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Nuclear Minter is out for revenge

He won’t come out and say it himself, but Rick Minter is out for revenge this weekend when his defense goes up against Charlie Weis’ offense at Florida. Minter wouldn’t comment after practice today but starting linebacker Ronnie Sneed said his defensive coordinator “wants it bad” against the man who fired him at Notre Dame.

Minter had this to say after Charlie let him go in 2007:

Would I have let me go if I were in his shoes? No. But I think Charlie will be more comfortable with somebody from the Belichick-Parcells family. Charlie has brought in a young guy who doesn’t have my experience. But he’ll be more comfortable with him.”

Is there still bad blood there? Eh, maybe. Maybe not. But I can guarantee you he wants revenge.

It won’t come easy.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

43 Comments for Nuclear Minter is out for revenge



  1. Sexington
    1:04 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Archie Goodwin.



  2. BillDozer
    1:06 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I hope our defense can slow UF down. As long as Florida does not run the ball or throw deep passes, we will be just fine.



  3. That Gator Ate My Wildcat
    1:08 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    If he wants it that bad he’ll need to go across the hall and diagram some offensive plays.



  4. Al's IndiCats
    1:08 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Lets hope his defensive unit shares his feelings…….Let’s eat some Gay-tor stew Saturday coach.



  5. Kernel Sanders
    1:11 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Advice to Minter… if you want revenge, find Charlie Weis in a dark corner of a tunnel under the stadium and settle it mano e mano. Revenge ain’t gonna happen between the sidelines.



  6. ATB (Always True Blue)
    1:12 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Sounds good to me. DillDozer, that is the funniest thing I have read in ever…



  7. ATB (Always True Blue)
    1:12 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Sounds good to me. BillDozer, that is the funniest thing I have read in ever…



  8. NashBlue
    1:12 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, don’t get your hopes up for revenge Minter. Not on the field anyway. **sigh**



  9. NashBlue
    1:12 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, don’t get your hopes up for revenge Minter. Not on the field anyway. **sigh**



  10. UK football fan
    1:14 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Ok, if we’re talking like this – lets do it. I want hitting THROUGH the whistle. I want a hit or two – outa bounds. I want a couple late hits on their qb. I want SOMEONE to hit their guys like we hit Tebow 2 years ago. I’m tired of playing nice!



  11. bubbles
    1:16 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    We got Archie goodwin



  12. Turkey
    1:21 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Alright so I hear the “UK Legends” to play Union College at Pulaski County High School on October 11th, anyone know about this?



  13. duh
    1:21 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Charlie wins this one…



  14. Fake Minter
    1:26 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    If we score more points than Florida we will win!



  15. the truth
    1:33 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I say, let Cal start recruiting for the football team. Hell, if nothing else, he could land a couple dumb azz 5 stars that only knows Cal gets kids to the pros. OR, we could keep recruiting 2 star kids and keep up the status quo.



  16. catcrawler
    1:40 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Rick is bringing a knife to a gun fight ! I just hope he knows how to throw knives – Go Cats



  17. Car89
    1:41 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    The only thing standing between Rick’s revenge is opposing player personnel and coaches.
    Good luck Rick and football Wildcats. You’ll have the underdog thing working for you.



  18. 4th and 2
    1:42 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    PUNT!



  19. Ukphillyfan
    1:44 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Why you got fired look at last 3 games nuclear nickelodeon



  20. Let's Get Real
    1:48 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    All Minter needs to do is take Charlie Weiss’s sandwich away. That’s the only way he can get revenge Saturday.



  21. truth hurts
    1:54 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Minter couldn’t beat Florida with the BEST tallent on ‘d’ that he has had at every stop along the way. Florida will beat us by at least 35. Florida would beat Minter’s all star team by 21.



  22. they don't call me Joker for noth'n
    1:57 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    So, how many of yall will make it out to the game? I’m starting to wonder if my team is just shy and would prefer playing in front of 5,000 fans instead of 50,000+.



  23. Bum Bum Bum Bum dee lum
    2:06 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I will go to this game and cheer just like the other games I have gone to since birth… We have been much much worse than a loss to Louisville folks. There is group of commenters on here that back up the fact that there are true UK football fans and there are the basketball fans that are so fairweather that they might as well go cheer for UofL. UofL can have you but you better run because their bandwagon is filling up again.



  24. Eddie C
    2:10 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    #21… I would take the CATS with 35pts all day long.



