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Mitch Barnhart Will Be on KSR Tomorrow to Talk Stoops

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Want to know about how Mark Stoops got hired and the background of the process? Tomorrow is your day. Mitch Barnhart will be on KSR tomorrow at 10:30 am live in studio to talk about the Stoops hiring and the football stadium renovation funding process. Make sure and tune in, as you learn the details on the most important couple of months that we will see for UK football over the next decade.

Article written by Matt Jones

47 Comments for Mitch Barnhart Will Be on KSR Tomorrow to Talk Stoops



  1. uK_JB
    7:20 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Ask about upgrades!!



  2. Dylan
    7:29 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Also…..can we get some badass jerseys from nike next year too! Would be cool



  3. libby3932
    7:40 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan Timmons mom just sent me link to new highlight film. WHO’S JAMES QUICK?
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/832345/highlights/8370402



  4. Scott
    7:46 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    2. I think our unis are on the best right now. Bad thing is they don’t translate well to the customer’s product from Nike. On the field they look sick, on the shelf they look cheap.



  5. UK Homer
    7:49 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t believe I’m typing this since I was as tired of hearing about him as anyone, but this may be a prime opportunity to ask if Petrino was ever an option. At this point, we got what we wanted and he got a HC job, so all are happy, but would provide “closure” for some.



  6. Bobby
    7:53 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    #5- i agree 100%. I think there needs to be some transparency. Im sure Mitch would say that he was never an option. I would have the most respect for mitch if he were to simply say “i just didn’t want him. It was my decision.” That would be, as they say, “real talk”. And i would respect that.



  7. Bob
    7:56 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    UK is catching Bama in the EA Sports cover vote. Here is the link to vote if you haven’t already. We are behind by 700 compared to being behind by about 2000 last night.



  8. Bob
    7:56 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink


  9. danthecat
    8:05 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    #5UK…I was as big on hiring BP as anyone, but it is time to let it go…I am plenty safisified so far…Matt , please try to get all of what’s going on with the bonding issue…Is it going to be a go…If so I think we are off to the races…GOCATS~~~



  10. podcast listener
    8:05 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    While the KSR staff has been busy “cuffing” I figured out that you can download the double twis app on Android and get podcasts even when it is not on wkjk or site. Sad thing is: they linked to old podcasts twice and nobody noticed or nobody cared. App is free on android and serves as droid itunes replacement.



  11. test
    8:09 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    testing



  12. KY Realist
    8:09 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Barnhart is a bumbling idiot. But Jones will cup his sack because he feeds him information.



  13. Joe
    8:10 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    OK, sportz fanz, this is IT…time to go for the gusto! We need to bombard Barnhart with:
    1) Demands he admit Mike Pratt hired Calipari;
    2) Demands he admit Tim Couch hired Stoops; and
    3) Demands that Barnhart resign; and
    4) Take the under-performing Calipari with him!

    Oh and demand he re-open the search and hire Petrino……

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    /s Think that covers all the crazy bases.



  14. Joe
    8:11 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Darn Ky_Fabulist beat me to the crazy.



  15. RationalKYFan
    8:12 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares if Petrino was an option?! What does it matter? Closure? You aren’t the victim of some crime. We got a great hire. Move On!



  16. RationalKYFan
    8:15 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    #12….wtf? Calipari? Yeah, a bad hire………1st year=Elite 8, 2nd year=Final Four, 3rd year=CHAMPIONSHIP…Enough said. Who would be better? Please elaborate



  17. RationalKYFan
    8:17 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    …….And do you really care if Pratt or Couch got those coaches? So apparently you think they must be good hires yet you want them replaced.



  18. Joe
    8:28 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Rational please check your sarcasm meter, it seems to be broken, also note the “/s” international Snark/Sarcasm symbol and the line, “Think that covers all the crazy bases.” which ought to ahve been the final sign that my posting was meant to be sarcastic….but Ky Realist got in first.



  19. dave
    8:31 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    15/16- pretty sure that post was full of what the kids call “sarcasm”. tough animal to identify through a computer screen though.



  20. UK Homer
    8:31 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    14, 15, 16 – more like NaiveKYFan…unless you’re joking, and then that title belongs to me. Should be a great show regardless.



