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Day 1 of Tent City (Wednesday Show Thread)

KSR couldn’t make it out to Memorial Coliseum today, but Matt and the gang will still talk a little bit about the scene down at Tent City.

We’ll have that, plus the usual football talk and more…

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080.

Topics include:

— Big Blue Madness campout

— UK football gets ready for Florida

— NCAA amateurism

— A caller will suggest a football coach

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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

228 Comments for Day 1 of Tent City (Wednesday Show Thread)



  1. Azubuike's Bicep
    9:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Opie, Opie, Opie….



  2. UK_JB
    9:57 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone camping out for Ironton HS midnight madness?



  3. Azubuike's Bicep
    9:58 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I see that Yellow Tent Guy was finally successful!!!



  4. Fake_Sue_Wylie
    9:59 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I had to wear my fur coat this morning… fall football weather!



  5. Richie Farmers Mustache
    10:04 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    MAtt, you played the wrong Nicki Minaj song yesterday… you need to play Beez In The Trap!!!



  6. UK_JB
    10:05 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Nicki Minaj sounds bi-polar.



  7. Bluegrass
    10:06 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Hello y’all



  8. UK_JB
    10:06 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    They have a campus? Where is it?



  9. Yellow Tent
    10:07 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Im finally up



  10. thewaitfor8
    10:09 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Wait, so you are saying he couldn’t pitch his tent



  11. St. Paul Raiders
    10:09 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    9- Glad you were finally able to get it up.



  12. G-Unit
    10:10 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, I loved the Walk-On’s!



  13. Jax Teller
    10:10 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    We’re just 3 days away from people having their annual meltdown in the “I camped out for days and my tickets are worse than people who didn’t” debate.



  14. UK_JB
    10:11 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    WATCH YOUR FEET CAMPERS!



  15. hoop33
    10:12 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    They sell out online within like 10 minutes…



  16. Jax Teller
    10:12 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    14 – Hahaha, I hope foot stabber guy makes an appearance.



  17. TR
    10:12 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Talking about great names yesterday… This may be better than your man Buzz.

    George Beaver Goodykoontz, former Columbia Gas manager, dies at age 88

    Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/09/18/2341929/george-beaver-goodykoontz-former.html#storylink=cpy



  18. G-Unit
    10:13 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    The two big names that will be “COOL” players will be Archie and Willie!



  19. Jax Teller
    10:14 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Am I the only one who is completely over the Stone Cold Willow phenomenon? Good for you young fella, but its over now.



  20. PE
    10:14 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Speaking of Enes. Why did he not come to the fantasy camp?



  21. G-Unit
    10:14 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I dont think people really understand how athletic Nerlens Noel is.



  22. TR
    10:14 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    DUI on a horse one day and now this!!!

    Man driving lawnmower with 6-year-old passenger charged with DUI

    Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/local_news/#storylink=digest#storylink=cpy



  23. JayCee
    10:15 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    No way, dude. Ticket campers creep me the heck out.



  24. Daniel T
    10:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Festivus for the rest of us!



  25. Head Bussa
    10:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Nothing better than Magloire’s habit of blocking opposing players’ jump shots at the rim after the whistle was blown.



  26. JayCee
    10:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    19- agreed. What, exactly, is this guy’s claim to fame? Smoothing an imaginary back out?

    Yes, excuse me for not falling over myself for such a daunting accomplishment.



  27. G-Unit
    10:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    20 Because he is too busy becoming a f’n BOSS! The dude is absolutely huge!



  28. Bluegrass
    10:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I wish I didn’t live 2 states away and could camp with all my fellow crazy UK fans! Enjoy yourselves!



  29. Another Perspective
    10:20 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Shannon should play “Camping On Acid” by Kentucky’s own Government Cheese.



  30. Jax Teller
    10:21 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    When I was in HS, I worked at a place with go-karts. We had a cop up there on Friday and Saturday nights. There was a guy who got a DUI at the go-kart track.



  31. Another Perspective
    10:21 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I hope Brian Long appreciates all these campers.



  32. Nope
    10:21 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Someone tell Shannon that there is a “l” in “told”



  33. Bluegrass
    10:21 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Like I said, I think its silly to get a DUI on something you don’t need a license for. Because in theory, you could get 100 DUI’s and they never can stop you by taking your license. Strange.



  34. Harlan
    10:21 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Glad to see the guy with the yellow tent finally succeeded!!



  35. Chicago
    10:22 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, you can get a DUI on any sort of conveyance.. when we were in school at UK, my fraternity brother got a DUI on a RAZOR SCOOTER. He got it dismissed though.



