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Kentucky Stoops Radio: A special afternoon edition of KSR (Show Thread)

With Kentucky’s new football coach in place, it’s time for all of us to gather around the Kentucky Sports Radio fire and listen to Matt Jones on the radio.  Matt and Ryan are on the air for a special three-hour edition of Kentucky Sports Radio radio from 3:00 to 6:00 this afternoon.  You can listen to the show on 630 WLAP in Lexington, on your iHeart radio app, or on WLAP.com.

Let’s talk Stoops.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

133 Comments for Kentucky Stoops Radio: A special afternoon edition of KSR (Show Thread)



  1. Noetown Ranger
    2:32 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hope he can recruit…



  2. pak
    2:32 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    sweet!



  3. backpack
    2:32 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Will u put this on podcast tonight?



  4. Chezzy
    2:34 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Its like Early Christmas in KY — we get a new head coach and 2 episodes of KSR today!!!! Merry Christmas Every One!



  5. Offer
    2:35 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Dang I’ll be in class for this. Can you please put the podcast for this special out? I’ll switch out the testosterone Tony Vanetti takes for estrogen if you do.



  6. James K
    2:36 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I am not gonna lie… I am completely jacked up about this. The offseason just got a whole lot more exciting.



  7. Alex
    2:37 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    We have a football team?



  8. EC
    2:38 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Congrats KSR on scooping the legacy media yet again. No wonder they hate you guys so much.

    GO CATS!



  9. Stewwwps
    2:38 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky Stoops Radio

    Do it….do it.



  10. John Wall
    2:39 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    STOOP-A-LOOP!!!



  11. Beside myself
    2:39 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    5 hours of Matt Jones AND a new coach?!?!?! What more could a girl ask for!!



  12. Old Pogue Bourbon
    2:40 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    WKYT and WLEX reporting and crediting KSR with the scoop. No word on the Herald Leader site. I wonder if they are allowed to print the letters KSR in that order.



  13. MemphisCat
    2:40 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder who will be the OC for Stoops? We need someone to come in and spread the ball and score some points, I feel that the D will be fine with Stoops at the helm. Does anyone know if he is a good recruiter? We need players, maybe we can start getting 4-5 stars to come to UK…



  14. tmark
    2:42 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    good job mitch!



  15. pump4uk
    2:43 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    A coach is only as good as his assistants. Let’s hope he brings in top notch recruiters to sell UK. It’s alot easier to sell FSU than UK to potential recruits.



  16. Doing anything else
    2:44 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Listen to two guys who don’t know jack about football talk about football for three hours? No thanks.



  17. inside info
    2:45 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I guess it pays for BSR (Barnhart Sports Radio) to only put out what an AD wants in the media and not report what you know. Matt’s Boss (the Barnhart of Barnhart Sports Radio) lets you guys be the first to make the official announcement. Congrats to Matt and everyone else at BSR.



  18. Ouch
    2:46 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    F-N-YEAH!!!!!!!!!



  19. Dear IU and UL, We are National Champs; you are not. The end.
    2:46 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hoping this is a good hire. After this last season, I can’t help but be a little excited.



  20. Doogs
    2:46 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Lots of contacts…….this is great



  21. BB
    2:47 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Agree pump4uk. UK needs to give him the money to hire the best staff he can find. I think Clemson’s OC makes over 1 million, while Sanders made about 300-400 thous.



  22. Frank the Tank
    2:48 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    We’re going streaking in the quad. Stoop – bring your green hat!!!!



  23. CatomicBomb
    2:48 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Will Matt play the UK fight song on his nose whistle for the celebration?



  24. Richard Cranium
    2:50 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    and he wasn’t worth 300-400k either.



  25. Curious
    2:51 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    will there be a podcast of this special edition radio show?



  26. Doogs
    2:51 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Ticket price’s going up now for sure………



  27. Richard Cranium
    2:51 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    23, don’t you mean his rusty trombone?



  28. KSRFAN
    2:53 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks Matt for doing this I was hoping for something like this.



  29. B Mac
    2:56 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty pumped about this hire. He has a lot of recruiting ties in the south, not to mention Oklahoma Arizona Texas etc. This could be an exciting era of UK Football, especially if we get all the money to put towards athletics for the upgrades this program needs. Couldn’t be happier about becoming a season ticket holder last year. He may not be here 6 years down the road (if that long) but if he can get us back on the map to start getting better recruits and coaches in the future this could a start of great things to come.



