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Matthew Mitchell’s in the house! (Thursday Show Thread)

Matt is currently en route to Brooklyn, but he’s got one heck of a replacement host lined up for today. UK Hoops head coach and dancer extraordinaire Matthew Mitchell will be in studio with Ryan Lemond to talk C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS. If you listened to the show he hosted over the summer, then you know this could be epic.

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080 or send a text to the TEXTING MACHINE at (317) 385-5148

Topics include:

— Previewing Maryland

— Jeff Sheppard calls in to talk UK/Duke

— The Hurricane Sandy Telethon

— Checking in on UK Hoops

— And oh yeah, some guy named Bobby Petrino.

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192 Comments for Matthew Mitchell’s in the house! (Thursday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Today’s show should be really awesome!



  2. Jake
    9:57 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Take it for what it is worth. I had a couple buddies that were managers for Louisville when Petrino was there. And maybe because he was the UL coach, but they would make multiple comments on how Petrino had ZERO respect for Kentucky.



  3. Rixter
    9:58 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Jake, what has UK football done to earn respect?



  4. Poco Chang
    10:00 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    #2 so what?

    .



  5. Jake
    10:01 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Rixter, haha very true…



  6. thewaitfor8
    10:01 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Hire Petrino!!!!!! People can’t stand working with him? Can they stand that gigantic salary by their name?

    The guy freaking wins without breaking NCAA rules. He won at UofL, he won at Arkansas. Schools with zero tradition in college football. The SEC East is the weakest it’s been in over a decade! It’s like having what we have always wanted gift wrapped on a silver platter and then questioning if it’s what we want! TAKE HIM!!



  7. g-unit
    10:03 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Need to play some Kendricks Lamar today. It’s his b day… Play Swimming Pools.



  8. Rixter
    10:05 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Given the guy’s ego, I think he might prefer UK to Auburn or Tennessee. At those schools, he’s expected to win, they’ve won before, they have NCs. No big deal to get those programs back on track. In Kentucky, he would be King, and have his choice of hot young blondes



  9. Logic
    10:08 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Barnhart HAS to hire Petrino. If he does not, EVERY win he makes at another school gets thrown in the ADs face. And that’s a lot of face throwing.



  10. Rixter
    10:08 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    But now that BBN knows, it does change things



  11. Yab
    10:09 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    If Barnhart passes on Petrino, he’s done at UK.



  12. thewaitfor8
    10:09 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Smart, Dykes, Kingsbury, or Helfrich.

    If you can’t get any of them you have to take Petrino.



  13. CatfaninOhio
    10:10 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Open suggestion to Mitch Barnhart: DO NOT CONSIDER BOBBY PETRINO for the UK football job. Reasons?

    1. He’s an ass and has no class.
    2. I’m pretty sure he spent his entire time at UL mocking the UK football program every chance he got.
    3. He’s an ass and has no class.
    4. If he would come to UK and win, the first opportunity he has to bolt for a better job, he will, and he may not even wait to the end of the year. In fact, he might even leave at half time of a game and not come back.
    5. He’s an ass and has no class.
    6. He has burned bridges EVERYWHERE he has been: Louisville, Arkansas, and the Atlanta Falcons.
    7. He is an insufferable ass who has no class.
    8. How can you negotiate with someone you can’t trust?

    Enough said.



  14. Fake_Bill_Bad_Lamb
    10:10 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    LJ’s father called me last night and said he is interested… that’s my point of view.



  15. Yab
    10:11 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Give it up Jones. You’ve been wrong about this whole Petrino discussion since day 1.



  16. Jax Teller
    10:11 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder how Alabama fans felt about Nick Saban when he was at LSU? I wonder how they feel about him now.



  17. Head Bussa
    10:11 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Here goes Matt again with his stereotypes — “all of the former UK football players hate him.” What?!?!?!?!



  18. ChiefdCat
    10:12 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    So how the hell are we going to beat Maryland, who just got their freshman beast cleared, without Harrow or Mays.



  19. SeoulCat
    10:13 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Then you pay it, Jones. Yes, it’s worth it.



  20. Rixter
    10:13 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    If he demands more $$ than Calipari, then let him continue to hang out at his parents house



  21. Head Bussa
    10:14 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    18 — ????



  22. Yab
    10:14 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Jones you sound like you fear football success at UK. Basketball will be just fine, big boy.



  23. Cayts
    10:15 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve always read people complain about it in the comments, but today realized that Lemond really does just repeat whatever Matt says and agrees with everything.



