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Embarrassing.

Arkansas’ game plan was to heavily attack the youth and inexperience of Kentucky’s secondary with one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. It was executed to perfection as the Razorbacks destroyed the Wildcats 49-7. On the first play of the game, QB Tyler Wilson connected with WR Jonathan Williams for a 74-yard bomb that set the tone for the entire game. Even with the help of a one-hour long rain delay, the Wildcats defense couldn’t slow down the potent Razorback offense. Wilson was almost perfect during his time on the field. He was pulled in the third quarter with a stat line of: 23 /31, 372 yards, and 5 touchdowns, which is good for a 227.9 quarterback rating. Yep, I didn’t know that was possible either.

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-Kentucky’s defense had trouble stopping the run as much as the pass. The Razorbacks gained a total of 533 offensively, 162 were on the ground. It could have gotten much worse if the game had been finished, but thankfully it was called. This team found out tonight it desperately needs the leadership of safeties Tay Neloms and Mikie Benton in its secondary. The freshmen that played in their absence could eventually be good players for the Cats, but they just aren’t ready to do so at this point.

-Kentucky’s quarterback situation was about as unreliable as its defense. Freshman Jalen Whitlow started the game, but essentially split time with Morgan Newton when the offense couldn’t muster many yards with him under center. Newton is hobbled, but has a better grasp of the offense than Whitlow at this point, which explains why they at least gave him a shot. Whitlow eventually connected with WR LaRod King for a 61-yard touchdown for his first passing touchdown, but there wasn’t much production from the Wildcats besides that.

-There wasn’t many bright spots for the Wildcats, but at least P Landon Foster had an outstanding game. Foster had eight punts averaging 48.6, with a long of 58. He will be an asset for this team for years to come. Welcome to Punter U.

It doesn’t get much easier for the Wildcats as another premiere quarterback comes to Lexington next weekend. Aaron Murray and the Georgia Bulldogs stroll into town coming off a bye week, and a blowout loss to South Carolina fresh in their minds. After watching tonight’s game, they have to figure they’ll be able to get right back on track against the team we saw tonight. Phillips and his staff have a week to figure out how to at least slow them down, but looking at the game tonight… is it even possible?

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

119 Comments for Embarrassing.



  1. Ridge Runner
    11:20 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    *****yawn*****



  2. levy
    11:21 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Who will replace Joker next year ??



  3. fartknocker
    11:21 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    this is the “BILLY CLYDE EREA” in UK football



  4. Kibbles
    11:21 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder what the score would have been with good weather? Mitch will say we were on the verge of a comeback.



  5. Card Fan
    11:21 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, I’m sorry guys. The Cats just need a couple breaks and some time and this team could be dangerous, but they just aren’t there yet. I hate to see them struggle like this, keep your heads up though guys because all the trials that you’re experiencing now will lead to great experience for the players down the road.



  6. BrotherMichigan
    11:22 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    We had fewer first downs than Arkansas had TDs. How’s that for a stat line?



  7. Ridge Runner
    11:22 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    2 guys walked into a bar and…



  8. She got a big booty so I call her big booty
    11:23 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    If Joker stays another year, the Illuminati is involved.



  9. The Dude
    11:23 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    It’s time to spend some money and bring in a coach that can recruit and bring some excitement to the game like Coach Cal and Coach Mitchell have done with basketball. We’ll never be competitive in the SEC unless we think big and spend big.



  10. levy
    11:24 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    they should put a weather delay for the rest of the season imo…



  11. She got a big booty so I call her big booty
    11:26 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    The only reason we lost is because we scored less points. Is that better?



  12. ChiefdCat
    11:26 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch is on the radio now and should call Joker out.



  13. J A Brooks
    11:28 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    All U of L fans want us to keep Joker, just like we wanted them to keep krapthorpe.

    Bring on a new Matt Jones excuse for Joker’s ineptitude.

