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Down Goes Joker

Did you know the guy wearing the UK QB handwarmer is actually the same guy that beat UK on a trick play in OT?

Did you know the guy wearing the UK QB handwarmer is actually the same guy that beat UK on a trick play in OT?

Warning: I am very angry. VERY VERY ANGRY. My creativity is at a new low, and this game was the most exhausting roller coaster of a game I’ve seen in awhile.


– The Quarterback that beat me in the State Championship only needed one play throwing the ball to beat the Cats in OT, 32-31. Willie Taggert decided to go for 2 in OT for the win, and his gutsy trick play worked. Antonio Andrews caught a pass out of the slot, then threw it back to the other side of the field to QB Kawaun Jakes to give WKU their first win over an SEC opponent in 17 tries.

– Not only did Andrews throw the game winning conversion, but he did pretty much everything else for Western. Even though the Kentucky defense actually did a pretty good job of forcing the RBs to bounce it outside, Andrews still found ways to knife through the defense. He finished with 125 yards and 3 TDs on 34 carries while also catching 3 passes for a team-high 36 yards.

– Mistakes were the name of the game for the Cats today, on both sides of the football. Max Smith’s 3 interceptions in the first quarter and a half built a hill too big to climb for the Cats, as they struggled all night just to catch up. UK is not a good enough team to beat ANYONE in the country when they turn the ball over that much. To top it off, UK had WKU stopped in Overtime on a 3rd down, but Bud Dupree’s roughing the passer penalty gave the Toppers a fresh set of downs. The next two plays ended the game for the Wildcats. YOU CAN’T MAKE MISTAKES AT KENTUCKY!!!!!!!!!

– UK’s deep running core was unusually thin tonight. CoShik Williams missed last weeks game, and had to miss a decent amount of snaps tonight as well. Raymond Sanders was suspended after violating team rules, leaving the majority of the duties to Jonathan George. George finished with 105 yards of total offense, getting two Touchdowns on the ground and one through the air.  While most fans are depressed, Ryan Lemond rejoices Jon Jon’s success.

– Max Smith’s final stat line is very intriguing. He finished the game going 37/60 for 332 yards, 2 TDs and 4 interceptions. The back-to-back 300+ yard passing games hasn’t been done since Hartline pulled it off in 2010. These stats make me wonder: What the hell is he doing throwing 60 passes a game? Max Smith is good but he isn’t Tim Couch. You can not throw it 60 times and run it only 19 times if you expect other teams to respect your run game.

– On a lighter note, La’Rod King passed Kevin Pullman to become the Number 10 in receiving yards in UK history.


You can’t drink away the memory of this game @RoushKSR


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

150 Comments for Down Goes Joker

  1. JayCee
    11:44 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    What a negative post, Nick.

    Don’t let Drew or Tyler see it.

  2. Bob Sugar
    11:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Goodbye Joker and somebody tell Mitch Barnhart to get the **** outta dodge. This was the worst display.. And if we hear some Rich Brooks stay faithful bs I will destroy the argument with the coach in waiting failure and the fact that Brooks wasn’t that successful but got the ball rolling.

  3. Ojyram
    11:49 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Wow uk suc ks just like his mistress

  4. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    11:50 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Quit caring. #UKFOOTBALLDOESNTEXIST. More pics of Julius Randle, please!

  5. westerncat
    11:51 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Time for Joker to hit the road.

  6. rixter
    11:51 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Nick, is that Andrews in the State Championship game against DeSales?

  7. CatFan4444
    11:52 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Damn!!!! I thought that title meant the firing had happened. Stop it.

  8. MemphisCat
    11:53 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Are we the 3rd best team in the state? After watching this game, I don’t think we could beat Memphis. I hope Joker steps down, maybe Cal can raise money to get a new coach. Thinking about that again, Cal is happy with Joker being and staying as the coach, makes him look that much more valuable. 🙁

  9. Jim
    11:54 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Because of recruiting, wouldn’t it be beneficial to hire a name like Tressel NOW?

  10. UK Football Season Ticket Holder
    11:55 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Well I don’t know about any of the other 40,000 season ticket holders but if Joker is coaching here next season I won’t renew my tickets

  11. JayCee
    11:56 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Chris is illin.

  12. Chris
    11:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I kind of regret spending 35 bucks for football student tickets.

  13. Jim
    11:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Wow….can we play Ole Miss? They look equally as horrible as us.

  14. Wildcatsteeler
    11:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Now back to back 50 point loses at Florida and SC at home. Not sure Joker will even make it through the rest of the season.

  15. Bryan
    11:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    can we get a number for how many dropped passes there were? La’rod didn’t even try to catch tonight, he was batting down balls left and right

  16. Chris
    11:58 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    #8 what does Memphis have to do with being the third best team in the state?

  17. BillyG from the Mayo
    11:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like the Cats got whooped tonight they aren’t tough enough. We need another drink to get stronger. Nurse, Nurse where is my TT flask?

  18. JayCee
    12:00 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    12- that reminds me… where are all the homers bragging about their improved season tickets leftover from the mass exodus?


  19. disgruntled
    12:01 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    3rd best in the state? I doubt it. KCU looks pretty good this year!

  20. Ryan
    12:02 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    You know those three first quarter picks only led to a 3-0 lead…not too big a hill to climb!

  21. BillyG from the Mayo
    12:02 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    # 16- Lost to ul and western, that makes us #3 unless you know another team (EKU, Georgetown) that might beat us. I went to the Memphis game last week and they are also terrible, maybe the 5th best team in TN. Cats and Memphis could play to a 0-0 tie, both not very good.

  22. Chokecal
    12:03 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    WKU Really?? UK sucks! lol… “They sposed to be SEC”

  23. cm
    12:04 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Could we beat Murray?