  24. thewaitfor8
    10:15 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Well one thing is for sure, if we hire Petrino, Matt sure isn’t worried about having contact with the football team. Burning this bridge before it’s even built.



  25. SeoulCat
    10:15 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    It’s better to base your legacy as an AD, if you’re Barnhart, on an unknown commodity instead of a proven winner like Petrino, Jones? Are you serious?



  26. Jax Teller
    10:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I love Matthew Mitchell. The guy is great.



  27. robuk
    10:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    hey guys I missed the first few minutes what is this about petrino



  28. Turner the Burner
    10:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    “Cut straight to the case” Ryan



  29. thewaitfor8
    10:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    #18 He’s not a Freshman. Dez Wells played for Xavier last year. Or are you talking about someone else?

    Of course I want to beat Maryland & Duke, but fans need to be ready to lose to both. We aren’t going to be very good at the start of the season. We might not even be that good until about February. Getting beat early shouldn’t shock anyone.



  30. Bulldawg
    10:17 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt all these things you are saying about Petrino leaving programs in shambles everywhere he has been could have been said about Coach Cal. Just because Petrino would not give you or KSR an interview if hired is not a reason to not hire him. Time to eat your words Matt. HIRE PETRINO!!!!!



  31. Ryan Lemonds dialouge
    10:17 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan have some guts and disagree with Matt



  32. Fake_Sue_Wylie
    10:17 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I think next year he should wear a fur coat!



  33. Inspector Underwear
    10:17 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    ANY issues with Petrino can be settled in the contract IN FAVOR OF UK! If Petrino wants to cach at UK, he will agree with it. If he is just using UK to get at UT or Aub, big deal. At least we will have tried and it won’t cost anything to try.



  34. Poco Chang
    10:17 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    One would think Matt would have learned something from his Calipari comments before he was hired.

    Apparently not. Keep digging that hole.

    .



  35. Head Bussa
    10:17 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    27 — His dad said he is really interested in the UK job.



  36. thewaitfor8
    10:18 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    MM is classic.



  37. Andrew
    10:18 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matthew Mitchell for football coach.



  38. Smitty
    10:18 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    29. Really? Folks at Maryland are talking about they should be a tournament team now WITH Wells….. We are the #3 team in the nation and should be prepared to lose to a team that “should make the tournament”.



  39. Matt Jones Dogma
    10:19 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt was for giving Obama a another chance, but not Bobby Petrino



  40. Cayts
    10:19 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Mitchell is dominating Ryan right now…



  41. JoeMoney333
    10:19 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Good to see Matthew has got a great backup career.



  42. Ryan Lemond's empty suit
    10:19 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    24 – after talking smack, matt will pull a 180 and start kissing petrino’s ass the moment he is hired. he did it with cal, he’ll do it with petrino.



  43. Smitty
    10:19 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    33 – If my career is on the line, as Matt said, I am not going with a guy that has screwed over every place he has worked



  44. JoeMoney333
    10:20 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    39. worst analogy ever… (if you even know what an analogy is)



  45. Matt Jones Dogma
    10:20 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK will destroy Maryland. 87-63.



  46. me
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I am anti-Petrino for one reason. I don’t think our players would be happy playing for him. P.S. I love when MM is on the show.



  47. Ryan's Stalker
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    GROW A PAIR Ryan and tell us what you think about these topics! Also, stop it with that fakey laugh. You seem to let Matt just shove his opinion constantly down your throat! Have some pride and confidence about yourself. Jesus man!



  48. Michael Burks
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t want Bobby Petrino. I have watched UK football for years, no matter how bad or good they are. I even watched them this season – including seeing one game live. If they hire Bobby, I won’t watch a game. I don’t even care if they compete for the SEC title.



  49. Matt Jones Dogma
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    44-message board philosophy. Enlighten me Plato



  50. Andrew
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    34 – Petrino =/= Calipari



  51. MrPasley
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I absolutely love how Coach Mitchell has a love not only for UK Hoops for UK as a whole. His attitude being able to laugh at himself but being a standup man, husband and role model is just unmatched. Enjoying the show even more today Thanks Coach!! and Ryan!!



  52. OwensboroDavid
    10:21 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Matt is under orders from Mitch to smear Petrino.



  53. robuk
    10:22 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    35-thanks



  54. Ryan Lemond's empty suit
    10:22 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    matt jones was calling kentucky fans idiots for wanting cal instead of BCG back in 2007. par for the course again.



  55. CaveHunter
    10:22 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Can we get a Matthew Jones and Matthew Mitchell show on the KSR Radio Network?



