The next time ESPN’s “College Gameday” crew rolls into Lexington, analyst Digger Phelps might not be the most popular guy in town. Saturday, prior to ESPN’s show at Vanderbilt, Phelps took it upon himself to instruct visiting Wildcat fans on how they should behave during the Commodores’ big day.
“This is important,” the ex-Notre Dame coach said, addressing UK fans in the upper deck of Memorial Gym. “We’ve been with you at Kentucky. This is Vandy’s home game. This is Vandy’s — listen to me, listen to me — it’s their home game.” He then added sternly: “You (Kentucky fans) are a part of it. But you show respect for Vandy. I don’t want any nonsense. I don’t want any incidents. Don’t ruin this for ‘College GameDay.’”
Here’s video of Phelps’ lecture. It will be interesting to see if Phelps hears any “nonsense” when he next steps into Rupp Arena.