Quick hitters from the Mississippi reign:
21. Javess Blue. The juggling, one-handed touchdown catch the Kentucky wide receiver made in the Wildcats' 48-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe was No. 1 Saturday night on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays.
20. Mark Stoops. The UK head man said Monday that Blue's TD grab "was beautiful at the time. I loved it."
19. Best catch ever by a Cat? Blue's catch was the best one I've seen in Commonwealth Stadium by a Kentucky player — but there is one a Cats wide receiver made on the road that rivals Blue's.
18. Dicky Lyons Jr. Remember the catch Lyons Jr. made in the back of the end zone in Kentucky's 34-31 victory over Mississippi State on Oct. 28, 2006, in Starkville?
17. Javess' gem. What made Blue's catch terrific is he made it while juggling the ball with one hand AND a ULM defender hanging on to his other arm.
16. Lyons' leap. What made Lyons Jr.'s reception remarkable is he leapt high in the air at full speed, speared the football with one hand AND simultaneously dropped a foot into the back of the end zone.
15. Eye of the beholder. In my mind, the degree of difficulty on Lyons Jr.'s catch was ever so slightly greater than on Blue's.
So, which catch do you think was better?
14. Kickoff 'Boom.' Buoyed by his 75-yard jaunt with the opening kickoff vs. ULM, Kentucky freshman Stanley "Boom" Williams is now the SEC leader in kickoff returns with an average of 36 yards on five tries.
13. UK's SEC East title hopes. If Kentucky's 2-1 start in SEC play has you dreaming of a run for the SEC East title, the Cats almost have to at least split vs. SEC West foes LSU and No. 1 Mississippi State these next two weeks.
12. Two the magic number. Since the SEC went to divisions in 1992, there have only been three teams make it to the SEC Championship Game with more than two league losses — LSU (2001), Arkansas (2002) and South Carolina (2010) won divisions with 5-3 records.
11. Matthew Mitchell. The Kentucky women's basketball coach has created quite the monster to feed with his annual Big Blue Madness dance performances. It will be interesting to see what Mitchell has for this Friday's annual UK pep rally.
10. Dominique Hawkins. DraftExpress.com said the former Madison Central star, a 6-foot-1 guard, unleashed a vertical leap at Kentucky's recent "combine" for NBA scouts measured at 44.5 inches. To which only one response seems appropriate:
9. Jeff Neubauer. The Eastern Kentucky men's basketball coach has long been a Twitter holdout.
8. No interest. When I asked the EKU head man why that was in December, 2012, he said "I just have no interest in that at all."
7. Look who is tweeting. You can imagine the surprise, then, when Twitter recommended @EKUCoachNeu as someone for me to follow.
6. A little fun. So what happened to the guy who had "no interest at all" in Twitter? "That's a good question," Neubauer said. "I think it will be more of an off-season thing. See if I can have a little fun with it."
5. A deliberate approach. Neubauer said he spent "two months" thinking about what his first tweet should be. On Sept. 12, he tweeted about a text former Colonels forward Josh Taylor sent to the coach about how much he valued his EKU teammates.
4. Not burning up Twitter. Since that Sept. 12 debut, Neubauer had tweeted 10 times (as of late Monday afternoon). "I still think my time is better spent thinking about ways our team can score against the 2-3 zone rather than thinking about what I should be tweeting," Neubauer explained.
3. A Jimmy Feix story. Wes Strader, the former, longtime radio play-by-play voice of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, tells this anecdote about ex-WKU football coach Feix, who died Oct. 5.
2. Feix faints. During one game in Feix's tenure (1968-83) as top Topper, the coach passed out on the sideline. "He was down for three or four plays," Strader recalls. Eventually, Strader turned what had to be a scary incident in real time into a winning banquet line.
1. The only man. "I used to tell people," Strader said last week, "that I was the only man who saw every play of the Jimmy Feix coaching era — and that includes Jimmy Feix."