    Seriously start the countdown til he finds some kind of silver lining or some random stat that shows positive momentum.

    We’re adults Matt Jones, you don’t have to hide the truth from us, especially when we all know Joker is as God aful a coach as the NCAA has ever seen. I’m still trying to figure out what he did for you to make you so loyal to him regardless of the evidence presented.



  14. Kibbles
    11:28 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Oh and the same guy that hired Billy will be finding our new head coach Yay!!!!!



  15. Bill Self
    11:28 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    They didn’t beat us we just ran out of time



  16. ohhai
    11:28 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    mitch on the radio being forced to explain why the sec made us forfeit a game. classic



  17. ukcatzfan
    11:28 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    as Bill Self says
    we didnt lose the game we ran out of time 🙂

    the weather had mercy on the teaM tonight



  18. Isaac in Long Beach
    11:29 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t hear the radio show on iheartradio, what is Mitch’s explanation?



  19. Chris
    11:30 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    #13 have you listened to the radio show? Matt always says he doesn’t see anyway they can bring joker back?



  20. Turner the Burner
    11:31 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    3- that is comparing apples to oranges. The BCG era of basketball was terrible because of our history of winning….. UK has not had such history in football.



  21. Barney
    11:32 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Hey J A my buddy Matt knows how to be a good boy so he can get a pass to the basketball games. Matt’s my boy and will come up with some story to spin this game in a positive light.



  22. Smitty
    11:33 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    13- do you pay attention to the shows?



  23. ohhai
    11:33 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    18 – he said the outcome of the game was NEVER in doubt and player safety became an issue so they called it



  24. Catlogic15
    11:34 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Does Vegas pay the Arkansas win.



  25. Isaac in Long Beach
    11:39 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    And for real, I wish this game had not been called. I love these players and a forfeit due to weather just gives the staff a copout. The players deserve better and maybe if we’d been beat even worse there would be some action taken. Something needs to happen. I always support this team win or lose but it is getting harder and harder to stay optimistic.



  26. Seriously
    11:39 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    A La tech team coached by Sonny Dykes managed to score 16 points and get 250 yards of offense in a half versus Texas a&m. The same Texas a&m that smoked Arkansas. So we are less competitive in the SEC than a team from the WAC and by far isn’t the best team in its own state. I would take gene chizik, the questionable recruiting of juco quarterbacks, and 7-5 seasons any day of the week compared to what joker is failing to do. If auburn fires him and hires petrino I say hire chizik at least he has a national championship on his résumé.



  27. Ares
    11:39 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    They have quit. I was wondering when it would happen. Beyond pathetic.



  28. Angry
    11:40 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Even John L Smith is a better coach than the joker.



  29. Isaac in Long Beach
    11:40 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    That said, I totally understand calling the game due to player safety. I just wish it hadn’t come to that.



  30. J A Brooks
    11:41 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    22) OMG I’m missing Matt Jones???? OH NO!

    He may be NOW saying that Joker must go, but he’s been a staunch Joker supporter for a LONG time. If you’ve forgotten that because he FINALLY read the writing on the wall then that’s up to you. I still feel like he’s saying Joker HAS to be let go, not that he deserves to be let go.

    Matt refuses to say “Joker can’t coach.” He puts it in the form of politics. He won’t just call a spade a spade and say the man is a terrible football coach.



  31. J A Brooks
    11:42 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Listening to Joker’s Tubby-esque interview on WLAP. Classic.



  32. G-Unit
    11:43 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    When is the post game show?



  33. Catlogic15
    11:43 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Again, does Vegas pay on a called game?



  34. TJ
    11:43 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    This is no joke: Joker should resign



  35. J A Brooks
    11:43 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    26) Do you realize how bad Gene Chizik is? Cam Newton won him a title. Joker could’ve won a title with Cam Newton… ok maybe that’s asking a bit much but Chizik is God awful too.

    Go look at what he did at Iowa State before he landed a dream situation in Auburn.



