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It’s Media Day! (Friday Show Thread)


Could today be the day Bookie makes his KSR debut?

Today is a big day for KSR. Not only is it Kentucky Football Media Day, but our own Matt Jones is going 1-on-1 with head coach Joker Phillips for thirty minutes. Matt will also be roaming the green grass at Commonwealth Stadium to talk to players, coaches, and give us a behind-the-scenes look at the unofficial start to the football season. There’s a good chance he may be barefoot.

UPDATE: Matt is indeed barefoot:

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266 Comments for It’s Media Day! (Friday Show Thread)



  1. Bluegrass
    9:56 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    HAPPY FRIDAY!



  2. JayCee
    9:57 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t blow this interview, Matt.



  3. robuk
    10:03 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker says”BOO” Matt runs…. interview over lol



  4. UK_JB
    10:05 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Happy TGIF! I am hanging out at remotes if anyone wants to join.



  5. robuk
    10:06 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    all jokes aside…come on Matt make us proud!



  6. L2C8
    10:06 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Let JOKER know BBN has his back to beat down theose DIRTY BIRDS



  7. pioneer
    10:06 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt put on some shoes



  8. UK_JB
    10:07 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hope the football season will be better than this weather.



  9. Head Bussa
    10:07 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know that place? Where is that?



  10. Bluegrass
    10:07 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I miss Andre Woodson. One of my favs!



  11. JayCee
    10:08 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ashley Judd’s double-standard feminism made 9gag.



  12. Head Bussa
    10:08 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Gotta love kids!



  13. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:08 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Please interview Bookie!



  14. robuk
    10:09 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    the coaches must have known way in advance this could happen…



  15. J in Orlando
    10:09 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ask him, in terms of wins, what is a fair expectation for this team…and then dont let him answer generically



  16. JayCee
    10:09 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    How can one possibly be a man and “not a big football person?”

    Does not compute in my brain.



  17. J in Orlando
    10:10 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Coach K running up the score…lol



  18. J in Orlando
    10:11 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Al-Farouq Aminu hasn’t been that embarrassed since Bledsoe yacked one on him in the NCAAT



  19. robuk
    10:12 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    because BB is a team sport



  20. Head Bussa
    10:12 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Losing Caffey really hurts and I bet Minter is fuming.



  21. L2C8
    10:13 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah we don’t need Ryan a Hot Mess again



  22. L2C8
    10:14 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Could UL get in trouble for all the things Hurt did? I mean wasn’t him that 7 or 8 players followed to UL?



  23. a victim of charity
    10:14 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    UL coaches do not resign due to scandal.



  24. JBazz
    10:15 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ask Joker about all of the coaching staff changes when he took over as head coach and how the recruiting strategy has changed since he took over. Maybe the philosophical differences between him and Brooks in that area and how the new coaches fit his plan more.



  25. robuk
    10:15 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    whats the average weight of our O-line?



  26. Bluegrass
    10:15 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt – I hope you’re not harder on Joker than you were on Doug yesterday. That wouldn’t be cool. I really felt you could’ve been harder on Doug.



  27. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    10:16 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    How many years of eligibility does Gene McCaskill have?! My goodness, it seems like he’s been here since the Tim Couch days.



  28. Say What?
    10:16 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Just saw this article about Izzo talking about cheating in college bball. “It’s probably 20%. But it’s probably 70% of the top 20% (of player recruitments).”

    http://www.yardbarker.com/all_sports/articles/msn/tom_izzo_estimates_that_20_of_college_basketball_recruiting_involves_cheating/11358952



  29. G-Unit
    10:16 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ask Joker about the comments made by Jason Hatcher and how he plans to change that outlook…



  30. UKFanInCincy
    10:17 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Im sorry but…. Football talk is the worst. It makes me not even want to listen to the show.

    I would rather listen to Matt talk about current events.

    How many more days till BBM…



  31. JayCee
    10:17 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    26 and 29- I do not expect much, at all.



  32. Roll Tide Cat
    10:18 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Malcolm McDuffen becomes a stud on NCAA Football 13. This is scientific proof that he will be an amazing LB!



  33. JayCee
    10:18 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    30- I feel the same about basketball. I just keep my mouth shut about it so I don’t come off like a spoiled brat.



  34. J in Orlando
    10:19 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    28 And let me guess…Izzo says that, despite pulling so many of those recruits, he has never done anything unethical…lol



  35. pioneer
    10:20 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt you just mentioned Miles Simpson. I need to know what kind of run this kid is going to get?



  36. G-Unit
    10:20 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ask Andre Based on TALENT and POTENTIAL, who is the best QB



  37. Head Bussa
    10:21 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Based on preliminary reports from player-run workouts, ask Joker which incoming freshmen has he heard good things about and can possibly contribute on the field this year.



  38. G-Unit
    10:22 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Will Morgan still have his accuracy??? Pretty sure he had none prior to the surgery lol… nothing to lose!



  39. Andre Woodson
    10:22 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    “Max is a little ahead of Morgan, but Joker is trying to screw that up, too.”



  40. JayCee
    10:24 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t think any of us can get a firm grasp on this team until somebody tells us how many sub4.5 40 runners we have. Dang.