  36. Doug the Prosecutor
    10:22 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    We had a guy charged with DUI on a horse this summer in my county. I actually saw the guy riding his horse down the street while I was reading on my front porch late one Saturday night, so I’ll have to let Gabe the Prosecutor handle that case.



  37. WildCatInTn
    10:22 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    John Short at least needs to make a showing to support the campers!



  38. Bluegrass
    10:23 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    The last Madness I went to was a MIDNIGHT madness – it was at Memorial and the one where Rondo jumped over Ramel to dunk the ball. I will never forget that night!



  39. CrashTheLoader
    10:23 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Wasn’t it in a locker room interview after the 97 championship loss when Jamaal guaranteed winning it all in 98



  40. gossie21
    10:23 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Tickets for BBM always sell out immediately. I have not camped out in the last 6 years, instead I have been on Ticketmaster trying to get tickets. They are usually gone within 5 minutes…. if they even last that long.

    Sometimes tickets will be re-released afterwards, but not a very large amount. Camping probably is the only way to guarantee yourself tickets. Plus it looks like a lot of fun.



  41. thewaitfor8
    10:23 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Wait a sec, so he’s an Iranian Guard? That could get confusing!



  42. Head Bussa
    10:23 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Arsalan Kazemi needs to be in Kentucky blue! Averaged a double-double last year. That’s damn good.



  43. UK_JB
    10:24 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    How about General Tso



  44. BlueFins
    10:24 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Bet the Iranian’s game is nuclear



  45. Jax Teller
    10:24 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If UK gets a Chinese kid, just go ahead and move us to the #1 spot on the collegiate apparel list.



  46. thewaitfor8
    10:24 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Greg Fischer thinks Cal needs to recruit in Louisville if he wants to have Chinese or Mexicans.



  47. thewaitfor8
    10:25 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    #45 could we call him Nuclear Kazemi?



  48. JayCee
    10:25 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    46- Yep. they wouldn’t even have to export most of it to the US.



  49. Blue4Life
    10:26 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone seen this story? If it’s been talked about, sorry. http://www.lex18.com/news/florida-oc-wants-to-hang-50-on-uk-thanks-to-lorenzen/
    also I think UofF will hang more than 50



  50. Kidnut
    10:26 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If he comes to UK his nickname will be The Persian Cat



  51. DUI on a skateboard
    10:26 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    There is a statue in KY’s KRS that says you can get a DUI on any non-motorized vehicle, a la skateboard, rollerblades, horses, etc.



  52. WildCatInTn
    10:27 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    They haven’t printed enough money yet to make UK’s football program successful.



  53. Doug the Prosecutor
    10:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    And here’s your KRS for Horse DUI (or skateboard, bicycle, etc.)

    KRS 189.520: No person under the influence of intoxicating beverages or any substance which may impair one’s driving ability shall operate a vehicle that is not a motor vehicle anywhere in this state.



  54. JayCee
    10:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    UT and Ark have/will have the gold standards in practice facilities in the SEC. UK should look no further for ideas. Both schools knocked it straight out of the park.



  55. TylerH
    10:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I said this on the thread yesterday, the whole conversation about financial commitment and renovations only goes so far. There comes a point where it is COACHING that is a problem. Kentucky does not need the ‘luxury boxes’ and a new stadium to beat simple teams like WESTERN KENTUCKY. To compete with high-level SEC teams like the Florida’s and Alabama’s, yes you do need more of a financial commitment. But losing to teams like WKU and not competing with Louisville comes down to coaching and that’s the bottom line.



  56. Wayne Rooney
    10:29 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt: If success is just about money, why isn’t Oklahoma State a national title contender every year? T. Boone Pickens personally bankrolls their foorball program & has donated over $100MM just for football. Same for Arkansas. The Waltons are HUGE benefactors of Arkansas & Arkansas athletics. One dontation they made was over $300MM.



  57. Jax Teller
    10:30 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t think Madison has done anything quick in his life.



  58. madmardigan
    10:30 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Madison is definitely the caller you want with 30 seconds to break…



  59. UK football history
    10:31 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    The out-of-state tuition cost for out-of-state players goes to back to Bear Bryant. The university wanted him to recruit more in-state guys so that’s where that comes from. Probably the main reason he left for Texas A&M, not the apocryphal ‘Rupp got a car, Bryant got a lighter’ story.



  60. G-Unit
    10:32 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    UK will not score against Florida…



  61. Johnny Short
    10:32 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    After Madison saw me start my shift at Romney Rd, he told me we would win by 8 Bigguns so I had him call in.



