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Jurich: “Louisville is a top 10 program”

In a press conference discussing Charlie Strong’s decision to stay at Louisville, AD Tom Jurich just said that he thinks Louisville is a top-ten program…in football. No, really:

I truly believe this is a top 10 program in college football. Someone debate that with me, please. Because I’ll debate that ’til I drop dead.”

Tom, I believe there’s a certain radio show in your city that would take you up on that offer.

#JurichOnKSR

(No more Louisville news the rest of the day. Promise.)

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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114 Comments for Jurich: “Louisville is a top 10 program”



  1. Rick
    11:22 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    If I were paid what Jurich or Strong were paid, I’d lie and say football was invented at Louisville.



  2. Maxwell
    11:22 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    He’s right. They are top 10. In the ACC.



  3. nassau65
    11:25 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    2. exactly what i was thinking.
    TT, i agree. enuf Tard news.



  4. MANIA
    11:26 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Is Drew Deiner the new chief of this blog? Get sports news coverage today.

    But, the $24 question is: Will Math Jonas talk about the meaning of a “$24 question”?

    How much of KSR’s taxes go to the building and maintaining of the Yum! Center?



  5. blueball96
    11:26 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    “take the damn picture, I cant suck in forever.”



  6. Daddy
    11:26 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    They were a top ten team a few yrs ago, until they came to Lex



  7. SexnNursinHomes
    11:26 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Debate you? Yeah, like that isn’t an absolute time waster. Hard to debate a dufus whose rebuttals are “Nuh-uh”.



  8. Common Sense
    11:28 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    How stubborn can someone be! UofL’s program history is barely better than UK’s, if it is, because UofL has played in poop conferences every year. Incredible.



  9. mudcreekmark
    11:29 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    2)They will be better than most in the ACC. However, I would say, that there are probably 10 teams in the SEC that are better than them. Sec has 6 of the top 10 teams in the country right now, how would they stack up against the big boys?



  10. putinrichie
    11:29 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I’m probably the least biased UK fan when it comes to analyzing UL, but Tom Jurich has completely lost his mind if he truly believes this.



  11. SexnNursinHomes
    11:30 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    8- You forget that ul has mastered the art of manipulating time lines to bolster their accomplishments.



  12. bigcat76
    11:30 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Tell you what, just drop dead, and save everyone the headache of trying to argue with a moron



  13. Yeah
    11:31 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    So let’s see….UofL is on par with or better than ALABAMA; LSU; GEORGIA; OKLAHOMA; OHIO STATE; TEXAS; MICHIGAN; SOUTHERN CAL; OREGON; TEXAS A&M; FLORIDA ETC…man I want some of whatever Tommy Turtleneck has been smoking…



  14. SEC, Big Ten & Big XII Commissioners
    11:32 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    LOL!



  15. Common Sense
    11:32 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    11 – haha seriously…but before John L. Smith, Louisville was nothing in football. And since Smith, they have been independent, in conference-USA, then the Big East. Some real powerhouses in those….



  16. Record Holder
    11:33 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    And I believe that I am a top 10 draft pick in the NBA this year…after all I am only 60 years old.



  17. BigDogBlue
    11:33 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    UofL top 10???….. what a joke. They play in a nothing conference against nothing opponents.



  18. Larry Conley's Earlobes
    11:34 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Why do Louisville fans praise Tom Jurich and want a statue of him when its HIS greedy contract with the Yum that will result in Louisville Taxpayers bailing out the arena?



  19. Rixter
    11:35 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Debate this:
    How many Top 10 schools did UConn and Syracuse beat this year?



  20. JJ
    11:35 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Yes any team that has lost to UK 4 out of the last six years is a top ten program for sure!



  21. danken12
    11:36 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    They wouldn’t be top ten in the SEC. True story.



  22. rich
    11:38 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    jurich is perfectly round.



  23. mudcreekmark
    11:38 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I didn’t know that athletic directors were on steroids too.



  24. Rixter
    11:39 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    #18, it’s only a matter of time before fans realize that Tommy Trutleneck’s GIANT ego is the reason they are paying a $2 million coach $5 million a year



  25. putinrichie
    11:39 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    UL National Recruiting Rankings
    2013 – 73rd(this year’s class)
    2012 – 42nd
    2011 – 29th
    2010 – 48th
    2009 – 76th
    2008 – 55th
    2007 – 41st
    2006 – 34th
    2005 – 45th
    2004 – 102nd
    2003 – 35th
    2002 – 59th

    These are UL’s team recruiting rankings for the past decade per Rivals. Not one time in the past 10+ years has UL even had a Top 25 recruiting class. If UL is a Top 10 program, why hasn’t any coach been able to sell that to recruits Tom??? Why does “your boy Charlie” currently have the 73rd ranked recruiting class? UL’s best recruiting class on this list is 29th and they have finished outside the Top 50 multiple times including one class in 2004 that ranked 102nd.