  56. I'll be honest with you
    10:23 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Bobby Petrino = Insufferable Prick
    Mitchell Mitchell = Pure Awesomeness



  57. Confucius
    10:24 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    You guys better hope Coach Mitchell doesn’t decide to give up coaching and start doing radio. You guys will be out of business. How awesome is Coach Mitchell?



  58. Bobby Petrino's band aid
    10:24 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones hates me



  59. I'll be honest with you
    10:25 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    People who compare Petrino to BCG, Saban, and/or Cal really have no clue. The fool me once; fool me twice saying doesn’t even get to Petrino’s level (fool me four times??).



  60. I Am Spartacus
    10:26 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    It is my opinion that Petrino does not WANT the UK job….he’s just jockeying for another position in the SEC.
    But I guess we’ll see soon enough.



  61. Head Bussa
    10:26 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Did anyone hear Dick Vitale get all defensive and upset last night when Dave Baker and Cal kind of joked on him and his donation amount?



  62. Head Bussa
    10:27 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    57 — I agree. This guy’s ratings would be through the roof!



  63. popcorn
    10:28 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt happens to know very little about football, and is interested in KSR over what’s optimal for UK but he also happens to be correct about Petrino (just for some of the wrong reasons — all this I know stuff you don’t know doesn’t fly, but every reason to not hire Petrino is in the public domain)



  64. Rixter
    10:28 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Griner could start on the Baylor men’s team, and pass all the testosterone level tests for them, too



  65. Yab
    10:28 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Mitchell sounds like a cool guy, and it’s good to hear a guy on the radio with a Southern accent.



  66. KRAMER
    10:28 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    The only reason he got fired @ Arkansas is because of the fooling around w/employee, if he hadn’t done that he’d still be there. Atlanta Falcons yes he did screw up there, UL hired the wrong coach to be his replacement, which is why they don’t like him.I heard on another show how Petrino was strict w/player, no cell phones in meetings and stuff and didn’t let players get by w/crap. When Krags came in he wasn’t strict and players took advantage of it, which is why they were terrible. Hire him, he will win, isn’t that what we all want anyway???



  67. Kyle
    10:29 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    We haven’t needed a bench for 3 years why worry about it now?



  68. Rockfield, KY
    10:29 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Damn that caller rambled on and on. I don’t even know what he asked.



  69. Bulldawg
    10:29 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    all you goody goody’s need to shut up. If you are going to preach morals, how about forgiveness? I don’t care if Petrino is a prick.People said the same things about Cal before he got here. What do you think of Cal now? Petrino will win games and UK will finally be on the other end of running up the score!!!! GO CATS!!!!



  70. Wildcats Dominate
    10:29 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Worst. Call. Ever.

    “Pitino building up a good bench.”

    Cause he doesn’t develop or recruit NBA caliber players.



  71. Michael
    10:30 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Hang on to that whole coaching gig till it’s dry, coach, but you better be knocking on that broadcasting door as soon as you hang up the parachute pants.



  72. Head Bussa
    10:30 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Mitchell dodging Petrino question! Love it.



  73. JavaGuru
    10:30 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    wow that is one dumb-a$$ caller



  74. Andrew
    10:31 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    We did OK last year without a deep bench.



  75. Matt Jones
    10:31 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Sitting here on the plane before the flight…glad Matthew Mitchell is killing it. By the way, the idea that I wouldn’t want UK FB to be successful is foolish. Nothing would be better for KSR than a big football team success…would drive our traffic numbers through the roof. I want both teams to win titles.



  76. What just happened
    10:33 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I tuned in at the tail end of (what seemed like) Mitchell snapping at Ryan..? WTF?



  77. GoCats
    10:34 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Mitchell: Ever think about coaching men’s basketball at any point later in your life? Don’t get me wrong I like the idea of having you here leading our Lady Cats to championships until you are ready to retire, but I was just curious if you had ever wanted to try your hand, or even gotten offers to coach elsewhere?



  78. thewaitfor8
    10:34 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    #42 At this point I want Petrino so when Matt tries to jump on board Petrino just laughs him away.



  79. Yab
    10:35 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Mitchell, the guys at KSR look like Rascal Flatts.



  80. Rixter
    10:35 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Number 13, you sound like a LOT of Louisville fans.

    We love it that you are scared!!



  81. OwensboroDavid
    10:35 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, if that’s how you really feel then start advocating for Petrino. Commonwealth would be SOLD OUT next year with Petrino. You’re a smart guy, and I know you have to know this.