  62. JayCee
    10:33 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    56- UK will never sell a huge coach with the current facilities as they are. That’s the point. Everyone wants a magical coach to initiate change, but you can’t get a coach without the facilities. He’s hogtied from the get-go at a perennial loser… no amount of money is going to sell a name coach to come here and do it against the SEC w/o the proper tools to succeed. It’s career suicide.

    That’s why facilities matter so much. The perceived inherent recruiting advantage is secondary.



  63. UKBlue
    10:33 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I know we are all supposed to be BBN but Madison is the classic example of a delusional UK fan when it comes to football. These people must be gluttons for punishment.



  64. thewaitfor8
    10:34 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    #57 money isn’t the only issue at UK. Having said that, I believe right now it is the most influential problem that keeps us from being a good program. Our facilities suck. UofL might be in a crappy conference, but its facilities are better than UKs. In the SEC we are bottom of the barrel. Couple that with not getting very good coaches and we are struggling.

    I think if UK was ever able to get serious financial support for football, it could make significant improvements in facilities, get a better coach as a result, and have a chance of competing in the SEC.



  65. UKBlue
    10:34 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Line is currently 24 1/2



  66. UK_JB
    10:34 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t forget boat



  67. Rett
    10:34 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If you’re going to play The Band play Atlantic City, trust me



  68. 10011010101010
    10:34 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    We have WAAAAAY too many laws.



  69. JB from Somerset
    10:35 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, we had a guy here arrested for riding a horse downtown while drunk. He pleaded with the police that the horse knew his way home and he did not even have to hold the reins !!!



  70. Wayne Rooney
    10:37 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    #65: Good points



  71. G-Unit
    10:37 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Imagine a “jeremy lin” on UK



  72. Rob
    10:37 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Loved the Walk-Ons!



  73. thewaitfor8
    10:37 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah really going out on a limb there Brent Pease. UofL could have put up 50 on us. UF can put up 60+ on us if they want.



  74. JayCee
    10:37 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I say J-lo is a flipping genius, actually.

    He’s expedited the process from afar.



  75. Whoppie
    10:38 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Jared Lorenzen shouldn’t write a check that Kentucky football can’t cash.



  76. thewaitfor8
    10:38 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Dick…next time you call in, say your from Cider. Matt won’t catch on to it until it’s too late.



  77. WildCatInTn
    10:41 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Will Sanders be available this weekend?



  78. SmokinJoe
    10:41 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    At least this year I’m not going into the Florida game with delusions that THIS might be the year we beat them!!



  79. Jax Teller
    10:41 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Honestly, I think Joker is already taking the swing for the fences mentality. UL we had an onside kick and fake punt. Look at the number of seniors and upper class men who have already been benched (something that never used to happen). Add in the change in offense (up tempo) and getting after Minter on defense. He’s picked his spots, but he didn’t used to do any of that stuff.



  80. jackson
    10:42 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    A good buddy of mine lives in Chapel Hill and is a big UNC fan, he says he’s hearing rumors around the program that are putting him on suicide watch. He’s pretty in-tune to these things, so who knows what might be coming down the pipe..



  81. Magloire jersey
    10:42 am September 19, 2012 Permalink


  82. UKBlue
    10:44 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    This isn’t Myers Florida team, but they are still going to smoke us !!



  83. JayCee
    10:45 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    80- good post

    I don’t know what else he could do to “put it all on the line.” Our vertical passing game yielded 4 pics against a directional school. If he sends the house every down on defense, teams will hang 45+ on us every week with the long ball, which we already have trouble defending. Like you, I tink if he goes anymore balls to the wall, he’s playing right back into opponents’ hands. There is a line and I think he’s currently living on it.



  84. UK_JB
    10:46 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Time Warner probably won’t even have the SEC network



  85. thewaitfor8
    10:46 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I see UKs base as Ohio, Penn, Tenn, GA, and South Carolina. UofL can recruit high level, why can’t UK?



  86. JayCee
    10:48 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    86- I wonder what UL’s recruiting budget is compared to UK’s? Be interesting to know that bit of info. I think UK ‘could’ increase its recruiting base, but it would cost money that people don’t want to spend.



  87. UK_JB
    10:50 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    TMMK!!



  88. macytime
    10:50 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Eli Cap needs to go. Forget Joker and Mitch



  89. UKBlue
    10:50 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Our TV package is part of the problem: To UK admin, we get paid even if we lose, so why waste the money up grading football when we can spend that money on something else.



  90. Jax Teller
    10:51 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    86 – Facilities and the fact that they are competing to win the Big East. Kids want to win.



  91. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:52 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    The biggest problem with Commonwealth is that you arrive in cheery mood and by the end of the game you need treatment for depression.