  26. UKrules KY
    11:40 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    What are they smoking on that campus? Top Ten program? Since when, this year.



  27. Record Holder
    11:41 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    UL will wnd up in the fifth power conference.
    That is for all teams that cannot get into one of the big four power conferences.
    In fifth conference they will play a rotating schedule and play a home game with each of their conference foes about one time each fifty years.
    There will be some good rivalries in that conference though. Can see it now, UL hosting rivalry game with North Dakota in 2039.



  28. putinrichie
    11:41 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    20 – THIS * 1000



  29. RichieFarmer'sMustache
    11:42 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Just because some idiotic AD pays a mediocre head football coach extremely too much money, doesn’t make it a top 10 program.



  30. putinrichie
    11:44 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    25 – In addition to my previous post, until you can recruit with the big boys, you are NOT one of the big boys.

    When you are 9-1 and can’t sell out a tiny football stadium than you are DEFINITELY NOT one of the big boys.



  31. Catlanta
    11:46 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    And he’s talking about a football program whose head coach said its fan base needs to be more like the BBN. What a joke.



  32. Usernametaken
    11:46 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    That comment is so bad not even Louisville trolls are in here defending it.



  33. UK Fan in TN
    11:46 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    So… this is the last Louisville post of the day huh? Took you guys all of 10 minutes to break that promise. Color me surprised…



  34. putinrichie
    11:46 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Winning the Big East or ACC will NOT guarantee a team a spot in college football’s 4-team playoff. Winning the SEC will be a slam dunk.



  35. Redman
    11:49 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    You UK folk are insane… You guys are sad.



  36. sonny lesbos
    11:51 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    uofl being a top 10 program explains why the big10 picked:
    maryland, rutgers, nebraska and not uofl
    and why the big12 picked:
    west virginia, tcu and not uofl
    and the acc picked:
    nd, pitt, cuse, before uofl



  37. nassau65
    11:51 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    somebody needs to tell the roly-poly dude that just because you pay the coach a salary like a top 10 program, doesn’t necessarily make you a top 10 program. Expect price increases on Crown Royal, KFC buffet plates, and possibly even italian restaurants to follow soon.



  38. Tellmeyou'rebetterthanthese
    11:52 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Alabama
    LSU
    Florida
    Georgia
    Miami
    Florida State
    Notre Dame
    Texas
    Auburn
    USC
    Michigan
    Ohio State
    Oklahoma

    I’m sure I can come up with a few more.



  39. sammydog
    11:52 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Jurich has to say that to justify getting into a pissing match with TENN and overpaying for a good, solid coach but not a GREAT coach. Every AD in the country just saw the price go up to retain or acquire a coach with a heart beat. Thanks, Tom. The top tier will now want at least 6 million for themselves and 500,000 for top assistants. There goes the budgets. If Charlie doesn’t want the pressure of playing big boy ball, that is understandable. But he has just increased the pressure on himself and his staff by 1000%.



  40. Dumbledore
    11:53 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville, your athletic director. woof.



  41. MANIA
    11:54 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    39 – MORE IMPORTANTLY ON THIS BLOG… Where is UK? And where is UofL.

    Complete the list!



  42. sammydog
    11:56 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I forgot to say Charlie also needs to spring for an agent or a PR person with his salary increase because this has all been a mess.



  43. BravoBigBlue
    11:56 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    “Suck in that gut, Mister!”



  44. snake pliskin
    11:57 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    #25 Don’t see your point. Did Jurich claim UofL is a “top 10 program in recruiting”??? I get sick of seeing recruiting ranksings. What matters is W-L records and what recruits do after they actually take the field. We heard about UK’s improved recruiting over the past several years and it never translated to on field success. No, UofL is not a top 10 program, but heck if Strong is winning without much recruiting success, doesnt’ that make him a coach that “coaches up” his players?



  45. Jurih's Barber
    11:58 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Jurich’s hair looks as if it was parted with a chain saw.