  82. Matt Jones Aisle Seat
    10:36 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Mitchell is hilarious. Love this guy’s attitude and enthusiasm. He’s doing nothing bud good for the program especially when you have someone much in the spotlight as Calipari.



  83. I'll be honest with you
    10:36 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    69 – Ha! Cal and Petrino couldn’t be more different personalities. Bad comparison.



  84. Bulldawg
    10:36 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt your last sentence should read, “I want both teams to win titles, even though I truly believe the football program will always be mediocre at best and say it publicly all the time.” Petrino winning at UK would make all your “excuses” for UK football not winning go away. You could have the nicest facilities in the world and still get drubbed by SEC schools with better coaches. Petrino will at least get UK up to the same level as other programs. Guarentee you Vandy would not beat us 40-0 under Petrino.



  85. Rixter
    10:36 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, without you there to keep Ryan reigned in, it’s chaos on the air



  86. Rixter
    10:38 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    VERY good point, Bulldawg. The first year, we would regain respectability. After that, watch out!



  87. Coach Mitchell's Inner Sandusky
    10:40 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    “top 25 raped Depaul team”???



  88. FakeRealDrPhilStihl
    10:40 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I vote no Petrino. We all know it’s a waste of time money and effort. Who’s to even say he could win here. Recruits may not want to play for him either. They’ve seen how he can’t be counted on as well.



  89. Rixter
    10:41 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Andy, get off MM’s junk. His wife is getting mad



  90. RealCatsFan
    10:41 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I wouldn’t be real surprised to see Cal just sit back and let our kids play against Maryland, win or lose. Folks, this game might end up looking a lot like the early season game against UConn in the 2011 season. We might take an L, and it might not look real pretty. But you can guarantee that Cal will use this as a valuable learning experience, and by late February this team will be getting it together and clicking on all cylinders. Maybe they will prove me wrong tomorrow night – I hope they do. But I am preparing myself for them to not look very good against a pretty decent Maryland team.

    #38, at this point in the season, Maryland may very well have a better and more cohesive team. But not to worry – by midseason the Cats will be coming together and passing the likes of Maryland, and by late season, they will be living up to those lofty pre-season rankings. There will be bumps in the road in between, but don’t worry. Much like Zenyatta used to start slowly from the gates and win the race going away in spectacular come-from-behind fashion, so will be this year’s Cats.



  91. Bulldawg
    10:41 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    83 how is it a bad comparison, all UK fans, including Matt said Coach Cal was a snake-oil salesman before he got here. Perceptions would change about Petrino within BBN as long as he wins. JUST LIKE COACH CAL!! If you are too blind or too young to recognize that, then that is your problem. Matt used to blast Cal before he got here. Everyone questioned his win at all costs mentallity unti he was winning for us. Great comparison falling on deaf ears is more like it.



  92. robuk
    10:43 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I really do not care who we get as a coach because I can’t remember any coach who fans have liked except maybe Brooks after the first three years of trying to get rid of him.
    And do not think for one minute Barnhart cares if we like the coach he picks or not.



  93. Head Bussa
    10:44 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I really hope Mays and Harrow get to play, but if they don’t I will be very happy about the opportunity for Polson. I think he is more than capable to play a good game for us and get in there and knock down some threes.



  94. Rixter
    10:45 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    ++do not think for one minute Barnhart cares if we like the coach he picks or not++

    But, he does care if we buy tickets. He cares A LOT



  95. Chuck Barkley
    10:46 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    This show is turrrible



  96. Bulldawg
    10:46 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I missed something…why would Harrow and Mays not be playing? Thanks in advance.



  97. jason
    10:47 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    @89 Dude you Matt Jones male servant like lemond. The caller is right Matt Jones sucks and Mitchell is a hell of a lot better.



  98. census cat
    10:47 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    How about “Simple Man” by Skynyrd.



  99. Head Bussa
    10:48 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    88 — You questioned my intelligence? Dude, you don’t have a clue. Also, it’s Phil Steele.



  100. Rockfield, KY
    10:49 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matthew Mitchell is the man. I actually care about women’s basketball at UK now. I dont follow any other teams, but I follow UK. Haven’t cared about UK since SeSe Helm left.



  101. Head Bussa
    10:50 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    96 — Harrow is sick and Mays leg is still hurting. I feel pretty good that Mays would play, though.



  102. robuk
    10:50 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    94 we had plenty of fans show up when brooks was coaching, and mummy, and curry, and morris and clayborn and joker till the bottom fell out. Barnhart will not hire a new coach with the fear of fans not showing up. Now if he sucks that is a different animal.