  92. Kidnut
    10:52 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    LOL, Mitt Romney…cue up the comments!



  93. J in Orlando
    10:52 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    86 It is because there are too many other SEC schools offering the best players that have proven they can put them in the NFL as high draft picks.

    With all the talk about coaches, facilities, and financial support, it is the prospect of playing in the NFL which is the ONLY thing that matters to the vast majority of 4 and 5 star recruits.



  94. WildCatInTn
    10:53 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Why doesn’t your show thread update w/o making a post? Need upgrading???



  95. madmardigan
    10:53 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    There’s nothing wrong with Commonwealth, if you like watching football in an Eastern European soccer stadium…



  96. Middle CLass
    10:53 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like he was calling from his government phone. Must be an Obama Voter.



  97. Jax Teller
    10:54 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    84 – I agree, if he tries too much more and you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage. Now I’d like to see a few “go for it on 4th and shorts” or some things like that, as long as they keep it unpredictable.



  98. thewaitfor8
    10:54 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    #91 I understand the BE being easier to win. But say you win the BE, you get to play for what, 7th place? And if you don’t win BE, the fall to the second place BE bowl is long. UK could get the 5th best SEC bowl and it’d still be better than the second place BE bowl.

    I agree the facilities stink and I think that is the main reason UofL beats us for recruits. If they don’t have a terrible coach, they beat us in recruiting.



  99. JayCee
    10:55 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    It’s a conspiracy. The state perpetuates horrid football at UK to keep alcohol sales elevated. Elevated alcohol sales trickle down to overall increased local spending.



  100. Urinator
    10:55 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Urinal troughs are bad? Try going to Miss State’s restrooms, that don’t even bother with troughs, you pee against a concrete wall, it runs down the wall and into a ‘ditch’ at the bottom.



  101. UK_JB
    10:55 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Do they have troths at Dunbar?



  102. J in Orlando
    10:55 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    This guy is sooo suspended lol



  103. Dunbar Communist
    10:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Dunbar and Other schools must vote for Obama since they support fascist ways.



  104. Wayne Rooney
    10:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If Joker is let go, I would guess there is a very good possibility that Mike Summers would be retained. He is a genius offensive line coach & Joe B is his father-in-law.



  105. Jax Teller
    10:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    You can take that “haha” as a oh crap, I’m 15 and hadn’t thought that out too well.



  106. jackson
    10:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    My Chapel Hill buddy has it on good authority that Roy and his asst. Steve Robinson have lawyered up, here is what he said: “WHY they have lawyered up, though, is a matter of speculation — everything from helping dean with his estate to precautionary measures in re: the tami hansbrough stuff to coach rob potentially helping one of the players cover up complicity in the murder of one of the basketball team’s managers. “



  107. Brandon
    10:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    In Miss. State mens restrooms you urinate on a wall, it runs down the wall into a trench in the floor which is pitched to a drain at one end of the trench. They spent their money on the huge video board and those terrible cow bells.



  108. Head Bussa
    10:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    J.B. Holmes was the bell-ringer today at the New York Stock Exchange. Think he’s working with his some new sponsors. A good year for JB after the brain surgery. 48th position on the Fed-Ex standings is solid.



  109. Jax Teller
    10:57 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    101 – It was the same way at South Carolina when I went a few years ago for a UK/SC game. Just a tile wall, everybody take your shot.



  110. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:58 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt they are probably not explicitly blocking KSR at Dunbar. They probably have a filter setup for all sites deemed as blogs. Your site likely falls into that category. They could explicitly allow an exception for your site if the students ask for it.



  111. WERUK
    10:58 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    More shots at Romney coming from someone that says they are Friends of Coal and suppport the party trying to take Coal down?



  112. Laura
    10:58 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I am at this moment sitting at my desk at a high school where I teach in Georgia, listening to KSR while I work during my planning period. KSR helps maintain my sanity and connection to home. Thank goodness it’s not blocked here.



  113. Richie Farmer
    10:59 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I spent majority of my day on KSR and Ebay listing the computer that I was about ready to steal…



  114. J in Orlando
    10:59 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    107 Let me save you the suspense…the NCAA has predetermined it is not possible for UNC and Duke to have a major violation.



  115. Brandon
    11:00 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    It should make it easier to clean, just hose the entire room.



  116. thewaitfor8
    11:00 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    #94 I’m with you that the other schools are more lucrative to UK. I think UK should try for 3 stars in the South (GA, SC, FL, TN). Then focus on higher recruits in the North (Indiana, OH, and Penn). I think getting good recruits from the North is probably easier than it was 10-15 years ago.