  41. Say What?
    10:25 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    34 ha yes, he said that he has lost recruits because he refuses to cheat. Of course he’s in the 30% of the 20% lol



  42. J in Orlando
    10:27 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    41 lol Saint Thomas of Izzo



  43. #Rise
    10:28 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    A elite SEC quarterback always starts at dominating corn hole. Fact



  44. RQuivsMom
    10:29 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Can you ask Joker about wide receiver, Rashad Cunningham, redshirt freshman last year? Met him when he was squished next to me on a puddle jumper airplane coming into Lexington, and he very politely listened to my UK football chatter.



  45. WestWorld
    10:32 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    UK’s “Chick-fil-A Stadium.”



  46. JayCee
    10:32 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Reading post #32 brings up an interesting question. Since the birth of games like NCAA Gamebreaker on Sega back in the mid 90’s (that exploded into its own facet of that industry), how much has that aspect affected UK football fans and their expectations?



  47. UK_JB
    10:33 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Sue Wylie goes barefoot.



  48. JayCee
    10:33 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    all fun and games til you take an arrow to the kne… er, I mean, a cleat to the toe.



  49. Rose
    10:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ask Joker what made him go after Patrick Towles (4 star) instead of Zeke Pike (5 star) in light of Pike’s recent trouble? Brilliant move on Joker’s part.



  50. Head Bussa
    10:39 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Rod is too chill to get mad over that.



  51. jonathan
    10:40 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    matt, the herald leader crime twitter account that tweeted the strickland dui story did tweet out a correction about 30 minutes after the original tweet.



  52. Kidnut
    10:40 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Towles will not play this year…get over it



  53. Head Bussa
    10:41 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Morgan Newton is awful. His sample size is very large and the results show that he is not good!!!



  54. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:42 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Give us a picture of the shirt!



  55. Head Bussa
    10:42 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    52 — Wrong.



  56. JayCee
    10:44 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    “A lot of receivers dropped passes last year…”

    Anybody remember Freddie Kitchens?

    His receivers had trouble catching passes, too. That’s b/c his 40 yard bomb and his toss to the flat were the exact same trajectory and velocity…



  57. Bluegrass
    10:45 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I love the picture of Ryan and the giant freshman! Hilarious!



  58. tom
    10:45 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones is barefooted. Yeah, that’s real professional



  59. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:45 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    How tall are you Ryan? #71 makes you look tiny in that picture that you tweeted out.



  60. thewaitfor8
    10:46 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Have we talked about the big nerd fight on Twitter last night yet? Matt and Kyle Tucker going at it was hilarious.



  61. jonathan
    10:47 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    matt, ask joker this question: any truth to the rumor that you will be playing the national anthem for opening game as bassist for jd shelburne band?



  62. JayCee
    10:47 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    52- I hope you’re right.

    Playing him this year reeks of desperation and will be a prime indicator of a failed season.

    Morgan Newton, right now, is Towles in 3 years if you start him this year.



  63. Kim
    10:47 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know as much about football as I do basketball. As a fairly new listener, I’m excited to hear the interviews today.



  64. Bluegrass
    10:49 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    The blue hairs will get over it, we need an Oregon type gimmick



  65. Bluegrass
    10:51 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    .
    ASK JOKER – Can we PLEASE paint the endzones blue? Or at least make the UK logo in the middle bigger? PLEASE?! Something, our field looks so plain jane. We need more blue!!

    .



  66. a victim of charity
    10:52 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    make sure that the ambulance doesn’t leave before Drew and Ryan race!



  67. jonathan
    10:52 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    matt, just tweeted you the correction tweet the HL sent at 12:33 yesterday…not much of a correction but it’s something.



  68. JayCee
    10:52 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    65- what year was it that the UK symbol at the 50 was MASSIVE?

    Late 90’s, early 200o’s seems like.



  69. DUCK FUKE
    10:52 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I would like to know why we never play late games against Florida. Last time we beat them at home it was a cold day in October (If I recall correctly as it was 30 years ago. I would like to move our home game against Florida as late in the year as possible. Does the cold weather make a difference? I dont know, but it can’t hurt. Right now we never play Florida in cold weather it’s always hot in September, and will be brutally hot this year in Gainesville for our players.



  70. The Oval Office
    10:53 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,

    Surely you can understand the difference in being a traditionalist in basketball vs football. I’m all for going after unique jersey’s etc in football, but not basketball as much.

    Fair or unfair?



  71. Adam
    10:53 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    4.7 psh this guy ran a 4.5



  72. Paducah Patty
    10:53 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt and Ryan! Are you going to ask Joker about twitter and how Louisville players have been talking trash and using inappropriate twitter handles and does Joker have a twitter policy? Plus Matt, Drew, Shannon, and Ryan you have got me through the roughest summer vacation I have ever had. I have had to live at my dad’s for 3 months and take care of my autistic brother (who LOVES UK football). My dad is coming home from nursing home tomorrow, he is doing better but I will need to continue to live here. School starts Monday so I’ll be listening to the podcast so THANKS guys!! Also Thanks my show thread friends!!! GO CAYTS!!!!