  36. J A Brooks
    11:44 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    33) Not sure but they were so far over the spread I can’t imagine they wouldn’t pay. Money back for all betters cost just as much as paying out to winners



  37. SteveM
    11:45 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Another Mitch Barnhart creation on full display.



  38. Long Time Caller, First Time Listener
    11:46 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    I haven’t watched a football game all year. But I still like to come on here and comment. As some of you will remember, I said we need to throw more money Bear Bryant’s way so he won’t leave. But, no everyone on here kept saying we can get an up and comer for less and someday with the savings we can build a large basketball arena. Hate to say it, but told ya so.



  39. Goose
    11:46 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares who replaces Joker. Just as long as he is replace. He should be embarrassed, and resign now. I feel terrible for the players. Fundamentals… Fundamentals… ah crap… its pointless. Whens the first Basketball game?



  40. jon
    11:46 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Joker quit. Pathetic. Now only if he would resign from his position.



  41. BB
    11:47 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Listening to postgame…Joker should just stop talking…for good…I mean never again…just be mute.



  42. Dufus
    11:47 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    I WAS a proud Kentucky fan. Please please please please do something damn just a one sport school–oh I forgot gun team!!!!!!!!!!!!



  43. carnifex
    11:48 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    #5 Card fan

    I’m sure you mean well. but right now we’re a wounded animal. Not really smart to be here unless you’re family. So go before you get your head bit off.

    And for the sunshine pumper OP…yeah, and when our seniors graduate at the end of the year, and we lose 2 or 3 more to academics, and just plain unhappiness, when we stick these “young” players into the slots they are supposed to fill. do you really think they’re going to suddenly sprout into playmakers? Or are they gonna look like they did tonight? I know which way my money votes.

    It will be 2 more years before we are even, adequate?…again. Not even adequate, just not embarassing. And when this class off Frosh graduates, we’re gonna suck again. So we’re expected to get excited for not sucking once every 4 years?

    Now remind me why Joker was made HCIW? Every second that is wasted on Joker is that much longer we’re gonna need to dig out. Barney made this mess, he should personally pay for Jokers buy out.



  44. dtfromgeorgetown
    11:48 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    So our 3 star recruits come here to learn how not to tackle ?



  45. G-Unit
    11:48 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    is anyone else not getting anything on iheartradio?



  46. No radio
    11:50 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    What channel are you on. I heart radio is not working.



  47. J A Brooks
    11:50 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Joker post game interview

    (mumbling) “we got out played tonight”

    “Our guys didn’t do what they’re capable of doing”

    “We had them in 3rd and longs but just couldn’t get off the field.” No shit



  48. J A Brooks
    11:51 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Go to WLAP.com



  49. Linda Taylor
    11:51 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    32 – Matt just tweeted that it will begin in about 15 minutes. By the way, we went to The Phantom of the Opera and UK Opera Theater did it proud.



  50. J A Brooks
    11:52 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    41) I agree… no wonder he can’t coach. I’m not even sure how he speaks on regualr occasion.



  51. J A Brooks
    11:52 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    49) Where can I listen to this so called Matt Jones radio show?



  52. bobby jim
    11:53 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    @37
    If thats how you feel say that about every coach at Kentucky. We are pretty damn good at athletics except for football and we were getting competitive under “Barnhart creation” Rich Brooks. Joker just sucks but don’t put all of that on Barnhart.



  53. Joker
    11:54 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    We got to try to throw the ball..and um…we knew we had to run the ball…but you can’t go 3 and out, 3 and out and um…we tried to throw the ball…Good God.



  54. G-Unit
    11:54 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    48 – it just directs you to iheartradio and doesnt play it



  55. bluebarnes
    11:56 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    I’m 48 years old and I have it on my bucket list to go to a bowl game with UK in it. I’m starting to think I can cross than off as unrealistic.



  56. $*%@(%
    11:56 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Joker is a perfect name for this coach!