  117. BennyTheJet
    11:00 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If we get an Iranian player on this team, does that mean Cal will give the Iron Sheik a championship ring?



  118. jackson
    11:01 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    115 – He’s not worried that it’s a ncaa issue, in fact, he says he hopes that’s what it is: “it could be nothing but i’m basically ready for the worst. just hope it’s NCAA stuff (though that seems unlikely) and not something so awful that i’d have to stop following unc athletics”



  119. Brandon
    11:03 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I will have to say the atmosphere at Miss St was unbelievable. Was there in 2010 and it felt like a bowl game. They never sat down and it was deafening. If I never hear another cow bell I will be happy!!!



  120. Justin
    11:07 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, are you concerned with the offers Cal has been giving out for the 2013 class? It would seem that he knows that certain players aren’t coming so he is offering to lower ranked players. Can you elaborate?



  121. thewaitfor8
    11:08 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    At the Hotel 21C in Louisville, they have a pee wall, but they have these small LED tv screens with eyes on them that follow you around in the bathroom. Freaks me out.



  122. Coach
    11:08 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    What about the coach at Louisiana Monroe? He obviously can win and be competitive in the SEC. Team plays with heart and he can obviously get a lot out of mid major talent.



  123. JayCee
    11:08 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Horse Wreck! It’s a 40-hoof pileup!



  124. Cal's Pal
    11:09 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Did he say he’s calling about the whores?



  125. WestWorld
    11:09 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    possible candidate if Joker is let go? Mike Summers – http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/summers_mike00.html



  126. Big Apple
    11:11 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If you get 2 dui’s on a horse,they take your saddle for 6 months.



  127. JayCee
    11:13 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I LOVE this guy. Favorite player ever at UK!



  128. Jax Teller
    11:15 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    J effing Load. Nice.



  129. New FAve
    11:15 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    about Willie CS.. already my favorite off court.. Kyle W videos with Willie great fun



  130. Jax Teller
    11:15 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Ask him about this coaching staff.



  131. TR
    11:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Dunbar bans KSR? Look at their football program. I listen everyday during my lunch at TMMK in Georgetown. My KSR fix improves our productivity and quality so we can continue to build the most American made car in its class. Come see us.



  132. Justin
    11:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Ask him what his favorite nick name is



  133. UKBlue
    11:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Joker getting fired; fans are demanding it.



  134. Jax Teller
    11:17 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I think its telling his thoughts on the staff, that he would help direct his protege Patrick Towles to UK. A lot of people forget he was Patty Ice’s main mentor while he was at Highlands.



  135. BennyTheJet
    11:20 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If you get a DUI on a horse, can you still get a hardship to still ride it to work?



  136. madmardigan
    11:20 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    You know, a few days removed from the Western loss, I’m softening up on this idea that Joker must be fired. I do think Joker can stay, but that Sanders and Minter probably have to go. Joker is a season HC now, he needs to get some young and hungry coordinators in.



  137. J in Orlando
    11:21 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    What if the horse gets into the moonshine? Does the rider still get the DUI?



  138. Travis
    11:22 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    When it comes to national and international news/current events, Ryan got the short end of the stick.



  139. UKBlue
    11:22 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    We Are UK: Where we always make the wrong decision when it comes to football.



  140. Rockfield, KY
    11:23 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not sure that Sanders would have to go. He keeps Max in his comfort zone. When Max tries to stretch the field, he gets inaccurate. Basically the opposite of Newton. Newton throws a nice deep ball but has no accuracy anywhere else on the field. Sanders is working pretty well right now.



  141. Head Bussa
    11:23 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Joker is not getting retained next year. I’m sorry, but the damage is done.



  142. Eddie C
    11:24 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Joker for Life! K1J4Eva!



  143. MattMan
    11:25 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I’m thinking Joker will be here next year. In about 5-8 years Joker might be a name brand coach. He just needs a little swagger. I mean it’s not like we have the richest tradition in College football, let’s be realistic people.



  144. BPM
    11:25 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    To me, the coaching list should begin and end with Kirby Smart. Outside of him I don’t really give a crap. Anyone in the know think we could get a guy like that to come to UK?



  145. Jax Telelr
    11:25 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    J Lo was with the Colts after he was released by the Giants. They signed him but I think released him during camp.



  146. UKBlue
    11:26 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt: What are fans overall reactions if Mitch decides to keep Joker?



  147. Andrew
    11:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I got lower level tickets at center court from Ticketmaster last year. Find the official US clock online and refresh right at 7.



