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The KSR Post-game show is coming your way…

Well, that took a while. The post-game show is finally on its way! And Drew is taking a cab, so you know it’s going to be interesting. Call and talk with Matt Jones on the KSR post-game show starting in just a moment on WLAP 630 AM and WHAS 840 in Louisville.

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126 Comments for The KSR Post-game show is coming your way…

  1. JayCee
    12:02 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    crossing fingers for Peggy to call in.

  2. G-Unit
    12:07 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky needs to make a decision with this next hire… they have 2 options:

    1) Get a coach that will sell tickets…which translates to a flashy offense… a la Mark Helfrich or someone like that.

    2) Get a coach that will invest in DEFENSE. and its going to have to be someone who can DEVELOP talent because no matter who comes we are still going to get 3-star recruits. We have to have a coach to develop those 3 stars to the point where they can compete and develop depth.

    If UK wants any longevity in winning they need to go with option 2.

  3. Jon
    12:09 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Not impressed with Arkansas, but good on them mate.

  4. Yab
    12:10 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    No more beating around the bush KSR. It’s time for you guys to start demanding that UK hire Petrino.

  5. levy
    12:10 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    praying joker calls and resigns

  6. Isucc in Long Beach
    12:10 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch needs to grow a pair and fire Joker tomorrow!!

  7. J A Brooks
    12:12 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Say it Matt…. Joker is a bad coach.

    Say it one time

    At least he’s saying the team is a train wreck now.

  8. G-Unit
    12:12 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    So…. how long will it be until Nerlens gets cleared? Screw football!

  9. Linda Taylor
    12:12 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    J A Brooks – are you going to say Matt is a Joker apologist now?

  10. Isucc in Long Beach
    12:13 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, thanks for speaking the truth!!

  11. bsquared
    12:14 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    What’s the number to call the post game show

  12. Isucc in Long Beach
    12:15 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    @9 Linda, I think Matt finally put that to bed…Matt spoke out and we all had been waiting to hear it.

  13. J A Brooks
    12:17 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    9) No, I’m saying just say he’s bad. I’m sick of “man the team is terrible”

    I just want to hear him affirm what UK fans have been saying for 2-3 years. That Joker is a terrible coach.

    Matt has said almost nothing but positive things about Joker for a LONG LONG time. He’s kind of turned the tide now, but I still don’t hear him just saying Joker isn’t good.

  14. Amanda Lemond
    12:18 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Where the [email protected]#$ is Ryan Lemond?

  15. Linda Taylor
    12:19 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    12 – He’s said it several weeks ago but some people just want to keep criticizing him. Last week Peggy called to ball him out about not supporting Joker. She was vicious.

  16. rydog
    12:19 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Who are the prospects for the next coach?

  17. J A Brooks
    12:19 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    12) thank you.

  18. Linda Taylor
    12:20 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    13 – He’s been saying he needs to go, same difference.

  19. PsychOfMSE
    12:22 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    LOL, we play samford best of 7 and we win 4-2? Missing a game there matt…

  20. J A Brooks
    12:22 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Matt: “I like Joker, I’m not just saying that, but you can’t bring him back because there will be 15 people at the game”

    Matt: “It doesn’t really matter who’s fault it is”

    That’s what I’m talking about.

    He refuses to say Joker sucks. I know he’s trying to be politically correct but come on. He just acts like its an unfortunate situation for all parties involved. He said “I feel bad for the coaches, I feel bad for the players, I feel bad for the team.”

    That’s not Matt taking a hardline on something. That’s Matt refusing to call a spade a spade. Joker is a clown, was a God awful hire, and is the worst coach in America.

  21. Mack Brown
    12:23 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Think I’ve got a shot at the UK job after Texas fires me???

  22. J A Brooks
    12:23 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    18) no its not and if you think that you’re a moron.

    I’m sorry, you seem nice, but the two are not the same thing.

    Delete this if you want, but what you just said was moronic.