  73. L2C8
    10:53 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Flat black UK helmets would be the Shizz. Pic this: Flat Black helmet, with our UK blue UK on the side. NICE



  74. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:53 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I really hope that the Joker interview is good. I don’t want to hear anymore of the coach speak. Tell him to be real when you start the interview.



  75. Honky Kong
    10:54 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker will say it is the economy….BS !



  76. Head Bussa
    10:54 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    62 — Joker IS desperate and if Towles can throw the ball better he should play. We are not a program where other players can lift our quarterback. We need a leader who makes plays slinging the rock. If Towles shows he is a playmaker in practice we are not above playing a freshman here. I don’t understand you being against him playing so much.



  77. robuk
    10:54 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    why ask the obvious question? The fans have turned because the team has sucked so bad lately…nuff said



  78. WestWorld
    10:54 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    How about posting photos on your facebook page?



  79. pioneer
    10:55 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt you are a fool, Newport Central Catholic is in Newport not Ft. Thomas. The only school in Ft. Thomas is Patrick Towles alma mater, Highlands High School.



  80. Bluegrass
    10:56 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Watching soccer last night – LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid and it looked like all UK football games vs other SEC teams.



  81. DUCK FUKE
    10:56 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    What do we have to do to get the Florida game moved to later in the year. Last time we beat them at home it was an October game and cold and rainy (hard to remeber as it was 30 years ago!) Why do we always have to play them early? It’s always a warm weather game and especially hot in Ganesville for a 1pm kickoff. Always an advantage for them. It seems like if we can move that game later in the year and make it a cold weather game for our home field part of the series, maybe it makes a difference every once in a while.



  82. JayCee
    10:57 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    69- That will never happen. UF never comes north late in the year. They worked very, very hard to achieve that siting scheduling conflicts late in the year with all their rivals (and they have a truckload). Also, somehow, the UT/Bama game plays a role, too. Heard this on Finebaum one day.



  83. Paducah Patty
    10:57 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Man, I wish you guys had a camera there to show us the action. Also Matt you know why the media’s bellies are so big, you said it yourself, free food!



  84. Head Bussa
    10:58 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Lemond is not surprised by those comments about Harrow. Lemond has predicted Harrow will be the leading scorer. I think he will be the leading scorer or second-leading scorer.



  85. BennyTheJet
    10:58 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I think you should welcome Joker to the “No Spin Zone”.



  86. DUCK FUKE
    10:58 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ask Joker what improvements from a facilities standpoint he would like to see.



  87. Joker Fan
    10:59 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ask Joker what made him want to be in a Country Music video and how does he know that country singer? Can he realy play bass?



  88. robuk
    10:59 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I am ready for UL!!! This game will determine our season…imho



  89. safety first
    10:59 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    FUKE DUCKER, the FL game is early because Spurrier wanted it that way.



  90. Head Bussa
    11:00 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I may have missed it, but why don’t you have shoes on, Matt?



  91. JayCee
    11:02 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    76- nope, we are a team with unproven receivers and an unproven o-line. Putting a true frosh under center absolutely begs for failure on the field and would be devastating to his psyche.



  92. DUCK FUKE
    11:02 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    82- Yeah I know. teams like UF, Alabama practically write their own schedule and UK seems to just go with the flow and we get situations like a couple years ago when our By week was third to last game of the season making it a really long stretch of gmaes that wiped out the players. We should find a way to switch it up. Play At UF in Septamber and then Play the game AT UK in October Novemebr and get some home field advantage against the warmer climate teams.



  93. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:06 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Eventually, one of those media guys is going to find out that you said something about their fat belly. I’m anticipateing an on-air scuffle, which would make my day. Matt v. Tipton in a classic battle of fiticuffs



  94. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:07 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    fisticuff*



  95. Head Bussa
    11:07 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Why not just interview him now Matt? You can’t seriously make him wait if he wants to go ahead and do it.



  96. DUCK FUKE
    11:07 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Aske Joker when we will see some sweet throwback Uni’s. Those were cool



  97. Paducah Patty
    11:08 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    You need to video the race!!!



  98. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:08 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    If the description of the other media members is any indication, you might walk around and potentially get punched.



  99. Inquiring Minds
    11:09 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    You should post a photo of the apparatus strapped to Matt’s wrist.



  100. JayCee
    11:09 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    99- is it a Pipboy 3000?



  101. kramer
    11:11 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Pouring rain here in louisville!



  102. Bluegrass
    11:12 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt – go ahead and start early with the interview so that you wont “run out of time” if this thing really gets going good



  103. L2C8
    11:12 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    You know the other day I mentioned that Joker has been getting a better caliber of players in now, and if we don’t give him the proper time to see, if he can turn this program around then we all lose. We are not a High profile Football school so to hire a Coach and expect to turn our program around within 3 years, is asking a lil much. I think if Joker hasn’t made progress next year then MAYBE we start looking at it. Our Basketball program and our Football program are 2 diferent beast. In Basketball we can turn it around, heck we can do that in 1 year, but what makes you think if we get rid of Joker, the next guy isn’t going to flop more and then we are in a bigger whole. Atleast Joker is getting some of our best classes in, I say we give him a lil more time. Take the weight off his shoulders and route this team through the tuff times. If any fanbase can get behind a team, its the All Mighty BBN.