  148. UKBlue
    11:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Rick Ross said Aston Martin



  149. thewaitfor8
    11:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt you were supposed to let FRS have 30 seconds for the donation!



  150. G-Unit
    11:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Rick Ross the BOSS!!! *ugh* *Whooo!*



  151. Head Bussa
    11:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Why would anybody even consider the fact that Joker is going to stay? It’s not happening. The guy is toast. Barnhart is already sending out feelers.



  152. Laker Cat 18
    11:28 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Myself and about 50 other people spent the night in a Kroger at Ticketmaster for BBM tickets for the 2010 season. I was SECOND in line and they sold out before I got my tickets. Dead serious, true story.



  153. JayCee
    11:29 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Burn. It. Down.

    Some men just want to watch the NCAA burn. I am one of those men.



  154. Rockfield, KY
    11:30 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Ed O’Bannon doesn’t need the cash. He got plenty from his agent while he was playing for UCLA.



  155. G-Unit
    11:30 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    YOU GOTTA PLAY RICK ROSS FOR THE NEXT INTRO!!!! ASTON MARTIN MUSIC!!!!



  156. J in Orlando
    11:30 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    147 If Mitch keeps Joker…he will have to give him an extension. I think Mitch likes his job and wouldn’t take that kind of a chance, barring some sort of miraculous turnaround this season.



  157. Rockfield, KY
    11:30 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    But seriously, I hate the NCAA and anything that kills them is good by me.



  158. Head Bussa
    11:31 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I’m totally behind Ed O’Bannon. College football players and basketball players deserve some type of reasonable stipend. They are doing real work for the universities and there is no denying that.



  159. J in Orlando
    11:31 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Rick Ross is always rapping about cars he can’t even fit in…



  160. UKBlue
    11:31 am September 19, 2012 Permalink


  161. G-Unit
    11:31 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Mmmmmmmm Maybach Music….



  162. JayCee
    11:32 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    160- lmao



  163. ridgerunner
    11:32 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    UK has always fired coaches that have gone on to be excellent at other places. Don Shula, Chuck Knox Bear Bryant and others, we are about to do it again. We will regret firing Joker



  164. Just Sayin'
    11:33 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    if ed obannon wins his lawsuit, i will wear an air brushed ed obannon tshirt. Also, screw the ncaa. couldn’t happen to a better org.



  165. Brandon
    11:33 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I know the kids may like him but I would rather see Meatball ride his bike into Rupp than Rick Ross.



  166. MattD
    11:33 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Joker is a bad coach. Joker apologists are really off base. There was no system change. UK didn’t go from a pro-style to a spread offense. We have had a number of good recruits and good recruiting classes, we have an abundance of players in the NFL who are starting! How is it we can have trevathan starting and winston guy starting for seahawks, yet we were so terrible on D last year? Better athletes losing to worse athletes is all about coaching. Look at the recruiting class for WKU and UK and ask yourself, who should win? Look at boise and Uk… we out recruit them, yet they are a perennial top 25 team, we’re typically terrible.



  167. G-Unit
    11:34 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Ricky Rozay is probably the most popular Rapper right now.



  168. UKBlue
    11:34 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Ed O’Bannon sells cars for a Toyota dealership.



  169. Cressie Phillips
    11:34 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Joey is a good boy, and a good coach. He should be signed to an extension.



  170. Creepy Clown Guy
    11:35 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, you HAVE to address the creepy clown video. I didn’t realize people like this existed.



  171. Head Bussa
    11:35 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    164 — There will be no regretting firing Joker. I firmly believe we can get a coach that can develop a respectable program. We need a hungry young up-and-comer who will totally appreciate his job.



  172. bleedblueky
    11:37 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Could anybody let me know how much would be this “small fee” if you order the tickets online and Thanks 🙂



  173. WERUK
    11:38 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Which is greater? Losing to WKU or ending streaks against UT and USC



  174. Head Bussa
    11:38 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I truly think Mark Helfrich from Oregon will be at the top of Barnhart’s radar. The guy is still young (39 yrs. old) and has climbed up the ladder all while being a part of some really successful offenses. His resume is outstanding. Barnhart’s and Brooks’ connections to Oregon will help facilitate a Helfrich hire as well.



  175. BPM
    11:38 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I am going to go out on a limb and say we will not regret getting rid of Joker. He has done nothing to indicate that he is a capable head football coach. His in game coaching decisions and personnel decisions are baffling and have been since day 1. It has taken him three years to realize that he needs to play the best players but he still does not put those players in a position to succeed. Come on, Morgan Newton in the Wildcat? Gene McCaskill running WR screens? Indiana State’s linebackers’ coach as a defensive coordinator in the SEC. Pathetic.