  103. Head Bussa
    10:51 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    100 — I totally agree. UK Hoops is a lot of fun to watch these days.



  104. capnmonkey
    10:52 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Mitchell great so far on the show.



  105. Bulldawg
    10:52 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    thanks head bussa.



  106. thewaitfor8
    10:53 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    *begin



  107. Rockfield, KY
    10:53 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Pitino zinger. nice.



  108. Jax Teller
    10:53 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Were we really just talking about things “rubbing off” in regards to anything Pitino?



  109. FakeRealDrPhilStihl
    10:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I KNOW BUS BOY I JUST WANTED MATT TO SOUND COUNTRY WHEN HE SAYS IT.



  110. bigbluejay
    10:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Mitchell is doing it all. He has energy, he’s funny, and he’s taking shots at Pitino. You can’t ask for more. Great show.



  111. Smitty
    10:56 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Alanis Morissette “Havoc and Bright Lights” was released in September I believe… check it out



  112. I'll be honest with you
    10:57 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    91 – It’s pretty simple really. Cal’s “baggage” was easily explained away (NCAA-related that didn’t implicate him directly) and everyone knew coming in (like him or not) that he was a master salesman and people person. Do I really need to explain the opposite situation with Petrino? Not only did he cause his own “character baggage” but he is certainly not endearing to those around him (players included). We can just agree to disagree and move on since it’s pretty clear you don’t understand the difference between the two and how they approach life.



  113. Tim
    10:58 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Not at DUKE Ryan.



  114. Jj
    10:58 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, now that Joker is out, why not try to get an interview with Petrino?



  115. popcorn
    11:01 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    91 —

    Cal is an extrovert.
    Petrino is an introvert.
    Cal cares about his players.
    Petrino cares about himself.
    Cal would never hire his girlfriend (if he had one).
    Petrino did.
    Cal isn’t interviewing everywhere.
    Petrino constantly interviews.
    Cal wants to retire here.
    Petrino doesn’t.
    Players love Cal.
    Players hate Petrino.

    The fact that both were criticized before being hired or interviewed by UK doesn’t mean these two men are similar. These two men are nothing alike.



  116. I'll be honest with you
    11:03 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Yes! 115 just said it a lot better than I did in 112



  117. curious
    11:03 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Does Bobby Petrino pay people to come on this site and cheerleader for him? OMG you guys are like pitbulls. Do you know comments on KSR will not get him hired? Give it a rest.



  118. curious
    11:07 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    For all the Matt haters, why do you even come here? Get a life.



  119. Rockfield, KY
    11:08 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    it’s quite formidable



  120. Bulldawg
    11:08 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    First of all, I didn’t say the two men were similar, morons. I said the perception of both were similar in that “fans” thought UK was too “good” to hire either one of them. I very seriously doubt you all have had a conversation with Petrino or even remotely know him. You only know what you want to hear. The same applied to Cal. Everyone wanted to believe what they heard instead of giving the guy a chance to prove himself. Misquoting me or putting words in my mouth to strengthen your arguement is classic moron stuff. It is pointless to argue with people that only see what they want to see. It is obvious you are one of those people. Just look at how you twisted my words to fit your agenda. moron.



  121. thewaitfor8
    11:10 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    This dude is a jackass.



  122. Yab
    11:11 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Oscar Combs didn’t disguise his voice very well on that call.



  123. BBNinClearwaterFL
    11:14 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan is the new Ed McMann.



  124. popcorn
    11:14 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    120 — I’ve spoken with Petrino about a dozen times, but never mentioned it until you asked. I also know several people that have worked directly for him.



  125. Linda Taylor
    11:15 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, MM’s contribution is eating the food.



  126. Jax Teller
    11:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Why would you cut someone down for dumpster diving? She doesn’t get it.



  127. 117
    11:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder if an email to Barnhart with me pledging 1,200,000 donation over 15 years if we get Petrino will help?
    We get Cutcliffe or some loser…. Guess what UK gets….
    Big goose egg homie



  128. Smitty
    11:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Coach — Is the gold spike still in the floor where Vernon Hatton hit the half court shot? I know it was there when the old floor was in, didn’t know if they kept it.



  129. Bulldawg
    11:16 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    117 I am open to suggestions if you have a better format for “common” fans to voice their opinion. I like Matt, I just think he poops ice cream. It is ok to disagree with Matt even though Ryan doesn’t think so…



  130. Ryan Lemond's empty suit
    11:17 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    -117, does cal pay his players? the answer is “no.” don’t have to. the proof is in the puddin’, bubba. petrino wins. bbn wants a winner. ’nuff said.



