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Matt Smith: South Carolina loss still stings


Anyone having nightmares about Marcus Lattimore yet?

As Kentucky football fans, we’ve had our fair share of tough losses, especially at the hands of Steve Spurrier. But for team captain Matt Smith, last year’s 54-3 beatdown may have been the worst:

“It was one of the biggest losses I’ve ever been a part of in all my football career. It takes a little bit out of you when a team comes at you like that and just doesn’t let up. It’s something we’re going to remember going into this game.”

Smith went on to say that South Carolina could be the best team Kentucky faces this season, which, combined with the low morale and bizarre coaching decisions around the program right now, doesn’t exactly bode well for Saturday’s game.

Dear Maxwell’s shoulder: please heal quickly.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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29 Comments for Matt Smith: South Carolina loss still stings



  1. JokersFantasyCamp
    4:09 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    Dear Mr. Smith,

    If last year’s loss took a little bit out of you, this year’s loss is gonna take a lot more.

    M. Barnhart



  2. Linda Taylor
    4:10 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t bode well for KY (or Sat’s game in this case). Hmmmm, where do I see that phrase every Friday? Could Mrs. TT be Not Jerry Tipton? What does everyone else think?



  3. Joker
    4:12 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t worry Max the ol ball coach wont know what to do when we come at him with a big bunch of Run, Run, Run, Punt, Run, Run, Screen, Punt, Run, Interception, Run, Screen, Run, Punt.



  4. LOL
    4:12 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    You could give Max a robotic shoulder and we would get drilled. This offense isn’t as good as you people think. WKU picked him off plenty and beat him up so bad he couldn’t play the next week. Wait until SEC defenses get a shot at him. KSR writers are precious.

    Florida was coming off of back to back tough road wins and played a patsy. They didn’t even try and won by 38.



  5. haha
    4:24 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    #1 and #3, you guys are on point! A robotic shoulder lol…a team of full-blown Transformers wouldn’t do any good with Joker’s retarded ass on the sidelines.



  6. Steely Dan
    4:27 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    3) That made me laugh a lot. Thanks for that



  7. sting stang stung
    4:29 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    I’m kind of sick of KSR posting about the football team. WE KNOW, WE SUCK! Everything about the program just flat out blows. From our coaches, to facilities, to the players smoking pot- it all sucks (probably why they are all spaced out during games). In return, our attendance will also suck. Changes need to be made or even the people who still “believe” in our football team will eventually give up. It sucks for everyone who drives across the state to watch our team get ran through by teams like WKU. Why even go to the big time SEC games unless you want to watch the big time names on the other team.

    Midnight Madness is almost here.



  8. just wondering
    4:37 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    why are we acting like Max Smith is Tim Couch? We lost to WKU WITH him! He is not going to save us from a disaster this Saturday.



  9. Dr. Kutaweigh
    4:48 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    “Dear Maxwell’s shoulder: please heal quickly.” That HAS to be the funniest statement ever written on this site. Good Lord, if his shoulder was perfect and solid gold do you really think that will have any impact on the game? OK, maybe they only lose by 38 instead of 48. No disrespect Max, I do hope your shoulder is feeling well, but ever you would admit, that statement was hilariously funny.



  10. Agreed
    4:49 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    2, I have suspected that ever since there was not a NJT post while TT was on her honeymoon.



  11. thewaitfor8
    4:59 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    So based on these comments and Joker commmenting that he wouldn’t want to upset some of their better players, USC has basically already won the game mentally. Now it’s just a 5 day wait until they physically kick the crap out of us.

    I won’t dog Max Smith though. The WKU game was bad, but 2 picks were miscommunication and WR running the wrong route. I think he is a good QB so I’m not going to downgrade him after 1 rough game.

    Our offense isn’t the problem anymore and whatever coach comes in will be set offensively for 2-3 years. I think next year UK could have a good season. Get the bonding issue worked out and get a good coach and I think we could get back to a bowl game in the next 2 years.



