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Kliff Kingsbury hates buttons, runs the Air Raid, and dated hot Jessica Simpson

If you listened to this morning’s radio show, you heard Matt mention Kliff Kingsbury’s unbuttoned look following Texas A&M’s win over Alabama.  Here is the photo evidence of his postgame Miami nightclub swag and a little bit about who he is…

Kliff Kingsbury

— Played quarterback at Texas Tech; threw for 12,429 yards, 95 touchdowns and 40 interceptions

— Selected in the 6th round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots

— Waived by the Pats after landing on IR, then later signed with the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos and New York Jets

— Jets sent him to NFL Europe in 2006 where he posted the top quarterback rating in the history of the Cologne Centurions

— Signed with with the Buffalo Bills but did not play in the regular season

— Spent 2007 in in the CFL

Joined the University of Houston staff in 2008 in position of quality control; drawn to Houston by Dana Holgerson, his receivers coach at Texas Tech

— Promoted to co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach when Holgerson left for West Virginia; quickly gained coach Kevin Sumlin’s trust and began calling all the offensive plays

— Named 2011 Offensive Coordinator of the Year

— Followed Sumlin to Texas A&M after Houston’s record-breaking season in 2011; Houston led the NCAA in almost every offensive category in his final season with the Courgars

— Currently in his first season as offensive coordinator at Texas A&M

— Runs the “Air Raid” offense

— Hates buttons

Kingsbury is an up-and-coming name in the college coaching ranks and could find his way into the discussion at Kentucky soon.

What do you think?

 

UPDATE:

He occasionally goes with the front tuck and he dated Jessica Simpson when she was Daisy Duke. That was the hot Jessica Simpson.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

102 Comments for Kliff Kingsbury hates buttons, runs the Air Raid, and dated hot Jessica Simpson



  1. Charles Barkley
    4:40 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Turrible!



  2. Musehobo
    4:41 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Ugh..at least one too many buttons unused here. C’mon man.



  3. catlogic15
    4:41 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Bet he’s texted ten times the co-eds Petrino ever hoped to.



  4. Head Bussa
    4:43 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Wouldn’t be the worst choice, but there is no way I’d be happy if we could get Petrino and we hired this guy.



  5. Bigbluejay
    4:44 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t forget hooked up with brittany spears and jessica simpson in their primes. But only a matter of time before a Petrino situation.



  6. no WAY
    4:45 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #PETRINOORBUST



  7. RICK
    4:46 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    NO WAY, I WANT PETRINO.



  8. Matt Barnhart
    4:47 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Ugh…….no.



  9. SoCal Will
    4:49 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Well, he bested Kirby Smart on the field Saturday. If Mitch has an unforgiving heart toward the available top ten coach and proven recruiter in the city of Louisville is this guy ready to put together an entire program 13 games a year???



  10. CatsFan
    4:49 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    He is every woman’s dream, guys want to be him, and he is a hell of an offensive coordinator. He along with Sonny Dykes and Kirby Smart on my UK FB coach wishlist. I would love for Petrino to come to UK if it wasn’t for the baggage. I am recent grad at UK. Do you think a bunch of high school football recruit’s mother would like their son to have a role model like Petrino to coach their son into a man? Doubt it. Petrino can coach there is no doubt to this at all. Petrino is someone that will be here for two years maybe. Might as get someone up and coming that is at the appropriate age to be chasing tail. Someone that will stay at UK for more than two years. I believe UK would be a great fit for Dykes, Smart, or Kingsbury.



  11. RichieFarmer'sMustache
    4:49 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    The program is on the brink of collapse, the fan support is at an all time low and we’re foaming at the mouth for a home run type hire. Kliff Kingsbury can keep his ass on 4th Street. Hire Petrino. Now.



  12. Joe Blow
    4:51 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I want Petrino but would be ok with Smart and Dykes. I keep hearing Mitch is being taken out of the football hiring process much like Cal. If so why does the university even employ him if he can’t be in charge of big stuff?



  13. Hal
    4:52 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    -young
    -played under mike leach & dana holgerson in air raid
    -from texas, played in texas & coached in texas – lots of texas recruiting ties
    -won at houston as OC is now winning at texasa&m as OC using air raid (just won @bama)
    -tagged hot jessica simpson
    how is this guy not a candidate?