  23. Amanda Lemond
    12:23 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, Joker is a solid coach give him time.

  24. JayCee
    12:24 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    19- the 7th game was predicted to be a rain-shortned forfeit.

  25. kevinj
    12:25 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    what the number to call in again?

  26. Isucc in Long Beach
    12:26 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Joker can not evaluate talent at all…sorry excuse for a coach. Mitch needs to hit a home run when he hires the new football coach.

  27. bsquared
    12:26 am October 14, 2012 Permalink


  28. G-Unit
    12:27 am October 14, 2012 Permalink


    Bobby Petrino
    Mike Leach
    Mark Helfrich
    Kirby Smart
    Jim Tressel
    Skip Holtz
    Houston Nutt
    Steve Addazio
    Coach at Ohio University

    those are the realistic ones

  29. kevinj
    12:27 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    thanks man now get ready for fake kermit lol

  30. Ares
    12:28 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I thought there was no way in Hades that we would consider Petrino. This train is so far off the tracks I actually think it is a possibility.

  31. Linda Taylor
    12:28 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    20 – Don’t you think he’s trying to show a little respect for a man who is a former KY player and deserves to be shown respect because of that. How do you think it looks to the outside world when the fan base rips to shreds one of our own?

  32. J A Brooks
    12:29 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    How bad is it when every fan is happy with the AD forfeiting the game?

  33. Ares
    12:29 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Is Cutcliff the answer???

  34. G-Unit
    12:30 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    33- hell no!

  35. Linda Taylor
    12:32 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    22 – Right. Joker is a great coach, but he needs to go. We have to get rid of him because he is such a great coach.

  36. Isucc in Long Beach
    12:32 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    @33 No I don’t think Cutcliff is the answer. @32 That just shows how bad our program is right now.

  37. G-Unit
    12:34 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Offer Mark Helfrich and Kirby Smart $4 million/yr

  38. J A Brooks
    12:35 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    31) This isn’t pop warner. This is big business and the SEC is Big Boy football. If you’re more worried about Joker’s feeling than doing your job or Matt doing his job as a reporter on this football disaster then you’re part of the problem.

    Do you honestly care about hurting Joker’s feelings? Does Matt care about hurting his feelings? The man is making 1.7 million dollars a year to run a football program in the ground.

  39. Ares
    12:35 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Do you realize that Samford will most likely be 7-4 or 8-3 when they play us. No guarantee we win another game.

  40. Rich Brooks' Tomato
    12:36 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    If David Cutcliff is brought in as our HC next season, Commonwealth will remain a ghost town. Dykes would be a much better hire.

  41. the space between liza minnelli's eyes
    12:36 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Go ahead and forget Petrino, I like him a LOT but there is going to be too much competition for him with higher tier schools. I just dont see him slipping to us.

  42. J A Brooks
    12:37 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    35) wow you sound incredibly uneducated.

    I clearly said Matt is making it sound like UK CANT keep Joker because of attendance and other reasons.

    He’s acting like the whole thing is an “unfortunate situation” instead of a terrible coaching job.

  43. bsquared
    12:38 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    The play that stuck out the most is when la rod king scored a td he only took one step in.the endzone put his head down and gave the ref the ball… have to feel for these kids the were just out there to end it. Joker has lost these kids and it was like watching the Morehouse game from last year we were up by 80 and it was uncomfortable and I know that’s how Arkansas fans could.have felt

  44. Lip set
    12:39 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Come on Matt….give us another positive spin about all the good young talent you are seeing out there

  45. Linda Taylor
    12:40 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    38 – I didn’t say anything about Joker’s feelings. I talked about respecting our own and showing the outside world that we treat our own with respect, even when they are on their way out. It’s a matter of being classy or being jerks.

  46. Terry
    12:41 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I enjoy ksr a lot. However, matt jones bashing baseball gets on my last nerve

  47. J A Brooks
    12:42 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    45) Oh Ok. You’re right then. This whole thing has just been one big tragic outcome due to poor circumstances.

    UK football coverage: Classy to the end.