  46. Jurih's Barber
    11:58 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    And cut with a qweed eater.



  47. Jurih's Barber
    11:59 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    weed



  48. Unboltedharp
    11:59 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Top ten program. ROFLMAO Only in their own minds. More smoke and mirrors from the vile. Top programs play good competition. How many ranked teams were on the schedule this year?



  49. SexnNursinHomes
    11:59 am December 6, 2012 Permalink

    44- It translated into UK winning 4 in a row over your dirty birds, which is a HUGE deal considering you are all now a football school.



  50. bluefan
    12:00 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Delusions of grandeur for sure.
    He could have at least said, we’re striving to make ourselves a top 10 team. Still laughable but better.
    Let’s see what happens when Bridgewater is done.

    Because I live in Louisville, I would seriously like Jurich investigated to see how that clown comes up with the funding for all this stuff he commits to. We’re a poor city after all. This is at least as questionable as the Yum Center funding.



  51. Oh No He didn't
    12:00 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Why is his torso so small????? I must know. He may be an alien midget.



  52. putinrichie
    12:03 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Clearly Jurich is crazy. UL has never even won a national title or played in a national championship in football, but they are a Top 10 program. Good one Tom.



  53. RUPPS_rhetoric
    12:09 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    A top ten program because he pays his coach like a top ten program? Okay fine then. I can go out and spend $100,000 on a 1989 Ford Tempo; that doesn’t make it a top ten car now does it?



  54. TRUTH
    12:10 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    He’s obviously stretching it, but that is his job as AD. Who in all honesty wouldn’t exchange Mitch Barnyard for Tom Jurich if they had the choice?



  55. putinrichie
    12:12 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    44 – No, Jurich didn’t say that, but how can you be a Top 10 program if you aren’t even a Top 30 program nationally when it comes to recruiting? I agree that winning means more than recruiting and I never said Charlie Strong was a bad coach. However, UL can’t recruit with the top programs in college football and its not even close. Sure, you’ve landed a Teddy Bridgewater, Michael Bush, and Brian Brohm, but the top programs bring in multiple studs like that in every recruiting class.

    This isn’t me saying that UK is better at recruiting, or that we are a better program. I’m just saying you are NOT a top program until you can recruit nationally against the best of the best. Having your best class in 10+ years as 29th and your average somewhere in the 40’s-50’s is not what anyone would consider of a top program.



  56. putinrichie
    12:15 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    54 – Fair point. Jurich is one of the better AD’s in the country and he is clearly a good salesman(can’t deny that), but he speaks VERY LITTLE TRUTH on a wide range of subjects. When its highly debatable whether UL is even a Top 25-35 program nationally, its just pure lunacy to say Top 10. That is when you start losing credibility.



  57. BuD LiGhT
    12:16 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I started laughing when this was posted, I haven’t stopped yet. Too funny Tom, WAY too funny!



  58. CatsFanInKnoxville
    12:17 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Is he wearing a girdle???



  59. notplayingthisgame
    12:21 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    But, WHERE does the money come from?????



  60. Ron Fowler
    12:22 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    So, the Big 12 didn’t want a top 10 team?



  61. SexnNursinHomes
    12:23 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    After paying charles strong so much money.

    The ul students will be happy knowing that their tuition is now higher than Harvard and Yale.



  62. Steve barnett
    12:23 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Alabama
    LSU
    Florida
    Georgia
    Texas
    Texas A&M
    South Carolina
    Clemson
    Norte Dame
    Florida State
    Notre Dame
    Oklahoma
    Virginia Tech
    USC
    Oregon
    Ohio State
    Michigan
    Michigan State
    Wisconsin
    Nebraska
    Penn State
    Oklahoma State
    Stanford

    Mr Jurich, that is a ludicrous statement!



  63. Dr. Kutaweigh
    12:24 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Call AD Jurich right after his up-coming bowl game and ask him where he thinks he ranks.



  64. dave
    12:25 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    54-not sure i agree.
    –uofl ath dept takes $$ from the school. UK takes $$ from the its ath dept.
    –uofl/jurich basically negotiated with itself for the yum center. hence the sweet deal & all the new $$ pouring in. though it was all “legal”
    jurich’s has done well but come on. the city lets him do whatever he wants



  65. Steve barnett
    12:27 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    We will see how good they are on January 2nd when they take on the gators in the Sugar Bowl.



  66. Daddy
    12:28 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Meanwhile, Kentucky’s new head coach said Kentucky could win the SEC. That’s way more absurd than anything Jurich has ever said.