  57. J A Brooks
    11:56 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    52) Oh so Barnhart didn’t insist on giving Joker another year when 99.99999% of anyone with a pulse knew this year would be another disaster?

    I think Barnhart has done a lot of good but….

    He reportedly has had a LOT of beef with coach cal… I mean a lot. The man just won a title but he’s butted heads with him time and time again.

    BUT he loves Joker. Joker’s his boy. He wants to give Joker a 4th year. If Joker is fired it will be because Barnhart feared for his own job if he were to bring THE JOKE back.



  58. J A Brooks
    11:57 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    I’m listening to it



  59. Linda Taylor
    11:57 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    WHAS.com
    WLAP.com
    Iheart 630WLAP
    Iheart 840WHAS

    Guys Iheart usually improves when Matt’s show starts for some reason. The regular post game shows seem to have poor sound but then once Matt starts his show it gets better.



  60. Joker blows
    11:57 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Bye joker



  61. FeelBad
    11:57 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    Did you all see Larod Kings facial expression after his touchdown. I feel horrible for the kid. Not saying that he would make NFL but he has no shot right now. No one can throw him the ball.



  62. G-Unit
    11:59 pm October 13, 2012 Permalink

    59 – thanks so much!



  63. J A Brooks
    12:03 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    61) I kind of got a “What’s the point” feeling when he scored that TD.

    He probably would’ve had a legit shot of being drafted (still does) but this season will definitely hurt him.



  64. Linda Taylor
    12:03 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    62 – You’re welcome. I’m envious of you, it’s only 9:01 where you are. It’s after midnight here.



  65. Jeremy
    12:03 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I wish I heart radio would play stuff again. I’m sure it’s an img thing though



  66. mike
    12:04 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Well at least we kept it competitive..oh wait…nvm.



  67. Seriously
    12:04 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    35) I wasn’t honestly saying chizik is the answer to all of uk footballs woes. Just stating that overpaid average at best coach that hit the coaches lottery of juco players would be a brighter future than with joker. Hire sonny dykes he is a former leach guy and coached at uk when Couch was QB at least he can coach less talented kids to move the ball and score on an sec team. Oh and his team has 2 wins vs BCS schools, granted both are 2-5 but those are still better records than uk.



  68. bluebarnes
    12:05 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    No.3 BCG in no way is in the same class as Joker. Joker cares about the program. I don’t know if the adminstration cares about the program. BCG was a bandaid because of the way Tubby had let the basketball program fall. BCG and Tubby were both wrong for the program. The football program needs a leader as much as a coach and I’m sorry we don’t have a leader on this staff.



  69. Jon
    12:08 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Arkansas isn’t that good, but good on them mate.



  70. Mikey
    12:08 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    67) I really think that Dykes is overrated. He is playing with Dooley’s recruits. It’s just like the “Tubby won the national championship with Pitino’s recruits” debate. He has not proved anything to me until he does it with HIS recruits, not DD’s.



  71. rydog
    12:09 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I am listening to the WHAS iheart radio and it is working fine

    Based on Oscar’s comments, I am guessing Joker resigns (or gets fired) after the next loss- when we are officially ineligible for a bowl.

    Really interested to start hearing the names for new coach



  72. J A Brooks
    12:11 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    He’s kind of taking the “its a train wreck” approach but still haven’t heard “Joker is terrible”



  73. Duke Sucks
    12:18 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #57 You show me anywhere that Barnhart has said he wants to give Joker a 5 th year. Joker did earn the chance to coach this team. We where on the best run in our history when that choice was made at the suggestion of Brooks. Any AD has to give a coach Atleast 3 years or no other coach would want to come here. This is football not basketball. This is jokers fail not Barnhart.
    If we fire Joker tonight how’s that going to help. Look for Joker to announce this week that he will not return next year.Joker sucks and has hurt the program. You can’t blame this on Barnhart. 90% of the fans wanted Joker to get the job Barnhart just gave the fans what they wanted.