  131. Head Bussa
    11:17 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Ryan, ask this question to Coach Mitchell for me: Sometimes it seems that Adia seems a little too passive as an offensive player. Is that an issue you have with Adia at times, and how important is it for her to remain aggresive on the offensive end of the court? How do you try to keep it in her head to be a little bit selfish on offense for the best interest of the team?



  132. Cayts
    11:19 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    With the rumors that Joe B had told Cal 10 years, and how it appears that Mitchell is here to say, any chance of the reins being passed to him when Cal decides to call it quits?



  133. Head Bussa
    11:22 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Totally agree. For the life of me, I can’t understand Matt’s need for everyone to agree with him.



  134. Head Bussa
    11:23 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    133 — was for Bulldawg



  135. Jax Teller
    11:23 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ask and you shall receive, Billie Jean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIUJXmBnQnc&feature=related



  136. best1978
    11:24 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Brent Pease can’t product points at Florida.



  137. J in Orlando
    11:24 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Arkansas would take Petrino back in a heartbeat if they could sell it to those they would have to sell it to…dont think they are not trying to figure out a way to do so (although its unlikely to happen)



  138. Jax Teller
    11:24 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I forgot he did the Dougie and the John Wall during the Billie Jean. He’s great.



  139. Head Bussa
    11:24 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Brent Pease?!?!? What a joke.



  140. best1978
    11:25 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan I love you man but your opinion about Petrino is actually Matt’s opinion.



  141. thick rick
    11:26 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    WOW!! M & M is the man. Love to hear him speak. He gets me fired up. No wonder our girls team is becoming one of the best in the nation. I wonder if he would be interested in the Football job.



  142. SeoulCat
    11:26 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Shannon, what was that you just showed? Dissent? On this show? Off with his head!!!



  143. Laker Cat 18
    11:27 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Barnhart’s not going anywhere. The dude brought in Cal. That’s all that matters.



  144. best1978
    11:27 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky’s only advantage is they can hire someone not now in the game before others have the opportunity.



  145. Laker Cat 18
    11:28 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Tennessee already took a gamble like that. His name was Kiffin.



  146. because
    11:28 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    118 people come here for the comments not Matt Jones!



  147. J in Orlando
    11:29 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK is a much bigger gamble for Petrino than Petrino is for UK…



  148. SeoulCat
    11:29 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    What is the long-term gain that you speak of, Ryan Lemond? Long-term gain coming from Pease? Cutcliffe? Please. Petrino is the only proven winner of the lot.



  149. Jackson
    11:31 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Hiring Petrino would be a win-at-all-costs move akin to the Cal hire, but this would make me considerably more nervous. Petrino’s players have a history of off-the-field problems, he himself has been implicated in illicit activity, and UK Football isn’t the pinnacle that our basketball program is, so while I believe Cal is happy to sit atop the throne, Petrino would always have his eye on a bigger prize.



  150. because
    11:31 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    143. Barnfart did NOT bring Cal here! I dont even think Barnfart was going to call him……..Cal called here



  151. best1978
    11:33 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky needs a quick hire to get ahead of the game with other programs who will be hiring. That means Petrino, Tressell, Fulmer or a coordinator. Head coaches now in the game will have to wait until their seasons are over.



  152. Head Bussa
    11:35 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    149 — Not true about Petrino and players having off-the-field problems. He is an incredible disciplinarian and his players are known to stay in line or else face his wrath. Please find me instances where his players have had off-the-field problems. Eric Crawford, the Louisville writer, has often discussed how tight of a ship that Petrino runs.



  153. G-Unit
    11:36 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    In my opinion, Kentucky needs to hire Petrino ASAP. That way he can begin recruiting. Petrino could possibly steal Quick



  154. Linda Taylor
    11:36 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    150 – Didn’t you hear what Matt said at the beginning of the show. It is standard operating procedure for coachs’ agents to call athletic departments as soon as there is a coaching vacancy to inquire about the position and gauge whether there is interest in their clients.



  155. Linda Taylor
    11:39 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Will they let us body slam Laettner?



  156. Jackson
    11:40 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    152 – You’re right, I was thinking about the quick degeneration of the players discipline once Petrino ISN’T around anymore, as happened at Louisville and Arkansas.



  157. Head Bussa
    11:40 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    153 — Totally agree. Only coach who could possibly get Quick to Kentucky. Petrino could make Quick a Heisman candidate by his junior season. That’s how good Quick is. I’m not overstating his ability.



