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Jacob Tamme’s Message to the Big Blue Nation

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Former Boyle County and Kentucky great Jacob Tamme sent out a series of tweets after last night’s game, I believe they are worth the attention of the Big Blue Nation:

As tough as it is to be a fan in situations like last night, it is much harder to be a coach or a player. This team put in hours on hours of preparation, all for that moment. The fan base is disappointed but I promise the players in that locker room are just as or even more disappointed.

The result is not what we wanted but you have to respect the effort and fight that the Kentucky football team displayed last night.

As hard as it may be right now let’s rally around this team, BBN.


Article written by Eli Mitchell

University of Kentucky Class of 2020

19 Comments for Jacob Tamme’s Message to the Big Blue Nation

  1. Mathlete
    2:21 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    If we’re looking at this miserable streak objectively, we’ve been the better team on the field maaaaaaybe two or three times in 31 tries. Two of those three instances have been in the last 3 years. We’re looking for a program changing win, but what we have is a program in progress. Keep your heads up BBN, the day will soon come when we finally get this gator off of our backs. Until then, there’s always the next game and still a great chance to have the kind of season we’ve rarely been treated to

  2. fairweather
    2:27 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    Does it hurt? Yes, of course it does. Did the loss include some poor coaching? Yes. But this is a team that BBN can be proud of and support 100%. Last year at this time, if fans had chosen to quit on the team, it would have been understandable because the effort was not there, specifically at the Florida game. We have come a long way since then.

    There are times when you win where you should have lost (Louisville). Our football team has had more of our share of the opposite, but as long as there is great effort, which we are getting from this team, including our coaches, I’ll yell my lungs out every Saturday at Kroger field.

    Let’s go ahead and mope, cry, and complain for the rest of the day but tomorrow, yes tomorrow is a new day and I feel confident that this team will look ahead instead of the rearview mirror and concentrate on kicking Eastern Michigan’s buttocks. Even if I’m the only one, I’ll be there and be loud!!! You should be there too.

  3. maximumscott
    2:35 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    Our team is good. We literally left 2 receivers open on 2 plays that resulted in 2TDs and still had a chance to win even after a holding call that put us out of FG range. If that doesnt tell you how good this team can be then i dont know what to tell you. As soon as Gran realizes to trust SJ in the 2nd half and stop running the ball every llay trying to bleed the clock we will start creating more distance and winning by a larger margin. I firmly believe that if we had done one thing differently and would have won it would have been keeping the Offensive play call aggressive midway through the 3rd quarter. You cant be passive in league play. Be the aggressor and score. SJ has proven he can be trusted to make the right reads so Gran needs to empower him in the 2nd half.

    • notFromhere
      10:10 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

      Yessir. Glad to see some common sense on here. For real this time

  4. UKfanman01
    2:39 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    Stoops’ motto. “Not to worry BBN, we’ll do better next year.”
    I’m tired of waiting for next year. I’m not down on the players. Those guys played hard and put it all on the field. I’ll continue to watch and support them.
    On the other hand I’m done with Stoops. Sure he’s a good recruiter but he always falls short. Eventually they’ll stop coming because they’re not winning. Stoops has 1 quality win in his 5 years at UK, and that was UofLol last year, in which I called. On the other hand he lost to Western, Southern Miss, Vandy, this year’s Florida team. It’s not even Stoops doing the recruiting either, so he shouldn’t get credit for something that he doesn’t even do

  5. AdamN
    2:41 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    UK wins a few games and how quickly a lot of “fans” forget the hole we were/are trying to climb out of. Win a few games and all of a sudden they act like we’re Alabama or something. Remember just a few years ago we were consistently dead last in the SEC. Now Stoops has us within just a game or two of 1st place in the East division. Bandwagon fans will say this is a down year for the SEC East, but in seasons past, even in a down year we were still the worst team in the SEC, and that was just a few seasons ago. I am a fan because this is my hometown team. I live within walking distance of the stadium. I was going to all the games when we won just 1 or 2 games a season. I am NOT a fan because of how many championships they win. Loyalty is dead nowadays. Stoops has us heading in the right direction, but we are not to the finish line yet. This is still KY football. Try not to forget where we came from.

  6. Bill Selfs Hair Piece
    2:46 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    I like this comment section better than some of the others. Let’s keep this positive support, fellas!

  7. AdamN
    2:46 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    KSR, please fix the comment section of this website. If you are on an iPhone, it only works when it feels like it. It will let you log in, will let you type text into the box, but you press the “Post Comment” button and it acts like there is no button there. Whether you are replying, or posting an original comment. I cannot find any pattern to it. It just works when it feels like it. It is not due to the ads, it is just a glitch in the coding.

  8. KYcats11
    2:48 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    Somebody make a pole or just comment under my post which one you think hurt worse… Kentucky vs Florida football 2017-2018. Or. Kentucky vs UNC 2016-2017 basketball?

  9. mcp157
    2:58 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    Been a fan longer than Jacob Tamme’s been alive. No hating here, but, coaches and players failed last night. No apologist mentality needed any longer. Let’s get better, period.

  10. terwilliger
    3:36 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    Excellent post yet again, mcp157. This program needs to have some confidence in itself. This starts with the coaches. When coaches are confident their team can win, they don’t take the air out of the ball with 20 minutes to go in the game and a lead of less than two touchdowns. You gotta dance with the girl that brung ya, and last night that was Steven Johnson. It’s an absolute travesty and so unfair to that young man that Eddie Gran essentially kept him from being a factor during Florida’s comeback.

    After the game, a reporter asked Stoops if it “felt good” to not have to rely on any kind of trick plays or gimmicks just to stay in the game. But the truth is, they DID try to rely on a gimmick. It’s called playing not to lose, and it’s what this program has done every single time it has sniffed a lead against a power program since I’ve been a fan (25 years). I’m tired of it. I think most fans are tired of it. The problem is that unless enough fans voice their frustration, the approach is never going to change, because we have a new coaching staff every 4 or 5 years.

  11. terwilliger
    3:48 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

    I’ll add that, in years when UK is down in basketball, they always get beat by at least two or three of the traditional SEC cellar dwellers, and by two or three more middling programs. Yet when Florida or Tennessee are down in football, we still never beat them. Someone explain to me why that is?

    • Mathlete
      4:05 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

      Because historically we’ve been terrible at football. We’re changing that but it takes years to build something like some of the top tier teams have built. Florida is riding on the momentum of the Spurrier/Meyer years but even those were built on the backs of other good coaches. We spent the time they used to build their programs mostly getting worse and/or being crushed for cheating coaches.

      Ask the Webb Companies… It takes a long time to build a skyscraper where there was once a big, ugly hole. We’ve made it to even ground with teams like Florida when we were getting buried by 50 not that long ago. Hang in there, we’re moving the right direction. In the meantime, celebrate the wins and look for the growth in the losses.

    • maximumscott
      5:09 pm September 24, 2017 Permalink

      Its easier to rebuild a Bball team than a FB program. Also, BBall u get multiple chances in league play with a chance at home in most games. Shut up.