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Can’t Believe That Just Happened…

Kentucky loses 32-31 in OT to Western Kentucky on a trick play. That sound you hear is all hell breaking loose in Kentucky. Should be an interesting week.

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

322 Comments for Can’t Believe That Just Happened…



  1. Shock
    10:29 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    still in



  2. yepyep
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Uummm……yep



  3. Shocked
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    What a joke.



  4. Joker
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I gotta find out what tree BCG is hiding behind…



  5. UK FOOTBALL
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    JOKER. MUST. GO!
    They ‘sposed be Sun Belt



  6. ATL CAT
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    GET ‘EM OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!



  7. Sparks
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    You can’t believe it? I expected that unfortunately.



  8. Jeff Lee
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The earth just shifted……



  9. MWildcat King
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Any chance they pull the plug on the Joker before the end of the season?



  10. Durrrr
    10:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Just to be sure, we all still love Joker as a person. Great guy!



  11. kyfan4ever
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Does Joker deserve to stay? The rest of the season looks bleak if we cant beat wku. Thoughts?



  12. billy g
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I can coach conditioning and football! Also, I;m available!



  13. Topical Pseudonym
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The worst part is it really shouldn’t have gone into OT. We were down TWO touchdowns with 4 minutes left. That alone is pathetic.



  14. kfund
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Offer Boise State coach how much to come here? Makes 2 mil now.
    Maybe this Louisiana Monroe coach…?



  15. buckster1
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    That should be the final nail. Of course with UK administration it will not be. There is no excuse, period. I hope I can be a fan of football tomorrow. I am drained with uk football and their administration. If only they had some semblance of common sense they might make a decent decision every once in a while.



  16. see ya
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Been nice knowing ya Joker.



  17. see ya
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Been nice knowing ya Joker.



  18. Topical Pseudonym
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The best part is we’re one week closer to Big Blue Madness



  19. Manbearpig
    10:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    So who was the idiot that said he would pay everyone $200 if UK lost to WKU that disagreed with him…I want my money



  20. Kool-Aid
    10:32 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Why can’t you believe it just happened. Analyst all over were predicting it.



  21. hahaha
    10:32 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe joker should spend more time learning how to coach than playing bass in a shitty country music video



  22. Football Season Ticket Holder
    10:32 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    If he’s not fired by he end of the season I give up.



  23. MtnCat
    10:32 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    End of an error. Joker is gone



  24. Old Cat tired of losing
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Well it isn’t the players we have that is losing the games it is staff putting the plan in place. The staff is here for rest6 of the year but they should be getting their moving vans in place if I was the Ad as they would all be gone



  25. harry
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    so we still have play the rest of the season? Is there a mercy rule?



  26. Escapee from Madtown
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone know a good realtor?



  27. BlueTexan
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    All you Joker lovers…GO AWAY w/Joker! Barnfart needs to leave w/Joker before the end of this useless season.



  28. fakinnomah
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    When does UK play Sanford???? I just want to watch a game UK will be competitive in.



  29. kywildcat
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye Joker



  30. stan
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    i told ya’ll we couldn’t compete in the Sun Belt…..



  31. harry
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Florida next!!



  32. I've tried
    10:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t do it anymore, no more support for Joker, that’s enough losing. Stand up act, Kentucky boy, but not cut out to lead a SEC football program.



  33. SlimPickens
    10:34 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Any High School coach want a NCAA coaching job???!!!!



  34. NL
    10:34 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I actually like Joker (I know I’m one of the only fans that do), but this game might have cost him his job…



  35. Really?
    10:34 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Gutsy call by Willie Taggart. WKU for real in Sun Belt. Kentucky continues to be a joke and will continue to be a joke for so long as they have a Joker for a coach. THIS IS THE LOW POINT OF KENTUCKY FOOTBALL HISTORY (and that’s saying a lot).



  36. Walter55
    10:34 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Best thing that could happen for the program. Joker and entire staff are high school level coaches at best. Hopefully we can get a coach that actually knows something about football.



  37. Isaac in Long Beach
    10:34 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    If he’s not fired by the end of the night I give up.



  38. Randy Sanders
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    You all still like my “simulated snap” offense? Isn’t it fun to watch?



  39. Isaac in Long Beach
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    We won’t have our second win in football until basketball is underway. How’s THAT taste?



  40. Joker Apologist
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll shut the hell up now.



  41. cats1068
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The sunshine pumpers have been solar eclipsed.



  42. stan
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    we are a strength of schedule killer for UofL



  43. harry
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Unless we can beat FL at the swamp and beat SC, Joker is done!



  44. wtf
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    umm the.first pass was a lateral but the second pass was forward. Am i the only person who thought the second.receiver let the ball hit the ground!



  45. DIORIO'S PIZZA
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    FREE Matt Jones Man Meat Specials Slices Tonite!!!!
    Wear Blew and also recieve the “Special Sauce!!!”



  46. Kirby Smart
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Are you guys hiring?



  47. bye bye
    10:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    22-If he’s not fired by the end of the week I give up. UK football has lost any money/support from this guy. And it is all on Joker. Sorry excuse for a football coach.



  48. vanhoomi
    10:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    would like to see mitch fire joker during the press conference



  49. Box Score
    10:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    UK 7. UF. 70



  50. kfund
    10:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Defense wins championships.



  51. NL
    10:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I know everyone wants Joker gone, but honestly guys, it doesn’t matter if he’s gone or not. UK is not committed to having a premier football program. Not in staff money, not in facilities, etc…



  52. Trinitypills
    10:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    If Smith doesn’t throw 4 (almost 6) picks, uk wins in regulation. Not saying it isn’t joker’s fault, but there are plenty of heads on which the blame should fall.



  53. Blew Hare Too
    10:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry Joker. Now you think we can pull a “Pitino” and buy our way out of that game in Nashville next year?



  54. Big o
    10:37 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    My what a difference a week makes. This past week all the UK press (including KSR) could do,was sing the praises of this team. Hey folks, they just lost a home game to Western. Tis is one of those so called wins that is put into the schedule to offset a brutal SEC schedule. Plus keep season ticket holders somewhat happy. Says here Minter is overrated as a defensive coordinator. Mitch must begin the search now.