  25. floydfan
    2:13 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    We cannot play with Florida until our offense can do something with the ball. As long as our receivers drop passes, wide open should be touchdown passes, our quarterback looks like he is working on calculus problems before he gets rid of the ball, and our linemen only block our running backs…well, we have no chance.



  26. Catsfando
    2:15 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I’d say your chance for revenge depends on you starting Guido “the shiv” Barraga, Louie “Leg breaker” Calenza ,Artie “Lead Pipe” Francone, and Frankie “Iceman” Stagliano. Then maybe we’d have a fighting chance.



  27. Catsantonio
    2:36 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Minter might want to get hired at Alabama if he wants revenge against Weiss and Florida.

    #nothappeningthisweekend



  28. BrucePearlsTearDrop
    2:41 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Hackney is looking for some defense!



  29. Saul Smith's Hairline
    2:48 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    There’s a reason he’s called Nuclear Minter.



  30. SagaciousMind
    3:05 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Hell even if the Cats slowed them down on defense, our offense is not gonna put up enough points to win. Not to mention, they seem to always tear our asses up on special teams so I look forward to blocked punts. If the offense does not get creative, it’s gonna be a long game.



  31. Kanter Banter
    3:09 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    If I were Minter I wouldn’t want any revenge with anyone while your coaching at UK.



  32. DerbyDemon
    3:11 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    #23–I’ve been going since I was 12, so that’s 46 years. And I’m sorry, but aside from Curry’s 0-10-1 season, I don’t remember us ever being as bad as this year. You can call me fairweather if you want, but we both know that’s not so. I am one of MANY UK football fans that are sick and tired of hearing the same old song and dance every year about how our football team is going to work wonders and shit cucumbers, and then it does NOTHING but show up and get stomped. So a hearty rah-rah for you. Wish I could stomach another glass of that Kool-aid, but it’s turned real bitter for me.



  33. ukcatman94
    6:23 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    #32 Derby Demon – You are right on! I have been drinking the Kool Aid for 35 years and it has eaten a hole in my stomach. I used to bitch about Tubby and Billy G, saying we need a real coach, and idiots called me fairweather. I am a true UK fan and I want UK to win. Nobody thinks people like me are crazy now that we have Cal.

    Joker needs to be fired this year. We need to hire a real coach (and no Rich Brooks was not a real coach either). I mean a REAL coach. I realize we may not be able to get an elite coach, but we should spend the money to get a very good one.

    The trouble is, this university’s athletic dept. does NOT give a shit about UK football. Never has, never will. It won’t spend the money to get a real coach.



  34. Dane Brammage
    6:30 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    He should pound FLA offense into hearing Minter Bells, make them feel UK’s Minter Solstice, show the Gators they are in Minterland Florida.



  35. mike
    6:33 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Does anyone else wonder how all 5 offensive linemen could have injured here at the beginning of the season?



  36. CatDaddy
    7:11 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I dont care how bad he wants it. Florida is going to beat us like a red headed sperm donor



  37. carolinacat
    7:27 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Wouldn’t it be great if our D rose up and played extra hard for their defensive coordinator? I can see that happening.



  38. silverado
    8:10 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Minter’s defense is so inconsistent against mediocre teams, it’s a joke. This game is scary. Not the time to be thinking revenge – but then, he hasn’t mentioned it himself. Even he knows to keep his mouth shut sometimes. We’ll see how his tough guy persona holds up against real teams.



  39. Ben
    8:13 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I hope it is time that all our coaches take that same attitude! I am tired of excuses and just give us time! We want results, not false promise.



  40. catfan68
    9:43 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Minter had better teach his guys to actually TACKLE somebody. I bet the defense saw Brown running on them in their sleep Saturday night. I was embarassed watching the cats play. The defense can’t stop anybody and the offense can’t score. Not exactly a winning formula. Maybe one day UK will actually care about football and make the investments necessary to have a good football program.



  41. the fan
    5:37 am September 22, 2011 Permalink

    Where florida better be scared Minter was at Indiana St



  42. KYStout
    12:08 pm September 22, 2011 Permalink

    Front-butt (Weiss) hasn’t got much to worry about on Saturday. It will be our 25th straight loss to Florida and let’s face it – we just want to avoid an outright humiliation. That’s what UK football is and those of us that have endured over 30 years of this crap are way beyond sick of it.



  43. KYStout
    12:10 pm September 22, 2011 Permalink

    Nothing could be worse than the Curry years but this is getting pretty damn close.