  14. Bradley
    4:52 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Not exactly the most professional look for a coach. I can tell from this picture alone he has maturing to do before I’d hand over the reigns to him. Nothing against him or his shirt, but he’s clearly not grown up yet.



  15. get real
    4:53 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Everybody says they want Petrino. Despite Petrino Sr. running his mouth, did it occur to anybody that Petrino would just say no to UK? I’m betting he’d have more interest in UT/Auburn or other jobs even for less $$. I’m just saying when Petrino is not hired, don’t piss and moan that UK didn’t go after him. Take off the big blue blinders and think for a minute what you’d do if you were Petrino and given a few options. UK or Auburn or UT? LOL, if you think Mitch would ignore Petrino’s transgressions, do you think for a minute that UT wouldn’t?



  16. notplayingthisgame
    4:55 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    This guy is baggage waiting to happen! No. Better the babbage you know.
    Petrino, please.



  17. notplayingthisgame
    4:56 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    ^^Baggage, lol.



  18. get real
    4:56 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #12 Because what you hear is a bunch of baloney



  19. Yab
    4:57 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I always wondered what happened to Chachi after Happy Days went of the air.



  20. East Kentucky Infidel
    4:57 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    No, not ready.
    Can’t be serious about Kliff. He would drown in the deep end of the head coach’s pool.

    We need a shark, with teeth. Petrino brings fear to the SEC.
    Put a blue shirt on him and let’s go.



  21. jwill
    4:57 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    brett favre or tony dungee is who we need to be going after.



  22. jwill
    4:58 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    tony dungy



  23. Depressed Fan
    5:00 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Despite his questionable fashion, Kliff Kingsbury would be a great hire for UK. Not only does he run an outstanding offense, but he would also bring a ton a positive, young energy to a program in desperate need of a jolt. He is the type of guy that, if hired, would get this program headed in the right direction as he begins his illustrious head coaching career. The guys’ resume speaks for itself. Combine that with his work ethic, and I believe he could be a home-run. The athletic department cannot continue the same hiring routine and expect to achieve success. The hiring of Kliff Kingsbury would prove to be a bold move by a program that will be deemed as “cutting edge” for hiring such a young up-and-comer.



  24. I
    5:00 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Great…another offensive coordinator…..God forbid looking for actual coaches.



  25. Scotty Sharp
    5:02 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’d hit it.



  26. You Got it Right
    5:05 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #14: Exactly. Very astute. You don’t even have to interview this guy to understand he still hasn’t left the “I gotta be cool” adolescent stage of life. Many folks never do.

    Move on.

    Let this guy dress up for the ladies at some other university. We need a focused Coach whom the players and parents of players can respect, not an older teenager.



  27. Meooooowww
    5:05 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Nom, Nom, Nom….He’d look sooo hot in blue.



  28. MLB
    5:07 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Only if he can bring Johnny Football with him.



  29. Bomani Jones
    5:10 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’m curious as to why so many assume UT will offer Petrino (the same guy so many gas too much baggage) after Lane Kiffin made them his slam piece. I’d bet they’ll play a lot more conservative with the character questions w their next hire than UK.



  30. Donny Berger
    5:11 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #11) LOL, Well said!



  31. classiccarguy34
    5:12 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I think Jon Gruden would be a perfect match he’s hard nosed and would be tough on the players.



  32. RealCatsFan
    5:12 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, I would venture that the female half of the UK fan population would be on board with Kliff (where did his parents learn to spell?), but it would be a huge gamble for UK to hire him for HC. #23, I recall quite a few pundits praising the hiring of BCG for the same reasons you stated – young energy, work ethic, lived and breathed basketball, blah, blah. Not saying Kliff would be another BCG, but it is a similar leap of faith, and I don’t know if this administration can take such a gamble after the Joker fiasco.



  33. @woodywoodwick
    5:12 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Clubbin’ Kliff Would be a Great Addition to Petrinos Staff at UK.



  34. Badams
    5:12 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    A young, relatable guy with a proven offense…sign him up!



