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Sunday Morning Lincolns

Good morning, friends. What a night, am I right? I’m totally going to call you out on that thing you did, but for now I’m just not going to bring it up. Because that’s how friends roll. Hope you guys got some rest because it’s going to be a busy day. Actually, that’s not true at all. There’s a pretty good chance it will be terribly boring, but we’ll keep you updated on anything happening in the UK world. Now, some links to go with your coffee…

SEMI-BREAKING // INTERESTING – Larry Vaught passes on word this morning that Joe B. Hall fully supports Bobby Petrino as UK’s next head football coach. Wow. More on that later, as Hall has some interesting quotes.

– After a week with bad news for a couple of their freshman, Indiana picked up a commitment from Noah Vonleh, 6-9 PF who just reclassified to the class of 2013. He’s currently ranked #7 overall in his class. No word yet on what booster will adopt Vonleh and how many games he’ll sit out to start out his freshman year a la Parea and Jurkin.

– So it still seems that missing out on Shabazz wasn’t that big of a loss.

– DeMarcus Cousins took some heat for ‘talking trash’ to Tim Duncan. Watch a short clip, as Cousins apparently responded to and confronted reporter and former NBA-er Sean Elliot as he thought his comments were immature.

– Here’s a fun little clip of the Lob City action that’s happened between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade since joining forces.

Former UofL player Chris Smith admits he can’t decide between Louisville and Manhattan (both former schools), proving the old saying true: “Once a Card…well, kind of a Card.”

– After putting up great numbers versus the Cats, Maryland’s Alex Len is picking up some positive reviews from NBA scouts.

Former Florida player Brad Beal got hit with a big flagrant foul call, but it was downgraded. Not something I expected from the calm, cool, and collected rookie who is playing alongside Wall in Washington. It seems the NBA made the right call in downgrading.

– Jody Demling writes on the fact that Pitino almost retired two years ago, but he is now raring to go for the long haul.

Stick around folks.

Article written by Chris Thomas

36 Comments for Sunday Morning Lincolns



  1. jerry c
    10:07 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    The Bobby p fields are being prepared.



  2. Blue Jesus
    10:09 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I think the courier journal post that someone posted in the last comment thread is worth including, too. Apparently James Quick of Trinity says Petrino is the only coach that he can imagine playing for at Kentucky. Can you imagine a guy like Quick in Petrino’s offense?!



  3. R. Smith
    10:10 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    did Mitch OK you guys to post Joe B.’s opinion?



  4. Joe B
    10:13 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Joe B is smart



  5. jerry c
    10:19 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Quick would not be the only recruit whose head would turn.



  6. Mikey
    10:21 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    KSR!!!!!! Post this link too. One of the top recruits in the state and country saying that if Petrino comes to UK it will definitely get his attention!!!

    http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20121110/SPORTS11/311100115/Recruiting-Insider-Trinity-s-James-Quick-sees-Petrino-good-fit-Kentucky-football



  7. RYNO
    10:21 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    3 – dont worry. Corey is working on a great post about how much petrino sucks. Matt has to get that spin in motion if he wants to keep getting that inside “info.” Which basically is whatever mitch tells him



  8. UKUKUK1865
    10:24 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I still don’t see UK going with Petrino.



  9. burger
    10:28 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Joe B Hall knows there is nothing wrong with a man having an eye for a blonde.

    This is not the University of Mitch Barnharts. UK football fans deserve a guarantee. Many of us (and our families) have invested the past 60 years in support of a marginally mediocre product being put on the field. That starts with the AD. In a decade Mitch Barnhart has YET to provide us with a general at the helm who can produce better than 3rd in the SEC East.

    Bobby Petrino is the only 5 star coach in the line. Secure your job Mitch and hire Ricky Bobby!



  10. Jerry C
    10:29 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Thank you burger!!!!! Well said.



  11. Mikey
    10:29 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    How in the world can you sit back and watch nationally recognized all-american elite talent say they would consider coming to Kentucky at the mere thought of Petrino coming here and not do anything? COME IN MITCH!!!!!!



  12. burger
    10:33 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Patrick Towles for Heisman his Sr. year if Rick Bobby is hired at UK.



  13. Tired of Being 1 of 12 games
    10:36 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    If UK wants to #packcommonwealth, hire Petrino, and have him in the press box to watch the game saturday.



  14. Bulldawg
    10:38 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    @13 TRUE STORY!!!!



  15. burger
    10:41 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky fans needs to get something serious here.

    Mitch Barnhart needs to be told CLEARLY what he was hired to do.

    UK fans, this is your program. Mitch Barnhart is from another land, with other colors. He’s just a steward. He didn’t graduate from UK. Hell, he wore orange with pride for a while.

    We need to take this one into our hands. MITCH BARNHART MUST NOT JACK THIS HIRE PERIOD.



  16. Tired of Being 1 of 12 games
    10:42 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Dave Baker was on the Joe B. show this week, and he said that UK should hire Petrino if they can. He has covered the SEC for years and knows almost everybody invovled in athletics. If Petrino was as bad as some people are trying to make him out to be, he would know about it.