  176. Rixter
    11:38 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Probably $5 – $7 a ticket…maybe less



  177. Dark Helmet
    11:40 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Rex Ryan worth it!



  178. Jax Teller
    11:40 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    175 – I’ll take that in a second.



  179. BPM
    11:40 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Kirby Smart > Charlie Strong



  180. J in Orlando
    11:40 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    178 I dont know if Lexington is big enough for Rex Ryan AND the footstabber



  181. Jax Teller
    11:41 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    This caller is why we can’t have nice things. There are WAY to many of them in the fanbase.



  182. UKBlue
    11:41 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Clint is an idiot



  183. Honky Kong
    11:41 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Strong will be in Arkansas next year.



  184. Laker Cat 18
    11:41 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    That guy was an idiot.



  185. Jax Teller
    11:42 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    People have a delusional view of the football program. This is not a good job for a BCS conference. Not saying this program can’t get better, but there’s no way, no chance in hell Charlie Strong is leaving UL for UK.



  186. UKBlue
    11:42 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Petrino will be back at Arkansas Charlie Strong will either be at Tennessee or maybe even back at Florida. Florida fans hate their coach.



  187. Vermont
    11:43 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Worst 3-5 BCS football jobs: Duke, UK, who else?



  188. Dark Helmet
    11:43 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    184) Arkansas people seem to think it will be the TCU coach but Strong is on the list.



  189. Bob Loblaw
    11:43 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I heard that argument when we wanted to replace tubby and billy g, “Who would want to coach here?” That’s a loser’s question. Time to step up Mitch.



  190. Wats
    11:43 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If our recruiting base is such a problem, why not pack up the entire stadium and football operation and move it to the deep south? The guy with the yellow tent can rebuild the stadium.



  191. J in Orlando
    11:44 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If you are an assistant at a top program and you have aspirations of a big-time HC job, you are simply not going to come to UK, where winning 4-6 games on the average will take you out of the conversation.



  192. JayCee
    11:44 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    There should be a FAQ sheet somewhere. People ask the same questions over and over b/c they don’t really listen until they want to call in, and they never read the comments before spewing something that’s been covered 12 times before. It’s unreal.



  193. UKBlue
    11:44 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    If we could get the money & spend it to improve the facilities, we could make the UK job a much more attractive job.



  194. thewaitfor8
    11:44 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Honestly why do we even try to have this conversation with Matt Jones? No offense meant, but Matt believes we will never be good and has made up his mind. He will refuse to change that opinion. So why do we still even talk about it?



  195. WERUK
    11:44 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    This is y us Joker supporters are not more vocal, Matt talks to us like kids.



  196. Brandon
    11:45 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120918/SPORTS03/309180110/1029/rsslink

    Matt this is the link to the article where Mitch supposedly said his job wasn’t in jeopardy right this minute.



  197. rich Brooks' tomato
    11:46 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Why is the UK football job one of the “top 5 worst jobs in the BCS”? Will Mitch & CO. try their hardest to CHANGE the perception of UK football? Will Mitch & CO. ASSURE the next coach that upgrades in the program are coming? If the answer to those questions is NO, then why should UK fans continue to support our administration by buying season tickets or donating to the football program?



  198. JayCee
    11:46 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    195- And that is the entire issue here. Mitch said so himself on this very show. They can pay a big coach, they just can’t sell the job to a big coach until they actually have something to sell.

    I don’t know why this is so hard for most to fathom. Mitch said those very words.



  199. SmokinJoe
    11:47 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I bet Pat Forde is the relative that the rest of the family never wants to see.



  200. Chase
    11:47 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    What about trying to pull Dabo Swinney away from Clemson? It would be a tough get, but he is a hell of a recruiter.



  201. WERUK
    11:47 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Strong will be at Arkansas and Petrino will be at Tennessee



  202. WERUK
    11:48 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    202. His teams defense arnt much better than ours is this year



  203. SmokinJoe
    11:49 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Our best hope for football is to luck into a coach that’s an up and comer and doesn’t care about facilities, etc. Maybe if we had a better program the upgrades to the stadium, etc. would come.



  204. UKBlue
    11:49 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    That video: are the lambs still screaming clarice !!



  205. Head Bussa
    11:51 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    193 — I don’t fully agree. A few may shy away from the job, but many assistants would jump at the chance to coach a team in the SEC. The bottom line is that it is a head coaching job in a major conference. You can’t be messing around and turning down too many jobs and gambling that a better one will come down the pike.