  24. BillyG from the Mayo
    12:06 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    #22 sposed? Regardless of what you think we are SEC and 2011 National Champions in basketball. What skool is you-un’s sposed?

  25. JayCee
    12:06 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Is that Depeche Mode

  26. MemphisCat
    12:07 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe we could beat Murray if we caught some breaks.

  27. Experience
    12:07 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    “Like empty stands in an on ourgrass, so are the plays of our lives”

  28. bike guy
    12:08 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    stop saying “joker is a nice guy….played at kentucky” this is not a social experiment, this is sec football, results matter

  29. tooblueforyou
    12:09 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    no one cares about you playing high school football

  30. CAN WE GET RID OF JOKER NOW???????????????????????
    12:09 am September 16, 2012 Permalink


  31. TheBigToe
    12:11 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Have any of you all stopped and thought that maybe WKU is better than you all give them credit for? You poo poo on everyone in blue, mainly Joker, but maybe Taggart is that good, and got his kids believing. Just saying.


    Blue bleeding WKU alum

  32. Help me
    12:11 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Great! Now we have two douchebag Duke law school grads on the post game show. Hey Matt, does Tucker give a good reach around?

  33. Ok
    12:13 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    WKU is not that good. UK ( or should I say the defense ) is just that bad

  34. Chokecal
    12:13 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    #24 Why are you talking about BBall in Sept?!? The BBN is the only fan base talking about BBall at the beginning of Football season. you guys are a joke! Your program is and always will be the joke of the SEC. You will never ever sniff a BCS bowl game. So you can say you’re SEC but what does it really mean, you cant compete!!

  35. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    12:20 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Chokecal – I agree with you that UK football sucks but do you realize how much you suck? It’s 12 o’clock on a Saturday night and you’re on another team’s website running your mouth….you do understand how pathetic that makes you, right?

  36. Dominator
    12:21 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Uks next head coach is currently coaching DBs for the Cincinnati Bengals.

  37. DG
    12:21 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Well at least Stanford beat USC

  38. Say It Ain't So
    12:22 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Willie Taggart just left his resume all over the field / Scoreboard at Commonwealth Stadium.

  39. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    12:23 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    38 – Since when does beating UK improve your resume?

  40. I'm...
    12:23 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Western won anyway no matter the outcome of the overtime…UK scored the TYING TD with less that 30 seconds to go in the game…Western led the whole way up until that point…that’s why they went for 2 to go ahead and end it whether they converted or not…it was their game to win and well deserved…But still GO CATS!!! and I’m still pulling for ya

  41. Rae
    12:24 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    34. At least we are on top in one area, even if we are atrocious in another. Better than being mediocre, barely above average in two.

    We are not looking to be national champions, or even a BCS bowl game. We just want to be mid tier. We were at a much more decent place a couple of years ago. 7-6 in the SEC is certainly doable, and that isn’t quite a joke. The SEC is willing to keep us around because we bring glory elsewhere.

    And UNC, Duke, etc. are also talking basketball and recruiting.

  42. JRupp
    12:24 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    “BillyG from the Mayo”: “They s’posed to be SEC,” is a quote from a WKU player said to an ESPN camera during last year’s game. If you’re posting a comment on KSR, you’re “s’posed” to have a basal familiarity with UK sports references. Roush, how many TD’s did you throw over them mountains at Polk High (again)?

  43. mashburnfan1
    12:25 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    {9}Tressel would not come here. Why not get an energetic possible up and coming coach like Willie Taggert. Hell he just beat us in our building with less talent. I loved his attitude on the sideline as well and he has that tough Harbaugh teaching. I think he could do well. Another possible guy is the UL Monroe coach. He will at least have a win vs SEC this year of which The Joke will not have. I actually like Joker as a person and as a recruiter but he should not be the head coach and it shows every week. How the hell do you get a delay penalty on first play of overtime, entire staff should be gone.

  44. Rixter
    12:28 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Tressel has 4 more years on his Show Cause from the NCAA, so he is not a candidate.

    Why not Petrino? He’s a bully, and not a good guy. What have the good guy coaches done for us? Nothing. Petrino can coach. U of L fans would crap their collective shorts…that alone would make it worth the hire. Of course there would have to be conduct clauses written into the contract. I’m all for it.

  45. DT from georgetown
    12:29 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Cats showed some heart coming back from 14-17 down ? But Joker,if u a SEC team,u dont get behind by 14-17 points to WESTERN KY !!!!! Gimme a break…pitiful

  46. chokecal
    12:30 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    #35 Yeah I guess you’re right, but damn I just love to see you guys lose. The funny part is just seeing all the idiots on this site that think UK should be anything other than what they are. Just accept your role and play your position, some teams just have to suck, might as well be u! lol

  47. Say It Ain't So
    12:31 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    43 – Well said….WKU is even getting better TV coverage. If we hadn’t played them tonight, we would have been on tape delay…

  48. Chattanooga Matt
    12:31 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I write this not in anger, but as a truly exhausted UK football fan. Born in 1978, I have endeared 33 football seasons(of which 28 I can remember) and attended such games at the Danny Wuerful game, the LSU hail mary game, the win over Bama in the 90’s, and the win over #1 LSU. From 2002 to 2011 I was a season ticket holder spending approximately $30,000 supporting the program during that time. Although only drop in the bucket to many donors and supporters, that amount was a significant amount of my personal income. Despite the cost, I truly believed that this program would someday be worth my hard earned money. Finally, after tonight’s game, my 33 years of support has come to end. No more believing the impossible can happen, no more believing that losing to streaks to Florida, Tennessee, or South Carolina are just flukes, and no more believing that the right AD or Coach and turn this program around. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, fool me for 28 years and well those three empty seats will speak for themselves.