  158. Laker Cat 18
    11:42 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    150. Thank you for your inside information since you know them all personally.



  159. G-Unit
    11:43 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    157 – Quick I would say is the best ATHLETE to ever come out of the state. Dude is a beast. Petrino has everything he needs, a promising pocket passer in Towles, a stable of strong RB, and some great athletes at the WR position.



  160. bluesince66
    11:45 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    One of these days I’ll tell you all how Cal really got here.



  161. G-Unit
    11:45 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Yikes! Can you imagine Ray Allen with the 96 and 97 team?! Derek Anderson, Ron Mercer, Ray Allen….. thats just nasty!



  162. Linda Taylor
    11:46 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    160 – Was he delivered by a stork?



  163. Big Blue 66
    11:46 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ihear everyone on Petrino, the biggest problem UK admin has and alot of places will have is the hiring practice at a State school thing. At least it wasnt a formal charge or I dont think any State school could hire him. The moral and affair thing is probably not even close to as big a deal as the hiring situation, where he circumvented law.



  164. Bulldawg
    11:47 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    test



  165. Head Bussa
    11:47 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Seems to me that Barnhart would rather hire someone he can be “friendly” with other than someone who can certainly get the job done. A good manager learns to deal with different personalities — especially those that are tremendous producers. Has anyone ever thought that Petrino’s ability as a coach is a result of him having a different personality? Someone on another thread mentioned that he thought Petrino could have a personality that falls somewhere on the autism spectrum. If that was the case, it would explain his uncanny ability as a child to exactly remember the interior of recruits’ houses and his ability as a coach to be able to X and O better than any. That would also explain his weird personality.



  166. Head Bussa
    11:49 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Bottom line is that the positives outweigh the negatives with Bobby P.



  167. G-Unit
    11:50 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Did Shannon play any Kendrick Lamar!?!?



  168. J in Orlando
    11:51 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    165 In all fairness, there are plenty of reasons for an AD to be leery of Petrino…I think Mitch will talk to his agent, but so will other, much much better programs



  169. Head Bussa
    11:52 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    There is no way that the fans who want Petrino are in the minority. I would say it’s like 60-40.



  170. Bulldawg
    11:53 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    all you people that say you wont watch UK football again if Petrino is hired will be replaced 10 to 1 when UK is winning games. Just more seats available for me and my family.



  171. Head Bussa
    11:53 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    J in Orlando — Hope you have a great and lucky weekend in Vegas man. Have a safe trip.



  172. best1978
    11:53 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Kirby Smart=John Ray



  173. G-Unit
    11:54 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    KIRBY IS NOT COMING TO UK. KIRBY is not going to set himself up for failure in his first HC gig.



  174. Smiffanator
    11:54 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    What??? Is Ryan going to give his opinion???? I’ve never heard him once in years give his own opinion other than “Yes Matt, I agree with everything you agree”… Turning a new leaf over today



  175. J in Orlando
    11:54 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    171 Thanks buddy…leaving at 6:30 am tomorrow morning…3 nights for a bachelor party…gonna be rough lol



  176. WildcatByTheGraceOfGod
    11:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Look…there was a big fan calling to hire Cal when BillyG was hired…the consensus from the “supporters” was Cal was “dirty” he’d put us in probation…2 years of hell with BillyG and then we finally hire Cal. Look where we’ve gone.

    Now, by no means is BobbyP close to a Cal equivilant…but the man can flat out coach. I personally like Sonny Dykes with a great defensive coordinator….BUT, put some strict boundaries in BobbyP’s contract and go for it….he is probably the ONLY coach out there that will turn it around in less than 3 years.

    If you’re MB, you just have to keep the leash tight and VERY VERY short with him.



  177. best1978
    11:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Rather be crazy than stupic



  178. Head Bussa
    11:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    If UK hired Petrino, Tom Jurich would be crapping his pants.



  179. Shawon
    11:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Chris Hatcher…is he winning at Murray State? Um, no?



  180. Bulldawg
    11:55 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt said that Petrino would not come to UK and is still in denial even after it is known that Petrino IS interested. No excuses now, just go get him. Head Bussa, I agree. the only reason the numbers are that close is because some UK fans are scared to disagree with Matt.



  181. Scotty Sharp
    11:56 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t wait until we pass on Petrino and he goes on to Tenny or Aubbie and beats the flippin’ snot out of Kentucky over the next five years.



  182. best1978
    11:56 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    What about his legacy if it works?



  183. Smiffanator
    11:56 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    What does wrecking motorcycles and dating 20 years have to do with winning football games. I don’t care what these guys do own their own time as long as they are winning!!