  48. J A Brooks
    12:44 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Exactly, Matt didn’t agree about Joker when Joker lost with Hartline, Mathews, and Cobb going against a coachless team.

    Fans said he was terrible and Matt basically called us stupid. Ok? Thats where my problems come from Linda.

  49. kevinj
    12:45 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    43 you are RIGHT on

  50. Linda Taylor
    12:46 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    42 – And you clearly have very poor listening skills. Matt blasted the performance on the field as he has all year. He always blasts the play calling, the lack of preparation, the poor clock management, etc. It seems to me that you don’t listen to Matt that often and are hearing what you want to hear.

  51. Isucc in Long Beach
    12:46 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I knew we were doomed with Joker after the Pitt game…it was obvious to me that Joker was in over his head.

  52. Boomer
    12:51 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Glad to see others agreed with my call!

  53. J A Brooks
    12:51 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    50) I’m not hearing what I want to hear. I’m not an avid listener to his shows. I got really turned off by him defending Tubby to his last breath and then defending Joker against everyone that called him out 2 years ago.

    Do you realize how arrogant it is to call fans stupid then 2 years later start agreeing with them?

    My point was I want to hear Matt Jones say Joker is flat out a bad coach. He won’t say those words.

    I’m sorry that he’s some how implied it without saying it or more or less said it by saying something else. Thats fine… buy he won’t say he’s a bad coach though. Maybe its him being classy, but does that make me wrong that he won’t say it? No.

  54. G-Unit
    12:51 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Here is the thing, UK doesnt want to take the chance of Joker resigning or getting fired and they appoint the QB coach and he winds up beating Mizzou,Vandy and maybe upset UGA or Tenn and have to KEEP him.

  55. LutherinLouisville
    12:51 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Matt cut me off, I’ll be wearing a bag on my head at next weeks game…Joker, do what you know is right!

  56. I have a question
    12:56 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    All these people who keep harping about Petrino.. This dbag has proven time and time again that he will RUN when things do NOT go his way or when a bigger school or NFL program will call his name so please explain to me why you people want him as your football coach?! Have you lost your damn minds?!

    please give me a damn rational reason
    BTW I live in Louisville, attend UofL, and the lone UofL fan out of my family

  57. J A Brooks
    12:58 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    If we hire Cutcliff or Dykes Mitch should just resign now.

  58. Linda Taylor
    1:01 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    48 – Are you talking about the Pittsburgh game? If so, if memory serves Hartline didn’t play that game. You are also putting words in my mouth when you say “This whole thing has just been one big tragic outcome due to poor circumstances”. Joker has failed. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it, but there is also no reason to kick a man when he is down. We just need to handle this as gracefully as possible.
    I don’t remember Matt saying that fans were stupid for calling Joker terrible. He did feel that he needed to have this year to turn things around and disagreed with those who wanted to get rid of Joker last year. There were many reasons for that line of thinking and Joker has had his chance and blown it. Now no one will blame us for changing direction.

  59. Sonny dykes
    1:01 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t look now but my team is only down two..

  60. Joker
    1:04 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    The wheels have fallen off..

  61. Linda Taylor
    1:04 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    53 – You can’t ask people to be less than they are.

  62. J A Brooks
    1:07 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    58) So you agree with one of the largest and most common errors of professional and collegiate sports?

    Wait until maximum damage is done before making a decision so no one can blame the decision.

    You’ve definitely put me in my place.

    You get rid of someone as soon as you realize they can’t do the job. You don’t wait until they’ve ruined the brand. SMH

  63. IMF
    1:10 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    J A Brooks. You sound like someone who complains if the President says we will hunt down the people who committed this act, but he didn’t officially “denounce” the act. “oh, he won’t say the word denounce. Why won’t he say denounce?” In any event, anyone passionate about UK football has to be a masochist.

  64. J A Brooks
    1:15 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    63) At one point, Matt acted like people were crazy for thining Joker was a terrible choice. He even did the thing where he makes a smug remark but doesn’t really say anything to harsh… but he’s obviously making fun of the callers.

