■ We are 21/2 weeks out from the Kentucky Derby and Bob Baffert appears to have an embarrassment of riches.
Baffert trains Arkansas Derby winner American Pharoah. Baffert also trains Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, who is 6-for-6 in his career.
But it should be noted that Baffert has never won the Derby with the favorite.
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And according to the Blood-Horse, Baffert told a horse racing radio show this week he's not about to get cocky.
"I heard that UK (basketball coaches) showed films of Secretariat to their team," the three-time Derby winner said. "I'm going to show my crew the UK-Wisconsin (basketball) game to keep them on their toes."
■ Expect to hear John Calipari mention Jordan Spieth's name quite a bit in the future as an example of someone who left college early for a very good reason.
■ Speaking of Spieth, could the 21-year-old Masters champion have carried himself any better during his wire-to-wire victory at Augusta or the post-tournament interviews. He was particularly graceful in the Butler Cabin interview, praising Bubba Watson, last year's winner who was sitting beside him for the green jacket ceremony, and the other past Masters champions.
Saw Spieth on the CBS Morning News on Tuesday, in which the Texan played down a possible rivalry with Rory McIlroy.
Spieth said McIlroy is already far ahead in terms of major wins and Spieth needs to win a few more to start talking about a rivalry.
■ ESPN reports that Georgia Tech is allowing the Rolling Stones to play at Bobby Dodd Stadium in part to help pay its athletes for cost-of-attendance above and beyond tuition.
Revenue from the concert is expected to make up half of the $500,000 the school will pay its athletes.
The last band to play at Bobby Dodd? Pink Floyd in 1994. Yes, Pink Floyd's first pop hit was a song called Money.
■ Skal Labissiere and Ben Simmons could go No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2016 NBA Draft. Both have signed with SEC schools. Labissiere will play for Kentucky. Simmons will play for LSU.
■ If Justin Anderson had not opted for the 2015 NBA Draft, Virginia would have been my preseason No. 1.
■ One reason Tennessee fans soured on Cuonzo Martin was that the basketball coach couldn't recruit at a high level.
On Monday, the California head coach received a commitment from Ivan Rabb, rated as the sixth-best prospect in the class of 2015 by ESPN.
■ My ranking of new SEC coaches: 1. Ben Howland, Mississippi State; 2. Rick Barnes, Tennessee; 3. Avery Johnson, Alabama. Think all three are good hires.
■ Good move by Billy Donovan bringing former Alabama coach Anthony Grant back to Florida. Donovan now has two former SEC head coaches on his staff in John Pelphrey (Arkansas) and Grant.
■ The Reds were weak offensively in 2014, but the bullpen was also a sore spot. After four blown saves in seven games, that doesn't appear to be fixed.
■ Ohio State just bumped Urban Meyer's salary to an average of $6.5 million a year over a contract that runs through 2020. That's Calipari/Saban/Krzyzewski money.
And considering Meyer is returning three quarterbacks with experience, maybe the Ohio State coach should take a page out of Calipari's platoon playbook.
■ With Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow now both going pro, would be shocked if Tyus Jones comes back to Duke.
■ Going to miss UK assistant Barry "Slice" Rohrssen, who has departed to join Chris Mullin's staff at St. John's. Slice always seemed like he was in a good mood.
■ A Baltimore Orioles fan turned his back to the field every time the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez came to the plate Monday at Camden Yards. Wonder if A-Rod fantasized about hitting the fan with a foul ball.