  74. Seriously
    12:20 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    70) are you joking? He is on his 3rd year. That’s like saying joker is losing with Brooks kids. Not to mention the kids he has gotten a verbal commitment from are rated the same as the kids uk has commits from and we are an SEC school(though we don’t play like it) with 20 million dollars in football revenue a year.



  75. Duke Sucks
    12:29 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    David Cutcliff will be our coach next year. Barnhart has said repeatedly he had no trouble spending the money to get a top flight coach(ie.Bill Parcells). But this is Kentucky football not Basketball it’s not like coaches are lining up for this job. I get tired of hearing some say Barnhart will not spend the money on football. If you haven’t noticed the state is broke the president of the school is asking for money so he can keep teachers and the school running. Right now the sports department is having to solely cover the entire sports budget. Read the title 9 rule you just can’t spend money on 1 or 2 sports and not the rest, your not allowed too. I think Barnhart has done a great job keeping making our athletic department as strong as it is. Joker is the problem and joker alone.



  76. Kunta Kinte
    12:36 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    What’s yo name!?!

    TOBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  77. Duke Sucks
    12:37 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #74 read #70 comment agian. He is agreeing with you. He was talking about Dykes recruits not Jokers. Hell the man is saying chizic is a upgrade to Joker. I agree with him too. Hell I think a high school coach would be a upgrade to joker. I never though UK should compete with Bama but we should be competitive. Joker has UK lower then Curry. Curry could coach his talent but there was some talent there. Mummie made a good team from it. I’m sorry but these young kids Joker has just are not SEC caliber players. We don’t have 15 players who could make another SEC team.



  78. ohhai
    12:37 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    75 amazing how loserville can have one of the highest paid coaches in hoops, hire an in demand coordinator from a national championship team all while building new facilities but UK can only hope for some loser from Duke



  79. Seriously
    12:40 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    If Barnhart does a coaching search and comes up with Cutcliff as the best coach out there for uk. I will give up on uk football and Barnhart and as a uk alumni it will kill me but I will find another team to route for and ignore every uk football game.



  80. Seriously
    12:45 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    77) I know what 70 was saying. I’m saying Derek Dooley can’t even win with Dooley recruits, therefore dykes is doing things with his own kids and could be the kind of coach that might take the challenge of building a program at uk(though it is a BIG challenge)



  81. pfe
    12:48 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    so damn tired of KSR writers with bad grammar, include The Matt Jones, Esq. Bush league.



  82. Preston D
    12:52 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    We didn’t lose, we just ran out of time…



  83. [email protected]
    12:53 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Operation WIn!



  84. SteveM
    1:01 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #78 now you know why Joker is just the symptom. Barnhart is the disease. Ditch both Jokers.



  85. carnifex
    1:17 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Cutcliffe…Yep…feel the mediocrity. Slow burns babie, slow burns.

    And Chizik. Yeah, he’s hot, and got a ring. We had coach once who was 2 time COY for the SEC. He was also COY for the ACC. Hot hot coach…We call those the Curry years. If they can’t hack the SEC at other schools that actually give a you-know-what, why would the hack it at UK, who doesn’t?



  86. Hartline
    1:26 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Thinking Barnhart is the problem is absolutely crazy. Across the board UK athletics is on the rise. Football team just needs new direction and time.



  87. Fruit Loops Rule
    1:30 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Hire Jim Tressel now, if he will come to this train reck of a program, and let him sit out his suspended games since the rest of this season is meaningless. Then start getting things ready for next year. That will be the only way this season comes out productive.