    All I said was why can’t Matt just say he’s a bad coach. I don’t really have a problem with Matt but simply said it seems he refuses to say “Joker’s a bad coach”

    Even Linda basically admitted he’s trying to be classy. That’s fine… but don’t say I’m wrong. You can’t say “You’re wrong, Matt is just trying to be classy, that’s why he won’t say it.”

    I’m not wrong then LOL. He either will say it or he won’t. Being classy is fine, but that still doesn’t mean he’s not saying.

  65. Wildcat8
    1:16 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Can we just call it season now? Lightning every game!

  66. Isucc in Long Beach
    1:20 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Can we just cancel the rest of the season and end the misery? Maybe then we could start the search and hire a new coach.

  67. J A Brooks
    1:21 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    66) Nah, that wouldn’t be classy

  68. Linda Taylor
    1:24 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    62 – We would have looked like idiots if we had gotten rid of Joker last year or the year before. Look at our history. It is very hard to win at KY and Joker’s win/loss record in his first two years was not that bad when you compare it to our history. Any coach in America who saw us fire Joker after his first two years would know that they would not stand a chance in hell of changing the fortunes of UK football if they took the job because they would not be given the time needed to implement the changes needed. I remember how difficult a time Mitch Barnhart had trying to find a coach that would take the KY job when he finally hired Rich Brooks. This is a lousy head coaching job and we will be very lucky to hire a good coach.

  69. BlueCat
    1:25 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Petrino or Leach!

  70. Linda Taylor
    1:27 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    67 – Just curious, are you always a jerk?

  71. Lipset
    1:27 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    56) really stupid question! He took all those teams to a national top 10 ranking b4 leaving them!! So if someone could make Kentucky a top 10 team for only 2 years, you would say “no thanks” because we want 10 yrs?

  72. SadCat
    1:29 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    The time has come.
    End this and move on…

  73. There is Hope
    1:33 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    This team is ridiculously young. We need to make a big name hire so these players do not transfer. Bring in Bobby Petrino!!! We will be relevant next year if he gets hired. MARK IT DOWN!!! IF PETRINO IS OUR COACH NEXT YEAR WE WILL WIN 8 GAMES!!!!

  74. Paul Andrews
    1:36 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    The problem is Mitch. He actually believes UK cannot compete. There are 11 division one recruits in the state of KY playing football this season (8) in Louisville. Not one of them has committed to KY for next season. Simple logic would lead a competent A.D. to fire his coach that can’t recruit in his own backyard. Someone (Board of trustees) please terminate both of them.

  75. Paul Andrews
    1:41 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    BTW……if UK hires Bobby P. We will sign at least 5 of this loaded class of in state players.

  76. J A Brooks
    1:47 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    70) It happens a lot

  77. J A Brooks
    1:51 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    68) First of all, we struggled to find a coach before because we were in a probation era for the program. Do you honestly not realize that? That’s like Chris Cross comparing Joker and Rich Brooks’ record after 2 years and talking about how Joker has done better. OF COURSE HE HAS, Brooks took over a program in shambles, Joker took over a program in good shape.

    Also, we will struggle a lot more now because we’ve now returned to the nighmare scenerio where the program is going to be coming off a 2-10 (if were lucky) season. Clearly that was the better of the two decisions. Firing Joker last year and looking for a new coach would’ve been much more harmful then trying to sell a 2-10 team to a coach.

    You cannot honestly be this dumb.

  78. the reality is
    1:51 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    73 – Young, yes….SEC talented, NO! Our best player is a punter 🙂

  79. the reality is
    1:53 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    75 – In state players definitely aren’t the answer to fixing this mess. Kentucky HS football is horrible. Trinity is the exception but Hatcher and Quick are the only two national level players on that team and neither of them are coming to UK.