  67. Steve barnett
    12:33 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Daddy,

    Jurich said UL “is” a top 10 program.

    Stoops said KY “can” win the SEC.

    2 completely different statements. Jurich is delusional point black period!



  68. Tommy Said What???
    12:33 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Here is a list of programs that are ahead of UL as overall programs (some may be down at the moment but history says they are still ahead of Da Ville;
    Bama
    LSU
    FLA
    USC
    OSU
    Mich
    ND
    Texas
    OU
    Oregon
    UGA
    UT
    Ark
    AU
    A&M
    Wisconson
    FSU
    Nebraska
    USCjr
    OKie St
    Penn St (even now)
    V Tech
    WVU
    Miami
    Boise St
    BYU
    Iowa
    UCLA



  69. Dear IU and UL, We are National Champs; you are not. The end.
    12:35 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    ADORABLE !



  70. Steve barnett
    12:38 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Jurich said he believes UofLis a top 10 program.

    If I say that I believe in the tooth fairy doesn’t make the tooth fairy real. Tom and Ricky P are masters at making statements that are totally insane.

    I remember Pitino saying that Jared Prickett was going to be a lottery pick. Jurich learned from the best.



  71. Bill
    12:39 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    In Strong’s statement, he quoted “Steve McCovey.” He might be a good coach, but he’s an idiot.



  72. Dr Freud says
    12:47 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Tom obviously has forgotten to take his meds. He is clearly delusional!



  73. Oh my
    12:49 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    This very well could be the most ridiculous qoute I’ve ever heard. No way he said that.



  74. Clam
    12:51 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Has Jurich ever been to a real football school on game day?



  75. We R UK
    12:52 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    This guy has LOST IT. What a moron. This is probably what he told Charlie Strong to get him to come to Louisville, then reality set in and Strong vented his frustration through the media (regarding fan support). Louisville simply does not have the numbers to ever have the kind of fan support UK has. Louisville will always be a “stepping stone” program–where you can get easy wins to boost your resume. Then move on to bigger and more relevant programs.



  76. UKBlue
    1:09 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    That is a picture of a delusional sociopath !! He’s got to be messed up in the head if he thinks UL is anywhere near the top 10 in football. UL is so great no conference wanted them until a last minute deal to keep the conference together. Now Jurich has got UL committed to big money long term contracts to Ricky 15 seconds & Charlie I can’t talk Strong. I wonder what Tommy Bowl Cut is going to do like always when he figures out after the fact that the ACC is just using UL, and once the Maryland buyout gets negotiated, all the good schools leave the ACC & UL is stuck again now with 2 big money contracts.



  77. Reality
    1:09 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Spoken like a true Card fan. “I’ll debate it until I drop dead.” If you have to debate it, then you are not it. A team with no NC and one year of BCS experience is a top ten program? The game against FL is a sham. How do they play UF with their résumé. I love it because the game will get ugly. Sorry to inform you that your Card team is not what you thi I they are.



  78. Reality
    1:13 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    By the way. The check to CCS will bounce. No more alcohol at the games (ACC bound), means no more money. UL is driving off their own fiscal cliff.



  79. The Assman
    1:15 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Jurich must have been drinking again. I didn’t know top 10 programs couldn’t fill their stadiums even when their football team is ranked and undefeated. It’s all about trying to convince the public what a great AD he is. How many ranked teams has Strong beaten at UL? NONE.



  80. True Story
    1:16 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    If you google dumbest quotes ever, this quote pops up



  81. Correction
    1:19 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    #78, I think they can still sell alcohol. From what I read concerning Syracuse, the ACC leaves it up to member schools as to whether or not they sell alcohol.



  82. Common Sense
    1:26 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    66- key word…could…he didn’t say we will this upcoming season or something ridiculous like that.



  83. BleedRed
    1:30 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Yes, we feel good and passionate about our football program. Over the last 10 years it has grown leaps and bounds over its history. You say we manipulate the years for our advantage, however you do the same thing. You do realize it is not an SEC school that holds the most championships right? You do realize it isn’t UK that holds the most basketball championship right? Yes we can admit that our history is crummy in these sports, but this ain’t history, this is the present. You are quick to say in the past 6 years you have won 4 times, ok, we have won 6 of the past 10. You will do the same comparisons all day long. Truth is, Charlie Strong doesn’t want us to be like UK fans, he just wants us to have as many. Don’t kid yourselves into thinking you would be in the SEC if you were not a charter member, and don’t kid yourselves in thinking that the reason we were not invited sooner has anything to do with our athletics, it is solely about TV sets and we can’t compete with the markets those other schools have.



