11 Personnel

de Maria Taustine

It’s all about the X’s and O’s, Jimmys and Joes when Nick Roush and Adam Luckett bring out the microscope to talk Kentucky football and break down the Cats’ upcoming opponents.


One Month till Signing Day

por Maria Taustine

The penultimate game of the 2021 season is here, which means we are only a month away from the Early Signing Period. In addition to talking about the Vanderbilt and NMSU games, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett dive into the Kentucky football recruiting landscape as the Wildcats enter the homestretch. Highlights: UK lost a recruiting insurance policy on the OL with Aamil Wagner. Kentucky has to get Goodwin on campus in December. Could Will Levis have a Kenny Pickett trajectory? The second half of the Vanderbilt game was a glorified practice. Winning in spite of an inability to produce turnovers. UK's remarkable climb since the 2016 New Mexico State game. A very important Egg Bowl for Kentucky. You can easily stream online through Spotify or you can get the podcast sent directly to your phone by subscribing to 11 Personnel on iTunes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Choosing Violence

por Maria Taustine

It was a rough weekend in the Commonwealth. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett take extra time to discuss the loss to Tennessee on 11 Personnel. The difficult gut-check certainly dashes a big opportunity, but does not completely trash an exceptional season. Highlights: Officiating incompetence. "Leverage the damn ball." Why the UT loss was like playing a basketball team hot from three. Middle Eight woes. UK played the three top QBs on its schedule three weeks in a row. What we need to see in the final three games of the season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mark Stoops, The Kingslayer

por Maria Taustine

Jamie Lannister's title has been taken by the Kentucky head coach, even after the Wildcats' loss at Mississippi State. On the latest 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down the loss, Dan Mullen's tone-deaf comments and look ahead to what UK must do to defeat Tennessee. Highlights: Turnover impact at State is even worse than you think What are the replay officials doing? Dissecting UK's running problems How Tennessee challenges cornerbacks in a run-first spread offense. "Joe Milton is Happy Gilmore on a football field." Run the Damn Ball is back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Cowbell Hell with Van Hiles

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky is entering a house of horrors in Starkville. To prepare the BBN for cowbell hell, 11 Personnel called on former UK cornerback Van Hiles (@VStyles17) to break down the upcoming matchup and share his thoughts on the Wildcats' season. It's a conversation every Kentucky football fan can't afford to miss. Highlights: The game that will get Satterfield fired. Difference makers on offense. Why the 2021 team is better than 2018. The biggest concerns against Miss. State. UK needs to get stops when the field shrinks. What will counterpunches will Coen use? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Surviving Between the Hedges

por Maria Taustine

11 Personnel went between the hedges and lived to talk about it all. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share everything from their venture to Athens to watch Kentucky fall 30-13 to top-ranked Georgia. Despite the loss, there are some things for the Wildcats to build on. Highlights: The Liam Coen difference in big games. There is a significant gap between top 25 and top 5. You need to see more takeaways from the UK defense. The could have been a big game for Upshaw. Recruiting dudes at wide receiver. Kentucky could catch Tennessee in a buzzsaw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Statement win over LSU and Georgia preview with DawgsHQ

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A Bad Coach O Impression but a Great Matchup for Kentucky

por Maria Taustine

Adam Luckett knows a lot of football. He knows that LSU is a good matchup for Kentucky, but he might be the only person in the world that does not know how to do a Coach O impression. Hear why the Cats are in a good spot after Nick Roush joins him to break down the Florida win on 11 Personnel. Highlights: Expectations created unhinged crowd. Old guys on defense move people around pre-snap. Trevin Wallace was rumbling like Bo Jackson. A flukey anomaly on third down. How to fix the offense. Shaky ground in Baton Rouge.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Us Against the World

por Maria Taustine

It's an exciting week for the Kentucky football program. Off the heels of the South Carolina win, the 4-0 Wildcats host Florida at Kroger Field. 11 Personnel's dynamic duo of Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down the X's and O's in the matchup and much more. Highlights: Brad White and Mark Stoops > Marcus Satterfield and Shane Beamer The significance of Cummings' development. Is there a logical explanation behind C-Rod's fumbles? Challenges to Levis over last two weeks won't be present vs. Florida Dan Mullen is the worst parts of Urban Meyer and Steve Spurrier. How the returning six players could play a role vs. the Gators.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Typical Early Season Struggles