  80. Mike M
    1:53 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Bobby P would be the answer. Not sure how long he would stay but based on our history, no coach leaves the KY football program for a better job. The last guy to do that was Bear Bryant. I think we are safe to hire Bobby.
    At least he won’t get a delay of game penalty after a time out. (Bill Curry, Joker Phillips)
    WAKE UP UK FANS. We are over paying for a really crappie product. It is the entertainment business and our management team is incompetent.

  81. trent
    2:02 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    those asking for petrino are asking for trouble. saying that cal came with baggage is absolute garbage and no comparison. what cal has shown here is that he is a great guy and runs a players first program putting the young men and whats best for them ahead of all else. petrino has shown time and time again to be a complete scumbag and puts himself ahead of any program or organization he has been associated with. i’ve suffered with uk football for a long time but not long enough to compromise integrity for a few ultimately meaningless short term wins. surely someone can run this program competently while also promoting necessary values.

  82. lol
    2:06 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    19, When you play the best of seven, when one team reaches 4 wins there is no need for the other games. (or in the case of 4 games to 2, no need for the seventh game. Best of seven means first team to get 4 wins wins the series.

  83. Isucc in Long Beach
    2:06 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I for the life of me can not understand how people say “Joker needs time to build the program up”…instead we are giving him more time to tear the program down. I could understand saying Joker needs time if he were just coming on board as a new hire but he had been with the program for years before he took over as head coach. JOKER RECRUITED THE PLAYERS HE INHERITED FROM BROOKS. The first season he took a team with Cobb, Locke, Hartline and disappointed…they couldn’t even beat a Pitt team without a coach. So I call bullsh*t when people say it would have looked bad to have let Joker go last season. Other coaches who would have been interested in being our coach would be able to discern the difference because they know the business of football/coaching much better than we do. They would have known that we just didn’t pull a guy off the street and fire him after 2 seasons, they would have realized that Joker had been with the program for years and failed when given the head caoching job. Mitch needs to get up of his a$$ and do something now, not later!!

  84. Mike M
    2:10 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    79) Ryan White (Trinity) committed to Vandy which will also spank us in a few weeks. St X LB Cliaborne will sign with UL or WVU. Neither considering UK.

  85. Hartline
    2:22 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Who saw that Raythan-Mayes, Andrew Wiggins’ teammate, committed to Florida State. Not sure that bodes well for adding Wiggins for next years class.

  86. Mike M
    2:27 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    81) Cal, Petrino,Mumme,Leach,Pitino,Urban Meyer,Romney,Obama.etc……they are all dirt balls……come down off your virtuous high horse……….we need to hire a guy that can win!!!

  87. J A Brooks
    2:27 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    For the record, I really like Matt a lot, just pointing out a few mistakes he’s made. He gave us a free site with great information and about 100 posts a day… there’s a reason I always come back, because this is a great site.

    That doesn’t mean I was wrong in wanting him to say Joker is terrible. I just like to hear my radio show hosts (media types) speak the truth instead of being PC to a fault.

    Matt did rip Joker more in this past show then I’ve ever heard/read him do before.

  88. Isaac in Long Beach
    2:28 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    83- Wow, you’re still at it! Still flattered, still convinced you’re a seven year old.

  89. Isucc in Long Beach
    2:52 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    @86 I agree, get someone in here that can win, not be your friend!!

  90. UKGrad04
    3:08 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    The most depressing thing about tonight is that there are still people who think Kirby Smart, Mark Helfrich, Bobby Petrino, Jim Tressel, etc. could possibly be the coach here next year. This is the most woefully unsavvy football fan base in the country.

  91. Mike M
    3:23 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    naahhh 04 grad…….most of us witnessed CM Newton hire Bill Curry after Jerry Claiborne 1990, (U were probably about 7) then refuse to fire him after he was an obvious coaching buffoon. We are just tired of watching the same movie replayed decade after decade.

  92. anthony
    4:48 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Thank goodness for the basketball program. If not for them they would ask Kentucky to leave the conference.

  93. SeoulCat
    6:08 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    After listening to both candidates’ stances on this most pressing issue, I feel that I must cast my vote for…..