  49. Reality
    12:33 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    This conversation needs to happen:

    “Um…yes…is this Mark Helfrich?”
    “Yes it is, who’s calling?”
    “This is Mitch Barnhart from Kentucky, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, don’t hang up, just hear me out.”
    “uh, ok, Mitch, make it fast, I just came up with a new scheme.”
    “Pick a price, then I’ll add $1 million to it.”

  50. mashburnfan1
    12:33 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Good guys can win. We do need a young and coming guy here. Someone that relates well to the players. Taggert had a huge smile on his face several times during game. He was having fun and we need that. His roster has tons of Florida guys on it which is loaded with talent. At UK he should be able to get even better players. He was part of the Stanford turnaround with Harbaugh and that is enough for me. Second pick like I said earlier is UL Monroe coach. We have nothing to lose at this point as no established coach will touch this job.

  51. 44 Stitches
    12:34 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Stop with the Petrino talk!!!!! He’s a good coach but a scumbag. Scumbag part I could careless about. If a scumbag is inside the line’s and winning count me in. Petrino would leave us as soon as the next biggest thing came calling though.

  52. JayCee
    12:37 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    46- beat your team’s ass 4 years in-a-row.

    And, btw- I’m talking football, not hoops, though both work.

  53. BPsycho
    12:39 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    “Fool me you can’t get fooled again”

  54. That Just Happened
    12:41 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Before tonight I thought it was possible to keep Joker even if he didn’t win an SEC game, but you can’t keep a coach who can’t win his non-conference games. Mitch has to realize that even with marked improvement on offense the defense has taken 2 maybe 3 steps backwards and that has to be taken into account. Last year they averaged 60,000 people in the seats per game, tonight they barely cleared 32,000 (i think that was the figure). That being said, I don’t know who would want to come here, with the recruiting base being what it is and the facilities being 13 out of 14th in the SEC it makes it hard for a coach to want to come here because no one wants to come here. It isn’t all about the money… this place is a backhole for football.

  55. Buckets
    12:43 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Can we fire Joker yesterday, or will that cause a rift in the space-time continuum?

  56. Say It Ain't So
    12:45 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think Taggart let UK back in the game then pulled out the dagger to maximize his national exposure. It was a dominating performance by WKU except for the penalties….Think about it.

  57. Han
    12:47 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    43) Taggart may end up being the hire and may be a great hire. But the last time UK hired a coach because he won a big game despite a short resume was BCG. It’s hit or miss. But he’d be on my list along with Tressel, Leach, Gruden (at Cincy), and any super star NFL coaches who are mulling coming out of retirement.

    44) Administration hates Petrino, I think. And you’re wrong about Tressel. His show cause lacks teeth. We or anyone could hire him.
    See ->

  58. Han
    12:49 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    56) Taggart wanted to beat us badly. He wanted a defining win, and got it against an SEC team on the road. Strong went easy on Joker in the Louisville game. Taggart didn’t risk losing the game to create drama. A 14-point win in regulation would’ve looked even better than a gutsy OT call. All the little school’s do gutsy stuff on the road.

  59. mashburnfan1
    12:50 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    It was not dominating as we did have more yards {by 50}, more 1st downs {by 7} but we threw 4 interceptions. WKU did dominate us in time of possession by like 15 minutes which is huge but happens when a team runs the hurry up offense. Our defense is just plain bad and the oline is as well. It is a shame as I think we have several good rb’s and wr’s. Max showed alot of toughness this evening but still 4 int’s is 4 int’s and cost us big time, and could have been 6 int’s.

  60. chokecal
    12:50 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    52 – What was that 2 years ago? And how many years to we get you before that? Lol We won’t lose more then you guys win! #GOCARDS!

  61. Han
    12:54 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    60) I know 2 years is a long time when you’re 14, but for those of us who actually remember the time before your voice started changing, your program is still crap. Ours being crap doesn’t make yours great. Also, your conference is collapsing into irrelevancy.

  62. mashburnfan1
    12:55 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    57} agree with first part of that but it is worth the risk in football based on where we are right now. Leach is not the guy, Petrino is a train wreck, we don’t want old guys coming out of retirement as they won’t relate to the kids today. Any big names like Tressel etc would be crazy to come here at this point. It will take a young and creative guy to turn us into a competitive program. Boise did it, Texas Tech did it, hell even loserville is ranked so UK can do it.

  63. Say It Ain't So
    12:56 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I hope I dream about the “Victoria’s Secret Sport” girl at the top of the page tonight and not the Remaining Football Schedule We Have to endure….Good Grief

  64. j a brooks
    12:58 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Did joker really blame Raymond sanders for the loss??? Also, Mitch should be fired idmf he doesn’t make an offer to both Willie taggert and ulm coach at the end of the year… a big offer

  65. Follow Da Money
    1:08 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Joker’s gone mid-season now kids. Attendance tonight will make sure of that. And 60, I believe 61 just pants’d ya, you little wanker. Your team still sucks, LOLCards are irrelevant. beating UK this year obviously doesn’t mean much. So… you know… beat somebody, then come pound chest.

  66. Wildcat 8
    1:12 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Bring on Kriby Smart!!

  67. DB11
    1:14 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    After going to games my entire life, I am done. Sigh

  68. Big Pappa
    1:17 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Its amazing how many redneck fans we have that call themselves TRUE blue fans. Yes we lost- but you gripe with a big roar when we lose- but want to be seen when we win. You are setting us back more than we are now!!!!!! If you was a recruit-listening to all this crap- why would you come? Joker has no chance working with rednecks like you!!!!!

  69. BBALL
    1:22 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Waiting 4 bball. Really, does fb matter?

  70. Jackson Purchase
    1:23 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I was really hoping Joker would succeed here at Kentucky and was holding out hope that he would, but after tonight I realize that it is time for him to go.