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The Table is Set

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In order to set up would could be an unbelievable season for the Kentucky Wildcats, Mark Stoops' team needed to defeat Missouri. It was not always pretty, but UK secured the W over the Tigers. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share the X's and Os' behind the win, debunk concerns and provide updates from around the SEC. Highlights:  Stoops is still looking for a knockout punch. Drink schemed up well while the Cats defended against the big play. How UK can get more of a pass rush.  Third Down efficiency is beautiful.  C-Rod is on pace to shatter break records.  Is this Emory Jones' last game as a starter?  An AUTOMATIC bet for Luckett.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

They are who we thought they were

por Maria Taustine

The first week of the 2021 college football season was filled with surprises, but locally, everything went according to plan. Will Levis was great, Kentucky destroyed ULM and Scott Satterfield has zero dudes on Louisville's roster. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss it all on a new episode of 11 Personnel and look ahead to a highly anticipated matchup for Missouri that's shaping up well for the Wildcats. Highlights: UK's future opponents look shaky. Luckett's drinking the Levis Kool-Aid. Weaver was incredible in limited snaps. Why Mizzou is a lot like South Carolina in 2018. Bazelak is overrated. Nevada is off to a hot start. Moneyline Madness! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Scott Fraud, ULM & Zeb

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky football season is finally here. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett get you ready for the Wildcats and the Warhawks with a brand new edition of 11 Personnel. They have just about a littler bit of everything in this week one primer, including... South Carolina's disastrous QB situation.  Wan'Dale Robinson is not why Roush cannot stand Scott Frost.  Depth Chart takeaways.  A house divided high school showdown  ULM is withholding information .  "Both teams are playing themselves this week." The first ever 11 Personnel ML special.  Nevada is a LIVE Dog in week one.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 Personnel E112: Week Zero and G5 Team of 2021

por Maria Taustine

College football returns with week zero. For the special occasion, 11 Personnel returns with a bonus episode to get you ready for all of the games and pick a G5 team we will ride with throughout the 2021 season. Buckle up for more football with Nick Roush and Adam Luckett. Highlights:  Drennen's big opportunity. Jones' return is timely for LBs and Trevin Wallace. Levis' practical arm strength.  UK recruits on ESPN2 you need to watch Friday night.  Concerns surrounding Florida's quarterback. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Flimsy Alliance, Hiccups and Ranking Stoops Wins

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky's preseason football camp ended with fireworks off the field. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss the latest developments after pointing and laughing at the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12. They also touch on the biggest whiffs in BTI's rankings of Stoops greatest wins and worst losses. Highlights:  A good idea horribly executed.  The backbone of CFB is bad contracts.  NWO parallels to college football realignment.  True freshmen in the two-deep. Development defines the offense, while defense features recruiting star-power.  Laugh out loud funny wins from the Stoops era.  Winning big games at home might be Stoops' greatest weakness.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Open Practice, QB1 & Trench Warfare

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky has a starting quarterback. Before Nick Roush and Adam Luckett dive into the implications of the Will Levis decision, the 11 Personnel podcasters get nasty with the Big Uglies in the trenches. Hear what they saw at Kentucky's open football practice and much more. Highlights: The best kinds of trash talk.  Tomiwa fits the bill for Coach Stew's DL.  Kentucky's top four wide receivers as of right now.  Will Levis' strengths.  Can Gatewood play Power 5 football?  Luckett took the offensive line bait.  Roush is not worried about Kiyaunta Goodwin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Victory Lap & College Football Win Totals

por Maria Taustine

It's a great day to say, "I told you so." Find out why Adam Luckett and Nick Roush are taking a victory lap prior to submitting their best college football season win total picks of the 2021 season. Highlights:  -- There's no lack of creativity on this offense. -- The Big Dog spilled the beans.  -- Don't sleep on Davonte Robinson.  -- The value of a defense filled with old heads. -- Trouble at South Carolina and Tennessee. -- Help us pick a Group of Five team.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Top Kentucky Football Preseason Storylines

