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Taggart: “WKU red is the new blue”

Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart has no shortage of sound bites this week. In his post-game comments, he threw one more dagger at Kentucky stating, “WKU red is the new blue.” Ouch. That felt like a 3-point conversion.

Article written by Ally Tucker

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48 Comments for Taggart: “WKU red is the new blue”



  1. LetsBeReal
    11:24 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The man just took a Sunbelt team and beat an SEC team on the road. He’s allowed to say whatever he wants



  2. Head Bussa
    11:25 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I say hire Bobby Petrino and start putting these state schools in their place.



  3. wku student
    11:27 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    This guy has always been confident. Since he’s been on campus, you could tell things were going to turn around quick. As much as i hate seeing the big blue fall, I love seeing western on the rise.



  4. Realist
    11:28 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    #1 – Dead on! Joker and Mitch are smiling somewhere.



  5. Comeonnow
    11:28 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Does Willie wanna come coach in Lexington??? The job opening should be posted any time. Bout time!



  6. Petrino fans are idiots
    11:29 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Taggart is a good coach, gotta like him. Petrino will never be the UK coach. period. We need an NFL coordinator guy who is hungry for a head spot.



  7. Bubba Earl
    11:29 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Strong stating we will never beat them again, now taggart talkin smack, embarassed yet joker, barnyard cappaluto, football fans!!



  8. Replace Joker Now
    11:29 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    That was not roughing the passer… regardless Joker needs to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  9. brink
    11:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    So 4 r I gonna.listen and stop wearing your blue on campus?



  10. Petrino fans are idiots
    11:30 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously, if Penn State can lure an NFL guy into that mess surely Kentucky can.



  11. Will
    11:31 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Crazy thing is… WKU will get beat beat by Poop Tooth U and will all say “did you see western lost to..” and reflect on how bad the Cats are….

    Easy on the blue comments Willie.. Just enjoy the win.



  12. Blue Jesus
    11:32 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I say go for the Oregon offensive coordinator…



  13. BLittle
    11:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Jon Gruden?????



  14. Mr. Obvious
    11:35 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The wku coaching staff took less talent, and overachieved. Joker and his stuff had slightly better talent, and underperformed. Mitch….FIRE Joker, like tonight, it’s over.



  15. Willie t fan
    11:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Big Willie has swagger. I personally love it. Coach cal has swagger joker is lame. We need a coach with confidence not with being content. Willie would pass on uk, he is in line for something a little better than the stepbrother of the state when u are the freakin state school. This is embarrassing. Even kragthorpe never lost to a sunbelt school.



  16. rixter
    11:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    There is only one GREAT coach who would consider UK. He used to be at U of L and Arkansas…..



  17. Suckmybigfatjoker
    11:36 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Fuc(king uk sucks donkey d I ck a and D petter. Takes it in therear



  18. gr8ness
    11:37 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Tressel is available. Needs to repair his image. He could probably start on Monday.



  19. CatFan4444
    11:37 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    How can a defense within the SEC be so bad?? Is this just bad recruiting by coaches??



  20. Will
    11:37 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    13. Would love to get Gruden!! Don’t know why he would come to UK though.



  21. Lexington
    11:38 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    The other coaches in Kentucky smack Joker around because they know he will never be able to do anything about it. Those bullies!



  22. Eddie Griffin
    11:40 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Who is this Willie Taggart?



  23. Keith Perry
    11:41 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe if Matt Jones would quit running his mouth like Kentucky football was something to fear it might make a little more sense. I’m a huge UK fan but don’t dish it out if you can’t take it. As I recall he said Uk had no chance of winning. You can’t say such things espicially with such a team!



  24. Keith Perry
    11:45 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry correction WKU had no chance of winning.



  25. rixter
    11:48 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Did I just hear some guy say he was writing the Rock’s autobiography? Doesn’t that mean he’s The Rock?



  26. TheBigToe
    11:55 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Willie Taggart is AWESOME. He’s got a giant set of brass ones.



  27. INCATFAN
    11:56 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Willy Taggart is obviously a big time coach who is going places! He’s from the Harbaugh coaching tree ,and in case you didn’t know, they kinda know what they’re doing. Just ask the Packers after the Niners came in to Lambeau and stomped them. If Kentucky won’t or can’t go out and hire him away from Western, then they shouldn’t field a team anymore!!! Big Blue Nation deserves to be better than the third best team in our own state. Thank God we’re not playing Eastern! I don’t want Bobby Petrino, he doesn’t have any character!



  28. Tim T
    11:57 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t see Bobby Petrino coming to UK and here’s why…. I think he didn’t like being at U of L because he always played second fiddle to Pitino. He wants to be top dog! Do you think any FB coach at UK will ever a chance to be Top Dog over Calipari! Aint gonna happen!!



