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UK linebacker tweets, “STOOPS!”

UK linebacker Pancho Thomas just tweeted, “STOOPS!”

Does this mean Kentucky has hired Mark Stoops? Or is Thomas standing at the bottom of a small staircase outside his apartment?

This is interesting.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

114 Comments for UK linebacker tweets, “STOOPS!”



  1. DB11
    3:52 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    My bet is that he likes porches.



  2. tltaworl
    3:52 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Done deal



  3. THINK
    3:52 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Pancho is from Tallahassee so maybe he just wants Stoops…then again it could mean he’s hired. Just wanted to throw that out there.



  4. whatever
    3:55 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Probably just a defense guy wanting a defense guy.



  5. MySourcesTellMe
    3:57 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    They are not going to announce the pick to a bunch of twitter-happy college kids before making a formal announcement.



  6. Ukalum
    3:59 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I hope it is stoops. Macintyre can go lose at another BCS program.



  7. RICK
    4:00 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    stoops, jones, who cares we want PETRINO.



  8. davefromdagap
    4:00 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Florida blogs are reporting it…



  9. Millie
    4:01 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    If not Petrino, lets go with the Shoney’s dude.



  10. memphis
    4:01 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like he’s making his pick. The kid is from Tallahassee.



  11. Timothy in NY
    4:02 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Wikipedia says he was named to UK today?



  12. NO Brainer
    4:04 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    This is a NO BRAINER! The kids down south know who Stoops is. He can make an impact sooner than later. Big time connections. He is also a name that will put butts in seats!!! I hope he is the man because he actually makes me excited!!!
    Go Big Blue!!!



  13. Simple
    4:05 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Couldn’t this just mean he *wants* Stoops?



  14. LA
    4:05 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    my buddy is a real estate agent in lexington and he said he has been showing petrino houses in town.



  15. memphis
    4:05 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    11 – Awesome! I mean when has Wikipedia ever lied to us?



  16. LA
    4:05 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    whore houses



  17. doc
    4:06 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    This is ridiculous. Trying to read between the lines of a 19 year old kid’s tweet!



  18. Mitchappointed
    4:06 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I can hear the phones ringing in the season ticket office . . .at other SEC schools.



  19. wildcatlaw
    4:07 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Good call #11, LOL – Per Wikipedia … “On November 26th, 2012, it became known that Stoops would take the Head Football Coach position at the University of Kentucky, beating out Shoney Bear Bryant for the job.” If its on Wikipedia, it has to be true? WTF, SMH, LOL.



  20. mateotemprano
    4:07 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    hey drew,

    what gives with the KSR podcast on itunes? no refresher since the 21st. y’all are killing us over here…



  21. catlogic15
    4:08 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops would be a great hire. I and others said for this hire to have an immediate impact he would have to have inside ties to SEC territory recruiting. He does.



  22. Chris
    4:08 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Wikipedia says he beat out “Shoney Bear Bryant”



  23. Smokin Guns
    4:08 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    On November 26th, 2012, it became known that Stoops would take the Head Football Coach position at the University of Kentucky.

    Mark Stoops wikipedia it is there.



  24. BBNontheFly
    4:10 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    …and a radio show in Tallahassee reported this morning that he already accepted the Auburn job. Until we see an official letter from Barnhardt (since that’s what he likes to do), I’d say nothing is official.



  25. Smokin Guns
    4:10 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Come on Matt and KSR break the news, now that we find it for ourselves. STOOPS TO KENTUCKY in 3 2 1



  26. CatsCatsCats
    4:10 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #5 you’re wrong. The team will be told first. That’s from MB.



  27. Oogie
    4:10 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    7. You’re not getting Petrino so you might as well start looking for another team.



  28. Shoney Bear Bryant
    4:11 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    He beat me for the UK job?



  29. Tom
    4:11 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Go wikipedia Mark Stoops and check out the last line in the coaching career section…NICE!!!



  30. kevinlw1974
    4:11 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I’m hearing Herman Boone



  31. Theinternetisalwaysright
    4:11 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah 11, it says he beat out “Shoney bear Bryant” for the job…
    Seriously, check this guy’s other tweets. By his history, other coaches who could get this job are:

    Reggie Miller, chocolate women, and some guy named “yulucky”



  32. MattD
    4:12 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I posted this a little ways down, but it was like the last post. As such, I’ve decided to post it here to see if it generates discussion.