  71. j a brooks
    1:24 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    68) you’re right… we should ne thrilled with getting beat by mid-majors. being a true fan and being ignorant aren’t the same thing. Not caring about losing shows ignorance… so don’t bring that “not true fan” trash in here. I want a coach that knows how to coach… joker doesn’t. He consistently has either the worst offense or worst defense in the nation. All I want is to be relevant and competitive… bad hires is all that stop it. Boise ulm wku are able to compete. We should to. I love our players… hare our coach. I’m a nice guy so by some of your standards I should be the head coach

  72. true story
    1:24 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    68 congratulations! You and 60 just tied for dumbest post of the night!

    “Why y’all want to fire a coach just cuz the football team is in steady decline and is so bad that crappy schools are letting off the gas so he doesn’t look too bad?? He might not get recruits he can’t do anything with! And then they’ll miss the ice cream!”

  73. Mattd
    1:25 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    A mid major coach ain’t gonna do the trick guys. We play in the SEC, without facilities we need some type of draw to get good athletes on campus. Think for a moment, what makes a good team? Athletes, coaching, execution(coaching), effort(coaching), and occasionally luck. A unknown coach can take sub par athletes and make them execute, give effort, and prepare a lucid game plan. This would be enough for a Big east team or Boise in years past. Interesting tid bit, Boise has been out recruited by Kentucky every year since 2007 but 1. Yet Boise is a perennial top 25 team. Think how cal gets people to UK; he sales them on their dreams. Without facilities we need a hell of a coach with big time exposure. We need someone who can say, I’ve coached pros, I’m respected, I can develop u properly and have people believe it. Then, with proper coaching we can compete in the sec. Or, we could put serious money to facilities(I mean real money) then come up with a gimmick ala Oregon and watch recruits role in. Either way joker is not a good head coach!

  74. John Ellis
    1:29 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Some of the flack thrown at Joker is racist, just as it was with Tubby. Well, he’s gone now barring a miracle, so you can rest the invective for the rest of the year. Next year you’ll have a white coach at UK and you can go back to not giving a damn about the football team. Given the lack of support for the team when it’s down, I don’t see how UK will get a reputable coach or SEC caliber players in the near future or beyond. I’d suggest at least shutting up now that he’s done.

  75. Funky Monkey
    1:29 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    A delay of game penalty before the first play of overtime,… you can’t be for real,..

  76. true story
    1:36 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    wow, in a brilliant, come-from-behind finish 74 sneaks in and claims dumbest post of the night! Hey dude, this is an anonymous message board. There are no photographs here. You can not possibly determine racism afoot without the benefit of knowing the race of the people posting. More ironic, the coach just lost badly to in-state rival, lost to in-state mid-major, and you think maybe his RACE has something to do with the desire to fire him? ROFL… Sharpton called. He wants his schtick back.

  77. Dark Helmet
    1:37 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Ray Harper and Coach Taggart are a force! WKU is doing good things. President Ransdell looks like a boss. Yeah they just beat Kentucky at football but they’ve only been D1 for about 3 years. WKU just plays mean and that wins football games. Willie’s call for the 2 pt. conversion was a lot of luck but you can tell he’s one with the team – when he goes they go. Andrew Jackson, Doyle, Andrews, Jakes, Smith, Dowling are playmakers. UK’s defense is less soft than it was against Louisville and Max Smith does make great throws. A lot of games left and I predict a very weird season.

  78. Teddy Dupay
    1:50 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    #74. I don’t agree that the reason that joker will be fired, and we don’t know yet if he will, has anything to do with race. It’s more about simply not getting it done. 7 wins here is fantastic when you look at the SEC competition we play. But we have been declining at a tremendous rate since hc start. I like Joker, good guy and a pretty good recruiter, but just does not get it done on the field. Coordinator choices are frankly stupid and play calling, especially on defense and the lack of balance on offense makes me grimace and I for one can’t take it anymore.
    Joker, God Bless and Good luck with future.. Just wasn’t the right fit …

  79. whaaat
    1:51 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    why does everyone want Mitch Barnhart to leave? The only program that has been worse since he has been here is Football all of the other sports are doing great

  80. SECFTW
    1:57 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I know Matt mentioned on the post game show that Mike Leach would be a probable option for us to go after, but he also said that theirs different lists of guys Barnhart would go after depending on what he’s looking for. It’d be kinda cool if Matt could elaborate on that for us and give us some further insight as to who UK will target, why these coaches would be interested in us(or how likely they would be to accept an HC position at UK). I feel like thats really the only thing that’s gonna keep most of the fans in UK football mode instead of looking forward to basketball season already.

  81. true story
    1:59 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    79, I think it’s because most folks believe he held onto Tubby too long, then replaced him with a real risk in BCG. It took getting others involved to get Cal, otherwise Mitch wouldn’t have looked in his direction. Who knows who we’d have if left to Mitch alone to hire BCG’s replacement. Add that Brooks was a “WTF” sort of hire at the time as well, plus the missed opportunity to grab Leach last year when everyone BUT Mitch knew this year was gonna be crap on a stick.

  82. kittylitter
    2:06 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Well, well, well. Was wondering how long it would take for somebody to inject race into the mix. Well done #74. So, in your world view, are we supposed to just shut up and accept the mediocrity that Joker is giving us each week because he’s black? Were we supposed to stand by and watch the basketball team regress each year just because the coach was black? So, a black coach is above criticism and any attempt to scrutinize his/her job performance is racist? Is that your view of things? If your view is that then you, sir, are the one with racial issues. Don’t try to project your racism off on those of us who simply want better for the team we support. People like you just exhaust me. Doesn’t playing the victim constantly ever get tiring?

  83. Ohsays
    2:10 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    74, save your racist remarks for good reasons and people may take you seriously in the future. Dumbass…..

