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Picture of Stoops and Crew at Trinity visiting Jason Hatcher

Article written by Matt Jones

54 Comments for Picture of Stoops and Crew at Trinity visiting Jason Hatcher



  1. Guoj
    3:05 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    First!



  2. Guoj
    3:06 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I’m surprised teachers allow to college coaches to come to their school during school hours. I feel like that would disrupt class and the student.



  3. tyrus
    3:07 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Someone talk to his mom.



  4. Just Wondering
    3:08 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I thought I read that Stoops couldn’t go to high schools of kids he was recruiting in a post about Stoops touring the state recently. Is this different?



  5. SeaCat
    3:11 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Does a block retained count as a steal???
    Nerlens blocks, UK grabs it: does that
    count as a steal? Turnover? Anything??



  6. Teacher
    3:13 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    As a teacher in Kentucky, I’m kinda surprised that head coaches are allowed into schools during the day. But then again, I should be working right now instead of checking KSR…



  7. SexnNursinHomes
    3:13 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Hatcher does realize this isn’t same usc program that was under Pete Carroll, right?



  8. Cal's Pal
    3:13 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Yea someone take this down.



  9. Drew
    3:15 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    2. Really that’s you are worried about. Im sure they didn’t just walk in to a classroom he was in unannounced while the teacher was giving a lecture. I mean cmon!!!! Lol



  10. Mark Emmert
    3:15 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    VIOLATION!! Investigation now pending!



  11. NCAA
    3:16 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Were putting this photo under investigation.



  12. Thsfan
    3:17 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    It’s after school hours in the cafeteria. Coaches often come during lunch as well.



  13. Pastor Ginge
    3:17 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    #5 – I am pretty sure it counts as a rebound – which is how Mays got to 7 or 9 boards last night.



  14. Tony
    3:20 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    that appears to be James Quick sitting at the table with him



  15. tomlin rocks
    3:21 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    That’s not Hatcher. Ryan White is in the foreground and Jabari Jordan is in the background.



  16. desperation
    3:22 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Wow really??



  17. Uncle Jesse
    3:24 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Get ’em Coach!!



  18. Al's IndiCats
    3:25 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    10, will that investigation be before you investigate your people or after?



  19. tomlin rocks
    3:25 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Ryan White is committed to Vandy…



  20. Honky Kong
    3:27 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like a shakedown to me.
    Someone please give his momma a briefcase full of cash.



  21. Bourbon Meyer
    3:30 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like UK is in the drivers seat on Ryan Timmons. Ohio State got another 4-star WR yesterday. That gives them one 5-star WR and two 4-star WRs for this class. Ohio State only has room for one or maybe two more recruits for this class. We are after a 5-star DB, so I doubt Urban Meyer hasyou use for a 3-star WR like Timmons any longer. He will only has talent to ride the bench for OSU, but he could be a star at Kentucky.



  22. Ouch
    3:30 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I still like the chick in the calendar ad!!



  23. Blue Blue
    3:32 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    7. USC still won more games than UK and went to a bowl game.



  24. jd
    3:33 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I might change the words “visiting Jason Hatcher” to “visiting Trinity.” As a HC, the only contact that Stoops can have with Hatcher right now is “incidental.” He wouldn’t be able to go there with the express purpose of discussing UK with him. “Incidental” is essentially defined by the NCAA as saying “hi” and “bye” as you pass each other in the hallway. To me, it would be easy enough just to change the headline……



  25. Blanco Stuff
    3:34 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Which one is Stoops?



  26. UKGrad04
    3:38 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    1 & 6. Trinity has made it pretty clear that their business model has shifted from academics to athletics. Frankly, I’d be shocked if they *didn’t* let a coach in during school hours. That said, it happens everywhere. I remember Lloyd Carr and Philip Fulmer coming to St. X during the school day to recruit Bernard Jackson in 1997.



  27. UKGrad04
    3:39 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    2* and 6, I mean.



  28. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    3:44 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    STOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS



  29. Ric
    3:44 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Man I miss Trinity lunches.



  30. Food
    3:52 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Thats trinitys cafeteria



  31. st x sucks
    3:57 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    26 shut up. Can we say bitter



  32. Richie Farmers Mustach
    4:00 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    23- and got POUNDED by a Georgia Tech team that had to get a petition signed just to play in a bowl game… I dont care if it was their backup QB playing, With Lee, Woods and Redd there is no way they only score 7 points against a defense that was giving up 34 a game… Defense got shredded too!



  33. Matt's Barber
    4:02 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    #26 Having two sons at Trinity and spending a lot of time there myself, I can guarantee you that is not the case. Take a tour. You will see that the schools number one focus is academics and teaching morals to make fine young men.



  34. GoRocks
    4:05 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    26. As a former student and player at trinity, coaches don’t interrupt classes during the day. The recruit might be asked to go to the Student Affairs Office and meet the coach there. But generally coaches meet with recruits during lunch times, study hall periods, after classes (Like in the picture), and at workouts. As for the business model, Trinity is one of the best educations a high school male can get in the state. A small percentage of students participate in the football program, so it is an ignorant statement to say Trinity focuses on athletics rather than academics. Much like UK, the livelihood of the school, and other sports depends upon the success and revenue of the football and basketball programs to keep tuition increases minimal.



  35. Mike Glaser
    4:11 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    #26 It sounds like you are still as hurt from the ass kicking that Trinity has been putting on us for the last 15 or so years. Beaty has more state championships in the past 12 years than I did in my +30 years at St. X. It hurts man. Hiring a someone with only grade school coaching experience to be our new coach is going to help a lot though. Not.



