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Will Muschamp on winning SEC East, quarterback Jake Bentley, line depth

Josh Allen celebrates with UK fans after the South Carolina win last year. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp got his turn at the Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala., Wednesday and made it clear that his team wanted to win the SEC East.

Kentucky has beat South Carolina five straight years — but likely will be picked to finish behind the Gamecocks again when the preseason media poll comes out today.

Here are some comments from Muschamp I thought you might enjoy:

The Golf Academy’s Cory Kaufman will have hectic day Thursday at Barbasol watching four former UK golfers who are his clients

From left: Lukas Euler, Cooper Musselman, Stephen Stallings, Chip McDaniel. (UK Athletics Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Thursday is going to be a happy, but hectic day for Cory Kaufman of The Golf Academy at Persimmon Ridge in Louisville.

Four former University of Kentucky golfers — Lukas Euler, Chip McDaniel, Cooper Musselman and Stephen Stallings — all will be playing in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Jessamine County and all four are his clients.

He’s been working with Musselman, who played in the Barbasol 2018 and made the cut before finishing 57th at 7-under, since high school. He started with McDaniel after his 60th place finish at 6-under in last year’s Barbasol.

Cullan Brown likes PGA Tour perks … and so does his family

Cullan Brown says he’s already had a great experience at the Barbasol Championship. (Larry Vaught Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

He didn’t play in Wednesday’s Pro-Am at Keene Trace Golf Club, but that didn’t stop Kentucky sophomore Cullan Brown of Lyon County from enjoying some time at the Barbasol Championship.

He got a sponsor’s exemption into the event and will tee off Thursday at 2:59 p.m. Thursday in a group with Hunter Stewart of Lexington and Martin Piller of Dallas. They will start at 9:59 a.m. on Friday in the second round.

Start the countdown for five all-time favorite UK football players

Glenn Pakulak never had a punt blocked at UK or in the NFL. (Clay Jackson Photo)

By KEITH PEEL, Contributing Writer

It’s seems like it’s always a difficult process to begin writing any new series of articles. Finding a starting point for this series of articles discussing favorite Kentucky Football players has been the same way. 

But in looking for help I found an excellent quote spoken by the King of Hearts in the classic novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by noted author Lewis Carroll. In the book, the King is speaking to the White Rabbit about where to start reading a letter and the King says, “Begin at the beginning, then go on until you come to the end:then stop.”

Playing golf with John Daly a “fun day” for Mark Stoops — even if UK coach wasn’t quite as good as he hoped

Mark Stoops talks with a fan at the Barbasol. (Larry Vaught Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

For a change, Mark Stoops was wanting to see some editing done in this video replay.

The Kentucky football coach played in the Barbasol Championship Pro-Am Wednesday at Keene Trace Golf Club in Jessamine County and played his first nine holes with former PGA and British Open winner John Daly.

On the par-3 ninth hole in front of media members, Stoops put his tee shot in the water. He pleaded for WKYT-TV videographer Steve Moss to “edit” the tape and show his partner’s tee shot landing a few feet from the pin like it was Stoops’ shot.

Jeremy Pruitt: Nobody can sell Tennessee like Tee Martin

Former Kentucky assistant coach Tee Martin is back at Tennessee hoping to help the Volunteers become a dominant SEC team again. (Clay Jackson Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Do you remember Tee Martin?

He was the starting quarterback at Tennessee when the Vols won the national championship after failing to do so with Peyton Manning as the quarterback. Bet you don’t remember, though, that he was actually one of six quarterbacks picked in the 2000 NFL draft before Tom Brady — and Martin was a fifth-round pick by the PIttsburgh Steelers.

Landon Young nominated for 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

Landon Young was a big hit with residents at Cambridge Place when he attended a Super Bowl party there. (Larry Vaught Photo)

By UK ATHLETICS

LEXINGTON -– University of Kentucky junior offensive tackle is one of 137 nominees nominated for the 2019 Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team®, an annual award given to college football players for the impact they make off the field.

What’s keeping point guard Zion Harmon from having even more big-time scholarship offers?

Zion Harmon (USA Basketball)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Marshall County junior Zion Harmon had an impressive performance at the recent Peach Jam where most of the nation’s top high school players participated.

His Boo Williams team reached the semifinals where he had 17 points and three assists in a loss to Team Why Not that featured UK target Jalen Green (27 points on 11-for-16 shooting, four rebounds, two assists) and Green’s Prolific Prep teammate Nimari Burnett (13 points, eight rebounds, seven assists).

Mark Stoops, football players, golfers visit Kentucky Children’s Hospital (Vicky Graff Photos)

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops and some of his players, including offensive tackle Landon Young, joined PGA TOUR golfers on a visit to Kentucky Children’s HospitalTuesday to participate in a “mini pro-am” with the young patients before the Barbasol Championship opens Thursday in Jessamine County.

Here are some photos from Vicky Graff from the event.

John Calipari has had a player play for every NBA team but he really likes this new team

Former UK coach Joe Hall liked what he saw from John Calipari’s new team. (UK Basketball Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Whether you think John Calipari puts too much of an emphasis on getting players to the NBA or not, it is still pretty fascinating to think that he has now had a player play for all 30 NBA teams during his 10 years at UK.

Calipari insisted he didn’t even know that when a media member told him that recently.