  30. KY Gator
    3:00 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Although im a florida fan, i do wish uk the best in this hire. Some more advice: go after trooper taylor from auburn assitants whose a great recruiter, then go out and hire ellis johnson who just got fired from southern miss to be your defensive coordinator, finally go out and hire an assitant from the nfl to be your offensive coordinator. Congrats on the new hire and best of luck !!!



  31. Jake_GOCATS
    3:04 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Fox News radio on wlap right now…



  32. jpizzle
    3:04 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    STOOPS!



  33. gvillecat
    3:04 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink


  34. RICK
    3:07 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I hear Pertino is coming in as offensive cord.



  35. Dave
    3:10 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    #26 If Barnhart raises ticket prices in 2013 that will go over like a turd in a punch bowl.



  36. Jim 1
    3:10 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Lets hope Mark is as smart as his brother Bob. When Bob was hired as head coach at oklahoma, he brought in Mike Leach as oc, stating that Leach ran an offense that his defense (as defensive coord. at UF) could not stop. Great hire on Bob’s part.

    Now if Mark can pull off the same trick at UK, he may do just find as our new coach. But he will need to score more points in order to win at UK untill he is able to bring in better defensive recruits.
    If that’s possible at KY.

    Here’s wishing Mark the best of luck at UK and please make our offense more exciting.



  37. Adolphrollingover
    3:13 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    He better win from day one. I will be ready with my drum. No excuses Stoops. The last guy got none, I won’t give you any either. This so called “sunshine pumper” has the stick now. Good Luck.



  38. CatsFanInKnoxville
    3:14 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks for the work schedule update, John!



  39. Adam
    3:16 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I love this discussion about Lincoln during a 3-hour show devoted to the head coaching search.



  40. CatsFanInKnoxville
    3:16 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, you can get rid of John Short that easy.



  41. Sladet87
    3:16 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hiring Stoops AND a day off for Jon Short?! I’ll be damned if this isn’t the greatest day ever.



  42. James K
    3:16 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe the my favorite Ryan Lemond stretch of radio in history, just now with John Short.



  43. CATS
    3:17 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Is Matt going to be on air? I cant handle Lemond by himself for 3 hours. Already annoyed.



  44. BurnerTurner5
    3:17 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    That’s great. Three hours to talk about the new football coach. I hope all the football junkies get it out of their system. There will be no need for anyone to call the preBASKETBALL-game show on Thursday and talk football! The football season ended this past Saturday. Now lets move on to what really matters at UK. BASKETBALL.



  45. sacwoo
    3:17 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Where exactly is matt? I can’t listen to 3 hours of Ryan…I need someone to anchor this show.



  46. L2C8
    3:17 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hey BBn, HOW PUMPED ARE YOU NOW???? I’m excited. I’m ready for a fresh start. Let’s get these renovations under way, and get Coach Stoops in here and get this thing started. #WERUK



  47. Somerset
    3:18 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    John Short for OC!!!!!



  48. Al's IndiCats
    3:18 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Out-F-ing-Standing….Although I was really kinda blown away that he contacted UK instead of the other way around. No Matter, He has contacts in Florida which was always a hard sell to kids for UK…..



  49. Source Close To Program
    3:18 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    John Short says Ky FB will beat WKU by 33 bigens to open next season !!!



  50. Muzz
    3:20 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops is the one who updated wiki



  51. billy
    3:20 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    13 and 15 Good coaches do have good assistants. Just look a Calipari’s assistants.



  52. eastky
    3:21 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t listen to the haters Ryan!!



  53. Somerset
    3:21 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    On wikipedia under mark stoops it says “On November 27, 2012, at 1:34pm, Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, broke news via Twitter that Mark Stoops was hired as the new head coach of the University of Kentucky football program replacing former head coach Joker Phillips who was let go after a 2-10 season.”



  54. Aja
    3:22 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Not so much of a search as it was a find.



  55. Oogie
    3:22 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    49. I thought it was prounounced “Biguns” with a “u” ???



  56. Chuck
    3:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Congratulations Coach Stoops! Hopefully having 2 brothers that have been Head Coaches maybe Mark can take the good from both and learn from some of their mistakes to make himself a better head coach, I’ve been a guy that wanted Bobby Petrino and still think he was the best coach available but I’m 100% behind Stoops and I think he’ll be a good coach and if he is using UK as a stepping stone which I can understand, hopefully he’ll do a good enough job to leave it a more desirable job if he does leave.