  21. Joe
    8:32 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Ky Realist, yes let’s be “realistic”.

    Under Barnhart:
    1) UK becomes one of the nation’s top 5 SPORTS programs;
    2) Basketball is at the best its been in at least a decade and mayhap even more notable than under Pitino;
    3) The Olympic Sports are doing much better, Women’s Hoops, Baseball, Volleyball, Track, Golf, Rifle, etc.;
    4) UK football is still at the level it was under the two previous AD’s and even here:
    a. We have an exciting new HC hire;
    b. A move to upgrade CWS and a number of other venues.

    Yes, Barnhart is an idiot! There may be an idiot hereabouts, but it’s YOUR village, not Barnhart’s that’s looking for theirs.



  22. O'really?
    8:36 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait for another edition of “matt jacks off barnie”. Seriously, all of the questions will be decided by barnie and matt is only to do what barnie says. Grow some balls, matt.



  23. Roll Tide
    8:40 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Nail down Mitch on CWS improvements! He will renege and leave Stoops out to dry and spend money on the rifle team!



  24. Joe
    8:48 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    .11 & 21 got a case of the @rse with Matt, so internet investigative tuff guyz, let’s see YOU get some answers from Mitch…free with the insults, not so quick with the info.

    And how does one Nail down Mitch on the CWS improvements, mean 22? Ultimately that is Capiluto (sp.) not Barnhart. Capiluto may try to roll the whole schmeer into one amendment to UK’s Capital Projects Budget figuring this way he may get funding for program’s HE wants by attaching them to something Barnhart/fans want. It might not fly. But what is presented, is NOT Barnhart’s final say, that is the President of the Univ. of Ky’s.



  25. truthtime
    8:53 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    #21 Okay tell us, is it Mitch or Matt you hate or are you one of those pitiful people who just can’t feel good about himself unless you’re putting someone else down.



  26. Baby Jesus
    8:55 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Ask Mitch if he is spending all of this money on the Football staff and upgrades, because he knows the Mayans are correct about the world ending this weekend…..



  27. Joe
    8:59 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch will give no answers because he won’t have matt ask any hard questions. We only play softball here at ksr. Matt is such a pansy. I could whip him like beisner did. Hey matt, love how you claim you branded KSR but it was around long before you. It was kentucky sports report and you just used the initials to mislead people. You are a great person.



  28. KY Realist
    9:03 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    20) Hey Joe, Mitch couldn’t raise money from a big time donor if his life depended on it. The football program is a joke and the facilities are not up to par. He didn’t want Cal, but the boosters went over his head. In the meantime, there is an AD up the road that has built new facilities for every sport in the last 10 years. MB could not hold Jurich’s jock in a suitcase.



  29. Truth
    9:08 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    27) Don’t forget that he hired Joke and Billy G. The guy is clown shoes.



  30. Joe
    9:08 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    The football program is a joke_and has been since 1961, you have a point?

    and the facilities are not up to par.-And that MAY be addressed

    He didn’t want Cal, but the boosters went over his head.-Again, a whole lot of ASSERTION, just not a lot of evidence. I tell you that Pratt was dead set against Calipari, and can’t stand Calipari, but Barnhart told Pratt he was the “UK Colour guy, not the AD.” See how that works. My story is as sold as yours.

    I see you failed to address the issues of Basketball and other sports prospering under Barnhart, at a National level…those pesky facts don’t make Barnhart out to be an “idiot.” Again, a village may be missing it’s idiot, if so they’ve been looking for you Ky Realist.



  31. Joe
    9:12 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    27) Don’t forget that he hired Joke and Billy G. The guy is clown shoes. And all you have to do is just produce some proof that, at least YOU, thought they were bad hires, at the time…’cuz I didn’t hear too many people Kvetching about either of them, at the time. You might have forgotten that Joker’s Offense was putting up National Numbers, at the time and I believe one of his QB’s was a Dark Horse Heisman candidate. Billy G. was a recruiting demon, going to get us the caliber of recruits that Tubby couldn’t.

    But hey just take off those hindsight 20/20 goggles and show us some evidence that, at least you, thought they were not going to work out.