por Maria Taustine

The Kentucky football team returns to campus this week. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett prepare you for the Wildcats' training camp by sharing the most anticipated storylines of the preseason. From the quarterback competition to position changes, they cover it all. Highlights:  -- A Super Senior we aren't talking about enough that could be a difference maker.  -- Izayah Cummings has NFL potential at tight end.  -- UK needs a consistent RB2 and WR3 to emerge.  -- Coen's Offense + Soft Schedule = So Much Potential  -- Louisville's recruiting incompetence is laughable.   -- Is Coach O the next Gene Chizik?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SEC Media Days Recap

por Maria Taustine

It was a long, eventful four days in Hoover. Shortly after returning from where It Just Means More, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett relive the experience and recap a few things that happened on Thursday to put a bow on an historic week for the Southeastern Conference. Highlights: -- Surprises in the predicted order of finish.  -- Auburn's Bryan Harsin is the WORST.  -- Missouri does not shy away from the significance of the Kentucky game.  -- Folks really love Eli Drinkwitz.  -- Mark Stoops' quite confidence.  -- All-SEC snubs. -- Pumping the brakes on realignment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Realignment and Dr. Pepper with Saban's New BFF

por Maria Taustine

Adam Luckett celebrated his birthday in a big way at SEC Media Days. Nick Saban busted his chops on his first trip to Hoover, then a Texas-Oklahoma SEC realignment bomb was dropped. He's joined by Nick Roush to talk about the eventful third day in SEC country. Highlights: -- The results of a blind Dr. Pepper taste test.  -- Vandy took away jersey numbers and it's even sillier than it sounds.  -- Mike Leach lived up to the hype.  -- Why Texas and Oklahoma make sense for the SEC right now.  -- Divisions are likely done, bringing in 9-game pod scheduling.  -- Vince Tyra said with a straight face he believes the Satterfields are finally settled in at UofL.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Injuries, Blue Hair and Tough Questions with UK at SEC Media Days

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky took the stage at the 2021 edition of SEC Media Days and 11 Personnel has you covered from A-Z. There was some good news, some bad news and some bizarre news along the way. Sit back, relax and enjoy a wild ride. Highlights:  -- Keaton Upshaw's season ending injury provides opportunities for others. -- Good news on J.J. Weaver. -- Clarity at the center competition.  -- Luckett and Lane are new best friends. -- Tennessee could be an even greater disaster than we respected. -- Kentucky can't play the Rodney Dangerfield card this year. -- IS anyone cooler than Darian Kinnard? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dan Mullen Tries Too Hard at SEC Media Days

por Maria Taustine

Greg Sankey kicked off Talking SZN Monday afternoon at SEC Media Days. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett were in the Grand Ballroom at the Wynfrey Hotel to hear from the commissioner and a cast of coaches and players. The dynamic duo relives the best of the best from South Carolina, LSU and Florida's turn at the podium. Highlights: -- Dan Mullen’s very bad idea.  -- Can Coach O get his hires right? -- Unexpected, glowing reviews of Dare Rosenthal.  -- Shane Beamer's filibuster is becoming a trend at South Carolina.  -- A lot to unpack from Sankey's comments on the state of the NCAA.  -- Previewing Kentucky's SECMD appearance.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Death of an Offseason

por Maria Taustine

Stick a fork in it. The offseason is done, finished, DEAD. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett put the offseason to bed and prepare you for Talking Season on the latest edition of 11 Personnel. We have rosters, preseason all-conference teams and predicted order of finish in the SEC. What more could you ask for? You'll find it all on 11 Personnel. Highlights:   -- The best players to wear No. 89 and No. 7.  -- Where UK has invested scholarships.  -- The latest on Devonte Ross. -- Could UK be favored in 8 games? -- Florida isn't the same Florida as last year. -- Luckett's Locks for The Open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dog Days of Summer

por Maria Taustine

It's hotter than Satan's shorts. Cool down with a little football talk. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are back together in person, reunited to share some good news and some bad news on the UK football recruiting front. They're also chiming in on NIL and a few other summer radio, talking season topics. Highlights: -- The U is back. -- Summer jobs.  -- Will the Bill O'Brien stink follow him to Alabama?  -- Takeaways from CFB preview magazines.  -- Not great news for a 2023 UK QB target.  -- A strange quiet around one recruit could be good news for Kentucky. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Recapping a Busy June