  184. G-Unit
    11:57 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    this dude needs toi stfu. What do we want our football team to do? WIN. Petrino guarantees that.



  185. The Preacher
    11:57 am November 8, 2012 Permalink

    If we are going to take a big swing why not offer the HOUSE to Chris Peterson (Boise State). He may never come but make him the highest paid coach and put him in the SEC. Probably would turn it down but you never know if you don’t offer.



  186. jpizzle
    12:00 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Good Lord when did Bobby Petrino become this beloved? I’ve read more love for him here the last 3 weeks than I have ever read about him anywhere. It’s like he’s Bear Bryant, Paterno and Spurrier all rolled into one with some of you. I frankly don’t know what to make of it but you folks love you some Bobby Petrino.

    FWIW- I hope we do not pursue him. If it was just the crap he pulled in ATL, maybe but the record he has speaks for itself and I don’t mean Ws and Ls.



  187. Linda Taylor
    12:04 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    I have misgivings about Petrino but if that is who is hired as UK’s head football coach I will keep my fingers crossed and support him. There will have to be stipulations in his contract about his hiring practices. UK could not open itself up to lawsuits the way AK has. He is an offensive genius and would bring an exciting style of football to the Bluegrass. I do think his father saying he is interested in the UK job and that his dream was to coach in the SEC was more of a message to other schools than UK though.



  188. WildcatByTheGraceOfGod
    12:10 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    “FWIW- I hope we do not pursue him. If it was just the crap he pulled in ATL, maybe but the record he has speaks for itself and I don’t mean Ws and Ls.”

    Well, this might be a newsflash for some, but Joker was fired BECAUSE OF W’s AND L’s….and Joker is a great guy with an outstanding record off the field. But his work ON the field is what mattered for his job.

    As soon as folks realize this is a BUSINESS just one step shy of the NFL, you’ll be better off. I fully get the reasons for wanting him and not wanting him…but he DOES WIN…and that is ultimately the main thing.

    Do you guys remember him winning 11 games and 10 games at Arky with the guys they have this season? Bottom line, it’s a business, I want Sonny Dykes, but I realize BobbyP might be the ONLY coach who can come to UK football and truly win.

    So, if we’re firing coaches for NOT winning with great off field lives, then you have to think the choice is someone that wins ON the field and overlook their off field bullshit.

    Bottom line, Petrino will not go to another SEC school because of his past(if UK hires him), NFL doesn’t want him because of his past…IF UK hires him, he is going to be here a Long time.IMO…he’s burned the bridges and played that game, and I truly think the man will stick it out here. But UK will not be successful with a “traditional” style coach or scheme in football. the more I look at options, the more I keep going back to him…it’s a business, ALL ABOUT WINNING



  189. Linda Taylor
    12:22 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    The Matthew Mitchell Hammer dance gif, the Cal sticking his tongue out at JT gif, and the Archie Goodwin wink gif are the top 3 gifs so far this year.



  190. Bulldawg
    12:36 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Well said wildcatbythegraceofGod, If fans wanted a humanitarian that loved BIG BLUE NATION, why not keep Joker? It is obvious wins and losses are what determines success, not if you are fan friendly or not. BBN, do you want a great guy, or a great coach? Often times they are not one in the same. Cal is a clear exception of that rule but is anyone else having Cal’s success? No. Because not many people can pull off both parts of the job. Ask Joker. Bottem line, win and you will be loved, period. Lose and no matter how much you are loved, you will be fired. Go CATS!!! Petrino will make Towels the next Tim Couch and will be a cherished member of BBN if given a chance..



  191. WildcatByTheGraceOfGod
    1:00 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks Bulldawg…

    the thing that keeps resonating with me is how many were AGAINST Cal being hired because of his past and track record skirting issues with the NCAA…but we hired him and look where we are now.

    If we so chose to go that route again, obviously BobbyP isn’t Cal, but I think the dilegence from Barnhartt and being very frank and forthcoming about expectations of conduct with him could yield some extreme reward for the football team and the commonwealth. Obviously UK has to protect itself and BobbyP may say no to the stipulations…BUT…he’s a proven winner on the field.

    President Clinton did some shady stuff afterhours, but he’s hailed as one of the best Presidents ever….



  192. Rixter
    2:37 pm November 8, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, Linda..anyone else who thinks Petrino staged this ‘dad thing’ to let other schools know he’s interested, answer this question:
    WHY wouldn’t Petrino’s agent simply contact the other schools and say “My guy is interested if you happen to need a coach”????????