  17. SeoulCat
    10:43 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Definitely click on the Vaught story about Hall’s feelings on Petrino. It is a very good read.
    The most interesting revelation (about the Atlanta Falcons fiasco):

    “The situation was not him leaving team with three games to go. He went into management to bench a couple of starters that were causing problems and they told him he couldn’t do it,” Hall said. “He said was to have complete control but they said he couldn’t bench players they were paying big money. He told them then he would be not be back the next year and they said he was finished now. He was going to finish the year. He was not going to walk out. But they changed the locks on the door so he could not get back to the locker room. There was a lot more to that story.”



  18. Head Bussa
    10:45 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty much of the belief that James Quick would go to UK if Petrino was here. From being around the Trinity program I can say that the kid wants to remain close to home, play on a successful team, and play at the highest level for a great coach. I think Louisville is a big option for him, but I believe he doubts Charlie Strong wanting to stay around, and I really think that the Big East and weekly games against mediocre teams is not really appealing to him. I think Ohio St. has a great shot at landing him, but I really think he loves the state of Kentucky and that he would prefer to play at Louisville and Kentucky so that he can stay close to family, friends, and the rivalry he has grown up following. Kentucky really doesn’t stand a chance as it stands right now, but if they hired Petrino I think they would soon become the leader for Mr. Quick’s services. Petrino would symbolize to Quick that Kentucky will soon be a solid program — in the nation’s best conference — and that he will be able to be successful on the national stage because Kentucky gets to play the best teams on national TV almost weekly. Petrino has been in on Quick starting years ago and the Trinity star and his dad are well aware of the coaches’ abiliy.



  19. burger
    10:48 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Barnhart made his picks… Brooks, Phillips.

    Now he needs to let us make our pick. Ricky Bobby is the peoples choice!



  20. Head Bussa
    10:49 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    15 — Totally agree. Kentucky fans/students need to plan some type of rally at the campus that demands that Barnhart hires Petrino. We are not playing around anymore. We need to really make noise as to draw the attention of Barnhart and the administration that we aren’t f—in around!



  21. burger
    10:50 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I’m afraid Mitch Barnhart’s going to do more harm to our Football program than Ricky Bobby ever could



  22. burger
    10:53 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch Barnhart’s done more harm to our Football program than Ricky Bobby ever could



  23. Head Bussa
    10:55 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I miss Larry Glover being on the Sunday morning sports show on 590. Gary Ball has seriously destroyed what was once an entertaining and extremely informative show that I looked forward to every Sunday morning.



  24. Head Bussa
    10:58 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Think about all of the mounting pressure on Barnhart for Petrino. It has gotten to a level that is sky high and is such that Barnhart hiring almost anyone else is a complete let-down. Fans will be irate if Barnhart lets this get away.



  25. cracka
    11:00 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    thats a big get for iu, they have 16 guys on the roster now, 3 srs leaving and zeller, have 6 guys already committed for next year … are they making a football team?



  26. Eric
    11:20 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Joe B seems more in tuned to what’s going on then most. I say we go with his opinion.



  27. Petrinofan
    11:21 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Go get petrino today and I will email you my credit card number to buy back my 10 season tickets I dropped after our dismal bowl performance against a coach less Pitt. Just get it done.



  28. jerry c
    11:22 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    This has reached critical mass. Keep the heat on. I can only imagine the buzz for the ul game next year



  29. Petrinofan
    11:24 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Also, charge my card for 3 blue lot parking passes as well. There can’t be a waiting list now for parking passes. Lol



  30. Rixter
    11:28 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    The potential BP hire just keeps getting better. James Quick? Are you kidding me?

    The info from Joe B. is very interesting. Also interesting that Petrino, who is supposed to have the biggest ego this side of Papa John, never came out in his own defense. if Joe B’s info is accurate, then the truth is that Petrino fell on the sword to protect both the Auburn brass and Falcon’s ownership.

    Very interesting, indeed.



  31. Ruppeat Offender
    11:36 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Parea and Jurkin are being screwed by the NCAA and this blogger wants to portray them as kids who have done something wrong. I bleed blue and I love to take digs at our rivals as much as anyone – but the NCAA is the big problem here. Stop being such an ill-informed homer and place your digs on the deserving.



  32. jerry c
    11:36 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    When will the bloggers here weigh in on the new info?



  33. Joe B Hall
    12:51 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t work for Mitch and couldn’t care less what KSR thinks and I have a brain. Yes Bobby Petrino makes total sense. What does a lousy program like UK football have to lose?



  34. FeedMeSeymour
    1:01 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    WOW!! I just read Vaught’s article/interview with Joe B. Hall. It is very telling. I’ve been against the Petrino hiring from the start. I just didn’t think he was right for UK. Joe B. paints a slightly different picture of Petrino’s situations at UL and with the Falcons. I’m starting to see the light and realize that maybe Petrino is what UK needs. Shoot, Mitch, go get him!



  35. Cayuts8
    2:49 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    agree with #31, good point. Also on that matter, why do we continue to get these terrible links and posts? id rather have fewer of greater substance. that chris smith link is straight doobis. he played at Manhattan and he played at uofl, a former coach now coaches for manhattan and so he dosent want to root against them. har har har what a flip flopper? reality check Chris Thomas.



  36. CrimsonCee
    4:45 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    You guys seem real bitter about Noah Vonleh. You can’t have everybody, you know? But I get it. If anyone has a shot at catching UK, it’s Indiana. It’s just another domino guys, and it means more meaningful games between the two schools in the tourney. It’s better for everyone when both schools are good.