  35. Hello Matt Jones
    5:14 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,

    In regards to your radio comments this morning saying if UK offers now it doesn’t matter if Tennessee and Auburn want him. I would tell you that being first to market matters when there is an unknown. If UK offers now and he has NO IDEA if Auburn or Tenn wants him and he turns it down, then he gets no offer from either UA or UT, he is SOL. So there is some power and strategy to being first to offer. He may say, here is a guarantee to coach in the SEC as opposed to gambling that one of the other schools will offer.

    Please use common sense when talking about this.



  36. patrick towles
    5:14 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Lets not forget that johnny football is a big reason to the success, had that been Patrick or max back there while being good abs neither are mobile, and against Bama that would have led to 10 sacks I think a lot of this guy’s success hinges on his qb, bring in bobby



  37. RealCatsFan
    5:14 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #29, someone else mentioned on the show thread that there may have been a non-compete clause in Petrino’s contract that would prevent him taking a job with an SEC West team. Not sure if there is any truth to that, but if what you say is true, then that would make UK seem much more attractive to him if he wants another SEC gig.



  38. Skeptical
    5:14 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Now that Texas A&M is gaining more national attention after beating Bama I think this guy will get a better job than UK. Demand will go up and he can do better.



  39. Donny Berger
    5:15 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    This guy is Larry Eustachy all over again, to much baggage, even dresses unprofessional.



  40. BravoBigBlue
    5:16 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, right. Hire a young off coor with no head coaching experience to play against teams in the best football conference in the country. Did I really waste 30 seconds of my life reading this garbage? Might as well as kept Joker. Look, if KSR had ANY inside knowledge, they would know that Petrino IS THE CHOICE of the decision makers as Kentucky. Barnhart better move fast before Tennessee steps in and steals him away.



  41. mike
    5:17 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    definitely could give us more swag by the looks of it.



  42. Scotty Sharp
    5:19 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Completely agree, Bomani.



  43. Punter U
    5:22 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #1: Petrino -if he says no, then…
    #2: Kingsbury



  44. Todd
    5:22 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Seems a bit young to me. Has only been in coaching about 4 years so I worry that he may not have the seasoning necessary to run an SEC program.



  45. BravoBigBlue
    5:24 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Tennessee will go after Petrino. They are a match made in heaven. Kentucky’s only chance is to lock Petrino up before Tennesssee gets in the picture. Petrino could and would make Tennessee a Top 10 program once again and it wouldn’t take long. And he would stay there. I really don’t know why he would come to Kentucky if he has other SEC options, but Mitch should try and get him before it’s too late.



  46. TheObvious
    5:24 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    We need a proven recruiter and a great offensive mind. Petrino



  47. Rockfield, KY
    5:25 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Just bc he has the OC thing and no HC experience in common with Joker doesn’t make them comparable. Everyone here would have taken Dan Mullen and he was in the same situation. I’m not saying that he’s my first option, but he’ll be able to recruit, and he’ll hang up a lot of points. Manziel was a 3-star recruit and he’s setting records.



  48. 2 of 3 ?
    5:27 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    what is his middle name … if it begins with a K, then no.



  49. BravoBigBlue
    5:29 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Are some of you people serious? You never even heard of this guy until this post and now you want to hire him as the head coach? That is so naive and short-sighted. Go for someone with a proven track record as a head coach. But NOT a dinosaur.



  50. BBB
    5:30 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Not interested in Kingbury, Kingman, Klinger or Klingdome. NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT! NEVER been a head coach. Petrino is SEC ready and we are waistin time. I would however support Jessica Simpson over the lot of the rest though. We could beat Alabama with her as our coach. They’d be too busy lookin at her.



  51. SEC MANIAC
    5:31 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    PASS – I don’t see any scenario where he would be a good hire. For starters, this is only his fifth year in coaching. This is also his first year of coaching in a major conference.

    Plus, this guy has the state of Texas written all over him. He was born and raised in Texas, played college football at Texas Tech, coached at Houston, and now Texas A&M. In other words, he has lived in Texas his whole life. This guy wants a head coaching job, but I bet he wants one in Texas. If he succeeded here, and Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU, or Baylor came calling, I find it hard to believe that he doesn’t move back home.