  29. Keith Perry
    11:59 pm September 15, 2012 Permalink

    Also Matt its not the dislike for Joker that everyone is upset about! I love Joker and him as person. You can’t put someone that has absolutely head coach experience at UK! Are you kidding me! How many people could actually turn this program around with no head coach experience. Seems like common sense to me.



  30. yvette F
    12:16 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Say…Bobby Petrino as new UK head coach? He is a changed man. He has been humbled. He is a winner and can recruit. Look what he did at Arkansas. Look at Arkansas without him. Wow he could turn UK football around! Bobby is sitting at home and I am sure ready to coach again. He would take thee UK job!
    Congrats to WKU on an excellent game plan and execution!



  31. chokecal
    12:20 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Why would Petrino go to UK?? Why would you want him there given his past?? You guys just want to win at any cost, lol. Pathetic! Your program is a joke, just get over it!



  32. Rae
    12:29 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    31. Improvement is always possible. We can be less of a joke.



  33. Coach wanted
    12:30 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Petrino probably won’t come, even though he is a great choice. Tressel makes more money with the Colts as a video coach than UK would pay. I say go get Ohio State’s interim coach from last year Luke Fickell.. He has worked with Tressel and Meyer and he can get recruits and he can motivate. Joker couldn’t motivate his way out of a wet paper bag.



  34. chokecal
    12:42 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    You sold your soul for one shady coach and now your willing to do it again for shady patrino! i’ll never understand the BBN. Tressel?!? Are you serious? Why would he want to come to UK, why would anyone??



  35. Rae
    12:54 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    34. Perception is not reality. Besides, Pitino isn’t clean either. He has actual violations credited to him personally. Plus, there is his personal life being a mess. Name one coach that isn’t shady in some way. Even Coach K has some shade around his program. Hiring a winning coach who is kept in line by Sandy Bell and his own self preservation is hardly selling our souls. No program is doing it “the right way,” at least not one from a power conference.



  36. Willie T
    1:04 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Beating Kentucky is no hill for a Topper.



  37. smoke and mirrors
    7:29 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with#23, but I have been around this site for a few years, I know Matt has no idea what he is talking about when it comes to football.



  38. Aja
    8:09 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    To do list today:

    Thank Rick Minter for his service, buy him out, ask him if he has a preference in a moving company or does he have a preferred destination for any effects he has in Lexington, and send the man on his way. No Joke.



  39. Cardinal Mike
    8:33 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones…Kentucky football suppose to be SEC? Hahaha…what a joke!!!



  40. Beavis
    8:38 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    While I would love to see UK have a competitive football team,,,,,I just could not stoop low enough to hire Petrino. Has a history of lying to the AD and the university at Louisville and Arkansas. We don’t need another BCG on campus.



  41. BigRedBlob
    9:05 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    “THAT was an $EC team????????”
    ROTFFLMFAO!!!! Was that one of them “good” loses????



  42. crackerhillbilly
    9:10 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Won’t be Tressel – he has a five year “show cause” ban from NCAA. Won’t be Petrino – Brainfart will not even let him on campus. Won’t be Taggart – he is on his way up and would never risk UK. Won’t be Gruden – no way UK would pay and he has no reason to take this mess on. All that talk can stop. Now, who is a legitimate candidate that could be an inspired choice (not that Branfart has any inspiration).



  43. JF
    9:39 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    It pretty much has to be an assistant from a winning program, and hope that they’re a program builder, not just one that will use the position as a springboard. After last night I’m ready to roll the dice.



  44. Big J
    10:04 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    The Louisville guy says we just want to win at any cost by hiring Bobby P. That’s funny. They have such a man of character as their basketball coach. No other University in the country would have kept him after his 15 seconds of National embarrassment of U of L.



  45. Let's get real
    11:48 am September 16, 2012 Permalink

    UK’s chances of landing high profile football coach (Gruden, Petrino, Tressel, etc.) are slim to nothing. Did you remember what Cal said about UK to his Memphis players? He had to take it bc UK Bball was the “Notre Dame” of college fball. Well in football, it’s complete opposite. Even if top coach accepts UK job, it’ll be temporarily before he takes another high-profile fball school. UK’s coaching seat will always be a stepping stone to bigger fball schools. We will never get a long tenured (at least 10 yrs) coach at UK that comes with success.



  46. Make a move
    12:42 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Barnhart will not pay the money. He would not even pay Guy Morris the money that he wanted for what he was doing. At least Morris was a motivator and he wanted to win. I really would love a high profile coach, but don’t think it would happen. It would be nice to pay some money get a good coach and really see what can happen. Sick and tired of just trying to get bowl eligible by playing horrible teams. Time to step in up!!!



  47. gorguidengispurple
    5:07 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    loooville is going to wax dat azz again next year. t-a-r-d-s tards tards tards



  48. Sigh.
    7:32 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Should of got Mike Leach while they had the chance.