  36. Jack Nicklaus
    4:19 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Hatcher and Quick were both at the table during lunch. Coach Stoops and 3 others with him. Talked to them for about 30 minutes.



  37. UKGrad04
    4:34 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll point to the grammar from the posts of Trinity grads to support my point. And, 34., I’m pretty sure lunch times and study halls are during school hours, which is all I said. Lloyd Carr and Fulmer were at St. X during lunch. I’m not sure what all the butthurt stuff is about. I’m not butthurt. Trinity has told the parents of students and prospective students they are transitioning away from athletics to become a prep school for football and basketball. It’s not my opinion. Certain elite athletes at Trinity now were turned away from St. X (where they took the placement exam) because of low scores on the exam, and Trinity not only admitted them, they paid for their tuition in full, which is not a violation or anything; it’s just not the way the Catholic schools in Louisville have traditionally handled financial aid (typically they pay half, and the family has to come up with the other half). Again, this is not my opinion. The Heavy Hitter himself pays big money into a fund that is used specifically to cover the cost of tuition–for athletes. And this isn’t some conspiracy theory; it’s general knowledge. Why do you think the public schools won’t play Trinity in anything?



  38. Will Wollford
    4:34 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Hey 35, grade school is coaching experience is critical and totally qualifies me to be the St. X coach. I will be devoting all my efforts into getting St. X competitive with Trinity again. Nevermind that I am keeping my day job as a stock broker or my Sunday job as a Colt’s football announcer. I am all in baby.



  39. UKGrad04
    4:38 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Wolford is a figurehead. He was hired to basically be the face of the program. Browning Nagle and whomever handles the defense will be doing all the Xs and Os.



  40. UKgrad04 is full of it
    4:42 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    You are factually wrong about how the financial aid program works at Trinity. You should go to their website and do some research before spouting off. Trinity has in its charter with the Archdiocese that it will provide acedemic scholarships for poorer students. If it breaks this charter, all of its real estate revert back to the Archdiose. The idea is that Trinity will serve the community and not become an elitist school. By the way, the same schools that don’t want to play Trinity won’t play St. X either. Why is that.



  41. UKGrad04
    4:50 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Oh, well if their website says it…

    And I never said they don’t provide scholarships for poorer students–provided they can play football and/or basketball. Now, they do still provide financial assistance for poorer students who don’t play sports, but by paying for athletes’ scholarships in full, they can do this for fewer non-athletes. And the public schools didn’t boycott St. X the way they did Trinity. St. X just chooses to fill their schedule with bigger name schools whereas Trinity has no choice (of course, they would do it anyway).

    The tipping point re: JCPS v. Trinity came when Trinity built a football complex in the West End and hand out Trinity literature at peewee games. And I’m not just spouting off; I work at another Catholic high school in the area. Like I said, this stuff is common to knowledge to everyone, it seems, except Trinity alumni.



  42. st x sucks
    4:53 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    37 you don’t have a clue what you are talking about. 40 is absolutely correct. The arrogance of Poplar Level Road never ceases to amaze me. Arrogance from its alumni from the students and parents. Stop for the love of God.



  43. back burner
    4:55 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    UKGrad04 is full of it. I have no idea why St.X fans have to come here and talk trash. “Why do you think the public schools won’t play Trinity in anything?” Ballard tried to schedule Trinity in football but Trinity had already filled their schedule. Also, study hall is at the end of the day after classes. And stop acting like St.X is the most prudent proper high school in the nation.



  44. st x sucks
    5:02 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I know for a fact that Wolford had paid for athletes to go to St x. Shutup and talk Kentucky sports.



  45. Richie Farmers goatee
    5:02 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    32. How did UK do in their bowl game? You say USC’s defense got shredded. Was it like what Western Kentucky did to UK?



  46. GoRocks
    5:15 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    And what Catholic school in the area would that be UKGrad04? Also you talk about trinity accepting athletes that std turns down, which is true, but they also accept many more students besides athletes who have less than stellar placement test scores (Hence the slogan “Exceptional, Accessible”. Also, if you are so in tune with Trinity’s athletics, recruiting practices, financial aid, etc then you would know that x does the exact same stuff. Quit acting like X is perfectly clean and innocent…Try not to be so bias.



  47. thats not good
    5:15 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    It says Hatcher committed to USC today on rivals.com



  48. cats
    5:23 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    why do UK haters get on a pro UK blog site? 45 that’s funny but lets also remember Kiffin ran out of the SEC to go play mediocre talent on the west coast. And again, I think Kentucky has made it clear that we’re building a program which won’t happen overnight. Stoops is just trying to get the best talent this state has to offer, which is slim to begin with. USC is not as dominant without Pete, still a good program.



  49. El Pollo Loco
    5:58 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t like our chances any time that snake Ed Orgeron is in the grass. Maybe we see Hatcher in a couple years after Kiffin screws him over and he transfers.



  50. Rick Rick Play
    6:30 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Trinity recruits. I know a freshman that’s tuition was paid by a local business. Can’t take pride in cheating in high school sports. I’m looking at you BALLARD SOFTBALL, how’s your out of county freshman and junior? More to come. Does your wife know?



  51. Jayspaceman
    7:02 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    I am just happy someone is finally doing something about our football team with pride.. I am really digging this guy…



  52. BUCats
    7:09 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Good ole Alumni Hall!



  53. Billy
    7:09 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over. Nice effort but Hatcher isn’t coming to UK. Time to put the fu court press on Timmons!



  54. Public School is better for the soul
    7:20 pm January 30, 2013 Permalink

    Chill with the catholic school wars on a UK sports blog. We don’t, and have never cared.