  52. Dan
    5:32 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Most of you dont realize we are talking about uk football! Jon Gruden, Tony Dungy and other BIG names are not coming here. You either have to hire a coordinator with no head coaching experience or a head coach from a small school trying to make a name for himself. And once he does he will leave for a big time job. Just how it works.



  53. SEC MANIAC
    5:34 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    45 – Its too late for that. Other schools are already in the picture for Petrino. Mitch’s best move now would be to either hit a different kind of home run hire or to make Petrino publicly reject the UK job. If news gets out that Petrino rejected UK than Mitch will be able to save face with UK fans for not making it happen.



  54. OK CAT
    5:36 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    The first rule of being a a succesful coach (and a decent human being)is never, ever, ever wear the shirt mullet (aka the front tuck). We need to cross this guy off the list before we find pictures of him wearing the double popped polo look. Simply put, we need a football coach not a wanna be frat boy in a boy band.



  55. Yngvie Malmsteen.
    5:36 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Sign this guy up and quit [email protected]#king around.



  56. soooooo......
    5:42 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    So is Mitch and the athletic department using KSR to float the names of potential coaches? MJ used the controversy surrounding Mike Leach to say that the Athletics department had previously been seriously considering him but wasn’t anymore. Huh? Who the hell else is on this list, Mr. Jones? It’s fine that they are, I’d just appreciate some honesty.



  57. BlooBloodCat
    5:43 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    We need a head coach folks. This guy might be good in 5-10 years but you don’t cut your teeth as a head coach in the SEC….unless maybe you have been an SEC coordinator for at least 5-10 years IMO. They need to pick up a proven head coach who plays full court football. Dykes is my first choice. This Kingsbury dude needs to co-host The Grind with Eric Nies for a few more years before he is ready for the SEC as a head coach.



  58. Big Blue Earl
    5:44 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I wish UT would go ahead and hire Petrino, so we can move on with our search. I would prefer Klingsbury or Dykes any day to Bobby P… Mitch will find us a good coach.



  59. Lush
    5:44 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    NO. That is all.



  60. mudcreekmark
    5:48 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Product of a system as a player,and over rated, now coaching that same system and is having success at it(again over rated). Just because he is running an offense that is having some success does not mean he can handle all the responsibilities of a head coach in the SEC of all places.He may be a total prick for all we know like BCG was. Just mention a name on here and watch everyone jump on the bandwagon. How about Brent Pease or Chris Hatcher? Both are deciples of Hal Mummy and have had success at other locations since leaving Lexington.



  61. Mack
    5:49 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Sign him.



  62. TM
    5:53 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    In true UK football fashion its looking like we will be picking between the douche and turd sandwich. I for one will be pulling for turd sandwich. #RISE



  63. gravy
    5:57 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink


  64. Biglaw Dawgin'
    5:59 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    An experienced yet younger coach that runs an exciting, high-scoring offense and has zero baggage? Yeah, you commenters are right, why would we want to hire a guy like that.



  65. SEC MANIAC
    6:02 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    52 – 100% agree, but therein lies the problem. If you hire a coordinator or HC from a small school than you are likely hiring a coach again in 3-5 years regardless of who you hire. If they do great, they will get a better job than the Kentucky job(i.e. – Dykes, Smart, Taggart, and Kingsbury would all leave UK in less than 5 years if they did well) If they don’t do well, they will likely be fired in 3-5 years and you are still hiring another coach.

    The only way you can hire a coach that would actually stay at UK for longer than 3-5 years would be to hire someone that is older that might be content at making UK the final coaching stop. The problem there is that names like Tuberville, Fulmer, and Cutcliffe don’t excite the fanbase.



  66. Not now
    6:03 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    UK’s situation is too desperate for a kid to take it over. I like the sound of someone like Rex Ryan. Petrino would be a very, very risk hire but I could live with it…especially it it works!



  67. hOOSIER Wild Cat
    6:04 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I like him, open shirt and all.



  68. Back off drew
    6:06 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dang Drew, I think you are moving way past the man crush thing over this guy. When he gets fired, are you going to be pushing Cutler out of the way to follow him into the bathroom.