  88. Kevin C.
    2:46 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I really feel bad for Joker. It’s pretty much impossible, and unprecedented, for a coach to try and win ANY games….let alone SEC games….with just Freshman and Sophomores. I mean, it’s unheard of for a coach to be able to recruit players that can come right in as underclassmen and be productive, and good teammates, let alone win many games. And FORGET about conference and National championships….it’s just crazy to even DREAM of that being possible. Hell, I can’t think of ANY coach, at ANY school, in ANY SPORT who’d be able to perform such impossible feats. Joker just needs some inspiration and motivation… someone to show him that it CAN be done, and maybe he can get things back on track. If only…

    Oh wait… Cal does all of that CONSISTENTLY. Yeah, we need to fire this loser; no more excuses.



  89. kingrex
    2:47 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I think the problem right now is the youth of the team. Across the SEC and really most of football you do not see Freshmen starting all over the field. Football is a much more complicated sport than basketball both in terms of complexity and physical strength. All the upperclassmen are hurt and we are left with these lil pups running around, scared and amazed by the speed of everything going on around them. I am not sticking up for Joker though. It has been painful the entire time. And these are his kids! He was recruiting coordinator …*screams!



  90. Wildcatsteeler
    3:14 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    If this wasn’t Jokers death nail I don’t know what it’s gonna take. Another blowout comin next week. No way we beat Vandy now. We’ll probably struggle with Samford. A 2-10 season that actually looks worse than that since most of them are blowouts. He’s gotta go.



  91. Ice Cream Man
    5:31 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t the floor at Rupp look really cool this weekend?



  92. jpay
    6:25 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    If Joker is back next year. Mitch should not be…..



  93. putinrichie
    6:26 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    88 – This post is exactly why UK fans should stick to basketball. Comparing basketball and football is not only crazy but a completely unrealistic comparison. Even Alabama doesn’t win with a team of freshmen and sophomores. Also, good luck finding a football coach remotely like CAL. Even if our football budget was $10 million a season and we had the best AD in the country, we still could NOT get the kind of coach you want. No established coach would commit career suicide by coming to UK.



  94. putinrichie
    6:35 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I just don’t understand what some of you expect. I want a new coach too, but some of you act shocked and offended by the results of the game. This is UK football. It’s UK football with Joker and will still be UK football without Joker. We will all get what we want when we get a new coach, but if you really expect UK football to change than your going to have to wait very long time(maybe the rest of your life). For starters, UK won’t increase our recruiting budget. We also won’t make enhancements to facilities for the next coach. If you really think UK will allow a new coach more leeway when it comes to dealing with recruits, think again. Sandy Bell and Mitch restricted both Joker and Rich Brooks in regards to recruiting. What will keep them from restricting the next coach?



  95. CarolinaCatFan
    7:41 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    LA Tech put up 57 on A&M. Granted they lost but it was still a 59-57 game. I can at least watch that. I’m realistic. I know that it’s going to take more than a coach to come in here and start winning games. There’s a laundry list of things that UK football needs to be successful, but a change in vision and leadership is a good place to start. I’ll take Tressel or Sonny Dykes. Petrino isn’t coming to UK. There’s going to be too many better jobs floating around. He’ll probably end up at Auburn or UT. Jim Tressel or Sonny Dykes would be my 1 and 1A. I’d rather pay Papaw Brooks $5mil a year than bring in Cutcliffe, Fulmer, Tuberville or some other retread.



  96. UKNation
    8:38 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #75. Nice try attempting to sound intelligent. The UK athletics department is self sufficient. The number 1 money maker is the football program (they own the stadium) and do not forget the money they get from the SEC in revenue sharing. So they are not broke but when you don’t sell tix and fans lose interest then it is a serious blow to the budget. So in this case you have to spend money to make money. Look at it this way… Is Cal overpaid?? Perhaps, but most UK fans would say no. Will the next coach be over paid? Depends… only time will tell.



  97. ukcat58
    9:27 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Excuse, excuse, excuse – it starts with recruiting – 2 and 3 star athletes can not compete with 4 and 5 star – injuries, why – conditioning, player talent, coaching – there is a reason we have more injuries than almost anyone – our kids are getting clobbered because they are not prepared, poorly coached, less athletic – It all starts and ends with Joker – if we are lucky, we finish 2-10
    As a 60 year fan, I am embarrassed, embarrassed, embarrassed!!!
    FIRE JOKER NOW!!!!!!



