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Brown: “Why can’t we” win in the SEC?

During his segment with Matt on KSR, Neal Brown continued to pump optimism into the Kentucky football fan base. When asked if he thought Kentucky could really compete in the SEC, Brown said “I would ask you, why not? That is my attitude, why can’t we do it?”

Also, he’s officially #TeamSirens. Make it happen, Mitch!

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

54 Comments for Brown: “Why can’t we” win in the SEC?

  1. Sin The'
    12:05 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Bring it!

  2. Bob Loblaw
    12:07 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Boom goes the dynamite!! Shut it Matt Jones! Take your negativity and go home.

  3. StupidKat
    12:09 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Not to over generalize, especially this early, but with the new coaching staff, the enthusiasm, and renewed recruiting proneness, it feels neccessary to say that Kentucky football will never look like it did last year, or hell even as good as its reached in the last 3 decades, we are ushering in a new era and building a brand. Dare I say…Kentucky football could be truly special.

  4. StupidKat
    12:11 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    #2. Matt jones? Negativity?

  5. StoopingIceCream
    12:13 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Keep up the excitement. If Vandy can compete why can’t we? Stoops and company are optimistic and ushering in the change needed to turn this thing around. Lets get behind them and support them. Go Cats!

  6. Joe
    12:15 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Matt has been the most negative person about football. He never cared about it until mitch threatened to take his pass away. Jones is just a flavor of the month kind of guy. Everything he does is just for listeners. He is no different than TMZ.

  7. true story
    12:15 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    2,4. Matt has always made excuses as to why UK can’t win in football. This is not a “Matt Jones” hate comment, I appreciate and enjoy almost everything Matt does for UK Sports, but even he must admit if you browse the archives of this very site you’ll find a hundred terrible reasons why UK can’t be a contender in football (no recruiting base, hard conference, etc.). I never bought into any of them and feel that Matt was trying to help temper expectations for Brooks and Joker.

  8. broscuttinup
    12:16 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    What type of bowl does Neal use at the barber shop?

  9. true story
    12:18 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    6, you are WRONG. KSR and KSTV are the best and only fan-operated options we have. The LHL hates UK, the CJ hates UK, Bob Watkins hates UK, the National media is somewhere between lukewarm and hatred for UK, the ‘afternoon douchedogs’ hate UK… you need to appreciate what Matt and company do for us bro! Because without them we’d have to rely on Jerry Tipton for news about our Cats.

  10. Joe
    12:22 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    9 – if you enjoy incorrect stories, then ksr is the place to go. It is not the place to come for insight or news, you come here for humor. Matt hated football until mitch said to stop. That’s a fact. Jones has become a mouthpiece for mitchy and too arrogant. The show has become a platform for matt to preach his views and further his career. He hates on the callers and his co hosts. Nothing but a bitch.

  11. gotta ask
    12:22 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    #3 Dare I ask what the hell “recruiting proneness” is?

  12. Ouch
    12:27 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I still like the chic in the calender ad, HOT!!!!!!

  13. StoopTroopCoupDroopLoopPoop
    12:28 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Dats what I daught spida!

  14. true story
    12:29 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Disagree Joe… while the rest of UK-land was rumoring Petrino, this was pretty much the only place that said, “nuh-uh”. I agree that not everything here is 100% accurate, it is always a UK-lean, and I like that, especially after reading the negativity and hate from folks like Tipton, Watkins, etc.

    Hate football? How about: like most UK fans, didn’t really care, thought it was a lost cause? I agree that Matt always seemed to be tempering expectations by downplaying the possibility of football success, but when you are an admitted homer site, you can’t say, “know what guys? We just suck.” That’s for message boards.

    I absolutely love the fact that Cardinal fans hate MJ… means he’s doin’ something right for US, unlike anyone else in the media.

  15. Jerk
    12:33 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Who said Jones is being negative, he is being realistic. What the frick is wrong with you people. Kentucky is never going to win the SEC in football. It’s a frickin basketball school people. Talk about illusions of grandeur, if it wasn’t for the money we could shut down the incompetent program.

  16. or
    12:33 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    “I absolutely love the fact that Cardinal fans hate MJ… means he’s doin’ something right for US”

    Or he’s a jerk. I am a UK fan, I of course visit this site and post on it. But even as a UK fan, my opinion of MJ is more that he’s like the spoiled kid in school that you never liked vs. “doing something right for US”. What exactly has he done for “US”?

  17. True Story
    12:35 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    15. ROFL… Loserville be trollin’ early before yo shift at White Castle, dawg. 😉

  18. Joe
    12:37 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    14 – matt jones has done nothing for me. His followers are worse than the maggardites than you all love to make fun of. He is an ass to everyone and too arrogant to ever admit he is wrong. If I called in to his show with a different opinion, he would cut me off and berate me. That isn’t someone I want representing “us”.