  84. BigBlueFever
    2:43 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    @74 Why don’t you take your “racist” crap and shove it up your as$ sideways? I’ll even help you do it. You are a total idiot and probably a Tardinal fan!!

  85. bigtimecatsfan
    2:52 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Quit saying Jim Tressel. The man is dead for chrissakes! He died of a heart attack like a month ago!

  86. Jim Tressel
    2:55 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    85 – The rumor of my death are greatly exaggerated. Dumba$$.

  87. UKGrad04
    3:42 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Mark Helfrich (he probably wouldn’t come), Kirby Smart (no way in hell he’s coming), Scott Loeffler (he might come), Todd Monken (maybe), or someone young and energetic. This program needs a shot in the arm, and we are not going to attract the kind of name that can do that. It’ll have to start on the field a la Franklin at Vandy.

    Personally, I wouldn’t be opposed to Taggart, but it has nothing to do with tonight. I like the Harbaugh pedigree. A tough-as-nails team is in itself worth an upset or two per year. I think that philosophy with the young talent already on the roster could equal a faster turnaround than people think. So, basically what I’m saying is you go out and get a young but experienced coach, preferably someone who coaches MANBALL.

  88. W in Chester
    4:04 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I believe its time WE as UK Football Fans demand ENOUGH with the coaching experiments Mitch. You have brought the “Non-revenue” sports up: Rifle, Volleyball, tennis, softball, soccer, golf and baseball. NOW its time to Focus on the Football Program and quit telling BBN we don’t have the money to persue success in Football. The bottom line is when Mitch botched up the Basketball coaching hire with BCG & Coach Brooks announced his retirement in wanting to make Joker”HCW” Mitch went along with it in order to not botch up another coaching search and knew if Joker didn’t make it then this wouldn’t fall solely on him and could use Brooks as a scapegoat. Now we’ll see PT 2 of Mitch searching and finding a new football coach. The 1st hire in Brooks brought UK Respectability in the SEC and around College Football. What will the next coach do?? GO Cats

  89. TheDecker
    6:10 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    The last play sums up the current state of our program. WKU’s 2 pt conversion, gutsy call, was poorly executed. The throw back pass was poor and Jakes had to make a flat footed shoe string catch. EVERYONE of our defenders bit on the lateral pass. If you see a lateral pass wouldn’t you think “hey, somethings wrong here”. When the throwback pass leaves his hand every defender was on the right side of the field. No discipline what so ever.

  90. [email protected]
    6:31 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Operation Win. Great slogan.

  91. UK '78
    6:57 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    48. Very well stated. I’ve had season tickets since ’78. I’ve given my last dime to the program until Barnhardt is gone.

  92. carnifex
    7:15 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    First off, Demarcus Sweat. Did you see his expression when he came off the field after catching the tying TD? He was pissed. He was pissed because he had to catch a tying TD to a second tier school. Please Sir, I want more of that in my football players. A sense of pride and anger if the coach and other players are a bunch of clowns.

    Mushmouth should be canned. If this were any other school in the SEC he would be canned. Instead, I fear that he might get an extension(I can really see Barney doing this). Does that give you an idea of how little I think of Barney’s IQ?

    Anyone not a retard KNEW that bringing back Mushmouth for this year was a waste. Declining ticket sales, uninspired play, flat line play calling, followed by just jaw droppingly stupid calls like the punt @ UT. You could survive a coach doing that sort of thing once or twice a year, but with Mushmouth it was 2 or 3 times a game, every game.

    We could have had Mike Leach, but it wasm’t fair! Leach iss a lottery pick in the football world, but we passed on him because it wasn’t fair. I’m trying to figure out who it wasn’t fair to, though. The fans? The players? Or Barney and Mushmouths egos?

    And good God! We get struck by lightning again! There’s another lottery pick coach with local ties waving from the sidelines. And some of you don’t want him because he screwed around on his wife! Sorta’ like Pitino did when he was here(but that’s different, isn’t it?), and Mushmouth does with a certain TV personality. (hypocrite we much?).

    Former players are tweeting about how bad Mushmouth is, and now players are ignoring team rules by tweeting last night. The tenor of the tweets was basically, WTF am I doing here?

    I don’t blame Mushmouth. He took a job he couldn’t handle, but it was offered to him. He didn’t steal it. If I got offered a chance at Pam Anderson I’d take it…but I couldn’t handle it. No, this debacle is Barneys fault. But even that doesn’t go deep enough.

    The BOT. The BOT allowed Lee Todd to saddle us with Barney forever, or until the money runs out, whichever comes first. And Barney is 1 thing, and 1 thing only…a bean counter. That’s what the BOT wants him to be. The BOT can’t touch BBall. The donation money would not just dry up, it would disappear quicker than Miley Cyrus’s virginity. So where can they tap a bunch of money for everything else? I got it!!! All those non-revenue sports Barney is so proud of!!! No. The problem with non-revenue sports is that little non-revenue part. So, if Barney actually supported FB as it could, should be, all that lovely, liquid,fungible money wouldn’t be available for all the other little things that money goes too. Womens BBall, Rifle team, cow tipping, etc. They get the free ride because the BOT doesn’t want to spend money…it really is that simple.

  93. SexnNursinHomes
    7:17 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    This crappy season should suprise no one. Quit acting shocked. UK’s football program is dead. And the reality is that our program is in a pickle. A big name coach will use our school as a springboard to jump to a more established school once they “turn around the UK football program” in 3 years. Joker would have been ideal if he could coach. Loyal and wouldn’t leave. But we get a big name coach, and in 3 years we are looking for another new coach. The fans didn’t cause this, the admin did.