  206. mr clownface
    11:52 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    why did that weirdo want us to use a shotgun formation with only one yard to go, we need a one yard run but we are going to start 6 yards back? clowns should stick to balloon animals and not football…



  207. JayCee
    11:52 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    205- With that approach, we’ll never get any facilities. If UK hadn’t put off keeping the FB end up all these years, they wouldn’t be so far behind right now. I’m saying they haven’t even wanted to spend the money for simple upkeep and now they want to cry about how we can’t sell a name coach on this job b/c of lacking facilities. Circular logic and they sell it to ticket holders in spades.

    This caller is spot-on.



  208. Beans
    11:53 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Getting “an a hole” in here won’t fix the program. It didn’t work for the basketball team.



  209. UKBlue
    11:53 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch WILL NOT bring in someone with a big ego, he is way too insecure to bring in a coach with an attitude.



  210. Bluegrass
    11:54 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    ITS NOT U “OF” K PEOPLE

    evry single day someone says it. DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!



  211. JayCee
    11:54 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    207- Malzahn turned down Vandy’s $3M/year offer to go to Arky St.

    Speaks volumes about what #193 is saying.



  212. Jax Teller
    11:55 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    211 – See Calipari, John.



  213. MattD
    11:55 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1118860-the-12-worst-head-coaching-jobs-in-college-football/page/13 UK is not listed as one of the 12 worst coaching jobs in College Football. Now, I’m not disputing the FACT that UK is not a final destination position, however, money cures most ills. I disagree with Matt that a large enough pay check can’t lure a big name to UK, if only for a season or two, though potentially longer if facilities were upgrading during a new coaches tenure. Look at USC getting spurrier. Now, to answer Matt’s question, ‘who would come to UK for 4 million’? Well, we don’t know, and neither does Matt. However, until we start asking, we will never know. Would Rob Ryan take a HC position at a UK just to get a HC position? Maybe. Would a Tressel or Petrino if they felt like it was a good place to get started? Perhaps. But to dismiss the point of a fan (clint) simply because he said stupid stuff (UK is a good place to coach) is not only a logical fallacy, but is a disservice to the fans valid point, specifically we should offer big money to a big name.

    /signed



  214. Rixter
    11:55 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    BCS jobs worse than UK (at least as bad):
    Cincinnati
    Connecticut
    Syracuse
    Navy (future)
    Memphis
    Vanderbilt
    Northwestern
    Penn State
    Duke
    Wake Forest
    NC State
    Minnesota
    Indiana
    Utah



  215. Rockfield, KY
    11:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I’m ok with Phil Fulmer just beause I like him. He is a nice guy and wants to get back into coaching. I just don’t know if he wants UK.



  216. SmokinJoe
    11:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Why would Phil Fulmer even come to UK? He has nothing to prove.



  217. cats1068
    11:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, it’s true. The only 1st qtr TD since the 2010 TN game is a Neloms 40 yd fumble return vs Jacksonville St last year.



  218. rich Brooks' tomato
    11:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Until the UK administration shows us an actual PLAN for the improvement, UK fans should NOT keep supporting Mitch & CO.!! Why should we support the program if the University WON’T??!!!!!!



  219. actually
    11:56 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    @212, its university of kentucky so idk why you would care how someone abbreviates it. find something better to do



  220. J in Orlando
    11:57 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    207 Many assistants might jump, but not the ones with a legit shot at a high-profile job.



  221. Bob Loblaw
    11:57 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky has NOT always been the bottom dweller of the SEC. Fans need to realize that we were once a force in football.



  222. hoop33
    11:58 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I was so mad at the game Saturday that I got up and left after the 4th interception. I was so mad that I hadn’t noticed I lost my wallet until I got to the parking lot. They let me back in the stadium and I backtracked all the way to my seat where the guys next to me had found it and said if I didn’t come back they were going to give it to a police officer. So to UK football, you blew so bad I lost my wallet and almost didn’t notice. To the guys next to me who foundit and kept it for me, thank you, and God bless you.



  223. rich Brooks' tomato
    11:58 am September 19, 2012 Permalink

    212- Our fight song says it is.

    “On, on U of K”



  224. WildCatInTn
    12:04 pm September 19, 2012 Permalink

    Great show



  225. Chase
    12:06 pm September 19, 2012 Permalink

    204–Clemson’s Point Against Rank= 34 Kentucky’s = 75. Points For– Clemson = 23 Kentucky = 115
    I’d say that is a noticeable difference



  226. Another Perspective
    2:51 pm September 19, 2012 Permalink

    I found a story about a guy who got a DUI for driving a Barbie car!

    http://www.totaldui.com/blog/man-arrested-for-dui-while-driving-barbie-car/