  55. MPCat
    10:37 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    @Really? Apparently you didn’t watch the CATS when Curry was coach. First Down Kentucky was a rare cheer back then. Who wants to come to KY?



  56. Need to know
    10:37 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    What station the post game show is on?



  57. [email protected]
    10:37 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Bobby Petrino!!!!!!!!!



  58. ukBIgDaddy
    10:37 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I would say UK is not even the 3rd best team in the state…..



  59. jugg
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    who hires somebody to coach a sec school with no head coaching experience? not even high school head coaching experience! this was doomed from the start! barnhart is responsible for the two worst hires in uk history, billy g, and joker! fire barnhart!



  60. charles minor
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    had heart ,, but still not enough….. we want beatty(trinity) lol



  61. Jacob
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Officially wanna fire this joke for someone gimme a lista off coaches to send to the ad



  62. rnewton22
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    How could #2 not see that play developing. Fire Minter tonight and Joker at the end of the season.



  63. Nets of #8
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky should just rip the SEC patch off their jerseys, what a sorry excuse of a team.



  64. Doug
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares? Basketball season will soon be here. KY will never be a factor and fans who go and watch them are wasting their money



  65. Joker
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Trust the system guys. We’re about to turn a corner.



  66. JayCee
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Call me when we’re 2 and 10



  67. Swimuk
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Run…pass..pass…Run…pass…pass.. will never get it done at any level in college FB.
    I say make the WKU coach an offer…that guy can coach.



  68. Han
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    We’re looking at two very bad games coming up and a 1-4 record to start Joker’s 3rd year, when he’s been recruiting the talent for this team for years before that. He lost to both in state schools – he’s done.

    Kentucky didn’t lose on a trick play. Kentucky lost when Sanders and Joker and the QB coach didn’t calm Smith down early in the game. He threw 4 interceptions – 3 to the same defender. Smith is young, and you can’t blame that all on him. Someone has to be in his ear.

    My guess is Joker says we’re better than this, and his supporters mention that we were short a running back. And yeah, WKU played Bama well for half a game. But when our offense clicked, we did great. When it didn’t, in addition to a defense that can’t stop the run, we looked like a joke.

    So at the end of the season, does a certain WKU coach get a call as a candidate?



  69. oops...
    10:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink


  70. harry
    10:39 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Our offensive game plan will be gutted by far superior SEC opponents. Its gonna be bad.



  71. Joker Apologist
    10:39 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The freshmen looked alright I guess… And we’ve got Towelie.



  72. Kiet Doke
    10:39 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Joker it was nice knowing ya…a lot of the mistakes were coaching plain and simple…fire minter mid season and joker at the end….just don’t try to hire john l smith



  73. Willie T
    10:39 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Trick plays.. That’s that ish I don’t like!



  74. The TRUTH
    10:39 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Joker is probably a top 10 ASSISTANT coach….on the down side, he is probably the worst HEAD coach. The players love him TOO much for him to be the head coach, but that’s exactly why he is one of the best assistant coaches in America. GO CATS…GET A NEW HEAD CAOCH. I actually hope Joker stays on as an assistant.



  75. Brad
    10:39 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    So who do people want as coach?

    Who do you think Barnhart will actually land?



  76. Redpup
    10:40 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can we get rid of Joker now? I hope Mitch is ready to pull the plug. If he isn’t let’s get rid of Mitch!!!!!!



  77. barn
    10:40 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    it really doesn’t matter if joker is fired or not. UK will just bring another coach who will give the same results. don’t believe me? just look at UK’s record the past 60 years. same ol’ same ol’



  78. Paul
    10:40 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I keep rooting for Joker to do well here, but this is the final nail in the coffin. In 3 games this season, we 1) got DEMOLISHED by UofL and 2) LOST to Western Kentucky. Both of those results are unacceptable, especially in the same season. Joker and his staff has to go, what a joke.



  79. Kentucky basketball
    10:40 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    This loss was not Joker’s fault. He didn’t throw the interceptions. He didn’t get the penalties.



  80. DC Cat
    10:41 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    That was a brilliant way to kill UofL’s strength of schedule… (the ONLY silver lining)



  81. Mike
    10:41 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    NEWS FLASH!!!!….BARNEY just confirmed that he has a breakfast meeting with Taggart.



  82. Jim
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Why is this a surprise. This team almost beat us last year. Our defense continues to suck. We can’t stop the run, what do you this the next seven games are going to be like. The Joker experiment is over. Get the super secret hiring committee together Monday morning.



  83. BlueTexan
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Sad news…FL looked damn strong tonight in Knoxville…The Swamp trip this year has been cancelled…I can’t stand to be a humiliated fan any more. To Hell w/you Barnfart that you didn’t have the cajones to hire your own FB coach. Yes, Joker’s a ‘nice guy’…but, NOT a head coach. I’m through.



  84. Me
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Welcome to rock bottom folks



  85. Tebkats
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Never thought it would come to the point where I wished Rich Brooks was still here. goodbye, Joker.



  86. Jimmy
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    T-O-P-S Tops Tops Tops!!!!!!



  87. AshamedCat
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Fire Joker and the whole lot of them monday. There needs to be a bloodbath. this is just shameful. We have no football program to speak of. Sorry Joker, unfortunately you just didnt get it done, and it wasnt entirely your fault.



  88. Redpup
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    We could have landed Mike Leach easily last year but no we had to stay with Joker and his pitiful staff!



  89. Friartuck
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Who lets their team get a delay of game penalty to start OT???



  90. Will
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    64. Agreed. Good job WKU. Don’t think we can land a top coach anyway.



  91. WKY Dude
    10:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    All KY fans should be happy right now. This should not be looked upon as defeat. This will mark the BEGINNING. This should seal the deal on Joker Phillips and STAFF. There will be a sweeping change within the football program. Brighter days are ahead folks…just gotta fight through the rest of this darkness for another few months.



  92. Louisville
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    53 how about pulling a “WIN” LMAO!



  93. ULlightyearsahead
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    It may take us a 25 years to beat UL again forget UT.



  94. BigBlue
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    If the ULM coach would even be interested, he would be a good candidate.



  95. Jokersays
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Joker says you cant fire me. Remember tubby? I am B L A C K boys and girls. Now fire that. If I dont quit you stuck with me.



  96. Orangello
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Joker might want to learn a lesson from billy clyde and use up his sick days this week.



  97. Ukiacatfan
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    See ya joker, Rick minters defense is horrible someone call mike leach



  98. Axe Cop
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    We will never be more than a mediocre program. I accept that. I still stand behind Joker mainly because no matter what I don’t think we can do significantly better and we might as well stick with the local guy.



  99. Brow Down
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Bring Willie to UK!!



  100. Really?
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, MPCat. I saw plenty of Curry football. It was bad. But they didn’t lose to WKU. I think UK should move to ACC. Better basketball and would have a chance to compete in football with a new coach.



  101. Swimuk
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    79…nope just hired the guys that put the players or schemes in place that did!



  102. Richard P
    10:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hahahahahahahaha! Maybe the joke should spend a little more time coaching football and a little less time chasing married sports anchors!



  103. Bobby P
    10:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I need a job!!!



  104. joker lover
    10:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Where ya at Matt Jones, I recall at 5:15 you asking what has WKU done??? Well with the Joke running the program you just seen what they done!!! A special thanks to “6 win PAPAW” for recommending the “JOKE” for COI and dummy “BARNFART” for listening!!! WOW ROCK BOTTOM!!!!



  105. harry
    10:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    79. there are many ways to make an argument against your statement, but i’ll say this “he is the captain of a sinking ship”



  106. BlueFins
    10:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Glad I didn’t invest any time on this game other than receiving Matt’s tweets.



  107. Dent44
    10:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Delay of game to start OT. I can no longer support Joker. He has to go; sooner the better.



  108. ChuckEcheesy
    10:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Lets just turn Commonwealth into a monster truck arena.



  109. Dennis
    10:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t believe it happened? Are you kidding me? Who has been the coach of this train wreck for 3 years? This was nothing wait till SEC play and you will see the worst UK football team maybe ever.



  110. Donald
    10:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Could someone link the KSR radio feed? I’d like to listen.



  111. JonBoy
    10:45 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    How many years will the “joke” continue to not have the football team prepare to play. Surly there is someone that could coach UK football.



  112. cat nasty
    10:45 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Jay Gruden..



  113. Death Knell
    10:45 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    First time in my life I’ve ever pulled for the Cats to lose a game. I know it will be much better for us in the long run. It was the only way.



  114. Axe Cop
    10:45 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    And thanks 96 you’re doing wonderful things for race relations. I dezone you from the UK fam.



  115. Richard P
    10:45 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    By the way, Baseball—Check. Football—–Check. Womens Soccer—-Check. Rowing—Check. Basketball— Soon to be check Da’ville is whipping dat blue azz this year!



  116. Monty
    10:45 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The fact that some many fans watch just to have something to complain about…. It’s still listed as support. Joker is by NO means a bright spot and does appear over his head but he is SEVERAL spots down that list of BIGGEST PROBLEM! How Mitch Barnhart has kept his job blows my mind, it’s gettin to the point that we need to organize some sorta protest. Mike Minter has the worst defensive styling I have ever seen, when joker is telling you your a bad coach you are a BAD COACH!!! Max Smith had a rough night but when he gets cooking he still looks like a big time talent.



  117. shoudawon
    10:46 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    It was over when we missed that sack in ot and gave up 10 yards instead. Then sealed when that sure pick was dropped. The roughing penalty was just the cherry… We were meant to lose tonight.



  118. DG
    10:46 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I will start buying UK woman’s ball season tickets and baseball season tickets to get my K points.



  119. Randy Travis
    10:46 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I tooooold you soooooo.



  120. Jim Tressels Sweater Vest
    10:46 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Looking for job, pst.



  121. BigBlueBen
    10:46 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Mike Leach for new head coach??



  122. Mr. Peepers
    10:46 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    96 is married to his sister.



  123. Jokersays
    10:47 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    115 I am not a racist. I have a color tv



  124. Sinking Ship
    10:47 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Where’s everyone going? Everything is okay. We forced them to go into OT to beat us. We only lost by 1 point. It’s all good. Trust me, come back.



  125. barn
    10:47 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    if joker is fired he will only be replaced by another unproven coach who will have to “rebuild” for X number of years and football fans will still be stuck in the same bad dream we’ve been for the last 60 years. so what’s the point? maybe joker can at least get us to some s**t bowl in a few years.



  126. Donald
    10:47 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Could someone link the KSR radio feed? I’d like to listen.



  127. WHAT
    10:47 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    WHERE CANI HEAR THE POSTGAME SHOW IN LOUISVILLE? Matt’s POSTGAME that is.



  128. Mr. Peepers
    10:47 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    122 makes 96 look like the pope.



  129. 122 is a UL fan
    10:47 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Somebody delete 122. I hate it when UL fans post here.



  130. Parker
    10:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    .. How bout that alumni game?



  131. Jokersays
    10:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    124 care to call me out face to face?



  132. Swimuk
    10:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    116…is that the woman on 101 dalmatians?



  133. Rae
    10:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    109. Or a basketball dome.



  134. Isaac in Long Beach
    10:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    BLLLATTTTT



  135. wkustudent
    10:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Cannot wait to see you rubes on campus next week, sporting your cayut gear. Sec.. sec…. lmao.



  136. Yoda
    10:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Nothing to see here. If anyone is shocked we lost this game, perhaps you haven’t been paying attention. This is the same WKU team that got crushed by Navy last year. Kentucky will get destroyed by the SEC this year, every game. Point blank. Period.

    Blow up Commonwealth and make it a bird sanctuary or something, then Cardinals could own us 24/7/365.



  137. BlueTexan
    10:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    #59- AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least ‘someone’ on here understands that Barnfart needs to get a buy-one-get-one ticket on Greyhound for him and that Joke we STILL have as head coach!



  138. Thicks
    10:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I feel a pirate ship invading lexington. Anyone ready for the air raid? Mike Leach anyone?



  139. MPCat
    10:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Really? Moving to the ACC may be the only way we get past 6-7 wins. We’re just a basketball school living in a football world. Midnight Madness can’t get here quick enough.



  140. Han
    10:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    55) Programs like UK Football can get a good coach a few ways:
    1st, you have a member of the UK family, a homer, come in and build the program. If he succeeds, he’s a legend. If he fails, it’s hard to get rid of him.

    2nd, you take a shot on a HC or coordinator who has a really good year or 2 but the better schools are still waiting to see more. Sometimes you hit it big and get a program builder. Other times you get a head case alcoholic.

    3rd, you go after someone who loves a challenge and wants to make a legacy in the hardest conference. Maybe someone who failed in the NFL, is relegated to their couch or a coordinator position, and can’t immediately get a great job at the college level. There are a lot of once-shining stars in coaching who are coordinators in the NFL right now. Or sometimes this is a retired coach who left the game too early, and other times it’s someone who is disgraced and needs to rebuild their legacy. There are only so many openings in the SEC, and if you want in, you’re usually going to have to take a bad job.

    Hopefully Mitch tries for a homerun like Gruden at ESPN or even Bill Cowher (lots of Pittsburch fans in Kentucky, including Coach Cal). If he can’t find someone with the itch, he can look for a coordinator, ideally with HC experience, that’s looking for a challenge. Failing that, you try really hard to snake a rising star from WKU or the like.



  141. 122 is a UL fan
    10:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Please Joker come on the radio and say you QUIT!!!!



  142. Seriously???
    10:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t think Id live long enuff to see that happen…

    FIRE HIM TONITE!!!
    What a joke
    Disgusting
    Puke
    Wow

    Aaarrrrhhhhh!!!!!



  143. XRYANX
    10:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    SOMEONE PLEASE RECORD THE POST GAME SHOW! PRETTY PLEASE! I AM GOING TO TAKE MY GIRLFRIEND OUT TO EAT NOW AND I DON’T WANT TO MISS IT! PLEASE POST THE PLACE WHERE I CAN GET THE MP3 OF IT! SOMEONE PLEASE RECORD THIS !!!!!! THANK YOU!
    @MATT JONES…… THIS SHOULD BE AN INTERESTING POST GAME SHOW BRO! BBN NEEDS TO HEAR THIS ONE FOR SURE!



  144. Joker says
    10:50 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Joker just completed the postgame interview and said the loss of this game is on Raymond Sanders for a violation of team rules.



  145. WHERE
    10:50 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can I listen to Matt’s POSTGAME ?



  146. Joseph
    10:50 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Lets hear the radio guys praise’m this week…and how
    they can’t believe these idiots who picked Western to beat Kentucky.

    The Joke is on them…the Joke must go..



  147. ok-cats-computer
    10:50 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    We are at Rock Bottom. If Joker truly cared about UK, he woul resign.



  148. WHERE
    10:50 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can I listen to Matt’s postgame radio show?



  149. WeakSauce
    10:50 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    FIRE JOKER & FIRE MITCH!!



  150. Matt
    10:50 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    #122 you are trash. Awful to go there.



  151. Han
    10:52 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Would Mitch and UK commit to actual improvements to facilities if it would land them a home run hire? Someone with real name credit and the ability to rejuvenate the fans while also working with Cal to promote the school?



  152. The champ !!
    10:52 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Good job wku! Hey Mitch how about a new coach .



  153. classof68
    10:52 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Thank God , the Kentucky college part of the schedule is over. Look out SEC, the CATS are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  154. Joseph
    10:53 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Just like the Joke to blame a kid. BTW, George played better
    than any back all year.

    The Joke…:(



  155. jeremy
    10:53 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I just hope he takes all the useless coaches with him.



  156. Whiskeyjack227
    10:53 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    If Joker goes, minter and sanders should go as well.



  157. ARKANSAS
    10:53 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Petrino is a dirt-bag…..but he will win you games.



  158. barn
    10:54 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    everything else aside, max smith is a tough cookie. i’d like to see him play on a good team



  159. Darnell
    10:54 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    As soon as it became apparent that Billy Clyde was way way way out of his element and had, shall we say, certain personal traits/habits that were not conducive to managing an elite college basketball team, I knew right then that Barnhart had fudged up royally. The way I see it, BCG is BCG. He’s always been that way and he’s always gonna be that way. Soooooo, ol Mitch should have known how he was. He blew it and hired a man who was in NO WAY prepared to man the helm of Kentucky Wildcat basketball.



  160. Han
    10:54 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    141) The school would fire Mitch and a ton of other people to appease the fans long before they’d give up SEC money to get a few more wins and keep attendance up.

    152) The people that post that kind of stuff are typically trolls trying to make us look bad. If any national media is looking at this site, they’ll home in on those comments, and the troll gets their wish of making us all look like redneck bigots.



  161. Yoda
    10:54 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait to see the KSR folks try to put lipstick on this pig the rest of the year…



  162. UK '78
    10:54 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I’m so glad I didn’t go to the game….



  163. Linda Taylor
    10:55 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    WLAP.com
    or 630WLAP on IHeart



  164. stan
    10:55 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    122 is a disgusting cat fan…..



  165. Han
    10:56 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Bring back the KSR poll with head coach replacement options.



  166. Red Rooster
    10:56 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    159… Sound familiar? Then the basketball and football programs would be mirror images.



  167. Joker
    10:56 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Well folks, uhm. well. uhm. well uhm.. u know. well uhm.. we tried real hard. We, uhm..



  168. Fake Cop
    10:56 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Is Matt Jones gonna crawl out from under Mamas Skirts tonite?????



  169. GoCards
    10:56 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Even Kragthrope beat WKU. LMAO!!!



  170. Isaac in Long Beach
    10:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    166) you idiot, 122 isn’t a uk fan



  171. Crackerhillbilly
    10:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    122 – Joker is a lousy coach….. you are a lousy human being.



  172. me
    10:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    630 wlap on iheart 11:20 pm



  173. BlueFins
    10:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, for sure, there went your grand!



  174. Mr. Peepers
    10:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    133 That was wrong of me to say you are married to your sister….just dating.



  175. jill
    10:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Your program is garbage.



  176. BlueTexan
    10:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    #151- AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FREE Mike Leach.



  177. Darnell
    10:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Jonesy’s show….http://www.whas.com/main.html



  178. BigBlue
    10:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I guess no more ice cream truck after practice this week…



  179. G-Unit
    10:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    So when is the post game show? It should be very interesting….



  180. JLP
    10:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Nothing like reading well-reasoned, calm responses. Except for football, Barnhart has made great choices in most sports which are flourishing. I just don’t see UK getting a better long term football coach than Joker. He needs more time & experience. You get a hotshot young coach & he deserts ship after a season or two… Joker has the potential to be a stabilizing & good coach for a long haul. I know, most have already decided & don’t want to hear patience. I don’t see Joker weathering the emotional storm unfortunately.



  181. Steve spurrier
    10:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait to run the score up on you guys!



  182. WKUTeacher
    10:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Suck on that for making fun of my email.



  183. Bruce M
    10:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah the game was a dissapointment! It sucked to loose at the very end! But…did Joker throw 4 ints or cause the defense to let WKU convert on every freakin don the entire game? There are other heads that need to roll…Not just Jokers.



  184. BlueFins
    10:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Kragthorpe is getting it done at a real football school like LSU



  185. Takethoseonionsoffmysliders
    10:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Joke would never come on the radio and quit(all though I would LOVE it if he did!!) UK will be 3-9 this season. I GUESS THE 27% OF PEOPLE THAT DID NOT RENEW SEASON TICKETS ARE LOOKING PRETTY DAMN SMART TONIGHT!!



  186. Grateful
    10:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    THANK YOU LINDA TAYLOR!



  187. UK3K
    10:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    181 – nice troll bro



  188. Bobby Petrino
    10:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    No way I am going to coach your [email protected] program.



  189. Bubba Earl
    10:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t even get a phone call for super seats that have been in the family for 37 years! I am over this debacle they call a football team, good luck to the staff and to this worthless football team. I am finished with them.



  190. Scott
    10:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    My 12 yr old son called that last wku trick play….honestly, not joking. I wished it had worked out but Time for change.



  191. Kentucky basketball
    11:00 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Keep Joker. Give him more time.



  192. Matt Jones
    11:00 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I’m still undecided about Joker Phillips. I mean, we did hang right in there with a good WKU team.



  193. fed up
    11:00 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    if joker is the stand up guy you all have claimed he is in the past then you shouldnt have to worry about whether or not mitch will fire him………he should resign tonight for the love of the program.



  194. TheJoker
    11:00 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Bring on Samford!



  195. Katdaddy
    11:00 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hope willy stays at wku, he wouldn’t be here two years and BBN would be ready to fire him also!



  196. ohhai
    11:00 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    can we take up donations to buy a full page “letter to the ad” in the herald leaader. F’n azz clown barnhart and his pride. enjoy an empty stadium dbag



  197. DD
    11:01 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The next time they fill Commonwealth Stadium to capacity will be when the basketball team plays a game there



  198. Morehead State
    11:01 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    We would whip your candy [email protected]!!!



  199. Blue Jesus
    11:01 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink


  200. Head Bussa
    11:02 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The Florida game will be fun.



  201. Rixter
    11:02 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    My 10 year old some predicted that Scott’s 12 year old son would call the trick play that would win the game. Honestly, not joking.



  202. Rixter
    11:03 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    *son



  203. Dr. Kutaweigh
    11:03 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    That was a lot more than ‘a trick play’ Drew, WKU scored 32 point against UK… 32 points !!!!!



  204. Eku
    11:03 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Why is everyone so surprised? They were a 7 win team from last year that was snubbed during bowl selections, a good defense that is nationally ranked in some categories, and they played with a chip on their shoulder. My only surprise was Matt Jones predicting a 35-10 UK win on the pre-game show. Obviously Mr. Jones didn’t do his research. UK fans, just be glad it wasn’t a blow out, and be proud your players showed some heart.



  205. Really?
    11:03 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    186, where in the world do you see two more wins for this team? Samford…maybe. Can’t see this team beating anyone in the SEC.



  206. InStateRecruit
    11:03 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I just crossed uk off my list. your school is trash.



  207. barn
    11:03 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    man, our sec run is gonna be uuuuuugglee



  208. BlueTexan
    11:04 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    “Wlidcat Wrap-Up” should be listed as a ‘wake’ in the LHL obits!



  209. bane
    11:05 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hell Hire taggart. He he showed more brass in one game than joker has done his whole tenure as head coach



  210. Brad
    11:05 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The only way this ends is for ticket sales to drop MORE like down to 30K or less. The problem is up til this year UK fans have supported football despite the poor effort and poor commitment to resources because fans kept coming allowing them to make TONs of cash. Quit BUYING tickets and they won’t have a choice.



  211. Chase
    11:05 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I like Joker, but the staff he has hired is horrible and unfortunately he has to pay for those decisions. OFFER BOBBY PETRINO or TOM LEACH whatever they want!!!!!!!!!!



  212. Linda Taylor
    11:05 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville fans that want to listen to postgame show, but don’t want to try WLAP.com or 630WLAP on IHeart can try WHAS 840 am



  213. Wikipedia
    11:06 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Who is the football equivalent of Mike Pratt who can tell Mitch who to hire for the football team?



  214. jeremy
    11:06 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    207 is right on the money



  215. one-n-done
    11:06 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Fake ass KENTUCKY fans!!!!!!! Don’t give up, never give up…… We are BIG BLUE, remember that when you lay your head down on that pillow to night and that you, were not on that field tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheer for the comeback, cheer for the players, not a win. WE ARE U K and we all know what we really are good at. Joker is the best thing since slice bread, just give him the time….. #RIPTRICKPLAYS



  216. Han
    11:06 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    206) We were hopeful for a 4 or 5 win season. But 2 of those wins would have been UL and WKU. Without those, and based on the defense, we’re looking at 2-10 now.

    But watch Joker somehow upset USC or Florida and get a vote of confidence from Mitch.



  217. Wikipedia
    11:06 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    212 – Mike Leach?



  218. Bob Sugar
    11:07 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Finally, everyone has adjusted the dial to the only rational wavelength: Joker and Barnhart have run a respectable program straight into the ground. Good riddance to the both of them (and their staff’s too).



  219. Linda Taylor
    11:07 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    212 – Tom Leach? But he does such a good job on the radio, I don’t want him to stop calling the games on the radio.



  220. Will
    11:08 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Is that Gus Johnson doing the Stanford vs. USC game? Nice! Come on Stanford!



  221. what ?
    11:08 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Minter needs to go also, he has no clue on defense he sucks.



  222. barn
    11:08 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    joker will be back next year baby. write it down



  223. bluebabyblue
    11:08 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Did I hear somebody say that “Kentucky couldn’t even compete in the SunBelt Conference”?



  224. Michael
    11:08 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch Barnhart!!! Are you listening?????? Fire Joker????? You should have two weeks ago!!!!!!



  225. wickedgood
    11:08 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    mitch has hired ,a top 10 baseball coach ,top 10 womens bb coach ,ranked volleyball coaches and other ranked teams , and gave coach cal a shot when it was very explosive to do so.all other programs are very good . so any idiot who would bash mitch who hired rich brooks who is the only reason people under 40 have ever scene us win a bowl game should be upset but are freakin idiots .mitch knows joker is at the end of his rope and needs everyone support so we can let a local boy [joker]have dignity and know we appreciate all he has tried .the reason florida coach left he lost tebow and knew either lsu or alabama would kick his ass so meyer played sick and ran to the buckeyes thats how difficult it is . we may find lightning in a bottle ut i am 47 years old and brooks is the only real successful coach we have had without cheating.



  226. fed up
    11:08 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Where is Matt?



  227. Really?
    11:09 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I expect UK’s 2013 commitments to thank their lucky stars that they have not signed letters of intent. I remember when UK first played UL again during Curry’s tenure. I thought UL would not be able to compete with an “SEC” program. I was right but…unfortunately, UK is not and apparently never will be an SEC program. Now, I know UK might be a mediocre Sun Belt program but…maybe not. Glad we’re not playing ULM!



  228. CUK02
    11:09 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    220- Hahaha. Thanks for the laugh tonight.



  229. All of UK's In-State Recruits
    11:09 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I mean, Kentucky’s coaches are real nice and all, but why would I go play for UK when they can’t even beat freakin’ Western?



  230. Michael
    11:09 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch Barnhart!!!! Are you listening????? Fire Joker!!!!!!! You should have two weeks ago!!!!



  231. Fire Barnie
    11:10 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Does anybody believe barnhart has enough guts and smarts to hire anybody decent? The best he could do last time was Rich Brooks. He could have had spurrier in 2005. Barnhart = gutless



  232. Jerry Tipton
    11:10 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    All you inbred mouth-breathers are acting like the Cats were a four-touchdown favorite and lost. Kentucky football will never be relevant on the national stage. Get over it. I see the Mike Leach cries have started again? LOL. Pathetic.



  233. CardinalHater
    11:10 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    They just need to head down to Danville. Centre College defensive coordinator Carter Conley is a genius. The guy wears his landshark cleats to practice everyday so he can take part in drills. He knows the game and teaches it with a nasty streak. Centre’s defense has been on top of the national rankings in their division for the past 7-8 years because of him. They went 49 consecutive games during a stretch where they forced at least one turnover. I know it’s a small school, but this guy can coach. And you will never find a man with more desire to win.



  234. Mark Liptak
    11:11 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Without being sarcastic or trite it’s clear a major change of direction is needed not only in the coaching part of the football operation but in the attitude towards football in general at UK. Other schools are good in both men’s basketball and football. Why can’t UK?

    Time to start spending the money on facilities, staff and getting actual good players.

    The ball is in your court Mitch. You knocked it out of the park with Cal, time to swing for the fences again.

    Mark Liptak



  235. fed up
    11:11 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    230…..what in state recruits? They were already headed to Louisville anyway.



  236. Bud Black
    11:11 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    UK should hire Willie!



  237. Whiskeyjack227
    11:12 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The one thing that will make the stink of UKs loss is that ESPN’s baby USC is getting beat by Stanford



  238. Willie Taggart's phone
    11:12 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    rrrrringgggg!!! “Willie? This is Mitch Barnhart. I just wanted to congratulate you on a great win.

    Oh, yeah… do you want to be our football coach”?



  239. Yeah that just happened
    11:12 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Would they please move Neloms back to safety. He is getting burned up every game.



  240. barn
    11:12 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    why rag on mitch? all our sports are doing great except football, but it’s never been relevent anyway since the bear left



  241. RYNO
    11:12 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Glad I didn’t drop a grand on UK winning 5 games this yr.



  242. Garmaster
    11:13 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I’m with 212. We should hire Tom Leach. He can coach and call the game on the radio at the same time, right?



  243. 13th. Grade
    11:14 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Charlie Strong inherited a program that had been run into the ground, had to install a new system, and has gone 7-6, 7-6 and 3-0. Joker inherited a program that had been to a bowl game 4 years in a row, and a program where he had been on the staff for 7 seasons. He has gone 6-7, 5-7 and 1-2. Need I say more?



  244. fed up
    11:14 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hal Mumme?



  245. STEVE!
    11:14 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    214 – Absolutely correct! The only thing that could be as bad as keeping Joker is letting Barnhart lead the search for – and hire – a new coach.



  246. SamIAMNot
    11:15 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Goodbye Joker? It really ought to be ‘goodbye Mitch Barnhart’. Ole Mitchie is the only reason Joker is still here anyway!! Ole Mitchie also brought us ‘Billy Clyde’. Steeeerike TWO. A SEC team loosing to a non-BCS SunBelt Conference school…steeeeeerike THREE! Barnhart, you’re ‘outta here’!!!!!



  247. gr8ness
    11:15 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hey TARDS, UofLol lost by 30 plus points to a division 1AA EKU team in the 80’s. Don’t hate, love morehead state.



  248. JF
    11:15 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    This has been coming for a long time. It’s always been a play or two away from just this scenario. The difference was we had playmakers that would erase those big plays. The players can’t cover the coaching staff this year.



  249. Will
    11:15 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    244. Come on man… Big East…



  250. one-n-done
    11:16 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hey every lil U K basher out there…… We Play Ball in this state, NOT football!…. When did any of you flukies even care about it anyway?????



  251. Joker Phillips
    11:16 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Max just wasn’t accerit tonight



  252. Fire Barnie
    11:16 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    241
    You’re right. I love rifle and women’s soccer.



  253. class of 68
    11:17 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    235: I think you give ole Mitch too much credit. He and Todd just listened to Mike Pratt on hiring Cal. Don’t forget his Mulligan we gave him, Billy Clyde.



  254. Facebook
    11:17 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Where does a True Blue fan like Western on the Lex 18 Facebook page?



  255. Fire Barnie
    11:17 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    max smith can say bye bye to his starting job for 2013, no way the new coach starts him over towles, unless he’s a loser mitch picks,

    nevermind, disregard…



  256. Rixter
    11:18 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    244:
    Do you think 7-6, 7-6 in the Big East is better than 6-7, 5-7 in the SEC? Really?



  257. Bob Sugar
    11:18 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    There was no real success under Brooks. It was smoke and mirrors showmanship. Sure we won a few big games, but we lost way too many that we either needed to win or should have won. Mitch made a giant mistake with the coach in waiting designation. He killed a program in the rise and set it back 5 years minimum. Barnhart also hired Billy Gillispie you f****** morons. What more does he have to do to get canned? Slap your grandmother? Any other manager in the country would be gone with a track record like his.



  258. Head Bussa
    11:19 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Yet another reason why we love basketball so damn much………..



  259. wyldcatzrool
    11:20 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    embarrassing…anyone know any grocery stores that still use PAPER SACKS? I am going to need one to put over my head just to be able to go out in public for at least the next week or so…I would just hide out at home altogether, but…gotta get some groceries in the house somehow…I truly never envisioned THIS MUCH of a TOTAL DISASTER with Joker after Brooks went fishing…but “feel sorry” for him? Yeah, maybe just a little, BUT…feel a whole hell of a lot sorrier for the players and the fans…so…the JOKE’S OVER…next chapter please…and let’s hope for a better one…PEACE OUT



  260. BurnerTurner5
    11:21 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Thank you #85. That is awesome!



  261. JR
    11:22 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Were not the only major college basketball school to have an awful football team. Examples are Duke, Indiana, Syracuse, Kansas, UCLA. You get my point.



  262. SevenT
    11:23 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Joker

    You basically suck…..do the world a favor and quit tonight. You are an absolute embarassment to the SEC and the state of Kentucky. The only honorable thing you can do at this point is quit.

    Just Saying



  263. fed up
    11:23 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    could the postgame interview have been any easier?? Why do we continue to keep giving more and more chances to a staff that is obviously in over their head???!!!



  264. BigRedKatKicker
    11:23 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    #257 YEAH. One eats chit by LOSING to a SUNBELT TEAM and One team beat yew kay 32-14…anymore STUPID remarks???



  265. Han
    11:24 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    233) “UK Basketball is pathetic. You’ll never be elite again. Teams can’t dominate any more.” Sound familiar?

    244) That’s all we need to know. He was here. He recruited the guys he has. He has his staff. He gets worse each year.

    257) Under Brooks, we won 6-8 games a year 4 years in a row. Methinks Joker’s not gonna get close to 6 unless the team leaves the SEC.



  266. F Me
    11:24 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Worst coached team I have ever seen. How many times has our D end chased a ghost down the line only to have the ball run past him. Again, the worst coached team ever. How much does Minter make? Anything over $10 is a waste of money.



  267. Garmaster
    11:24 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    260. Head to Liquor Barn, they have paper bags. You can pick up a nice bourbon to drown your sorrows while you’re there. Was that the correct use of your and you’re in the same sentence?



  268. What?
    11:24 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    216. – You are the moron that keeps cheering for a losing team every year, You want the players to be happy? Well lets get a damn coach that knows how to win, Quit making excuses, Recruits wanna come to a school that can win, We are in the SEC there are no excuses to losing to WKU.



  269. Bobby Petrino
    11:24 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Im waiting for a call by Mr.Barnhart!



  270. swifty
    11:25 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Face it. UK will never be awsome in football, they are a div 2 school at best, money and motivation without money = nothing, barnhart will not fire this guy, we have next to the lowest budget for recruting in sec. no one eles is gonna do better,, chalk it up buy tickets, because what other excuse do you have to watch a uk team in action? We show up to soccer games, volleyball games, hell maybe even rifeling tourney’s, point is we should show up to home games, bad team or not, I have hope in my heart we will be better in yrs to come. How long did wooodson take to be good? we only remember the great plays, but not the hardship….be patient BBN…we are actually doing good for what we got…..



  271. one-n-done
    11:25 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Never bite the hand that feeds ya!!….



  272. WKU couch
    11:25 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Do you smell smoke, or is it just me?



  273. Realist
    11:26 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t lay awake at night thinking that UK should beat Alabama every year, but I do go to sleep without worrying if we can beat Western.



  274. BBB
    11:27 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Thank goodness for our soccer team.



  275. Bowdie
    11:27 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    you guys have a troll feeding problem.



  276. #79 needs help
    11:28 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Patrino isn’t coming and tressell is untouchable. David Cutcliff will be our coach next year. To all the people who blindly support Joker and say they rest of us aren’t “real fans”. This games was for you how could someone make a comment like #79 is beyond me. This is jokers program good or bad in the end everything that happens on the field IS the head coaches fault.



  277. rmel
    11:28 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Noel Mazzone the o.c. at UCLA would be a great fit. Time to make some calls Barnhart.



  278. Smart decision
    11:29 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Give PETRINO whatever he asks for and get him to Kentucky quick!!!!!!!



  279. Bobby Petrino
    11:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    You better hire me before another team looks to hire me Mr.Barnhart!



  280. 13th. Grade
    11:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    250 & 257. No, obviously the SEC is stronger than the Big Least. However, the Big East team down the road beat us easily this year. Also, our losses have come to non-SEC teams. Joker inherited a program that was usually able to win games they were “supposed” to win. We can’t even do that now.



  281. E-nuff
    11:32 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Now can we hire a new staff? Or should we wait to be beaten by Murray State or EKU?



  282. rixter
    11:32 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    BigRedBallLicker: Just one – your mom is the STUPIDEST old scuz I’ve ever ‘tossed a bone’ to



  283. Just saying
    11:32 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can we hire a white guy now?



  284. one-n-done
    11:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    269- When have we ever been a football school? Bryant only coached for 9 years and any other coach cheated… You can give Joker the boot, BUT it wont solve anything… LOOK at the history. #LOOKATTHEHISTORY



  285. Iucansukabigblue........
    11:33 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Who’s getting drunk? I’m buying all the real Wildcats here shots. Lets go find the palm squad. They were looking fine in that white tonight.

    Shots?



  286. DG
    11:34 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    UK raises the season ticket cost and coaching gets worse every year. Get a new coach or lose the rest of the 40,000 people who actually cared enough to renew their tickets



  287. class of 68
    11:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I just hope Randle wasn’t at the game. Surely Cal is smarter than that.



