide reciever corps and now it’s all on him to lead. Blake Bone should help out a little bit but Bone hasn’t played in game changing plays like Juice has. It shouldn’t be an issue for Juice to step up in being the number one reciever but it’s time to find out he’ll take the role of being the leader.

Blake Bone

This is it for Blake Bone. If he doesn’t succeed this season then his dreams of playing in the NFL will most likely be up. I really want him to succeed and he now has a great chance to do so. Bone has a lot of potential and now it’s time for him to go to the next level. I really hope he does well this season!

Kentucky has a lot of guys who can step up but I believe these guys need to step up the most for our reciever group to succeed. Guys like Lynn Bowden, CJ Conrad, Josh Ali, and Isaiah Epps should take the load off for these guys which should result in a successful season for the wide reciever group. Stephen Johnson or whoever ends up playing impact in how they succeed of course. I hope for full and speedy recovery for Dorian! Get well soon! 

Football: Ukfansallday’s Exclusive interview with WR commit, Marvin Alexander Jr.

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Q: When did you start playing football and when did you realize football was something you wanted to commit to?

Marvin Alexander Jr: “I started when I was five years old. I realized that it was something I wanted to commit to when I missed it so much during the off-seasons when I was younger.”

Q: Who in the NFL would you compare yourself to?

Marvin Alexander Jr: “I’m not sure but who I try to model my game after is AJ Green (of the Cincinnati Bengals).”

Q: Next up I got a fan question from Ty Buck, what made you want to come to Kentucky?

Marvin Alexander Jr: “The coaching staff, the players and I like the message that they’re giving out to us recruits.”

Q: Another fan question from Ty Buck, what is your favorite pregame pump up song or songs?

Marvin Alexander Jr: “Before every game I listen to “Go Crazy” by Young Jeezy.”

Q: Kentucky has recently had great success with getting guys out of Chaminade-Madonna, getting guys like Akeem Hayes, Davonan Hawkins, Keontra Smith (2019 class), and yourself. Why do you think Kentucky has been able to get so many guys out of there?

Marvin Alexander Jr: “I think because we all come from the same program so our mindset is all the same and since visiting UK, we’ve all fell in love and decided that’s where we want to spend our next 3-4 years. Trust me , if we had other players with Kentucky offers we would have many more commits.”

Q: The final question I got for you is what is your message to the BBN and tell us what we can expect from you in the next 3-4 years.

Marvin Alexander Jr: “I can’t wait to be apart of the family! What you can expect for the next 3-4 years is touchdowns on Saturdays.”

I really enjoyed doing this article and getting to speak with Marvin! Please follow our site on twitter which is @ukfansallday  If you want to follow me on twitter, please do at @BradenNeviusBBN Once again I want to thank Marvin for taking the time to do this interview for us! Go Cats!

Follow up Article: Jamari Brown commits to Kentucky

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As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Kentucky picked up another commitment for its 2018 class, Jamari Brown. The 3 star DB out of South Florida is the second secondary commit in two days, the other being 4 star DB Stanley Garner. This commitment is huge litteraly and figuratively, standing at 6’3, Brown is another South Florida guy Kentucky has gotten and that area is usually dominated by Louisville, Florida, Florida State, and Miami. Prying these past two commits away from there is a huge boost for our recruiting. With this commitment, Kentucky now has the 16th ranked class in the nation according to 247 sports! Another great day to be a cat! Welcome to the BBN, Jamari!