"I am not saying that I would not have done the same. Danville was playing a first-year coach that has the shadow of Joey Downs and Garnis Martin hanging over him and that is extreme pressure, but I do believe that maybe coach Harp has awakened a very angry sleeping dog."
So do I. But I think he it is his Admirals that got "awakened" by their poor second-half performance and Bardstown's dominant play in that half. However, in the second week of the playoffs, we should find out who got the bigger wake-up call in that game.
* Rob Hacker of Lincoln County knows UK lost 49-0 at LSU last year, but he's wondering if Saturday's game against No. 1 LSU could produce a Kentucky win.
"The last time the Tigers brought their team to Lexington, they had to rely on one of the most viewed plays in college football now with the Hail Mary pass as time expired (to win). I know that this is a much different LSU team than the one that finished 8-5 for the 2002 season, but this is also a different UK team, too. What do you think the odds are that UK pulls the upset in Commonwealth Stadium?
Not great because of LSU's dominant defensive front. However, I don't think the odds are as great as they would have been on Stanford winning at No. 2 USC - and Stanford did that.
* Reader Jim Prince has some worries about UK quarterback Andre Woodson after last week's 38-23 loss at South Carolina.
"You don't hear it from the media, but Woodson cost UK the game with his horrendous play. He froze up with rankings, Heisman (Trophy) hopes and a (Southeastern Conference Eastern) division race on the line.
"I don't expect a UK win over LSU, but the difference between a close game and a blowout is the performance of the senior quarterback. The big question is can he come through in the clutch in the next three games?
If UK wants to win most games, Woodson has to come through - as he did last year against Georgia and Clemson and again this year against Arkansas and Louisville. He had a bad game at South Carolina. No question about that. But also give South Carolina some credit.
Kentucky's worst offensive games the last two years - Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Arkansas and South Carolina - have all been on the road. That's why having LSU and Florida at home the next two weeks could help UK, and Woodson, perform a lot better.
* Harrodsburg's David Hopewell was on UK's 1977 team that finished 10-1 and that team will be honored when Kentucky hosts Mississippi State Oct. 27.
"Activities begin Friday night as the team has been invited to be in the homecoming parade. After the parade we will all go to the K-House together for dinner together and fellowship. We will all be going to Keeneland together Saturday afternoon, then to the game where we will be introduced on the field during the game. So far about 25 members of the team are returning."
This could be UK's best team since 1977 depending on how the Cats finish the season. The 1977 team was not as explosive or skilled offensively, but it was dominant on the defensive side at times. It's nice to see Hopewell and his teammates being remembered.
* Tuesday's column on Jennifer Shearer's participation in the Chicago Marathon brought a correction from Elaine Dedman.
"I was disappointed to see your reference to ' sponsor' about Jennifer Shearer. Cheerleaders are athletes with coaches as with other sports, especially in central Kentucky where many teams have successfully competed on the state and national level.
"This is a sport that is nearly year-round and these coaches (some of whom are men, by the way) deserve the respect for their hard work that other coaches receive.
"And kudos to Ms. Shearer for being an accomplished athlete herself!"
Sorry for the slip, but hopefully that didn't ruin the article for everyone.