  98. dodger1
    9:37 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    the sad case of uk football was revealed last night when fox showed highlights of tim couch playing against ark. he recorded the greatest passing stats in uk history and we still lost.



  99. CollisionCourse
    10:03 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Schnellenberger comes out of retirement to put us on a collision course with greatness. Seriously though, the answer is to leave the SEC. Why would players, 4-star players, leave Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, even Ohio to come play at Kentucky? UK needs to advertise why players should come there – pro-style offense, throw it around, possibility of highlight reels, the leap to the next level – but we keep calling crappy plays like last night all under the excuse of a young QB. Forget it! Let’er rip! No holds barred. I mean is anybody else thinking that Peyton Manning coached himself at UT or did Sanders really create Peyton? At least under Mumme it was entertaining. Since the $$$ will keep us from ever leaving the SEC (So Embarrassing Cats) we need to bring in the heavy-hitter coach with ties to all the great recruiting beds in the nation. See anyone lining up? Me either. We’re the northern- most state in the SEC and I keep wondering why kids would leave the likes of AL, FL, GA, LA, OH to come to UK – still haven’t found that answer especially with showings like last night. I think Joker even talked to the referee at the second delay and begged to end it right now. The first correct play call of the night!



  100. 3cats
    10:21 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Basketball anyone?



  101. big12
    10:23 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Look at the bright side, it was called a game in the third, could have been 100-7.



  102. Merlene Davis
    10:30 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    All Joker needs is a chance, who are we to deprive a strong proud man of that ? Oh I know why you want him fired, same reason as Tubby. If Barrack Obama had a son, he’d look like Joker, but younger, now chew on that for a while you haters.



  103. BleedRed
    10:31 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #43 spoken like a true cats fan. Card fan comes in not talking trash but being a good sportman, and that is a typical cat fan response. #douche

    #13 most cards fans could care less if you keep joker, he is not the only coach at uk that we have beat. I personally would like to see petrino to go to UK because I know he could turn things around there.



  104. Doug
    11:49 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I bet there will be less than 45,000 in Commonwealth next week. Let’s face it the team has given up folks…



  105. jpay
    12:01 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    @102. God not the race card.. Nothing makes you sound more stupid than trying to say poor Joker. thats just a bunch of horseshit. Ignorance demands recognition. I think you have just been recognized for your ignorance…. we are arguably the worst team in college football. Your gonna defend that by saying we would hang onto a coach that sucks so bad if he was white even though the games are a weekly embarrasment to the Commonwealth. I surely hope you are not the Merlene Davis that writes for The Herald leader. If you are you just showed your true colors. If there is a hater on this forum its you lady… Now You chew on that…. Moron



  106. poking fun
    12:06 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    relax 105, just poking fun, but it is what Id expect her to write. Jokerthprpe has got to go, but Im sure she will be the first one to clamor for him.



  107. WildcatDJ
    12:07 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    94) You do realize we were ranked in the top 10 just five years ago?

    No, we’re not doomed to the type of football the incompetent Joker Phillips has brought. Good effort though.



  108. UKFan
    12:16 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #102 The first one to inject race into a conversation is usually the racist…that would be you.



  109. jpay
    12:25 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    @106. Sorry Dude. Racism Pisses me off. That is exactly what 102’s comments were…. terribly racist, I voted for Obama and probably will again. I don’t discriminate against anyone. I don’t care what color you are or for that fact what anyone’s religious views are. My only question is can you get the job done???? I think the answer to that is obvious. I would take a group of Senior allstars High school players from Kentucky could put a high school staff together and in two weeks that team would beat this current kentucky team by two touchdowns… But we are all haters… Thats logic



  110. jpay
    12:26 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    @108 eat me…



  111. Duke Sucks
    12:32 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I look for anytime this week for a announcement to come out that Joker will not return as coach. He will finish out the year and get his money for next year as well. This will give Barnhart a head start at a coach before the better jobs come open. Barnhart is in spot like when we got Cal. His first call has to be Patrino. Will he take it? Who knows.