  84. SexnNursinHomes
    1:36 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    83- When you say that your program has grown over the last 10 years, does that include the recent 4 ass kickin’s in a row by UK? That doesn’t count, does it?



  85. Gavin S.
    1:39 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    What the hell is going on with his torso? Are his pants pulled up to his nipples?



  86. BleedRed
    1:39 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    84. Sure it does, just like the 6 ass kickings it has handed to UK in those years.



  87. SexnNursinHomes
    1:44 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    86- um, we aren’t making these crazy ass claims about our football program like you tampon absorbers.

    Most level headed UK fans know where we are with our program. But ul fans, not so much.. Keep deflecting and rationalizing, it’s the only thing you all know.



  88. The Hoff
    1:48 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Jurich, I would start by filling the stadium.



  89. Beatle Bum
    1:51 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t kill Tom Jurich!!!! He has a family!!



  90. BleedRed
    1:53 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Deflect and raiotnalize? Sorry, because you want to bring in your records from before 99% of the people on this message board were even born doesn’t mean I am deflecting or rationalizing. We are not in the top 10 programs in college football, but we have made a name for ourselves nationally over the past 10 years, and the move to the ACC will only further that growth. There is no rational talk with someone in the big blue goggle world.



  91. Big Blue Coming at You
    1:56 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    This can’t be a surprised to anyone. UL’s delusion goes all the way to the top. What happened had nothing to do with UL but everything to do with Cholly gettin’ paid. He just took UL to the bank. He used them as leverage to get more money. That’s all this was. He’s an average coach that got blown-out by Syracuse and the following game got beat by Uconn in a 3 OT game. They nearly got beat by Rutgers as well.

    This was a year when UL should have ran the table and went undefeated with their weak schedule. That just shows how average of a coach Strong is. He can’t even run the table in a weak Big East. Luckily the current BCS format is setup in his favor so an unranked UL team with 2 bad losses can make a BCS bowl.



  92. BleedRed
    1:57 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    And, sorry, I don’t encounter most UK fans that are level headed about their program. I don’t live in Louisville and have to deal with UK fans everyday. 95% of the people I talked to thought because you were in the SEC you could get whatever coach you wanted, especially Rex Ryan. Although I believe as of now you did probably end up with the best hire of any of the other positions filled, the guy hasn’t even been the head coach of a single game, let alone get a win at UK, and all I hear is how you are going to have 8-10 wins next year, and then want to talk about UL win we want to keep a coach that went 10-2?



  93. BleedRed
    1:59 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    91. You should check your facts, we are ranked 21 in the BCS polls.



  94. SexnNursinHomes
    2:01 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    91- ahhh, more manipulated time lines. shakin my head.

    92- Your point? chawy stwong was never a head coach either before he signed with the dirty birds. derp derp derp



  95. SexnNursinHomes
    2:03 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I mean 90 not 91



  96. I observe
    2:05 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Jurich must have an extremely, teeny-weeny, can’t find it man member for saying stuff like this



  97. BleedRed
    2:11 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    94. I use the past 10 years, because the past 10 years is how long I have followed UL as 2002 is the year I was a freshman at UL. We can take it back to when the football game was renewed and we still have an 11-8 record. I know you don’t realize, but things do change. Would it be right to say Princeton is a great football program because they have the most national championships in their history? No you wouldn’t, because times have changed and Princeton is irrelevant in football now. And, my point is, you want to try to make fun of us for wanting to keep a coach that has done great with our program over the past 3 years because its just the big east, but want to act like stoops is the crown jewel of head coaching when he hasn’t even coached a game. He will get 3 years and then realize expectations were higher than what he could achieve in the amount of time given, and the toilet bowl of a coaching position at UK will continue to ruin coaches careers.



  98. SexnNursinHomes
    2:15 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    97- no, ul fans try to miminalize everything that UK does by over exaggerating your accomplishments (using manipulated time lines).

    Look, I’m just glad we have a nationally recognized rivalry, and I mean that with every inch of my cardinal-hating heart.



  99. BlueFins
    2:16 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I think his turtlenecks have cut off the circulation to his brain! Keep telling yourself that Tommy.



  100. Dee
    2:17 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    MATT….MATT…..you misunderstood….JURICH SAID….Louisville is a TOP 10 FOOTBALL Program in the STATE of Kentucky…..