  104. thewaitfor8
    11:13 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Pancho Thomas. With a name like that, he’s born to be a star and fan favorite.



  105. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:13 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I like hearing from Rick. He seems like a old school hard-nose coach. I like it!



  106. Cha Ching
    11:14 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, Matt Huff was a big boy..



  107. Head Bussa
    11:15 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    91 — I got ya. I do understand your concern about making him worse because of our team sucking so bad and him getting down on himself. I guess I just don’t know if I believe in that psychology stuff as much you. I don’t think Newton has struggled because of previous failure. I think he has struggled because he doesn’t think quick enough, doesn’t have quick enough feet, and doesn’t throw the ball accurately. If Towles has “it”, and shows that “it” more than the others, then he deserves to play.



  108. thewaitfor8
    11:15 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Terms and phrases Ryan’s never heard of? That’s what scares Ryan? He must be terrified every day of his life!



  109. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:15 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    100- Nice Fallout reference.



  110. kramer
    11:17 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait for football!!



  111. PledgeFromSomerset
    11:17 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, when you go to Conley Bottom in Monticello you’ve got to eat the fried pickles. Best in the country.



  112. fairplay
    11:18 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Go ahead and put Joker on, if he is wearing shoes!



  113. Paducah Patty
    11:18 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt you have the podcast. It’s ok go ahead and start the interview.



  114. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:18 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, go ahead and start the interview, but don’t do anything serious. Get the fun, goofy stuff in now, while you wait for the advertised 11:30 spot.



  115. J in Orlando
    11:19 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    103 problem is the program didnt need to be “turned around” when he took over…we were bowl bound year to year (which is the most a reasonable fan can expect)…I like Joker, but under his watch, despite getting better personnel, the product is worse…meanwhile the ENTIRE conference is getting better (with the possible exception of UT)



  116. Bluegrass
    11:20 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    What up Smooth!!!!



  117. Kim
    11:20 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t believe that Joker is just wandering around waiting for Matt to interview him…



  118. thewaitfor8
    11:23 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Smooth is freakin awesome.



  119. Head Bussa
    11:23 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    103 — You know how you can tell what is good basketball and what is not good basketball? You know you can tell how bad a Gillispie-coached offensive system was and how good a Calipari-coached offensive system — regardless of talent — is. It’s the same way with football. I don’t know about you, but I consider myself knowledgable about football and I can just tell that Joker doesn’t consistently put a well-coached or well-prepared team on the field. I fully believe that some other coaches can do a better job.



  120. Paducah Patty
    11:25 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I love Smooth!!



  121. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:25 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Wow…no wonder the media members hate you Matt!!!



  122. DrSayre
    11:25 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Well that wasn’t ackward



  123. thewaitfor8
    11:25 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ha, and Matt just pissed off another media member.



  124. safety first
    11:26 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Somebody just took down Matt



  125. JayCee
    11:27 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Head- I’m trying to reply, but I am being moderated for whatever reason.



  126. Bluegrass
    11:27 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    That caller does realize that there hasn’t been a new Chappelle show episode for the past 10 years or so



  127. adam
    11:28 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    lol that was John Mayer in the episode on Chapelle’s Show



  128. thewaitfor8
    11:28 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hahahaha, everyone there hates Matt. I hope he just comes back during the Joker interview and puts his mic in front of Matt. We need an on air fight.



  129. Bluegrass
    11:28 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt – keep pissing off the other media people, I love it! Too funny!



  130. thewaitfor8
    11:28 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Well I must say, I never expected anyone to say Matt Jones looks like John Mayer.



  131. Head Bussa
    11:29 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Who was that media member? Ben Roberts from the Herald-Leader?



  132. L2C8
    11:29 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    115 – I understand, but it was his 1st Head coaching job, to my knowledge, even though he was in the system before he was head coach, but HIS recruits were not. The players that Brooks had are almost gone now, and plus Joker is a diferent coach. I see your point and cannot disagree at all, but I do hope he makes it another year, I mean what would have happened when everyone felt like this when Brooks was almost out the door. Look what he did. I think SOME football programs need a lil more time. Unfortunatly your right, we were not re-building but now we are in a way, so we just need to look forward and move on. The ENTIRE conference is getting better, but that never seems to change in my eyes, the whole Vandy thing bothers me, I feel we can do what they are doing. The key here is the AD I think, they need to step up and give UK new facilities or something.



  133. JayCee
    11:29 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    F-it. I give up. I can’t even express my own opinion.

    GD gestapo.



  134. thewaitfor8
    11:29 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Next year at UK Football Media Day, can we just send Drew around cutting into interviews?



  135. Bob in J-town
    11:29 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I was there when Smooth and Joe played the 50 min without a break in the double over time win over Vandy. Rupps only double overtime game ever. One of the few highlights of the BG era.



  136. Bluegrass
    11:30 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Are you going to ask Joker to take his shoes off too?