  69. BBB
    6:13 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Well Mitch. You gave us Clyde……then you gave us Cal. You gave us Paw Paw Brooks……. then you gave us Joker. Up down up down up down ……If you want a Cal quality hire then it must be Petrino. If you want a Joker type of hire….then hire one of the other unprovens we are talking about on this post. You’ll be flipping a coin. Hopefully we won’t get Kragthorped. I understand there must be a hiring process but ultimately it comes down to one name and one name only. Your guessed it. Bobby Petrino…..or Jessica Simpson.



  70. Kevin C.
    6:14 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I thought “front tuck” meant something ENTIRELY different, until I saw the pic and realized you were referring to his shirt. 0_o



  71. JoeMoney333
    6:18 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I love UK but I have to be honest. I can’t wait till all these stupid Petrino or Bust people are disappointed.



  72. Stumped
    6:20 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Why is everyone on Petrino’s berries? I cringe at the thought of him as our coach. Everyone was doing the same thing about BCG….how did that turn out?



  73. bluebloodtoo
    6:27 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    He has some nice bullet points on his resume, but if you still have room to put who he dated and his fashion preference he isn’t quite SEC HC material in my opinion.



  74. Downcline
    6:28 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    WHOEVER WANTS PETRINO IS A COMPLETE MORON!!!! HE HAS SCREWED EVERY SCHOOL HE’S BEEN A PART OF!!!! IM TYPING ALL CAPS SO THEREFORE IM SERIOUS!

    Petrino has ZERO loyalty and even if he did come to UK, he’d leave in a heartbeat for a new opportunity.

    Kingsbury would be an excellent hire.



  75. snarkster
    6:28 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Never thought there was a “hot Jessca Simpson.” Always thought she was too ugly even for an Alpo commercial (even if she was their biggest consumer).



  76. Duuuuuude
    6:38 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I guess she thought he was no Tony Romo, but was the next thing available.



  77. Rich Brooks
    6:39 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Meh, not impressed. I picked some fresh tomatoes today.



  78. Travis
    6:43 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Yes! Petrino or Kingsbury



  79. markp
    6:46 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    He has potential, but is not proven as a head coach in a big arena. Bobby Petrino is but seems to be a prick. It’s all a gamble isn’t it?



  80. Communist
    6:49 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Mary Jo Perino endorses this post



  81. Be Real
    7:03 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Bobby Petrino has an exceptional record, no doubt.. But the questionable character issues are enough for me to pass and will absolutely be enough for Mitch. Kingsbury’s choice in attire may be a little much for us here in Kentucky, but we may need someone with a little flair who will bring some energy with him. Last note: I care about what his employers and players think of him. He went from QC to co-oc in a year at Houston, and by the end of his second season he was calling all offensive plays? And everything I’ve read about him states he’s got great work ethic and his players respect him. Hire the guy on the up, let him showcase his potential at UK.



  82. Firsttimeposter
    7:07 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    First of all I will take Petrino if truly possible with second choice of Kirby Smart. UK grad, born and bred in Lexington but realistic fan of UK. Kingsbury would be a triple from this mornings ranking scale. Ablility to speak on 18 year olds level(recruiting) , high powered PROVEN offense, (just beat Bama), charismatic, up and coming coach (do your homework). 2011 Offensive Cooridnator of the year with the style of attack UK fans crave. If not Petrino or Smart Kingsbury is the best choice. See Johnny Football if the aforementioned doesn’t sway the BBN!



  83. LOL!
    7:16 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    The only hire this would make happy is the gay community in Lexington. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  84. Mjk002
    7:16 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Even if Petrino didn’t have the character flaws, he still would not be the best hire. We need a coach that will be around longer than 4 years. Four years is the longest Petrino has been at any one place, which I think raises questions itself. How do you think Petrino is going to recruit in the next few years given recent events? Would you send your son to learn from him?

    Petrino is a good coach no question but will he help Kentucky win for more than a year or two. I think way too many people are being very vocal about Petrino. Fans should demand a great coach but Petrino is not the only or best choice.



  85. bringingsexyback
    7:17 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    With this guy, but is Bill Cowher out of the question???