por Maria Taustine

The first open recruiting period in over a year made June an incredibly busy month for the Kentucky Football program. On the latest edition of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss all of the good news and bad news from an uncharacteristically wild summer month. Highlights: -- What Brez means to Mark Stoops' staff. -- Why Dare Rosenthal can be a good fit at Kentucky.  -- Despite turnover, there's stability on the Big Blue Wall. -- OLD ALERT: Antonio Hall has a son that will attend UK.  -- How UK could close out recruiting on the offensive line in 2022. -- Two rising stars from the state of Kentucky.  -- Old man yells at clouds.  -- Interesting information from QB Chris Parson.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Choke Artists and 2023 Quarterbacks

por Maria Taustine

After almost two years of football talk, 11 Personnel has reached 100 episodes. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett celebrate with some schadenfreude, comparing the Doc Rivers and Ben Simmons blow-up to the worst disasters in modern college football history. Of course, they also have a few technical difficulties and some serious football recruiting discussions as Kentucky keys in on three 2023 quarterbacks. Highlights from episode 100: 

-- The oddities of UK's 2017 loss to Florida deserve an oral history.

-- Remember that time Lamar fumbled? 

-- The latest on Ryan Baer's recruitment following his official visit. 

-- Will one five-star commitment stick? 

-- Which successful QB Luckett sees in Destin Wade.

-- A positive sign from Keaten Wade.

-- Oklahoma's interest is a good sign for one UK QB recruit. 

Offical Visits and a LOADED UK Sunday Showcase Camp

por Maria Taustine

Like everyday, it's a great day to make fun of Louisville. The Cards can't get out of their own way with one piece of stupidity after another during a big recruiting weekend, but before Nick Roush and Adam Luckett roast UofL, they break down everything that happened during Kentucky's second Sunday Showcase Camp. A talented affair during a busy recruiting weekend, there's a lot to love in the latest 11 Personnel, like...

-- Rising talents from the Commonwealth.  

-- Three players you need to know from the camp. 

-- Mullets are all the way back. 

-- An official visitor on commitment watch? 

-- What Jacquez Jones brings to Lexington. 

-- Who left Lexington with scholarship offers. 

-- Get old, stay old. 

Recalibrating at Summer Camp

por Maria Taustine

The Kentucky football team has resumed official activities by bringing players back into the weight room and hosting talented recruits at camps. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett describe what they saw at the first UK Football Sunday Showcase and share a few significant recruiting nuggets as official and unofficial visitors make their way into Lexington. Highlights: 

-- Scheduling problems during the camp crunch. 

-- A few notable underclassmen QBs UK is recruiting.

-- One area Kentucky is hitting hard "that craps out football talent." 

-- Figuring out the new tertiary recruiting areas after Clinkscale's departure. 

-- The latest on UK's pursuit of Jacquez Jones. 

-- It feels GREAT to be back to normal. 

Calm Before the Recruiting Storm

por Maria Taustine

The Dead Period is DEAD. On the latest episode of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett mount up for what will be a busy month of recruiting for the Kentucky Football program. They discuss what you need to keep an eye on in the month of June, among other things, like...

-- The two primary goals the coaching staff wants to accomplish in June.

-- Bus Tours SZN. 

-- What we know about Chris Collins. 

-- An unlikely college basketball coach killer. 

-- Sliding door moments in college sports. 

-- Noon kickoffs, not that bad. 


Win Totals and Anonymous Coaches

por Maria Taustine

Summer Radio is in full swing. This week two of our favorite college football offseason topics surfaced, future bets on win totals and scouting reports from anonymous coaches. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett wade through the muck to tell you exactly what you need to know and how it could potentially help your wallet. Highlights: 

-- Luckett's struggle to find an Athlon magazine on newsstands.

-- QB accuracy questions vs. physical tools.  

-- 11 Personnel isn't the only place questioning Scott Satterfield's culture fit on Floyd St.

-- One SEC school who's worse off at WR than UK. 

-- Kentucky's path to hitting over 6.5. 