  137. thewaitfor8
    11:30 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Lol JayCee, your comment just made me lose it in the office. Gestapo, hahaha.



  138. Rockfield, KY
    11:30 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Barefoot and Crazy. Great song to go out on.



  139. DrSayre
    11:30 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    How awesome would it be if that person tries to cut into Matt’s interview with Joker?



  140. L2C8
    11:31 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    119 – ANd your probally right. Look I’m not saying Joker is our guy, all I’m saying is he IS getting better recruits in then we have ever seen, maybe HE just needs a little more time. Like I said before OUR Basketball program and OUR Football program are 2 diferent beast.



  141. Bluegrass
    11:31 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    135-Bob I was at that game too! One of the loudest I ever heard Rupp. That game was so much fun. I will never forget Ppatt holding both his hands in the air at the end just looking exhausted.



  142. Linda Taylor
    11:31 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Those worried about Towles being thrown into the thick of things and becoming discouraged this year, I see your point but I don’t think that is something we need to worry about with this young man. Everything I have read about him indicates he is a strong natural leader who gets tougher when things around him get tougher. He took on the leadership of his high school team as a sophomore and won three straight state championships. He has a rocket for an arm with pinpoint accuracy. Has anyone ever had so few interceptions in a season? I can’t wait to see him on the field. I haven’t been this excited about a QB since Tim Couch.



  143. DCat
    11:32 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Smooth still has major swag. He was always one of my favs. I loved the game where he was going to give the smackdown to Andrew Bogut. Get him with KSR soon. He’s smart and charismatic.



  144. J in Orlando
    11:33 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    132 I hope he turns it around too…and we WERE doing what Vandy is doing before Brooks left…Vandy is better but they still are not any better than the 9-10th best team in the league…a feat UK could accomplish with a better coaching job, be it Joker or someone else



  145. thewaitfor8
    11:33 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt are you like the guy in school that when you come near a group of people talking, they all just get quiet and stare at the floor?



  146. Bluegrass
    11:33 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Why so serious?



  147. UK_JB
    11:34 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Silent on WLAP



  148. thewaitfor8
    11:34 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I already miss retweets from Collins, and not understanding one bit of them.

    Annnnnd there goes the feed. hahahahahahahaha



  149. Bluegrass
    11:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    see this is why you should’ve started the interview earlier!!!



  150. Everybody's a Critic
    11:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    This interview’s so hard hitting it knocked the show off the air.



  151. thewaitfor8
    11:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    JURICH!!!!

    I love KSR. Anytime a good interview is coming up, you can bet money the feed will go out.



  152. E-LOY VAR-GAS
    11:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    wtf. Why does the iheart stream cut out at the worst times? WLAP goes silent, and WKJK airs commercials.



  153. Paducah Patty
    11:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    See Matt you should have talked to JOker earlier. Now silence



  154. McFly
    11:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hello?



  155. Bluegrass
    11:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    this sucks!



  156. Wildcat4life
    11:35 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Only on KSR. LOL



  157. thewaitfor8
    11:36 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ben probably pulled their plug. Payback for cutting in on his interview!



  158. RUPPS_rhetoric
    11:36 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    UNBELIEVABLE – you lose the feed as you talk to JOKER. Why on earth cant you get equipment that works? ITS FRICKIN 2012!!!!!



  159. Beans
    11:36 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    HA! Good thing you waited till 11:30 so people could hear dead air.



  160. Bluegrass
    11:36 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I bet another reporter went over there and pulled the plug to get back at Matt!



  161. Short Fan
    11:36 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    What happened?



  162. thewaitfor8
    11:36 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt? Ryan? What Happened???….. #JohnShortRadio



  163. Ummm
    11:36 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Bad omen…



  164. L2C8
    11:36 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    133 – lolol Man don’t let this crap get you all worked up. Your going to wake up tom regardless.



  165. Bluegrass
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I like how it cut out right on Joker’s “uhm” I thought for a second he really didn’t have an answer lol



  166. thewaitfor8
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is dropping so many F bombs right now



  167. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Jurich!!!!!



  168. Clint Cheater Hurtt
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Jurich!!! Knocked Joker off the air.



  169. WeRUK
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    The twitter ban isnt uncommon, bengals and other pro teams do it.



  170. E-LOY VAR-GAS
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    hahahaha it came back, and then cut off. again. wow.



  171. WestWorld
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    KSR brought to you by Murphy’s Law.



  172. Bluegrass
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Are you for real right now? Out again?! C’mon!!!



  173. JayCee
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Linda- the point is that PT is not going to be enough to make a difference in the outcome of this season. Playing him, this season, is a waste. IF we had a stronger line with more experience and depth or even a proven receiver corps, I’d agree. But, this team is a lost cause and PT would add nothing to that. He’s not superman and will be much more valuable to this team in later years. The risk of injury or getting overwhelmed is too great considering the reward (again, THIS season).

    I’m sure he’s a better QB than Newton, but, that is not the point.



  174. J in Orlando
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    162 lol where is the sound bite?



  175. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Blah blah blah…coach speak. Please tell him to cut the crap.