  32. roll Tide
    9:15 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    23 the Ad presents his improvements to CWS to Pres and Board! They act on his recommendations. If Mitch does not ask for improvements, they do not act on their own.



  33. Joe
    9:16 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    All you sheep are idiotic. Nothing but matt jones nut huggers. The cult of jones is growing and you fools are too blind to see that he is nothing more than a thief. He knows nothing and demeans those that actually do in order to make himself appear more credible. You all will learn soon that matt is a fraud who gets into fights with co workers.



  34. Yep
    9:23 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    32) That Thomas Beisner guy whipped his candy [email protected] Matt refuses to talk about it because he got punked like the wuss that he is.



  35. Joe
    9:25 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    the Ad presents his improvements to CWS to Pres and Board! They act on his recommendations. If Mitch does not ask for improvements, they do not act on their own.

    But the final form will be up to Capiluto…IF he wants to roll the dice and get things he couldn’t get, easily, from the General Assembly he may have the CWS/sports upgrades, rolled into ONE Legislative Request. Betting that the General Assembly won’t disappoint fans by turning the whole package down.

    As tot he “nut hugger” commenters, do you have any real points or are you just eaten up with envy? You guyz are at perfect Liberty to go out and start your own Sports Blog/Radio Show, you know. I mean Matt S*cks, so please by all means do a better job…it’s America, still, so go out and build that better mouse trap. Or just stay here and moan and whine….I figure you’ll choose the whining approach, but you could prove me wrong.



  36. No doubt
    9:27 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    33 – no doubt. Matt is nothing but a radio bully. Belittles his co-hosts and callers to make up for his lack of knowledge.



  37. Joe
    9:28 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    I cuss at people because I can’t make rational arguments. I am nothing but a tool. I suck at real life so I am mean to people in the comment section



  38. BBN
    9:36 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Matt: I’m looking forward to hearing the background concerning how Mark Stoops approached Barnhart and hired himself. Seriously though, you need to press Barnhart on the “true fans” and “hidden agenda” comments he made after the Vandy game. If you don’t ask him for an explanation then it shows you are Barnhart’s personal tool.



  39. Truth
    9:46 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is the Howie Lindsey of UK sports. In other words, he is an [email protected] kissing homer.



  40. Awesome people
    9:49 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Joe, No doubt, and Yep are awesome. You guys are so cool, did you know? I can feel it in your cute little typing fingers. PLEASE keep posting because if not we won’t see just how COOL you are. Thanks.



  41. Roll Tide
    9:49 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    34 Yes,Pres signs off on final proposal,but AD advises the Pres! Roll into one, CWS needs all the money, to H with the Olympic Sports!



  42. Awesome people
    9:50 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    ……and Truth. He is also very awesome and cool.



  43. Joe
    9:56 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Roll into one, CWS needs all the money, to H with the Olympic Sports!

    You’re not getting it…it’s not CWs and other sports, it’s CWS and ANOTHER Nursing/Admin/Engineering/Health Sciences building…

    It is possible that UK will roll a set of improvements to UK, into one package…the other improvements will come from Ky’s general bond pool, and therefore be rejected, because Ky has too much debt, NOW!

    The CWS/sports upgrades can be paid for by UKAA money…but the UK Regents and President may try to roll an unpopular request in with the popular one, hoping to get both of them!



  44. Chicken Little
    10:19 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t forget the chapstick!



  45. tyson
    10:19 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, like 37 said, I really hope you ask him about the “true fans” and “hidden agenda” comments. Your defense on twitter was that you had not seen the exact quote. Since most fans by now think it is a real quote regardless, you can help your buddy “set the record straight” if he didn’t say them. If he did, he needs to explain why he said them. Yes, he may not feed you more info, but the site was better before you became “inside” anyway. And you just might build some credibility.



  46. Sean D
    10:45 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Ask him if he thinks Brian Long is enjoying the ride.



  47. Big O
    10:49 pm December 17, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops- 3 and out!
    One of 2 things will happens after year 3. One, he will have made enough strides in the UK Program (which has no way to go but up) and will secure an offer from a bigger football program. Two, he will find the competition in the SEC to be as tough as it is to get 4 star players to come to Lexington. Season ticket sales will fall as will the ax. IMHO, #2 happens. Barnhart will feel stoop-id.