  19. True Story
    12:41 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    16. One more time, slower… KSR, KSTV, Pro-UK Lean, involved in local and national media… frankly we NEED someone like a Matt Jones in our corner because pretty much everyone else hates us. We NEED a guy who will say, “Oh wait, hold up… did you just put a freaking asterisk beside our #8?” Fans are generally FANatical and nobody listens to them. Matt Jones has put himself in a position to be heard, to be a voice for US. YOU did not make KSR or KSTV… you didn’t work for CBS… YOU didn’t get on TV or Radio in anyway other than perhaps a call-in show… Matt did and he’s very, VERY Pro-UK. Whether you like him, hate him, or don’t care… he is a voice for us and will defend the honor of UK when it seems that no one else is in a position to do so.

  20. really??
    12:42 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Why even talk football in the middle of basketball season?…HONESTLY no one in this state TRULY cares if we win a single football game!

  21. Matt Jones
    12:42 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I have enough people that Follow me and my site for up to date info and opinions. If you don’t care about it we don’t need you.

  22. True Story
    12:42 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Joe, if you’d rather just get your news from the CJ, LHL, and everyone who hates your program, more power to ya. Because there’s no place else to do so.

  23. Matt Jones
    12:43 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    We have never won consistently in football. Why would anyone think we would before they see it happen?

  24. StoopTroopCoupDroopLoopPoop
    12:46 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I was just recently thinking of Stoops and his beloved new troops and then I realized that I hadn’t fixed dat damn chicken coup. I went outside to fix the loop and feel over on an ice cream scoop. My wife then called out to me for the inside scoop on when I would be finished with dat damn chicken coup. I said, ” right after I take a poop.”. She replied, don’t let it droop.” And that was it. My life it moot.

  25. HatersGonnaHate
    12:48 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Lol at the haters talking about Matt…on his site. If dude is a terrible jerk, why would you support him with all the clicks? You’re just helping his market grow. Yeah, you’re just coming here for humor…is the humor worth supporting someone you are spewing hatred about? Morons.

  26. MJfolife
    12:49 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones is the next Zuckerberg you morons. This website gonna blow up like a G6 when UK football wins the SEC (in 3 years i guarantee). Then you morons who bash MJ and this website can suckit. Cardinals fans can already would never have a winning record in football if you were in the SEC. #BBN baby. SEC EAST champs in 3!! Peace! I’m out. #truth

  27. brobinsky
    12:50 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones is a punk. I heard he got in a fight with his producer, and got his ass handed to him. He’ll deny the hell out of it though I’m sure.

  28. true story
    12:50 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    25. ROFL.. boom goes the dynamite

  29. Peepers
    12:50 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I come here for some of the writers, but get my news from more connected people on twitter. Why do people flip out when someone critcizes matt? It’s ok to disgree on some things, but you people are ridiculous with your undying love of him.

  30. StupidKat
    12:52 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    11. Recruiting prowness, autocorrect was the culprit here. Recruiting proneness is everything Kentucky football embodied in years past though haha

  31. MJfolife
    12:54 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    #28 cause Matt is da man. thats why. don’t you get it? how can you seem so confused. all we had before KSR was a cheezy cats pause website pre-Al Gore info. sucked. if you are all about BBN this is the website you go to. straight up on point BBN news. name another UK website (blog or otherwise) that tops KSR….?………. thats what i thought

  32. StupidKat
    12:55 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    23. LOL hoot hoot

  33. Blonde Bomber
    12:56 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, I don’t think Oregon has ever one consistantly in football either, how about OK ST? If your theory was right then why do teams like OH ST, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Auburn, ND, Alabama, have long periods in their history when they were not good after being legendary programs? One answer, coaching. When Shula was coaching Alabama they still got all of the great athletes in Alabama but they weren’t mentioned inthe National Championship circles, Saban comes in and almost instantly they are dominant again, coincidence? No, it’s coaching.

  34. snoopaloop
    12:59 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Whoa, isn’t this guy on Amish Mafia?

  35. TheRealMattJons
    1:07 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    35.–I know. What gives guys? If I had known, I would have been calling you over to slob on my loop while taking a poop.

  36. HatersGonnaHate
    1:11 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    28 and 35 You guys must be Loserville fans…only they are dumb enough to come to a site owned by a guy they hate, and by doing so put money in his pockets just to cry about him.

  37. TheRealMattJones
    1:11 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    37—The truth will set you free my son

  38. HatersGonnaHate
    1:12 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    True sounds a little bitter…did Matt turn down your advances? Jealous much?

  39. Get Serious
    1:13 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    The world is ending and this is what you are bickering about? I hope you don’t come to my bunker looking for food. Fools.

  40. Peepers
    1:13 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    38 – what in my post reminds you of a louisville fan? Sounds like you are reaching. Oh well, haters gonna hate.

  41. citycat
    1:22 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Neal Brown = EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED. He is just plain awesome

  42. HatersGonnaHate
    1:25 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    41 – I think I told you what reminds me of a Louisville fan coming to Matt’s site and dissing him, while making him profitable doing so. Your post wasn’t as hateful as the others, but it was clearly a diss, saying you get your news from more connected ppl. We take up for him because its stupid of people to come to his site and whine about him, not bc we have undyling love for him.

