■ The Penn State mess goes back to one of my base beliefs. Coaches have way too much power. This is especially true of coaches like Joe Paterno, iconic figures in small college towns. They are God-like figures not to be challenged or questioned.
Not saying that Paterno did anything legally wrong in the Jerry Sandusky mess. But he didn't do the right thing, either. No one in the Penn State administration did.
All involved seemed more intent on protecting the reputation of the school and the football team than in protecting kids.
If you read the 23-page grand jury report now on-line, you know Joe must go.
He should have plenty of company.
■ Kentucky's ridiculous romp over Morehouse on Monday night sure does make Transylvania look good.
■ Transy Coach Brian Lane tweeted during the game: "UK just better tonight :). Glad we could help!"
■ These are not typos: Kentucky led 10-0, 18-2, 34-4, 63-6, 69-9 and 80-13.
■ Consider also that Morehouse scored the final two baskets of the game or the final margin would have been 89.
■ I'm not sure I've seen a player quite like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
■ Perhaps Kentucky running back CoShik Williams should have been playing sooner. Or perhaps Kentucky's offensive line has finally started to gel into the unit we expected to see all along.
■ Somehow Kentucky sees Vanderbilt as a win most every year. Yet the season series record is only 41-38-4 in favor of the Cats. UK has won eight of the past 10 meetings.
■ Bruce Pearl will reportedly host a show on Sirius satellite radio. Is this what is known as space junk?
■ A comment on Monday night's UK-Morehouse liveblog: "It's going to be hard to justify to my wife why I should watch the second half rather than help with the kids."
■ I don't care if UK football is playing one conference game or 11 conference games, there should be room on the schedule for Louisville.
■ Speaking of Louisville, I'm not sure UK or any team will want any part of the Cardinals in the future.
The team that upset West Virginia in Morgantown features a true-freshman quarterback (Teddy Bridgewater), a true-freshman wide receiver (Eli Rogers), a redshirt freshman wide receiver (Michaelee Harris), a true-freshman wideout (DeVante Parker), a sophomore running back (Jeremy Wright) and another sophomore running back (Dominique Brown).
■ I like bringing Missouri into the SEC. It's 458 miles from Lexington to Columbia, Mo. It's 433 miles from Lexington to Columbia, S.C.
■ A Shabazz Muhammad tweet Monday night: "86-18 with 16 mins to go all I can sa is wowwwww lol !!!!"
■ The Bengals have had a great 6-2 start, but I like the Steelers on Sunday, especially coming off Pittsburgh's tough loss to Baltimore.
■ After the Breeders' Cup, I say Horse of the Year should go to — drum roll — oh, just close your eyes and draw a horse out of a hat.
■ Sorry, but the Breeders' Cup powers that be diluted the product when they went to the two-day format. There are too many races, too many horses. Not sure even the die-hard bettors can keep up.
■ In life, Joe Frazier was overshadowed by Muhammad Ali. In death, the Pennsylvania resident was overshadowed by the Penn State scandal.
■ Notre Dame has to get rid of those shamrock helmets.
■ I have no problem with an Alabama-LSU rematch in the BCS title game.
■ On NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me last week, the topic turned to the Kim Kardashian divorce. One panelist asked, "How long were the Chilean miners trapped?" Another responded: "Not as long as Kris Humphries."