  94. smoke and mirrors
    7:21 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Play your race card #74,just waiting for it to be played. I wish I could do a shitty job,get paid BIG money for doing it,blame everyone else when I lose, and then cry “It’s because I’m Black”. No, a lot of us have to DO our jobs or be fired. Time for this Joker of a coach to go,call me a racist or whatever. HE CAN NOT COACH!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. DT in DC
    7:39 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Wait. We made it to OT? I turned the TV off with 4 minutes to go when we didn’t score and they got the ball back. What an embarassment. I think a PeeWee team could average 5 yards per run on this defense.

  96. YourDaddy
    7:44 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    O.K. Bring on EKU, Georgetown and U Pike. I’m almost positive UK could beat one of those three. Maybe??? Maybe Not. Oh Hell. SEC football at its’ worst. It is not going to get any more worst than this is it???

  97. Holler Baler
    7:49 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I agree Joker is not getting it done but do not think we need a coach like Petrino or Tressel just because they won elsewhere. There are good reasons why they are unemployed.

  98. markp
    7:58 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    The only reason Tressel won at OSU was because the are a always good. He doesn’t have the ability to take an underdog team like UK and make them top caliber. He would get eaten alive in the SEC. We need a coach that can take a losing team and make them exciting and win. Only a passing style offense can do that. It’s either Petrino or Leach. Both took below average teams,in good football conferences, and made them near to or conference champions.

  99. barn
    8:05 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    some on here want taggart to come to UK. he’ll probably be leaving wku for a bigger and better job but he’ll probably get better offers than UK. remember he is connected with the harbaugh’s and that probably goes a long way in college fball right now.

  100. UKFaniac
    8:08 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Joker is done so maybe we can get a coach that can bring excitement back to the bluegrass. Everyone is saying Petrino and Leach but here is a name you should ponder… How about Rich Rodriguez? He did some great work at WVU and he runs the options which so many people want to see because of it’s high scoring excitement. Just a thought…

  101. Beavis
    8:13 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    2 and 10 for this team. If you hire another up and coming coach,,,,you are in for more of the same mediocrity we have had to endure for decades. Look at the powers in the SEC,,,Bama,,SC,,,Florida,,all have coaches with pro football experience. Use coach Cal as an example. The recruits come to play basketball here because they know he has a track record of putting players in the NBA. Hire Jon Grudin or at least make him say no to the job. Note to Mitch,,,,you are going to have to pay him what he is worth,,,,unlike Joker who you are paying way more than he is worth.

  102. ukfan1996
    8:20 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Nick, This is really negative. I also wish you would quit making reference to your high school days. You played 2A football and you were not that good. Easy schedule and weak opponents.

  103. markp
    8:20 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    100 Rich Rodriguez? Are you kidding me? Did you not see what happened to him in the Big Ten? Option offense? Are you for real? Think back to the last decent teams we have had. Couch and Woodson were the QBs. Option offense will get you Bill Curry results. UK will only get decent quickly by having a passing offense. Petrino or Leach, it’s very simple. Gruden would laugh at coming here.

  104. 3 fan
    8:23 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    UK is stupid to not call Mike Leach. I hate UK football right now

  105. Beavis
    8:24 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he would,,,,but you have got to give it a shot,,,make him say no

  106. markp
    8:29 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    105 Winning in the NFL is not the same as winning at a weak sister SEC team. Get a guy who has taken a weak sister in a tough conference and gotten them way up. Petrino or Leach. Proven winners with great offensive minds that will pack the stadium. It really is simple but Barnhart is in the commander’s chair and it will be an adventure to get him to do the right thing. We should have fired Joker last year and rolled the red carpet out for Leach then.

  107. markp
    8:35 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Oh, and I forgot about Lorenzon and the Guy Morris team. It was good and Barnhart chased Guy out of town who took a lemon of an oppurtunity and make lemonaid. Mitch was lucky that Brooks was solid but even Brooks was stupid enough to try an option offense with a 300 pound QB. After he got that option offense idea out of his mind things started to turn around. Remember Morris recruited Woodson and since then we have been stuck with the likes of Hartline and company. Get a real QB friendly coach here for the freshman we have sitting on the bench. Thank God that Joker red shirted him and his first year won’t get wasted under Joker.

  108. SexnNursinHomes
    8:38 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Call Leach and make him a ridiculous offer. Get him here next year. I think he would be a decade long coach. By 2025 UK will have worked itself to be a middle tier SEC school and off the bottom. By 2030 and after Leach leaves, we hire Ricky Spendhall to lead us to the top of the SEC. BY 2050, UK rules both Football and Basketball. 2100, UK is the global leader in sports.

  109. Rbanta
    8:40 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    POLL: Mike Leach, Tee Martin, Willie Taggart Who would be the best replacement?

  110. Beavis
    8:41 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    # 106,,,,,has not worked out to bad for Bama,,,Florida,,,LSU,,,South Carolina,,,ect.

  111. Dano
    8:50 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Leach as HC may help us beat the teams we are supposed to beat, but I can’t see him winning in the SEC. He has never had a strong defense, so I doubt he would have on at UK. During the game at least one of the FB recruits was on twitter asking WTF? It is not the fans affecting the recruiting, it is the results on the field. Give Joker time is what they say. I say we just got beat by a team that was D-II 3 years ago. In 3 years they are better than us and smacked us in the mouth on our own field.

  112. markp
    8:51 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    106 those teams are/were not as bad as us. Most of who you have mentioned are perenial powerhouses. Notice USC is a passing team. Wake up.

  113. Dano
    8:52 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    BTW…Is it too early to name our coach in waiting? idn’t seem to bother the Joke before, so I guess he’s good with it.

  114. dennis
    8:52 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Joker has done so much damage to this football (program?) that it may be impossible to fix. Who would want to come here and coach with all that is against them. An SEC that UK will NEVER compete in and a fan base that wants it turned around overnight along with no chance of recruiting against the BIG BOYS of college football. No name at head coach can do better than maybe a 7-6 record here on a good year with a weak schedule. Too bad Brooks did so much to repair this and Joker has destroyed it to no repair. May as well bring back air raid Hal.