    J A Brooks

    Sorry, Linda, but he’s right. Joker is an awful coach, which was painfully obvious to any objective viewer by the end of last season.

  94. Matt Jones
    7:40 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    J A Brooks, no one gives a sh*t what you want to hear, especially when you admitted in #53 that you do not even regularly listen to the radio show.

  95. Isucc in Long Beach
    8:10 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #93 I have to agree…

  96. BravoBigBlue
    8:22 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    This is a test, only a test.

  97. BravoBigBlue
    8:31 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Re: The debate between J A Brooks and Linda Taylor. I will say it, Mr. Brooks. Joker was a bad hire, an awful hire, the wrong hire, and he has taken this prograam down to the level of the Bill Curry days. And this has been painfully obvious for quite some time. It may make you feel better about yourself (Ms. Taylor) to be kindler and gentler about the situation, but it comess actoss as being very, very, very, very, very, . . . naive and serves no purpose for the greater good, which is to end this nightmre ASAP. And Mr. Brooks, do no worry whether Matt speaks the words you want or skirts the issue. Matt Jones has absolutely NO IMPACT WHATSOEVER on when Joker is fired or who is hired to replace him. NONE AT ALL. So I wouldn’t get too worked up about that. The powers that be (not Mitch) will make this happen when they reach their level of frustration with the program. It won’t be long. And when the coaching search is officially on, they will tell Mitch to get the hell out of the way. Same when Cal was hired.

  98. SevenT
    8:41 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    My hope is Joker and Mitch will come to an agreement very soon and Joker will announce he will step down at the end of the season. This will allow Joker to save face and allow Kentucky to get on with the coaching search right away. Joker has simply not taken advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime to be the Head Coach at Kentucky. Joker has been with the program since Brooks came, and he has been given his shot and he has misfired. He either doesn’t have what it takes, or lacks the drive and work ethic to make it happen.

    Just Saying

  99. Rixter
    8:52 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Try this math on for size:

    UK has 5 games left this year.

    Jim Tressel has a 5 game suspension in his Show Cause penalty.

    Wouldn’t it be a shame if Mitch hired Tressel this afternoon, and he had to sit out the rest of this year?

    Oh yeah, we would be banned from playing in a bowl game this year. OUCH.

  100. Yawn
    8:56 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I think they would have dropped 60+ on uk without the weather

    I just hope all uk fans stay the course if Mitch hires some hack like ButtCliff and keep the stands empty

    So barnfart u better hit it out of the f’ing park

  101. Isucc in Long Beach
    8:56 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    @97 Good points

  102. Rixter
    9:15 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch said after last season that his only criteria for evaluating Joker’s performance this year was to see some improvement.
    There obviously has been ZERO improvement….so, If he keeps Joker, he has lost all credibility, and has sealed his own fate.

  103. getting old
    9:15 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #98.Agree 100%. I’ve been saying this for a month. Might even help joker. He can just let go and who knows we might get a win or two. He & Mitch are in their bunker stance now. Let it go. Surrender…

  104. barn
    9:20 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    hogs didn’t beat us, we just ran out of time

  105. The Sad Truth
    9:20 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s the sad truth. No up and coming young head coach or assistant (Kirby Smart) will take the UK job at any price. The job is a path to coaching obscurity or retirement (or back to retirement). It’s been that way since Bryant and Collier left in the middle of the last century. No big name head coach on the sidelines (Gruden) would have any reason to take the job. No tainted big name head coach (Tressel, Petrino) would be acceptable given the not-so-distant NCAA compliance problems (plus Petrino is a lying jerk), nor would they be interested since there will be vastly better jobs available once they have ceased being so “radioactive”. So, what are we left with? We will likely be lucky to get a Cutcliff, Chizek, or other re-cycled mid-level coach. We got Cal because UK is THE premier college basketball destination. We are a laughing stock in football and our expectations for a new coach must be tempered accordingly.

