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Daily Bull 10.5.18: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

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Just a day and a half until this surprise huge game.

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BREAKDOWN GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT TO ME. The Lexington, Kentucky paper’s got a position-by-position advantage breakdown that makes this sucker look like a pretty dead-even match. The tight end head-to-head is literally a tie. This is like the time Jim Cramer raised the Bluth Company to “Don’t Buy!”

BIG BOSS MAN. College coaching’s a small world. Most of these guys are at least one or two degrees away from one another. Not surprising that Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and Jimbo Fisher are former colleagues. Stoops was the defensive coordinator at Florida State during Jimbo’s first three seasons. They had kind words for each other this week, including these glowing compliments:

Mark Stoops said Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, who calls plays on offense even as a head coach, was “nice to play defense for.”

Easy there, Mark, let’s not get overly emotional.

“He gets a lot of first downs, they pound the ball when they have to, and he sets up his shots,” Stoops said Wednesday

Good! Can’t wait to see them!

“Mark is a football-aholic,” said Fisher, recalling their time together in Tallahasee, Fla. “He grinded at the game, he worked at the game, he understood it. He’s very tough, very demanding, and understands the front end and back end (of a defense).

This was all uttered in a 2-second span. Moving.

INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN. If you weren’t sure, the SEC is still the super-best football conference, you can read it right here to get hype on ambient success. Yeah this is great and all, but just be sure you don’t wind up as one of those people who does the SEC chant when we go up by 20 on UAB in November or when Mississippi State ekes out a win over Purdue in the Outback Bowl.

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Been a lot of chatter this week about that time in the 1950s when A&M students carried the victorious Kentucky players off the field after a victory. Well, shucks that’s awful nice n’ classy, but how about this time we just beat the blugrass off ‘em and sing them out of the stadium. If you haven’t noticed, it’s a bit of a themed DB today. We’ll leave you with this, Kentucky: