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The Joker Phillips approach

During his time at the Louisville Quarterback Club luncheon today, Neal Brown hinted that UK might have to rely on tryouts to fill up the depth chart at wide receiver. The position is in need of help and is by far the biggest concern heading into Season 1 of the Mark Stoops Show.

We’ll have more from the luncheon in just a moment, but for now, #ComePlayWRForUK???

(H/T John Clay)

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for #ComePlayWRForUK???

  1. Wedding Planner
    3:15 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    anyone else just starving?

  2. Musehobo
    3:17 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Gawd, for a second you really scared me. I thought we had resorted to the same crappy photoshop jobs as Joker. The idea of tryouts, while not ideal for the team, sounds amazing. This is how movies get made about people.

  3. asdf
    3:19 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Open tryouts to play in the SEC! In twenty years, this will make a really cool movie! All the team has to do is give it a good ending this season!

  4. asdf
    3:19 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Dang it 2! You beat me to the movie part!

  5. Derek Kief
    3:32 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Dang, if UK had sent me that graphic in a text, I never would have committed to Bama! If only there was a way to take it back. Alas, this is not the way NCAA football works…

  6. J A Brooks
    3:37 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    I’m only worried if Blue doesn’t get eligible. We may only have 8 scholarship wrs to start the season but the following guys can all spread out on any given play


    In this offense you need to run a crisp route and catch the ball. The route gets you open and as long as you catch it you’ll get 4-8 yards on almost every play. We don’t have to be stocked with giant athletes who are 4 and 5* wrs. The offense takes advantage of space and mismatches and its all about getting it out quick. I think we’ll have enough options to succeed this year but the following year we’ll haveeven more

  7. Anybody who has watched UK football
    3:49 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    #6 the problem is that UK’s current WRs simply can’t catch the ball even when they are open. I’ve never seen more dropped balls than I have over the past 2 seasons at UK.

  8. Michael F. Jox
    3:52 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    #7 – lol i know, right? it’s almost like having a shooting guard that can’t shoot.

    4:04 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Daryl Collins, Rashad Cunningham, A.J. Johnson, A.J. Legree, Derrick Quarles, DeMarco Robinson, Austin Sheehan, William Tanner, Javess Blue, Alex Montgomery, Jeff Badet, Ryan Timmons

    If they’re all eligible, how are we thin at WR? They might be young and/or suck. But I don’t know about thin.

  10. J A Brooks
    4:05 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    I think a lot of that was mental, plays that took to long to develop and a lot of that was joker playing the wrong guys.

    Boyd had a very high catch rate but rarely played for most games, then would play and have 5-10 catches then not play next 5 games.

    Aj Legree had 12 catches on 12 targets last year. Not a huge sample size but he’s never shown bad hands and caught aost everything in the spring game.

    Robinson has also mostly been consistent and a lot of his drops weren’t great throws.

    Worst hands were sweat who is gone. Collins has to get better and so does Cunningham but he looked massively improved in the spring game.

    Montgomery is supposed to have great hands as well as Blue. Badet and Timmons I don’t know either way.

  11. No
    4:06 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink


  12. cracka
    4:27 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    9 – i think “thin” takes into account talent and readines

  13. Gotta b kidding
    4:31 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    #10 I’ m not directing this comment solely at you…but…I am so sick of what seems to be people implying that the previous coaching staff was keeping Aaron Boyd down. As if he could have been an All SEC performer if only Sanders and Joker weren’t holding him back. Bullcrap. Boyd’s problem, for 3 years anyway is that he was his own biggest fan. Never worked for it. Trust me, there was a reason he didn’t play in some games as a Senior, and it can’t be blamed on coaches.

  14. Lee
    4:34 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    If we are going to have try outs at wr then why did we have 3 recievers transfere from the team this uear(booky cobbins) and the other two?

  15. Biglaw Dawgin'
    4:51 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    No. Just no.

  16. my computer
    6:03 pm June 18, 2013 Permalink

    #13 It is the coach’s job to get an unmotivated player motivated, especially when said player is one of the highest rated recruits on the roster.

    I guarantee you Cal wouldn’t give up on a player that way.

  17. Jay
    9:21 am June 19, 2013 Permalink

    #14 Some of the transferring was about academics I believe.