  288. BLittle
    11:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I say get Jon Gruden from the NFL and pay him as much as Cal. Enough crap is enough every year. The only time Ive ever gotten my money’s worth is 06-07. I love UK football but Geeez……



  289. Joker
    11:39 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I like me some fa t scan ky trash sports anchors on tv u see he fat as s arms these days
    Moooooo. Cow mooooo. Sl ut



  290. uk fan in sc
    11:40 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    lets go get Alabama’s defensive coordinator!!!!!!



  291. STEVE!
    11:42 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    This will probably make the SEC teams overconfident when they play us.



  292. Coach Search
    11:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Ok here are the possibilities for the coach seach,
    1.Bobby Petrino
    2.Jon Gruden
    3.Mike Leach
    4.Pete Carrol
    Am I missing anybody?



  293. j a brooks
    11:43 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Call Willie taggart. We will never win hiring assistants or coaches who are 80 and been fired 10 times before. ULM and WKU have talented young coaches… you get them on the way up… not on way to retirement



  294. Go Topps
    11:45 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    We own this state!!!



  295. kfund
    11:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    If Petrino or Carrol came I’d drop my tix, yes I still have them.

    Chris Peterson (Boise St)
    Todd Berry (maybe, ULM)



  296. Honestly
    11:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Joker, it isn’t your fault. You never should have been named coach in waiting and you never should have been named head coach of an SEC school with no experience. The person who hired you is to blame. (And I hope Lee Todd has blistering anal sores every day of the week.)



  297. upset fan
    11:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Everyone keeps talking about big name coaches UK should go after, but I have the feeling UK up ends up with someone like Mike Stoops or Ron Zook.



  298. BlueTexan
    12:03 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    #297- Thanks for the laugh…you are SO right!



  299. BuD LiGhT
    12:04 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    HOLD ON! If we beat Mississippi State, Arkansas, Missouri, Vanderbilt, and Samford we could still get a Bowl Bid! OK, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha



  300. Peter Kuttcutt
    12:14 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    How embarrassing it is going to be, watching a game in Commonwealth Stadium with 50,000 empty seats.



  301. Say It Ain't So
    12:16 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Hire Willie..The Far superior coach at Commonwealth Stadium tonite is now heading back to Bowling Green. How far down do we go before action is taken? This is obviously not going to correct itself. It will not get better………………….



  302. njCat
    12:23 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    No decent coach, and I include Willie Taggart in that group, will come to UK until the administration and Barnhart show a committment to improving facilities. So far, they are just full of excuses.

    I really feel sorry for Joker. He never should have been hired for the job.

    And I really feel sorry for the players. They play their hearts out, but their coaches are letting them down.

    I do NOT feel sorry for Mitch Barnhart. If he doesn’t do something dramatic and in a hurry – he s/b the first one fired.

    In the meantime, fans need to stay away in droves to show the administration and Barnhart that they are no longer going to support a half-assed program that is the perpetual bottom feeder in the SEC.



  303. bluebabyblue
    12:32 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    This just in…Morehead State 7, UK 6. Well, c’mon y’all, it could happen!!??



  304. Chip Kelly
    12:32 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Call me, and maybe we can work something out. You’re gonna have to give me a pretty good offer, Mr.Barnhart if you want to see me on Kentucky’s sidelines in the future.



  305. Head Bussa
    1:22 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    305 — Um, yeah, I don’t think Kelly is leaving Oregon for UK.



  306. FireJokerNow
    1:47 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    My top three choices if I was MB would be:
    1) Petrino
    2) Chris Peterson
    3) Mark Dantonio



  307. Coach Seacrh 2
    1:58 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    293. You forgot a name that had a bone to pick with the SEC: His name is Phillip Fulmer



  308. tom98cat
    7:39 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    where’s Bobby Boucher when you need him ? Where’s Steve Kraigthorp when you need him ?



  309. this is why
    8:18 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    This is why you should have given the Cadillac to Bear. The curse of the bahr is upon ye.



  310. Cats
    8:43 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Barnhart is never going to hire Petrino, which is good we don’t want someone like that coming here.
    The best option is letting Joker finish the season,
    maybe he can turn it around you never know, if he doesn’t then hire the head coach of ULM



  311. Bright Side
    9:08 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Does this mean I can go back to the Curry era, and buy give away end zone seats and set 2 rows behind the UK bench?



  312. Kid Kronos
    9:19 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Usually I wake up feeling better after a loss. This morning I feel worse. That was awful.



  313. SATAN
    9:19 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    That’s what y’all get for talkin’ smack about me.



  314. Jeff
    9:43 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    FIRE ALL OF THEM NOW!!!!!



  315. Excited
    10:25 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I would like to thank WKU for renewing my hope for UK Football. We can now remove the wanna be head coach and hopefully hire a real coach. If we fail to hire a big name coach, my excitement for UK Football will go back into hiding and will never show its head again.



  316. stone
    10:26 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    why does anyone think that any coach can turn this program around? until the university puts money into the program and fully backs the program, no coach can turn this thing around. I put full blame on barnhart and the university for taking advantage of fans by thinking we will come out regardless of how pitiful the program is.



  317. hi jimmie
    1:29 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Wrong ‘stone’ (#317) Rich Brooks did so stop trying to ‘blame the system’!



  318. bluebabyblue
    1:40 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    My Lord PEOPLE!! Enough about Bobby Petrino! Kentucky does not want this man in our State, let alone coaching our football team. Selling out UK to a low life with his ugly reputation is NOT an option. Have you already forgotten WHO was on that bike with him when he crashed and what ‘Bobby Petrino’ the person really is? I am surprised that any of you BBN fans would even allow the thought of Petrino in Lexington. Let’s not sell our souls to the devil just to win a few football games, there are many GOOD coaches still available with morals.



  319. Blues wade
    4:18 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    On a positive note….
    Those new paper cups at the commonwealth stadium concession stands are awesome….
    too bad the feetsball stinks !!



  320. catfanatic
    6:38 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    i heard the coach at st. x is retiring so he can take the kentucky job



  321. toomuchkyagony
    4:18 pm September 18, 2012 Permalink

    Pull a brinks truck up to Bill Cowhers house then get on your knees and pray he say yes.