  176. L2C8
    11:37 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I was wondering if it was just me, but I guess everyone is having the same problem. LOLOL Hell maybe he is bad luck(Joker)



  177. kramer
    11:38 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ugh,huh where’s the sound???



  178. bentucky
    11:38 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    i heart radio sucks, netflix can stream movies and television shows in HD and iheart radio cant seem to stream audio man living in new orleans sucks for this KSR radio thing



  179. WestWorld
    11:38 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker will use the rambling technique to avoid Matt’s “hard hitting” questions.



  180. Bluegrass
    11:39 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    From now on – DO THE INTERVIEWS FIRST THING! This way if something goes wrong (as it always does) you still have time to get everything in.



  181. Paducah Patty
    11:39 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I was afraid Matt stepped in a puddle barefoot with all that electrical equipment strapped to him, he was electrocuted.



  182. thewaitfor8
    11:39 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    #174 I don’t know, but Shannon needs to get it and use it every time they come back from losing the feed. Easily the best moment in KSR history.



  183. kramer
    11:39 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Tom quit messin around with this station, go back to your own yard and play!



  184. Joker, Smoker, Midnight Toker
    11:40 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, you need to get some Coal Money to make sure you stay on the air.



  185. fairplay
    11:40 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Renewed and bought two additiobnal season tickets this year – GO CATS!



  186. WeRUK
    11:41 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks Coach, I renewed



  187. Head Bussa
    11:41 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Remember that quote from Joker: “I wouldn’t want to miss it.”

    Let’s see about that!



  188. DUCK FUKE
    11:42 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t belive Morgan Newton struggled because of “getting discouraged” He took way too long with the ball, he was very indecisive. The Wideouts dropped a WHOLE BUNCH as well. Almost to a comical level. Matt Smith to me looked like he was very decisive with the ball and in my opinion looked like he could turn into a nice player. I think he deserves a shot to start the season.



  189. thewaitfor8
    11:42 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I will say I at least like the fire that Joker has in the interview. It sounds like this season he is going to go down swinging.



  190. Joker
    11:42 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt: “I’m gonna play the pessimist for a minute.”
    Joker: “Because you are”

    Can’t deny that you are more often the pessimist than not.



  191. Bluegrass
    11:42 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    haha Matt gonna make Joker cuss



  192. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:42 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker calling out Matt!!!



  193. JayCee
    11:42 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Lol, great moments.

    What a cop-out reply.



  194. JayCee
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    You’re doing good Matt. He’s had his card pulled and he don’t like it.



  195. Head Bussa
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    This is getting contentious.



  196. thewaitfor8
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I truly believe our offense will be much better this year. Avoid injuries and we could have a decent season.



  197. WeRUK
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Haha Callin Matt Out



  198. Paducah Patty
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Way to call him out Joker!!



  199. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker’s mad. Wow. Finally some emotion.



  200. ktmiln2
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I love it! I don’t know what to believe!!



  201. Honky Kong
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker ’bout to punch Matt in da mouf.



  202. WestWorld
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    get him Joker!



  203. WeRUK
    11:43 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matts speechless



  204. ktmiln2
    11:44 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker’s not pulling any punches, I love it! Why not 2 grand???



  205. WestWorld
    11:44 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt ropin and dopin now…



  206. DrSayre
    11:44 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    When ever Joker is done with coaching, I hope him and Matt has a radio show together!



  207. Paducah Patty
    11:44 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I’m loving this interview!!!



  208. Cha Ching
    11:45 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Best Joker interview ever!! I’m sold baby.. Loose Joker=WINNING



  209. Head Bussa
    11:45 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    188 – MAX Smith



  210. WeRUK
    11:45 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt and joker Show > Crum and Hall Show



  211. adam
    11:45 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Great Fan bases don’t allow season ticket sales to drop 27%



  212. J in Orlando
    11:46 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is trying to be respectful, but I dont think Joker is in a position to be calling anyone out



  213. thewaitfor8
    11:46 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Dropping 60 points in a game isn’t a freaking gimmick. Put a half decent D to go with it and you have a program everyone loves.



  214. DUCK FUKE
    11:46 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    ask joker why it takes us so long to run plays. the offense sits there for literally the entire play clock every down before running a play. I know that they like to call audibles from randy sanders. but it seems like it gives the defense way to much time to set up and adjust to our play. thereby we never have momentum on offense, or capitalize on any momentum we do get.



  215. Bluegrass
    11:46 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Man, I’ve never been excited about football season, but I’m really starting to be now. I hope we can pull this off! Go Cats!



  216. JayCee
    11:47 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    212- I agree. Not sure where he thinks he’s coming from. Seems pompous and defensive about everything.



  217. Scout
    11:47 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I love Joker! He is letting Jones have it! I am ready for some UK football now! Great interview!



  218. JayCee
    11:48 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    My last comment was for J in Orlando



  219. Nate
    11:48 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt should resign as post game show host, we all know he’s a joke, get someone that loves the football cats to do it, Matt got owned big time on his show and I will never forget this great moment, thanks jp



  220. Section 212 Season Ticket Holder
    11:48 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    I like desperate Joker. I think he can motivate this team. We ARE beating Louisville #markthetape



  221. Bluegrass
    11:49 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    It must be tough doing this interview. Don’t hold back Matt. Joker isn’t, so say it how it is!