  86. Diehard
    7:20 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    If this guy is hired then we r in deep [email protected]



  87. Donny Berger
    7:44 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #83 LOL. Magic Kliff Kingbury



  88. BTI Sucks
    7:48 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Kingsbury would be a great hire. The only other assistant I would rather see would be Kirby Smart I doubt he is coming. https://www.facebook.com/BringKliffKingsburyToKentucky?ref=stream



  89. Roll Tide
    7:54 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    A young clubbing OC is just what we need!



  90. Sammydog
    8:07 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #83 Hilarious! My gay friends are already calling. They also like Polston.



  91. JPD
    8:17 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’m guessing if he’s hired we see more of Mayor Gray at the games.



  92. kramer
    9:09 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    He is kinda cute! However, I vote for Petrino,and you can’t trust anyone who has dated Jessica Simpson, just sayin!



  93. BBB
    9:16 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    81). 74) Questionable charcter issues. Bull! This is the same hogwash about Petrino, that they were so afraid of about Calipari. Cal had “supposed” character issues. Check out the Joe B story a couple of days ago about Petrinos previous jobs and why they didn’t work. Don’t ya’ll read?????? I”m sorry to say a lot of UK fans, though they ARE UK fans, are just plain uninformed. We need a SIGNATURE hire. We need a HEAD COACH. Not some unproven OC or DC. The only statment we’ve made in the last 50 years is that we suck. We have consistently sucked since we ran off Bear Bryant. We suck because we settle for less. We continue to take chances on someone we HOPE will work out this time.This needs to stop THIS TIME. HIre a PROVEN winner.



  94. Costanza
    9:22 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    This has to be a baiting post. That guy won’t get hired as HC at D1 for a long time. But I’d let him be my wing man.



  95. BBB
    9:26 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    According to my inside source…Petrino and UK have already talked……more than once. The source says the ball is in UK’s court. Trust me when I tell you the source is truly inside (probably not where you think). As this progresses towards a conclusion I will reveal the source. This is why everyone who supports Petrino has a right to be upset at Mitch. Also, I don’t believe there aren’t any media sources who don’t know this for a fact. We are being railroaded. OUr main media sources of info on Petrino are holding back. The only thing that will get your opinions out is to make phone calls and write emails and letters demanding Petrino. Pressure works.



  96. get a clue people
    9:49 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t care how many buttons he has open or if he dates Homer Simpson, can he win some games? will he put the ball into the hands of his best playmakers? will his staff recruit the kind of tough minded players we need to get stops on 3rd down, instead of giving up the long play every time.
    those are the questions I want answers to.



  97. Your Consciousness
    10:24 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    …….. Dykes, Leach,(& that Duke guy),are all lateral moves. There’s no progress there in my eyes, other than spending more money on them than they’re worth. Not to mention, I don’t see them sticking around here for very long. Whether it’s retirement or a better spot. We need to roll the dice, take a shot at a young qualified up & comer, someone committed in a rebuilding situation such as we’re in. In it for the long haul, nowhere to go but up here. Come in, rebuild, become a hero, move on … or stick around. A committed coach will not leave. One things for sure, Petrino comes here, you can have my season tickets. Slow & steady wins the race, [email protected]#$ the quick fix in which a lot of you are searching for. Go after a DC somewhere, you’re in the SEC for christ sake, all these guys provide no type of defense at all.



  98. BB
    3:08 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    This must be who Mitch is telling KSR to float out there to gauge fan reaction. Yeah, hire a guy from A&M who is getting a lot of pub. because of 1 win…it worked so well the last time.



  99. michael gray
    5:41 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I quit reading early on for the comments but what I gathered is because this guy is handsome he is probably a womanizer? Some people are jealous.



  100. fletch
    7:29 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    recruiting is the key to winning, I see petrino having recruiting problems with his new reputation. would you want your 18 year old son under his leadership?



  101. ICBMCat
    9:18 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Quick correction: Holgerson went to Okie State as OC before WVa.



  102. Tej
    10:59 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    It seems like every time any coach’s name is thrown out, people jump to say ‘this is the guy we need’. There are a lot of capable coaches out there who would be a good fit for UK. The infatuation with Petrino is interesting since a few months ago the same people who are demanding his hire now were trashing him then. Let Mitch perform his due diligence and determine whether Petrino has changed his ways and could be trusted. Some AD will hold his nose and hire Petrino-let’s wait to see if it’s UK. I suspect not.