-- A couple good-looking unders. 

-- Evaluating the 2021 road trips.


Dreaming Big

por Maria Taustine

The fine folks at 247 Sports predicted a 6-0 start for the Kentucky Football team, which got Adam Luckett and Nick Roush thinking. How do they get there? What would it look like if they got there? Is the BBN tasting Sugar on New Year's Day? All of those questions are answered and more on the latest edition of 11 Personnel. Highlights: 

-- Will Levis is on campus at the most fun time of the year to be on campus. 

-- Why Archie Collins could check a lot of boxes as a DB coach. 

-- What is Mark Stoops' second best team at Kentucky? 

-- How can the 2021 Cats' become the second best Stoops team? 

-- Ranking all of the coaches in Power Five football. 

-- PGA Championship Locks from Luckett. 

Coach Clink is on the move

por Maria Taustine

Mark Stoops is in need of a new assistant coach. On Tuesday we learned that Steve Clinkscale is living Lexington to take a similar role at Michigan. In the latest edition of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett explain why Coach Clink was attracted to Jim Harbaugh's staff, even though his seat is perpetually hot. They also try to break down what could be next for the UK football program. Highlights:

-- What Clinkscale brought to the table from the Great Lakes State and beyond. 

-- The UK assistant that needs to step up on the recruiting trail. 

-- Who's next? That's anybody's guess. 

-- Mr. Football running it back. 

-- More than one new assistant coach on the move? 

-- A feud with Michael Bennett?

The Picks Are In

por Maria Taustine

The NFL Draft has come to a close and the Wildcats have made history with six players taken off the board in Cleveland. Adam Luckett joins Nick Roush to discuss everything that went down and how the players fit in with their new teams. Highlights:

-- A great spot for Davis to grow in Washington.

-- Two players in the secondary could be day one starters.

-- Luckett talks himself into the Bengals taking a WR over an OL in the first round.

-- Raiders gonna Raider. 

-- It was a weird draft for the Cowboys. 

-- What Landon and Drake need to prove to make rosters. 

The NFL Draft and Kentucky Derby Wheelhouse

por Maria Taustine

We've somehow found two sporting events that perfectly coincide with each podcasters' respective wheelhouse. Nick Roush is a Kentucky Derby feen. Adam Luckett is an NFL Draft savant. Combine the two and you have one wonderful hour of audio previewing the two biggest stories in sports. Highlights: 

  • It's time to end the pre-Draft circus. 
  • Steals of the NFL Draft. 
  • Why teams are willing to use a 1st pick on a LB like Davis. 
  • It's a bad year for edge defenders. 
  • Kliff Kingsbury STINKS. 
  • There's a wide draft window for multiple Wildcats. 
  • Bad measurables for Boogie. 
  • Horse betting strategies to win big. 
  • Beers, ranked. 

Surprises from a Cold War Spring

por Maria Taustine

The 2021 edition of Kentucky football spring practice was tight-lipped, even by Mark Stoops standards. Despite the secrecy surrounding the Joe Craft Football Training Facility, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett learned a few new things about the Wildcats. They share the most surprising revelations and more on the latest 11 Personnel. Highlights: 

-- There's complaining to complain, and legit grievances. 

-- Josh Kattus is ready to go.

-- Reaching into metropolitan eras within UK's 6-hour recruiting radius. 

-- Volley-talk.

-- Scheming open receivers. 

-- What Josh Paschal can do to opposing offenses this season. 

Kiyaunta Goodwin and the Wade Twins are Wildcats

por Maria Taustine

An historic recruiting weekend for the Kentucky football team calls for an emergency Saturday night podcast. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down what the high-profile additions of Kiyaunta Goodwin, Keaten and Destin Wade mean for the Wildcats' future. Highlights: 

  • Goodwin's athleticism is unparalleled to humans his size. 
  • How UK kept "chipping away" to win big. 
  • The role the Big Blue Wall played to get Goodwin. 
  • Stoops has successfully built a fence around the state.
  • Stealing players from the state of Tennessee from the Vols is glorious. 
  • Keaten Wade is the perfect fit in UK's defense.
  • Destin Wade is much more than an "Athlete."
  • How the 22 class stacks up with its predecessors.