  112. Duke Sucks
    12:47 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Too everyone hating on Cutcliff look at his record now and when he took over! I think if he could recreate this at UK we would give him a lifetime contract. I would love to get Patrino he is the man for this job. No way he takes UK over Auburn or Tenn. we need to be realistic. Some what a new young coach I case you forgot that WAS Joker 3 years ago. He was one of the hottest up and comers out there. That is why he was named HCIW sowed ident lose him. This job is tough and will take someone who knows how to get things done. UK can win in football the coach just can’t make mistakes there is to fine a line here.



  113. best1978
    1:19 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Duke is in the ACC. Look what Cutcliff did in the SEC and not the freaking ACC. He doesn’t have any more Mannings handy.



  114. Come back Big Blue
    1:42 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    This has gone on long enough. We need a complete redo starting with a new AD that understands how to build a new football program at UK that can compete in the SEC. I held onto my season tickets this year, but watching this team throw in the towel every second half is embarrassing. I don’t even care about losing every week, but what we are doing now is not losing. Its way worse than that…. It’s giving up! That I cannot watch and that should not be tolerated by the athletic department either so either do your job AD or you will have to be put aside too.



  115. john teager
    2:36 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    1– who were our recruits that should be Seniors and Juniors? Seems like Joker was pretty high on them when he was recruiting them.Either bad talent evaluation or poor coaching since they got here.

    2–How could we have had aQB competition this fall if Newton’s shoulder is still not well. Seems like the Freshmen should have been getting First team reps in fall practice .Poor talent recognition once again or just too stubborn to admit Newton is not capable.

    3–Just because they are playing Freshmen or Sophmores now does not mean they will be good in 2 or 3 years They need to be coached up. Did anyone ever see Joker get in a players face like Spurrier and others4– Is Boyd still on the team? What about the big Freshman running back we heard so much about before the season?



  116. jaybird
    2:39 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m tird of the facilities excuse. Are we behind Miss. State? Vandy?



  117. Duke sucks
    3:23 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #114 I hope you all get your wish and they do fire Barnhart. Then we can get a AD who understands football. One that at best we can be upper middle of the pack. I’m sorry but we ARE NOT EVER going to pass up Bama. LSU, or Flordia. Maybe your new football first AD can screw up our Basketball teams. We need to make football our top priority basketball isn’t important at this school. I agree we should stop putting on these big MM. Spend that money on football your 100% right we should stop getting these BB recruits and spend the money on football so we can win 7 games a year. We allready have 8 in basketball that should be enuff.



  118. Come back Big Blue
    5:27 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    What exactly did the AD do for our b-ball program? Let’s see… Keep Tubby 6 years longer than he should have, hire a complete looser, Gillispie and then when our program was a laughing stock and his career on the complete brink of collapse does the right thing and accepts coach Cal. Anyway, basketball is not the issue #117. Joker must go and the AD needs to pull the trigger no matter how difficult that will be for him. I don’t even care about winning the SEC championship, just get us back to what we had with Brooks. That was really fun and I really miss it.



  119. W in Chester
    11:14 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    115. I’ve always thought from the very beginning that Joker had an infatuation with Newton as his QB and really never gave Ryan Mossakowski a chance. He says Moss didn’t compete well in practice and when he did play it was only hand off runs. I feel Joker didn’t want him to show up Newton during the BBVA Bowl game and kept him on the sidelines calling plays, while many in BBN were calling for Moss in that game. I mean we were getting beat by a team in Pitt that truly didn’t have a coach and in that moment made me begin to question Joker’s coaching skills.