  101. gottodoit
    2:25 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Actually, Kentucky sports would be a lot more boring without the University of Louisville spokesmen periodically discussing the national merits of their athletic programs.

    So, however much I detest what they represent, these guys can be very entertaining. Thanks, Tom, for allowing us into your parallel universe.



  102. BleedRed
    2:32 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    98. I think you have that backwards. UK fans want to minimalize what UL has done. No we don’t have that big long standing history, but we are making a name for ourselves, but you don’t want to admit that because you want to hold onto that history and say “we are big brother, back down.” You guys are the ones that tried to minimalize our final four last year, while the rest of the country couldn’t believe we made it so far. Yes you won it, and it is probably one of the greatest NCAA teams I have ever seen, but a UK fan could never say “yea you played us well.” And definately can’t recognize the Orange Bowl team, we lost Michael Bush, who could have ran very well against an SEC school, in the first game and still almost went undefeated that year. But you are right, we are the ones that downplay your accomplishments.



  103. BleedRed
    2:34 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    And 100. There is no doubt that we have THE top football program in the state. SB Nation even had an article that questioned if Kent State, had the won the conference, even be allowed to play a BCS game because they were beat by UK. You are the laughing stock of SEC football and if you ever travel oustide of this blue bubble you would see that.



  104. BleedRedlolol
    2:45 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Bleed Red, what the hell are you doing with your life? You’ve been posting on this site since 1:30 to people who could give a rats a** on the pointless sh*t you are saying. with every rebuttal you put out is just another laugh for everyone on this site. It is now 2:45- get back to work, Dairy Queen lunch breaks aren’t that long.



  105. Al's IndiCats
    2:51 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    92 not to pile on but, I’m bleed blue and I really don’t think our first year we’ll win 8-10 games. But here’s the kicker, Stoops will bring a defense to UK they we’ver have never seen. If (now that’s a pretty good size if) his past records tells anyone anything, it’s that his D will vastly improve over the next few years. Plus to the fact he’s privy to a couple of other offensive minds as to his brothers.
    Here’s the thing though, Uvel left the BE and bolted to the ACC who in it’s self is a shakey conference to begin with. I mean that’s kinda cheating on youyr girlfriend with your wife isn’t it? It’s pretty much a known fact that both Duke and UNC are looking to go to either the SEC, or Big 10 and already Clemson and NCS are waiting to see if they collapse in the next few years. So this jumping ship thingys all you BE members are doing just might be doing that same thing in a few years. Have fun!



  106. Bleedtheville dry
    3:43 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I believe UofL is the largest subsidized university in the U.S @ 11% UK is 1%. They do make approx 6MM a year from a student athletic fee.



  107. booyah
    3:56 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Yea Jurich said top 10 job not top 10 program. If your going to quote someon at least be correct.



  108. someone
    4:18 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    A top 10 team?? So he’s stating they deserve to be up there in rank with SEC teams? Give me a break, Big East is the one of the weakest football conferences along side their new conference ACC… The Gators will give Louisville a SEC ass whippin.



  109. NotFirst
    5:10 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Everyone chill.. don’t hate on Jurich for leaving off a zero.



  110. BleedRed
    6:44 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Unfortunately I must have made too mich sense in my last two replies because KSR deleted them. We will see what the future holds for both programs, for now Strong is our Cal, just hope he doesn’t flop next year like Cal is in his 4th.



  111. joe
    7:02 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    All of this Louisville stuff is ridiculous. Man, we UK fans are lookin real petty and jealous right now. I know Matt Jones lives and works there, but for most of us that don’t we really don’t give a shit except when we’re playing them. I never thought I’d say this to KSR but please get off Louisville’s nuts!



  112. GetALife UK Fans
    7:26 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky fans are so predictable. LOL!!!!



  113. StrongDefense
    8:48 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s talk about why UK really mad…. We just beat Tennessee in a bidding war and we got a chance to beat Florida…

    WHAT ARE UK FANS GOING TO DO IF WE BEAT FLORIDA? HAHAHAHA! YOU BETTER SPEND MORE TIME PRAYING WE DON’T WIN AND TAKE ALL YOUR ARGUMENTS THAT WE COULDN’T COMPETE IN THE SEC AND POOP ON EM….STOOPIDS!



  114. Kevin Kinder
    10:20 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I think he’s kind of cute. I wonder if he likes DQ Blizzards.