  222. Honky Kong
    11:50 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ask him about horrible play calling on 3rd and long !!!!!



  223. WERUK
    11:51 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker knows how bad hes been bashed on KSR, good for him to stand up for himself and the program.



  224. Bluegrass
    11:51 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Joker’s style of talking is like BAM! PAY ATTENTION and then slowly lulls you back to sleep.



  225. JayCee
    11:51 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Lol at all the huggers. What, exactly, did Joker say in this interview that made you get behind him? He didn’t directly answer a single question. He just called Matt a pessimist.

    Burn?



  226. JayCee
    11:52 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    read as: I’ll gladly destroy any kids career or potential in an effort to keep my job.



  227. Head Bussa
    11:53 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    212, 216 — I totally agree with you guys. Very easy to sit there now, August 3rd, and act like this. Don’t come on here telling Matt how to phrase his sentences. Sounds like an angry and defensive man. He also seems to maybe feel like Matt is partly to blame for putting him on the hot seat. I have more dislike for Joker than I ever have for his attitude during this interview. Can’t wait to send his ass packing for pissing all over the great things Rich Brooks did!



  228. ktmiln2
    11:54 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    225. Dude, we get it. You don’t like Joker and don’t have faith in the football program. Let us who actually care and believe they’re going to be much better than most think they will enjoy this.



  229. thewaitfor8
    11:55 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….. Wait, what happened? I fell asleep.



  230. cornhole
    11:55 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Cornhole tournament? Really? CORNHOLE. I wonder how many times Nick Saban has ever mentioned cornhole in a football interview when asked about a quarterback. CORNHOLE!!!?!



  231. DUCK FUKE
    11:55 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    209- you got the point though…



  232. JayCee
    11:55 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ktmiln2- Sure. You mean like last year and the year before that?

    Knock yourself out, Bro.



  233. bigcatinva
    11:55 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Good interview Matt! Although, I think Joker got the better of you. He took you to task on your support of the team…as he should have. Thanks and Good job.



  234. cornhole
    11:56 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Way to not ask him any questions you said you were going to earlier. Nice.



  235. Linda Taylor
    11:56 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    JayCee-I guess where we disagree is I’m not willing to write this season off as a lost cause. Of course I don’t see him playing right away, but a lot depends on how fast he picks up the system, how quickly he learns to read opposing defenses, chemistry with his receivers, etc., whether he will be ready to make a significant contribution this year. Getting overwhelmed though isn’t going to be a problem, in my opinion. He is the type of kid who will take everything in stride. Risk of injury is always a concern for all the players, especially QBs. We had more than our share of injuries to key players last year, maybe this year we will have better luck.



  236. JayCee
    11:56 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Head- agreed. The only minds changed today were of the simplistic variety.



  237. Paducah Patty
    11:57 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Bye Everybody!!



  238. Mike in Louisville
    11:57 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, one of the largest show threads in months. You really need to brush up on your football for the simple fact that it will make you more popular, but you refuse to adapt. This is why Joker treats you like a clown, because he has zero respect for you. I hope joker dominates this year (6-7 wins) and never grants you another interview again. Would be very sweet…



  239. New Joker Fan
    11:57 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    That was probably the best interview Joker’s ever done. He’s usually very boring and vanilla. Maybe he just needed someone to ask him tougher questions.



  240. bigcatinva
    11:58 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    #234 What? Take notice Matt that I’m actually sticking up for you……matt asked the questions but Joker came back with solid answers.



  241. Jonathan Tinsley
    11:58 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    WHERE WAS THE GRILLING! WHY DIDN’T YOU ASK JOKER ABOUT THE OFFENCE?



  242. WERUK
    11:58 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Atlease we now know Joker or atleast people close to him listen to the show.



  243. cats1068
    11:59 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Linda, I agree with you. Start Towles from day 1 and never look back. Why waste your time with Newton and Smith?



  244. JayCee
    11:59 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Linda- playing against HS and UK’s secondary and playing against real SEC secondaries are literally universes apart. He’s still 18 with no experience, no line and no receivers to help him with those scenarios.



  245. ktmiln2
    11:59 am August 3, 2012 Permalink

    236. Oh yes, how I love the “if you don’t agree with me, you’re wrong” crowd. Go pull for Alabama or whichever school you’re only a football fan of, and come back when basketball season starts, because we all know what a true fan you are.



  246. WERUK
    12:00 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    238. Agre with you. I love Matt but his football knowledge is very suspect.



  247. JayCee
    12:03 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    248- I’m not a basketball fan. Are you paying attention, boy?

    BTW- you are wrong. I’ll be here in November to remind you of that fact.



  248. Head Bussa
    12:03 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    238 — Keep hoping because that’s all Joker and his team have got. They sure as hell can’t execute well enough to make things happen. They just HOPE things to happen and that’s never good.

    And for your comment about Joker treating Matt like a clown, I totally agree that he tried to but Matt is not the clown. It is Joker who is thre freakin’ clown. The guy sucks as a football coach and you dreamers keep thinking he can get it done. Let me tell you something, this team will be VERY lucky to get to 5 wins, with 3 or 4 more likely.