  57. Source Close To Program
    3:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I had this scoop 3 days ago but promised to not leak it.
    Tell you the truth, I decided to let Matt break the news first.



  58. Carson Palmer
    3:25 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Carson Palmer says…Dang,I thought the Raiders were going after Stoops.

    That’s it! Trade me or I am going to retire again!!



  59. Bob Loblaw
    3:28 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I’m tired of these people acting like the fans didn’t give Joker a chance.



  60. Source Close To Program
    3:28 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    55, it could be with a U or an e.
    In east KY its Biggens !! LOL



  61. Bob Loblaw
    3:29 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I’m surprised that Matt didn’t call Stoops and tell him how he can never win at UK.



  62. best1978
    3:34 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Give the man a purse full of money for assitants and this will be a home run.



  63. Poco Chang
    3:35 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    * *

    What about the facilities and funding ???

    * *



  64. best1978
    3:36 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Renovations are good. Assistants are better.



  65. Fake Mitch Barnhart
    3:37 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops, I did it again



  66. The more you know
    3:37 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    He coached high school in Ohio so hopefully he can use some of those connections to recruit there as well as Florida



  67. Josh_UK
    3:38 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    This is what Mark Stoops’ Wikipedia page says:

    On November 27, 2012, at 1:34pm, Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, broke news via Twitter that Mark Stoops was hired as the new head coach of the University of Kentucky football program replacing former head coach Joker Phillips who was let go after a 2-10 season.

    KSR has made Wikipedia!



  68. Al's IndiCats
    3:39 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    This has to be one of the bigger Hires Beside Cal and Mitchell Mr. Barnhart has made this a STEAL with all the other big named schools has fired their coaches.



  69. CatsFanInKnoxville
    3:39 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I work with an FSU fan that is really upset by this. Most FSU folks loved him.



  70. Wiggy
    3:40 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hopefully this is the first of many steals we make from FSU!



  71. woo
    3:44 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    we gonna win the national championship next year



  72. Nope
    3:46 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    First Stoops, Next Wiggins…FSU can’t win



  73. best1978
    3:52 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    71. You are correct concerning basketball. It will take 4 or 5 years in Football. 🙂



  74. Honky Kong
    3:54 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Now… hire a AIR RAID OC !!!



  75. best1978
    3:56 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I am often critical of Matt. However, how can anybody call him Barnhart’s mouthpiece remembering Matt’s criticism of Barnhart not pulling the plug on Joker before the game where 19,000 people showed up.



  76. Matt Jones Momo
    3:56 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Give Mitch credit for Stoops tracking him down for the job? Dont think so Matt



  77. Bob Cobb
    4:00 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Any chance of Randy Shannon as DC? Stoops was DB coach at Miami when Shannon was DC.



  78. KT
    4:02 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    We are finally throwing legitimate money at the program for the first time in decades and have the chance to take advantage of Penn State being down and steal some players out of PA and OH as well as FL, TX, and CA. NOW I’m worried about that Dec 21 Mayan Calendar thing. The whole Mayan end of the world conspiracy seems much more legitimate than it used to, LOL



  79. UK_Fan_n_Cali
    4:03 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Getting more excited about this hire after listening to you guys on the radio!!!

    One question – Any concern that Stoops comes in and attempts to run a ‘traditional’ SEC type program which has proven unsuccessful? Matt Jones has said repeatedly that we need to do something different as we can not beat SEC powerhouses at their own game, which I agree with.

    Thoughts???



  80. Big Jim
    4:04 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    The man with the ‘stache that does not mess around gave credit to KSR for the “scoop” on Stoops!! Congrats Matt, you are the king. Please don’t become one of the “media elites” stay with us and True Blue.

    KSR Rocks



  81. Zombie-Head Aquarium
    4:09 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    isn’t matt one of those people that says you can’t win here at kentucky? just saying.



  82. best1978
    4:16 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Matt simply isn’t old enough to remember how close Fran Curci got.



  83. Jax Teller
    4:18 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I want the publicity that comes from him coaching in a BCS game.



  84. best1978
    4:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    A coach will be given time as long as the fans see improvement or reason for hope.



  85. Bob Loblaw
    4:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    The real negative Matt finally comes out.



  86. You Can Call Me Cal
    4:37 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Matt…it’s unfortunate that I HEART RADIO says “On Air:
    Matt Walsh” right now. hahahahaha is this a mistake or is that the name of the guy who is normally on the air right now on WLAP?