  115. markp
    8:54 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Tee Martin. LOL!

  116. markp
    8:56 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    112 Leach beat Texas and TTU was as weak as us.

  117. SevenT
    9:01 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky was BLOWN OUT by Western last night. This is absolutely the low point in Kentucky Football. Western consistantly blew Kentucky off the line and pushed this team around all night. Western won in every phase of the game and Taggert humiliated Joker. If they don’t fire Joker NOW and play out the season with Reggie Sanders as Head Coach then then Barnhart is a jellyfish with no backbone.

  118. Big Pappa
    9:07 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Hey stupid! Yea you!

  119. markp
    9:08 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Last comment. Passing offense is the only way to get respectable quickly. Leach would be a character and draw interest off the field as well. I believe he is a better version of Mumme and has proven he can win in a tough conferece.

    Perhaps even better would be Petrino. He probably would have gone undeafeted at U of L if Bush doesn’t break his leg against us a few years back. He took Arkansas to the top of the heap in the SEC and is probably an all around better coach than Leach. He has his dark side but after the embarrasment at Arkansas I believe he would be on better behaviour wanting to salvage his reputation. If he leaves in 3-4 years so what? We would be way better off as a football team and could move on to other things. Right now is desperate and require desperate measures. On field coaching ability is very high with him and I believe he is ripe to be had. But of course, Mitch is at the helm and we will probably end up with a Tubberville, or somehhing bland like that and end up with Curry results.

  120. carnifex
    9:12 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Here is my list of coaches Barney should go after…
    1)B. Petrino
    2)B. Petrino
    3)B. Petrino
    4)M. Leach
    5)B. Petrino

    They bring immediate relief to the fans, an exciting style of play for the players, and wins for the recuits. They are also damaged goods, the only way we’re ever going to get a good coach here with Barney running the show.

    Here’s Barneys’ list of possible coaches…
    2)I wonder what Rich Brook’s is doing?
    3)Charlie the Tuna
    4)Huh? We have a coach. I picked him myself.(well…I didn’t)
    5)”I can count to 19 using my fingers and toes!”

  121. Rixter
    9:29 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I agree about Petrino. Sure, he’s of questionable moral fiber. But, to this point, UK has employed the ‘nicest guy gets the job’ system. That hasn’t worked. I’d offer Petrino the job with stipulations that if you emabarraa the University, you are immediately terminated, and you get ZIP. If you leave early, you get ZIP.
    The guy can flat out coach, and UK would not have to immediately report to the NCAA why they hired him. Plus, Cardinal nation would crap themselves.

  122. dodger1
    9:39 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    first comment is about coaches. do you really think it matters? here is what we will do. fire joker and hire some coach with a offensive rep sush as leach. he will lure the stupid season ticket holders back and it will become ky football as usual. he will then become a headstone in the uk graveyard of coaches. this talk about us joining the acc.heck we can’t win in the big east and sunbelt.why don’t we join a confrence of the futile. we could get new mexico state,texas el paso,duke,wake forest,vandy,kansas and others.

  123. markp
    9:41 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    123 Hire Bobby Petrino and that changes! I guess it wasn’t my last comment.

  124. Jeff
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  125. checkit
    9:43 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    most of you are pretty pathetic, this was a football game that none of you played in. I dont see why you are freaking out over this. Basketball will always be king here just let football be the reminder that bball is almost here. who cares who the coach is and be thankful that football was fun while BCG was here ruining things.

  126. Joker Blows
    9:44 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve been posting for two years and saying Joker is a mistake! I was trashed by many of you…. Now, you are trashing him! Funny how long it takes some people to see things thevway they really are. Don’t worry barnyard can’t keep joker… Last night sealed it.
    Of course there is petrino, leech, gurden, and there will be others. Need to get some big boosters to come up with some cash to buy out joker n hire a big dog… We do that we’ll be fine in 3 years..
    I’m still gonna tailgate!

  127. markp
    9:46 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    126 that is a defeatist attitude. Look what Schnellenberger did at U of L. They were worse than us right now. Yes, they don’t play in the SEC but they are more than respectable and we could be too. Fanbase has to want it!

  128. LionGeneral
    9:52 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Down goes Joker? Down goes UK. Teams win and lose together. Poll the players . . .

  129. Joker
    9:58 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Can UK hire Willie Taggart?

  130. Japrick
    10:09 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    The UK football team is a sacrificial lamb. They do poorly, but still sell tickets and make money. Why worry about performing well when you’re making money anyway. Hiring a big name coach and doing major renovations to Commonwealth only cuts into profits. When the fans start getting disgruntled after a few years, they hire a new(cheap) coach and try to make us think things will be different. They won’t be. The only thing that will make a difference is if the fans stop making a poor football team profitable. Stop going to games until the administration puts some money into the program.

  131. WKUownsUK
    10:11 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Re: Max throwing 60 times…….When you are playing from behind the offense does not have the luxury of milking the clock and running the football. Last night, 60 passes didnt lose this game. Time of possession and our defense’s inability to get off the field on 3rd downs is why we lost…..that and WKU’s trick play in OT going for 2.

  132. Chuck
    10:18 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Here we go again!! A head coach is only as good as his assistants. Let’s clean house completely and bring in some young blood. No more Rick Minter!!! When was the last time UK hired a young coach that could develop the program over time? They did it in basketball with a 28 year old named Adolph Rupp who ended up being pretty successful. The football program isn’t going to be a quick fix. Why not go after someone like Kirby Smart at Alabama and see if he’s able to turn things around? I’m sure he has a lot of connections in the South and maybe he’d be willing to recruit eastern Pennsylvania where Penn ST. recruits also. Strong is doing it at Eastern Parkway U. for the time being until Arkansas comes calling at the end of this year.

