Listen: SEC, Kentucky, LSU discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I've never seen this town like this. And I would argue I think along with the nineteen eighty five final four. This is the biggest sporting event to ever be in Lexington. I'm serious. I mean name no regular season basketball game is like this. When Kentucky plays in the final four. It's always somewhere else. You know, American Faeroes Breeders Cup was in Lexington. But besides that, I would say. Let me think of what the bigger one. I don't know of bigger one the fact that they could get to the SEC championship game. When they've never been. I think it's the biggest sporting event here certainly my lifetime. But maybe longer can agree more. I love the beer, Scott. It's got nothing on this tomorrow nothing on this tomorrow. And you know, we just keep. Fortunate to talk to the team this summer. I told him we need higher than seven a decade ago when we had those great wins and had a lot of fun. It's gotta shoot higher than that. And and they have and here we are with a chance for the east here in Lexington. It's unbelievable. And you know, I think our defense has been so good so good so good. So keep waiting for them to not be as good as they've been. And they just keep being that good every week. And I think that's going to be a big test tomorrow force. And I can't wait to see if they can seven like you got the big win. They got the big win against LSU beat the number one team. But then lost the Florida. And then this kind of fell apart lost Mississippi State lost Tennessee the difference for this group is they got that Florida win was the massive win. But then followed it up by beating Mississippi State and then follow that beating South Carolina. Jacob adding that's what Kentucky teams in the past weren't doing. We know are seventeen was a ton of fun, and I'm so thankful for what we're able to do for the fan base back then and those that those couple years we had six. Seven the fun. We had the big winds we had, but we weren't able to do in the SEC what this team has already done in the SEC. So it sets us up for everything you could ask for tomorrow. And that's the difference. They're guaranteed the first winning record in the SEC since nineteen seventy seven. That's just incredible. That just that's the tick and think about this. You also have Alabama LSU tomorrow. And I actually think you hear almost as much if not more chatter about Kentucky, Georgia. It's crazy is that. I think I could speak as a veteran of the Alabama LSU series. There's really nothing new about that. Yeah. It it's the same scenario. Ken LSU? Find a way to slow Alabama down this is. Yeah, this is all new do you think if they win tomorrow, you think Mark stoops national coach of the year? Yes. I think tomorrow's asked about that today. The SEC coach of the year could be determined tomorrow. If Kentucky wins and LSU loses because I think those are the candidates right now. But in terms of the national coach of the year getting Atlanta because there's a lot of interesting accomplishments, but no one came from farther back and Jake Jacobs from Kentucky, you know, like this Jacobs from a place day invol-, which is like a football town. Yes, this state. This is a state that has a basketball great program, but at its heart in some ways, especially on the high school of a football ball country. Yes. I think that's one of the reasons. People are so excited. This state has been dying for good football for a long time. We have the fan base has been behind the football team forever. And that was what for me was so fun back to six oh seven we were able to give the fan base so many good moments and some of those big wins because I've been part of that fan base since birth. So now to be here. And have a chance for the biggest one is special for me. I know it's special for our fan base because we do have such this state loves it's football. No one on the outside understand. It's it's basketball country. And we love our basketball team. But this they love this.."