  249. Burly
    12:06 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Wish Joker well…but if he doesnt beat Louisville he is toast. BTW Joker that gimmick increased seating capacity at CWS 12,000 fans…not your boring system. I am glad he is recruiting well for the new Coach.



  250. Hilarious
    12:07 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    JayCee and Head Bussa tripping over themselves to defend MJ. Slurp slurp guys.



  251. Bob Day
    12:09 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Pig’s feet.



  252. Head Bussa
    12:11 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    The ground will hurt when you guys fall hard from the clouds when your favorite coach Joker and his team get beat by Louisville by more than two touchdowns this year. I hate Louisville, too, but I know we won’t be able to compete.



  253. Linda Taylor
    12:12 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Jaycee-The point is we don’t KNOW YET whether or not he will have a line or receivers. I prefer to not prejudge the situation and wait to see the product on the field. I do believe we would have had a much better season last year if we hadn’t had season-ending injuries to key players. We just aren’t deep enough to absorb those kinds of losses. If memory serves, our receivers got better when Max Smith started passing to them. Morgan Newton seems to throw difficult-to-catch balls.



  254. Rich Brooks' tomato
    12:16 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    238- WOW, winning 6-7 games are to be considered “Joker Dominates”. That is RIDICULOUS!! How is having a LOSING SEC record to be considered a dominating season?



  255. JayCee
    12:17 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Linda- You’re right, we don’t know. You don’t blow a redshirt on probablys and hope. You just don’t. Real fb programs don’t, anyway.



  256. The Truth
    12:20 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    212, 216, 227, 236 please do us all a favor and stop crying and shut up. Your mad cause he punched back?! Get the pompous stick out your butt and eat a dick! Let the MAN do his Job and stop being Internet critics! It’s so easy to criticize from the comfort of your home. I hope he’s back next yr so he can piss in your faces! #TeamJoker



  257. cats1068
    12:21 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Play Towles form the start. It’s not like Smith and Newton are RG III or Andrew Luck. Geez!



  258. Linda Taylor
    12:27 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    JayCee-Did Tim Tebow redshirt at Florida?



  259. Head Bussa
    12:30 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    256 — Punching back with words is not what I want my coach to do. I want him to punch back with a good team because that’s what coaches are supposed to do. Matt Jones is a radio critic. He is supposed to give his opinions because that his is job. Joker’s job is to coach football and not be defensive because of what media and fans say. Good coaches let the critics talk, they believe in themselves, and they get it done. That’s how they punch back.



  260. The Truth
    12:38 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    259 Wrong Steve Spurrier always punches back I know a million coaches that punch back Calipari punches are mike Tyson quick so keep slurping over there I got a wet nap for you to get some of that off your face!



  261. bigdawg
    1:24 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    RQuivsmom: I just spoke with Cunningham and he is excited about the season! Expect him to see the field this year! He is quite the young man and his personality and character are second to none! Very good family upbringing and its not surprising he was gratious; that’s Rashad… He is the kind of player you should root for and be glad you did… He is like a son to me and I am so proud of him. He is gonna help this season and make an impact in the next year!



  262. Head Bussa
    1:59 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    260 — Cal can back it up. Keep drinkin’ that Blue Kool-Aid and I’ll be sitting here looking forward to our new coach!



  263. Head Bussa
    2:03 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    It has nothing to do with supporting Matt Jones. It has everything to do with facing reality. Joker has driven this program in the dirt and nothing you all say can change that fact. Matt knows that I don’t support him all the time. He has even called me out for hating on him. So keep on posting your b.s., “the Truth”, because those who follow this blog know you are wrong about me.



  264. JayCee
    2:28 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Linda- hahaha, Towles is not Tim Tebow. Nor does Towles have the supporting cast Tebow had his frosh year. That UF team had 5 first team and 6 2nd team All-SEC players, lol. Next guy you see on UK’s team that could even sniff Percy Harvin’s jock, you let me know.

    To flip your point on you, how bad did UF miss Tebow in 2010 when they dropped 5 games due mainly to horrendous QB play and a stagnant offense? That could/would have been TT’s 5th year.



  265. JayCee
    2:32 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    Truth- you insinuate Head and I are homosexual, yet, you, yourself, continue to make all the references to fellatio.

    Something you want to tell us, man? I mean, I know you don’t know anything about football, I was speaking more in general terms.

    TIA.



  266. Linda Taylor
    2:51 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    JayCee-And when exactly will Towles EVER have the kind of supporting cast Tebow had unless and until he makes it to the NFL? He didn’t come to UK knowing we were at the top of the SEC, he came to try to take us there. If he’s not ready to play this year then I hope they don’t play him, but if he is, and his play is significantly better than Max Smith’s, then I hope he gets a shot. At any rate, I am looking forward to watching him whenever he plays and hope all the hype is well-founded.
    As for UF missing Tebow, they had plenty of time to recruit/train a replacement for when he went to the NFL. Wasn’t Cam Newton there originally, but transferred? Had he stayed they wouldn’t have missed Tebow one bit.