  133. Rixter
    10:42 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    John Ellis, you speak of the lack of support for the team when it’s down.

    Let’s go back to 2009, Steve Kragthorpe’s last year, and see how well Cardinal Nation supported the birds (The John held 42,000 at that time):

    September 5…..Indiana State 39,344
    October 2 …..Pittsburgh 39,948
    October 10 …..Southern Miss 37,268
    October 31 …..Arkansas State 21,497
    November 14 …..Syracuse 33,223
    November 27 …..Rutgers 23,422

    TWENTY-ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE??? Pot, meet kettle.

  134. oh also
    10:51 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    We should get rid of all of the terrible writers on this site like you and get new ones…

  135. HO HO HO
    11:02 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Any predictions on attendance at UK’s next home game? Not counting cheerleaders, of course.

  136. ChicagoSucks
    11:23 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I’m tired of people saying “basketball is almost here”. If you can’t support the football team, don’t support the basketball team. That attitude is disrespectful to the players. They are talented players who are put in difficult positions by their coaches.

    That being said, if Mobley and Taylor do not receive significant playing time soon, I will have to reconsider my first statement.

  137. WhySoSerious
    11:27 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    @74…. Racism? Really? Yes, there is racism in the world, and it is real and that is unfortunate. But if I go to my job and I suck I am eventually going to get fired whether I am white or black.

    Losing to WKU (plus everything else) means Joker sucks. Joker should be fired.

    Bringing race into this discussion is actually an insidious form of racism. It is the racism of “since someone is a minority, they should not be held to the same performance standards.” I know many extremely successful African-Americans who would like to punch you in the mouth for making such a racist, degrading, paternalistic, enabling comment.

  138. Big Pappa
    11:32 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I hear that guy from Vandy is pretty good……….they are 1-2 and beat Church school yesterday pretty bad!!!!!!!!

  139. KyCat
    11:37 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    While I find Petrino intriguing as a possibility, with things going south in Tennessee after yesterday and Auburn likely to have maybe a 3 win season there may likely be competition for his services among our more established SEC members. With his baggage I am just not sure anyway.

    I personally like Mark Helfrich at Oregon as my number 1 candidate, but figure he would be difficult to get to leave the west coast but he has a great offensive mind. Smart from Alabama and Stoops at Florida State if we want to go defense first. All three of these will be hot commodities though.

    Another under the radar choice that comes to mind is Chris Hatcher at Murray State. While Murray State is not the ‘big’ league he is doing a remarkable job there offensively and Murray State has a history of a producing significant coaches at the next level including Frank Beamer at Va Tech, Houston Nutt at Arkansas/Ole Miss, and Mike Gottfried from Kansas/Pittsburg.

  140. REALITY
    12:05 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Why all this Leach talk? That’s last years news. He’s first year HC at Washington St. He’d want no part of this mess.

  141. smoke and mirrors
    12:17 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I am SO glad you are posting on here#134 and 138. To say that the reason Joker is on the hot seat,and probably will be fired,is because of his race is unfair to all races. Should Joker or anyone of any race be given a pass on job performance due to race? Joker makes a LOT of money,and to be honest,the expectations aren’t that much. Has he kept the program where it was at when he took over or moved forward? NO WAY! Has he went backward as fast as a rocket ship?HELL YES. Should he be fired?? YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  142. please
    1:23 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    please stop making references to your glory days of 2A football at desales. no one cares. you werent good, you had an ugly girlfriend, and you played for desales. no-one-cares. no one. at all. no one does or will ever care. so stop talking about it. desales is barely still a school and they suck balls at every sport they try so just stop talking about them.

  143. SECFTW
    2:21 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    @139 yeah but that same team had the largest margin of victory over us last year than anyone else lol. Another reason to get rid of Joker.

  144. Joker blows
    4:54 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Pathetic when they bring up racism….
    The courier journal article today says Romney ahead in Kentucky by 14 pts…. Idiot dems say it’s racism… Has nothing to do with 23 million unemployed, no budgets in last 3 yrs, dem controlled house for 6 yrs, 6 additional trillion dollar deficit, Obama n dems attacking our coal industry, our inability to pump oil, cutting defense, increasing taxes on All of us, I could go on all day! It’s racism…. Pathetic liberals no place for you in sports or in politics!

  145. tomcat2012
    8:28 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I have a good source that The Joke also has a girlfriend in his hometown too!!!He has got to go not because of his sexual sins,but of his failure as a head football coach. Western needs money to help pay for their non-revenue sports,so,i say lets trade Joke for Taggert and throw in some boot.

  146. cats1234
    9:37 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    #20 I’m kind of late to this post but after three picks the score was 10 to 0. Also i think Joker needs a year or two more and he’ll have this program looking pretty good. They need a new defensive coordinator because ours right now blows.

  147. Ted Nugent
    10:16 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Get a grip, terrible post. No need to express ANGER at the team or the players

  148. cat2012
    12:19 am September 17, 2012 Permalink

    if you look at the team when they’re playing, they all look disinterested in playing the game. I have yet to see a big time hit from this defense or a big time smash mouth offensive attack. the defense hugs the opponent to the ground and the offense keeps trying to finesse other teams. WKU beat UK based on intensity, not based on coaching or physical players. I do blame the coaches for allowing uninspired athletes to continue playing for four quarters. I was livid. Frankly, the body language of these players and their lack of heart tells me that all these staters, minus a few select plays (C. Williams, Jonathon George, Boyd, King, etc.) should be told their scholarships are up for grabs. Through three games they have brought zero intensity to the field which sets up teams for failure.

  149. cats1234
    9:56 am September 17, 2012 Permalink

    If i remember correctly Martavious Nellums had a hell of a hit last week against Kent State