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Postgame sound from UK’s loss to Western Kentucky

Video from Joker Phillips’ postgame press conference following Kentucky’s 32-31 overtime loss to Western Kentucky on Saturday. Joker breaks down what went wrong and tells reporters what he told his team before they took the field.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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25 Comments for Postgame sound from UK’s loss to Western Kentucky

  1. CatGrad7072
    6:04 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    UK football-‘The Happiest Place on Earth’. Sorry Walt.

  2. Wild Blue
    6:17 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Typical Joker responses. No emotion whatsoever. Let’s just collect our pay for guiding our team to another loss and move on to the next loss. Pathetic!!!

  3. Dave
    6:17 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t you guys already post this 5 blogs down?

  4. BigBlueBallz
    6:21 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Wouldn’t it have been easier to break down what DIDN’T go wrong? The only positive I can take out of this game is that we played horrible for the first 25 minutes but still had a chance to win.

  5. stan
    6:26 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Man do I ever agree with #2!!!!!!! No emotion at all. I may have heard wrong, but I think I heard he had reinstated 2 of the 3 players that got caught with pot.Should never had done anything,the players on this team need something to make them forget. I realize there won’t be a coaching change made until the end of the year,so we the fans may need something to help us get through the season.

  6. Wildcat78
    6:27 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    So… is saying big blue madness tickets are being handed out Saturday the 22nd and there’s been no mention here. With the camp out starting two days from now were still wasting time talking about Saturday night. I’m pretty sure were ready to move on to the next loss and start basketball season.

  7. Funky Monkey
    6:27 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Got to admit,… Joker did handle the “new blue” response well,…

  8. barn
    6:42 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    i wish joker could have made it work. it woulda been nice to have a UK guy at the helm. i’m sure he wants to win as much as we want him to. as one of the bbn it’s disheartening to read some of the mean spirited things said about him. everyone should remember that he is one of us before making any comment.

  9. Computer Blue
    6:52 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Fire Joker.

  10. Bart
    6:53 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Get rid of this fish eyed fool.

  11. wildcat502
    7:01 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    I`ve been a Wildcat fan since the 60`s. If you ever think we will compete in the SEC your only kidding yourselves. It isnt the current AD`s fault either. We have had several before him and will have several afterwards and it will continue to be the same until the Administration attitudes are changed.
    Look at every football coach we have had over the years and all have had 500 or sub records. We showed, in the fifties, where we stand on sports. When Rupp was given his Cadlilac and The Bear was given a watch. When Rupp said this town isnt big enough for you and me and I`m not going anywhere.
    Put 10 million into the football facilities, give football a recruiting room, an updated locker room, new practice facilities. Then gauge the recruiting.
    We should have hired Howard in the 80`s but the admin was afraid of him. Afraid he would upset the basketball “people”, turn the page on football. So we didnt hire him, U of L did and look what we did for them. Turned the page.

    7:10 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    TO number 11 2007 we did compete we be LSU and had Florida on the rope and beat UL.Joker said they were a good football team(Western KY)6 times in this FO REEL DOG COMEON!they were western a bad SEC team is supposed to beat a good Sun Belt team time for a change are they wont get my 700 dollors next year and I have had season tickets for 20 years

  13. TiredOfIt
    7:16 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    UK MATCHED Western? Since when is our focus on matching a smaller school like Western?

  14. Common Sense
    7:21 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    I have mixed emotions towards this whole thing. I like Joker as a person and honestly I think he’s a good coach. I don’t think he has had enough time. I don’t care that he was “Coach in waiting” because a lot of big name players and coaches have been in and out of here since Joker took the job. Joker is doing a fine job with recruiting and don’t say “we are last in the SEC” well so was EVERY Brooks class too and he got us ranked #7 in the nation. Recruiting class ranks don’t mean crap. However, this loss hurt (although WKU is a good team) and I can’t see Joker being the coach after this season. Really sad.

  15. Common Sense
    7:21 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink


  16. Catlogic15
    7:26 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Listened to first few minutes of Joker radio show tonite. The call screening is absurd! I swear the calls are all plants! Sad, so sad.

  17. CatGrad7072
    7:27 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    CJP: Less than zero ‘command presence’.

  18. markp
    7:46 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    8 Yes, we all wish it would have worked out. But it hasn’t. It was apparent to me at the UT game in Knoxville 2 years ago that Joker was not the man. No one individual is bigger than the program.

    Bobby Petrino needs a job!

  19. STEVE!
    7:50 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    At least he didn’t go back to the “we’re better than that” phrase he used multiple times after the UL loss.

  20. yep
    7:56 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    With the 3 players who were suspended for 1 game for drugs shows that he has and never will get any respect from his players. That is a slap on the wrist and a embarrassment to the entire university. It shows that he has no back bone to actually punish kids for getting into trouble for weeds. It tells them its ok…We are going to have to suspend you for one game because there is no way we can cover this up and the public will see that I dont give a shit about our image, nor do I care that we have a bunch of druggies on our team. When you think about it the whole damn team looks high when they are on the field. I just dont understand how UK looks like they are barely moving compared to other teams. So slow, and SO SLOW MINDED! FOOTBALL IQ for MOST of the players is LITTLE TO NONE. That problem comes from COACHING. This interview shows he doesnt care about them getting in trouble with the law. They have a court date and he thinks that one game is enough. What a JOKE! Fire him, hiring anybody else. It’s obvious he does zero coaching and doesn’t care what they do… WAIT! UCLA basketball program had a little bit of the same problem didnt they? Yea and when it was going on they SUCKED ASS! get him out of here.

  21. barn
    9:13 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    14–i think you’re full of crap if you think recruiting class rankings don’t mean crap. check out the top teams in the sec and see how many 4 & 5 star players they have on their roster compared to the bottom teams. the teams that have the top ranked recruiting classes each year are the teams that are perennially in the top tier of the league. you think that’s just coincidence?

  22. shields eyes
    9:24 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Fire Joker.

  23. Malger
    9:51 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    14. Saying recruiting ranking don’t matter is moronic. They do matter in all sports. Ask Cal or Sabin for their opinion. One big issue our staff has yet to recognize is you have to play defensive schemes that match our talent level. Playing a 3-4 or 4-3 with this team is setting them up for failure. They are not fast enough or experienced enough to compete.

  24. JBR
    9:53 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Whoa…now I know poster “common sense” is either delusional, Joker’s love child, or like 10 years old. To even show back up on here after all the bs about how great of a coach he is (and to continue to think that) is an insult to his own intelligence. Again, Mr. Common Sense, everything that i said would happen, did happen. I told you way back before the season that you would not be man enough to come on here and admit you were wrong…you are back, but still hanging on to “I think Joker is a good coach”. You are the freaking only one in this world that thinks that. Even Joker knows he sucks..he is just drawing that paycheck now.

    I do think, however, Joker may have a future in motivational speaking. (sarcasm, for those of you a bit slow)

  25. Yabba Do
    10:39 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    There just aren’t enough basketball wins to compensate for having a football program that can’t compete in the SEC. This has to be fixed once and for all. It literally eats at your soul and sucks all of your pride from you. Bobby Petrino has to be our next coach, he just has to be.