  106. Joe
    9:38 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s get Sean Payton for the rest of the season.

  107. BlueCat
    9:38 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    31. Joker is rich because of his job. If he is ripped for being a bad choice/coach he will cry all the way to the bank. If he can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen.

  108. Dano
    9:46 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Freshmen, injuries, weather, whatever…Since Joker has been in charge we have gone backwards. We cant score against the #92 defense? They should have prepared Whitlow instead of Newton…Coaching. We have the #113 offense in BCS. Coaching. Both lines are terrible. Coaching. Joker should resign today, finish out the season with no pay and forget about a buyout. How much did he make for dragging this program back to the Curry days? Thats his severence pay.

  109. me
    9:47 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    So tired of hearing concern for the players. Screw them, they had NO heart last night and haven’t shown much the whole season.

    75% of them don’t belong on a SEC campus. When was the last time UK beat out a team from the top half of the conference for a recruit? Never. These “kids” are getting a full ride to a top university and don’t even have self pride to show they appreciate it by showing any heart.

  110. WHY
    9:52 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Why do we keep acting like we need to be nice to Joker just because he played here? Dude isn’t in the record books as one of our top WRs, he was a role player, nothing more. He has been average all his life, and skated by. This is the hardest thing he’s faced in his life and is failing, miserably. If he was as big of a “UK man” as some want to say, he would resign today. No excuses, just say, “I’m not getting it done, time to give someone else a shot.”

  111. Smokin' Joe
    9:57 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #105, I’m afraid you are absolutely correct. So sad, but true. The UK “powers that be” care little for SEC football and only want to dump $$ into our bball program. Crushes me to think that we are that “wimpy” when it comes to football. Best time of year is taligating at Commonwealth, yet our administration kicks us in the nuts decade after decade. We have never had an Adm. that has a clue about how to get us 8 wins every 4-5 years…bunch a women running the show over there. Definition of insanity…”doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a differeent result!”

  112. Smokin' Joe
    9:58 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    UT hires Bobby petrino for 2013 and UK goes on another 26 year losing streak!

  113. Rick
    10:13 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #112 – As if Petrino would stay at any school for 6 years, let alone 26 years. The guy bolts as soon as anything sweeter is offered. If he went to UT and found success, he’d be off to another shot at the NFL within 3-4 years and UT would be where Arkansas is now (still beating UK, but whatever…). Enjoy!

  114. JayCee
    10:15 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    113- he was at Ark for 5 seasons.

    Try again.

  115. Rick
    10:20 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I said, “As if Petrino would stay at any school for 6 years…”

    Five is still less than six, right?

    And Petrino only coached four years at Arkansas — he quit the Falcons in December 2007:

    2008 Arkansas 5—7
    2009 Arkansas 8—5
    2010 Arkansas 10—3
    2011 Arkansas 11—2

    So my final comment about him only staying 3-4 years until he finds something sweeter (in the case of Arkansas, it was an ass that was sweeter than his wife’s) is still also accurate.

    How about you try again?

  116. JayCee
    10:22 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    So, you wouldn’t take 5 years of Petrino?

    You’re a GD fool if you wouldn’t

  117. Rick
    10:24 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I never said that I wouldn’t take him. I was making fun of the UT fan who wants him as their coach.

    I’m a UK fan. We don’t have a football tradition like they do. I’d take a monkey covered in crap as a coach if it’d get us ONE good football season.

  118. Rick
    10:28 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    I retract that: It wouldn’t even have to be a “good” season. I’d settle for an enjoyable season with ~6ish wins, if we were at least competitive and not so painful to watch.

    So, yeah, I’d take Petrino. I didn’t mean to imply that I wouldn’t. I just don’t think UT should take him. (Because he is ours. For 3-4 years.)