  12. Isaac in Long Beach
    4:59 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    KSR just can’t win, huh? When they post more about basketball during football season they get drilled for not talking about football. An here we are, in the middle of football season, an you idiots don’t wanna read about it? Go read the Courier Journal. There’s a TON of non UK related news in there. Or better yet, I hear Pete Thamel’s got some nice articles about our basketball team!



  13. Big Blue B-Rad
    5:00 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    Dear Mr. Lattimore,
    Please go easy on us.

    Signed,
    UK’s defense



  14. Linda Taylor
    5:00 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    8 – Of course he’s not TC, and I don’t think anyone is really acting like he is, but at least he is much better than Newton and we are moving the ball so much better with him at QB than we have in awhile and that makes the game more fun to watch. You are correct about the WKU game, but at least he didn’t hang his head, he kept coming out and making a lot of positive plays after the interceptions, not all of which were his fault. Remember too, he’s just a sophomore and how young some of these players are that he is throwing the ball to. They are making rookie mistakes but at least they are getting on the field to learn and grow and develop. Yes, we will almost invariably take an L on Sat., but it can’t possibly be as bad as the FL game unless Newton gets put back in at QB.



  15. Isaac in Long Beach
    5:01 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, two “an”s that should have been “and”s. Oops!



  16. Linda Taylor
    5:15 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    16 – We are nothing if not loyal, especially to guys like Cobb who put it all out on the field every week.



  17. Big Blue
    5:18 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    What is the over/under on the number of plays we run on offense against S.Carolina? Of course the more they score the more chances we get – so think carefully on this before answering. Bonus question – How many first downs will we get?



  18. Greg
    5:39 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    ??? ‘Yep we played a little pitch n catch…proud of my boys…little disappointed they didn’t punch in that 9th TD till 4th down…we were intending to take the starters out in the 3rd quarter…’. ??? ‘Oh definitely, Kentucky has a really good punter…Kentucky…they Always have a great punt game’. Next question?



  19. streakers
    5:45 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe we should send out a streaker between ever play. That will slow down USC’s offense and give our D a breather. Additionally, it wont make our ‘run, run, incomplete screen, punt’ seem as quick as usual.

    Don’t get the wrong idea – I’m talking about female streakers (I’m looking at you AOPi).



  20. 2 and 10
    5:46 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    2 and 10 is looking more and more possible.



  21. goukats
    6:19 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    Uk should forgiet this game,this way the score would be closer,1-0.



  22. KatFan3
    6:20 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    13) Dear UK defense,
    I will. Coach said he was gonna hold me to 200 rushing yards. So I probably won’t play the second half.
    Signed,
    Mr Lattimore



  23. catfan101--Sam--
    6:40 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    what joker needs to do is put 2 half backs out at once one being newton (he can pass it every now and then) but manly to run and to confuse the (D) that would open up some awesome play action passes to (witch Smith seems to be OK at…’ some one help me get this to joker it could help a lot



  24. Special Ed
    7:21 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    I think some of us over reacted Saturday.. The worst part about it was seeing the first quarter, I really thought if we got a little offense going we could pull of the upset. That’s why I say Cats win a close one in Lexington, Saturday UK 31-USC 28.



  25. Special Ed
    7:24 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    #24 That could actually work……#23 Believe it…Big Blue will lay the wood come Saturday!



  26. wildcat502
    7:29 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    On KSTV the U of K president said Joker was a good guy and the staff works late every night and working very hard. Hmmm



  27. --sam--
    7:39 pm September 24, 2012 Permalink

    #so repost this every were……..

    what joker needs to do is put 2 half backs out at once one being newton (he can pass it every now and then) but manly to run and to confuse the (D) that would open up some awesome play action passes to (witch Smith seems to be OK at…’ some one help me get this to joker it could help a lot



  28. KyKiller
    8:33 am September 25, 2012 Permalink

    4 years of posting and never had one removed till this one lol stop that!!!! lol