Random notes:■ By ushering in the era of expansion, Roy Kramer may have been the most influential commissioner in SEC history, but Mike Slive took the league to another level.
Slive announced Tuesday he has experienced a recurrence of prostate cancer and will retire in 2015. He will be tough to replace.
■ Let the record show, I am the guy who wrote that Kentucky would be lucky to win four football games this year.
■ My next prediction: Todd Gurley will be back playing for Georgia at some point this season.
The investigation into Gurley allegedly signing memorabilia puts the NCAA in a tough spot. There is a rule that says players cannot profit from their own signature on memorabilia, but it's an unpopular rule that is likely to be changed sooner rather than later.
■ The NCAA won't allow Gurley to profit from his own signature, but it will allow Georgia to pay for Gurley's attorney. You figure it out.
■ LSU Coach Les Miles encouraged Tigers fans to show up for Saturday's night game with Kentucky.
"Enjoy us because we will enjoy you," the coach said Monday.
■ Even after covering 75 minutes of football without a winner at the Bengals-Panthers game on Sunday, I still prefer the NFL overtime format to the college football overtime format.
■ Star Madison Southern running back Damien Harris has been at so many Kentucky football games this year — the last three in a row — he may be eligible for the current select-a-seat for the new and improved Commonwealth Stadium next year.
■ The Air Raid offense has actually had 100-yard rushers in consecutive games. Jojo Kemp rushed for 131 yards on 17 carries in the win over South Carolina. Stanley "Boom Williams" rushed for 104 yards on seven carries in the win over Louisiana-Monroe.
The last time that happened was 2010. Donald Russell rushed for 110 yards on 10 carries in a win over Charleston Southern. The next week, Randall Cobb rushed for 170 yards on 10 carries and Derrick Locke gained 145 yards on 22 carries in a win over Vanderbilt.
■ If you haven't been paying attention, Kentucky volleyball is tied for first in the SEC with Florida, both owning 6-0 records.
Craig Skinner's Cats have won 10 straight matches and play at Georgia on Friday, and at home against LSU at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Kentucky plays Florida in Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 16.
■ If you haven't been paying attention, Eastern Kentucky University football is 6-0.
■ After watching the Louisville-Syracuse game and the Louisville-Clemson game, the "new" Bobby Petrino sure looks like the "old" Bobby Petrino when it comes to screaming at the officials.
■ Kentucky football's offense jumped from 44th to 29th in the NCAA statistics for scoring offense. Offensive coordinator Neal Brown should thank defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot, whose defense put up 14 points by returning two interceptions for touchdown last week.
"Those count on the offensive stats," said Eliot, smiling.
■ Florida football fans have started websites titled HireDanMullen.com and WeWantDan.com. That would be Mississippi State head coach and former Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen.
■ Major League Baseball airing the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1, which isn't available to a lot of viewers, is ridiculous.
■ Hat tip to Holly Anderson of Grantland for this item:
West Virginia's Josh Lambert kicked a 55-yard field goal to give the Mountaineers a 37-34 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.
In the postgame news conference, WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen was asked what he told Lambert before the kick.
"I haven't talked to him since he got on campus," Holgorsen said.
Later, Lambert tweeted a picture of Holgorsen hugging him.
"He finally talked to me!!!! Lol," tweeted Lambert.