  119. Fecesforbrains
    10:52 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Leaxh was interested last year, we passed he didn’t so that was a blunder .. Tressel available couldn’t win against the sec at the Ohio state university, dude at ou ? Has a good gig right now really don’t think he’d consider, course of action?? Honestly seriously what can they do to stop the train wreck and ease the pain ? There are a lot of experts behind the keyboard nowadays.. But this is a very unique situation in need of a gene Hackman ie Hoosiers type performance..
    New coach will have to be a basic egomaniac to come in first place will have to be a successful recruiter and a magician … Not to mention a workaholic an unbelieveable motivator as well as a business man …

    Good luck to the search committee as they have a huge task ahead and some loser from duke with no brand recognition is not the answer

  120. kramer
    11:04 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #116 you are exactly right, I would take that. Around UK football coaches usually are around 4/5 yrs anyway,ex R Brooks.

  121. SteveM
    11:19 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Barnahrt is responsible for this debacle. Joker was a loser before he coached his first game. Hard to believe we have an AD as dumb as Mitch. We should try to hire Jurich. Everything else will take care of itself.

  122. Scotty Sharp
    11:44 am October 14, 2012 Permalink

    90) Amen brother.

  123. yep
    12:15 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Jim Tressel turned 59 earlier this month. If he wants to coach college football again, he almost certainly will have to wait until at least Dec. 17, 2016, when he would be 64.

    The NCAA delivered, if not a fatal blow, then a serious setback to the idea that Tressel will ever step foot on a college sideline again by issuing him a five-year “show-cause” penalty. The disgraced Ohio State coach had been mentioned for the Akron job and other openings, although it was never clear whether that talk was very serious. Now, he is basically radioactive to any school that might want to hire him.

    While the show-cause doesn’t specifically prevent a team from hiring a coach, it does effectively serve as a ban in practice. Any school that employs Tressel must go before the NCAA infractions committee as to why it should be allowed to do so, and it could face its own sanctions as a result. The school also would have to issue a report to the committee every two months during the show-cause period detailing how it is monitoring the coach. Any additional violations committed by the coach during that time could really bring the NCAA hammer down on that school. And suffice it to say that most athletic programs don’t want to spend any more time than absolutely necessary talking to the infractions people.

    No Division I team has ever hired a coach saddled with an ongoing show-cause penalty. Some coaches whose college careers were essentially ended by the show-cause include former Ohio State basketball coach Jim O’Brien, ex-Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson and former Kentucky recruiting coordinator Claude Bassett.

    Tressel has other options. He has served as a consultant for the Indianapolis Colts this season. He could easily find employment in the NFL as an assistant, much like the way Sampson did in the NBA. If after five years in the pros he wanted to come back to college, there might be some opportunities for him. I can’t see a major program ever wanting to hire a 64-year-old head coach with that kind of baggage, but a team from the MAC or an athletic director looking to make a splash might be willing to roll the dice. Or Tressel could try his hand at being an assistant at a bigger program.

    For now, “The Vest” is sidelined as a college coach. He has 229 wins, including 94 at Ohio State. Those numbers would be higher if last season’s 11 victories weren’t wiped clean by the NCAA. It will be at least five years before he can add any more.

  124. Scott Jamison
    12:53 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Why is WLAP’s volume so low on iHeart radio and Ootunes? This has happened for the last month. Even at full volume I can’t hear the hear the commentators, instead, I hear a loud whine, static and a faint dialog. Other members of my UK Alumni group report the same issue.
    Please fix this before basketball season, or we fans outside the Commonwealth won’t be able to hear the pre/post-game.

  125. William
    2:27 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #124 – I think it’s because there is a UK sports blackout on IHeartRadio. You technically shouldn’t hear anything. For some reason UK does not want their sports broadcast on the Internet.

    98.1 the bull does not broadcast the games on IHeartRadio either.

    Now, I may not be right. But 103.7 in Frankfort had a message on their website during the Florida game about it being “blacked out to online broadcasts at the provider’s request.” That’s where I originally saw it. The only thing that comes in at all is Matt’s postgame show, but the official UK game broadcast, coach’s show, etc. is all blocked out.

    Which is pretty crappy.

  126. E'town Don
    3:05 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    1530 Homer carries the pre-game on I-Heart.