  87. best1978
    4:39 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I guess the OC will be up to Mark Stoops and the pool of money Mitch puts up.



  88. best1978
    4:42 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    I hope risks don’t include 1st quarter on side kicks when you just tied the score.



  89. Chuck
    4:45 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Some of the talk on the FSU message boards hint that Coley would likely follow Stoops to UK to actually be the OC, leading one to believe he was only the OC until game day with Jimbo Fisher calling the plays at important parts of the actual games.



  90. SCCat
    4:54 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Famous Red Head – Lucille Ball



  91. Big Jim
    4:55 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Successful redheads….Lucile Ball, Bill Walton, Andy Dalton



  92. SCCat
    4:55 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    L Ron Hubard



  93. SCCat
    4:56 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Napoleon Bonaparte



  94. SCCat
    4:57 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Last One – Thomas Jefferson



  95. Red Head
    4:58 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Chris Guttlefinger…red head



  96. Timbo
    5:00 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    ‘nother redhead – Danny Bonaduce



  97. BluesClues
    5:01 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    PLEASE POST THIS SHOW ON PODCASTS I MISSED FIRST TWO HOURS. THANKS KSR



  98. eastky
    5:06 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    FRH- Landon Slone



  99. Redheads
    5:07 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Julia Roberts was a redhead



  100. Big Jim
    5:08 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone who has ever came out of the “clown car”



  101. Slash
    5:12 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Famous red head- Axl Rose



  102. Cpt Dirt Nasty
    5:16 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Blake Griffin is a is a famous redhead!



  103. Dto1177
    5:17 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Thelma or however you say it from Scooby Doo was a red head



  104. Chris
    5:17 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    GINGER SPICE



  105. Baldy in Mendo
    5:18 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Brett Dennen…Famous Ginger…Singer/Songwriter



  106. Till the battle is won
    5:20 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Redhead…. Opine Taylor



  107. Till the battle is won
    5:21 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry… Opie



  108. Chris
    5:21 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Jessica Rabbitt



  109. Karen
    5:22 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Tim Masthay has red hair!



  110. cathead
    5:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Formerly wwe lita was a redhead



  111. Baldy in Mendo
    5:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    The chick from That 70’s Show



  112. KYBruce
    5:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t forget Ron Howard who is Opie Taylor who has been mentioned.



  113. Dto1177
    5:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Shirley Temple and Orphan Annie.



  114. best1978
    5:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Kevin McKidd



  115. Another RedHead
    5:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    What about Elmo…Too soon?



  116. uklagdo
    5:24 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Maureen O’Hara



  117. Chris
    5:24 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Lion-O from Thundercats!!



  118. Big Jim
    5:25 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    William Techumseh Sherman and Dennis Johnson (DJ Celts and Sonics)



  119. best1978
    5:25 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Chuck Norris (nuff said)



  120. Ringo40503
    5:25 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Alyson Hannigan – The “Band Camp” girl from American Pie



  121. best1978
    5:28 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Henry VIII



  122. best1978
    5:28 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Queen Elizabeth I



  123. Robster
    5:30 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t the greatest race horse of all time, Big Red, Secretariat!



  124. Robster
    5:31 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t “forget” the greatest race horse of all time, Big Red, Secretariat!



  125. ryan
    5:35 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    #97 – BluesClues the podcast of this show will be posted on wlap.com



  126. BLUECHIP BBQ
    5:40 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Perfect timing?? Came home, opened the mail to find a K Fund “INVEST IN BLUE” brochure pretty good timing!!!



  127. UKEngr
    5:48 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Juliane Moore



  128. Al's IndiCats
    5:49 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Good Lord, these Tard fans are already out in force. They’re gonna be a real sad day for them when old Charley takes his show to Purdue!



  129. RedHead
    5:52 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t Red Auerbach have red hair?



  130. Yngvie Malmsteen.
    5:54 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Redheads Peg Bundy and John Pelphrey.



  131. RealCatsFan
    5:55 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    You forgot “Beaker” from “The Muppets”!



  132. RealCatsFan
    5:56 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    #103, you are thinking of Daphne – she was the hot one that Fred was nailing. Velma was the nerdy one with glasses that Shaggy shagged, then Scooby got sloppy seconds…



  133. RealCatsFan
    5:57 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Ariel was the perkiest redheaded mermaid ever…