  43. Peepers
    2:01 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    43 – that is a very ignorant post. According to your logic, if I don’t like pete thamel, then I can’t read sports illustrated. Great logic there, man. Matt isn’t the only one that writes here. Get that weak stuff out of here. Also, everyone knows matt has no real info when it comes to recruiting. So why is it bad to follow people that don’t know. Quit hating.

  44. Big O
    2:03 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    He will get his answer once the team completes it SEC schedule this fall! Ask him this question around Thanksgiving 2013.

  45. WestWorld
    2:37 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I would like you to get Hal Mumme on the show.

  46. StupidKat
    2:54 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    43 & 44. We all love UK anyone who reads any of these writers must, drop the petty shit attacking people and defending yourself, it ain’t nothing. Taking opinion of ideas presented is one thing but taking opinion of other people and their intentions will always turn up inaccurate.

  47. Far from thin 30
    3:06 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Joe, you do realize that Matt jones and ksr broke the stoops as head coach story right? The ksr coverage of the coaching search was far superior to any other news outlet. Ksr has challenged Frankfort and the university on commonwealth stadium renovations. All this from a “basketball blog”. These guys are the voice of the rational kentucky fan. They are a credible news source who use humor to their advantage. You can listen to Rob Bromley or Chris cross for your news from now on.

  48. UKBlue1!
    3:08 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    There are only 350 football scholarships handed out in the SEC each year. UK needs to be recruiting 5,4 and 3 star players only. To many 2 star and athletes in the last 3-4 classes. The staff has the right attitude. Recruit the best from JUCO. Go back and look at how Miami, Fla built their 1980-90’s teams. They had a lot of JUCO players that were rejected by Alabama,FSU,GA, AU and UF. It also helped to have the bed of talent in Fl. Teams can only have 85 scholarships and sign 25 per year. Players are available.

  49. HatersGonnaHate
    3:25 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    43 Last I checked Thamel doesn’t own Sports Illustrated. There’s a difference in that you choose to comment negative things about Matt, yet your posts are doing positive things for his bank account. Come here to read posts by others, but complaining about Matt while helping him by doing so is ignorant.

  50. HatersGonnaHate
    3:25 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    uh make that 44. not trying to talk to myself! lol

  51. Keep Rock
    4:12 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    32) Saban was 7-6 his first year at BAMA and loss to a NON BCS school. One of the low Louisania teams tech or Monroe. My point being I think it’s a fact that Saban is the best coach in college football is probably between him and Cal for the best managers of a program in any sport, and it still took him time at BAMA, and the cupboard wasn’t bare by no ways when he arrived. So it’s a little moronic to think Stoops can turn this around over night.
    Brown was a great hire. Stoops has the name recognition and respect of most. Brown is in my opinion the best up and comer on the staff Stoops included. Stoops should have a grasp of the ins and outs of being a head coach and Brown will bring a great offence. Don’t think we will win many next year, but we should be fun to watch. Who known in a couple years we could be a player. Better question is how long will Stoops and Brown stay. My guess 2 years for Brown 4 for Stoops. That’s Ok should be a win win for everybody. They get better jobs and UK gets then foundation set.

  52. Keep Rock
    4:21 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Why does everyone hate on Matt for backing Barnhart. KSR being a free site needs a good relationship with the athletic department to survive. Barnhart has done a good job so it’s not like anyone else is going to be walking threw the door. KSR reports all the same stories as the pay sites who’s first is kiddy arguments. If he is stealing news from other sites great, they overcharge anyway so the hell with Catillistrated.
    I do wish we could leave the politics out. If you want to say matt needs to work on his people skills you have a good point. He needs to be nicer to some of the calls being this is the people who keep him in business doing what most across the state would love to do for a living. Be nisce to Ryan Lemon he’s a good guy who does know UK sports. If you don’t like KSR why visit the site?? Feel free to go to Catsillistrated

  53. Mash UKs best ever
    5:52 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Depends on what you consider winning. I think we could someday be where Arkansas was last year. In the hunt only losing to Bama and LSU and in the top 5 in the final poll. That’s along way off and only if everything working perfect. No reason Stoops can’t have us take the next step from where brooks had UK.
    We will never be where Bama or Flordia are though. Because they are the best of the best. Does anyone think ole’ miss will pass UK in basketball. Same think just different sport.

  54. VinnyCent
    9:38 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I would like to say he is a nice guy that Matt Jones. Second why in hell is everyone on this comment section bashing him? WHO GIVES A CRAP!?!?!? Take the negativity else where, you don’t even actually know him. I want UK Bias News so i go to KSR has been on the move up, away from the website to be honest with TV shows and more radio deals. So yea it isn’t like it use to be with BTI and such. But i still love it so go else where if you are dissatisfied. Simple.