    Matt Jones often asks why would X coach choose UK over the other available schools (Tenn,, Auburn, Arkansas, etc.). The thinking is, Kentucky is such a historically bad football program that no coach would coach here if another job offer was presented. Kentucky fans want the big name hire, and want to make a splash with some name recognition. Matt Jones has often challenged callers by asking, “What big name coach is going to come to Kentucky?”. The callers respond with, ‘Generic Big Name (Gruden)’ and Matt replies, “they’re not coming here” and “why would they come here over X”. We True Blue Kentucky fans overvalue the allure of our HC position. However, Matt has also stated that if Kentucky could get the ‘best possible coach’ money would not be an issue. Ergo, my response: Why would coach X come to UK over every other school? Answer: Insanely large contract. We all want the job at the classiest establishment, but we’d all happily work in a crappier place if the Price Is Right.
    To this Matt Jones has replied, intelligently, “How do you think Cal would like it if football coach made more money than him? Thats just not going to work.”

    Here is where I strongly disagree. Lets get one thing straight, this past year, with abysmal attendance UK football was responsible for more revenue than UK basketball in its Championship year. Coach Cal will be the highest paid basketball coach and he’s wonderful, but it should not be his concern (and I dont think he would care one bit) what a coach for a different sport makes. Should coach mitchell be concerned that he makes a fraction of what Cal does? No. Why? Because its a different sport. Granted the interest level in UK basketball outweighs the interest level in football, partly because of a tradition for winning vs. a tradition of losing, respectively, and partly because we’re UK, but Football is where the money is.

    Why do I mention all of this in this thread? Because we, the UK fans do not want Stoops, MacIntyre, Jones, or any other unproven up and comer or retread. We want a winner and we want one now. Presuming for a moment that everything Matt Jones has said is accurate: 1. UK is crappy job, 2. Big Name coaches wont come to UK when they have better offers, and 3. We cant pay a coach more than Cal, then the obvious answer for head coach is Bobby Petrino. KSR has already noted that no other SEC team is offering him a position. This means, UK being a crappy job doesnt matter. If Barnhart wants to show the fan base he has a pair, he needs to realize what we all already know, its not everyday UK has the ABILITY to land a proven winner at the peak of his coaching career, and when that person comes along (with whatever baggage) you’ve got to show you have the testicular fortitude to make a gutsy decision.
    Matt Jones, I love you, but put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  33. 19, I just looked it up and saw that. Hilarious!



  34. UK Homer
    4:13 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    He’s transferring to FSU.



  35. josh
    4:14 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    On December 11, 2009, Mark Stoops accepted the job to be defensive coordinator at The Florida State University.
    Last line on wikipedia



  36. Han
    4:15 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Rumors over at RR that a football player is going to join the basketball team as a walkon for the rest of the season (possibly Forrest). Any truth to this?



  37. Jason
    4:16 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I am a UK fan. I want an up and comer. Up and comers are young, energetic and usually have great visions. Some of them can actually make their visions happen. Great coaches start somewhere. Many of them at mid-level schools.

    Isn’t Bobby Petrino, fired at his last job amidst scandal, unwanted by many if not all the other major teams in the SEC, not the very definition of “retread”? Because that’s what he is.



  38. Delk for 3
    4:16 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    5 – Not true. The guys on the team are the first people that will find out.



  39. H. T. G.
    4:16 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Fatt smokes pipes all the time 32. Didn’t you know that?



  40. Dear UL and IU fans, We are national champions; you are not. The end.
    4:17 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    People really don’t want Petrino right? I mean, this guy is the lowest of the low; anyone who has ever been associated with UL has turned into an awful person.



  41. H. T. G.
    4:17 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Just saw on ESPN that Harrow having second thoughts about staying with UK. He feels the verbal abuse it just to much for him. Did anyone else just see that?



  42. TheLaw
    4:17 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    32 – You cannot be serious…shut up!



  43. RobertMontgomeryKnight
    4:18 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops Who?



  44. fur eel
    4:18 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I wouldn’t worry about a coach putting fans in the seats. Jennifer Smith of the H-L is reporting that UK will no longer keep attendance figures. The policy was changed after the Vandy game. But I bet they will give you a really high estimate! Do not despair. All is well.



  45. Booger
    4:19 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I hope they hire someone quick so all you guys can by season tickets ( which will be raised) and then in 3 years say ” where did our money go”? You may have to refinance your dump truck!!! Hire Lou Holtze!!!! Same stuff- different years—- 7-5, 6-6, 7-5, 3-9. Music City Bowl!!!!!



  46. The Tain't
    4:21 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I think I just felt it move. So, it must be Stoops!



  47. Delk for 3
    4:22 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    My source told me that it was Rudy Ruettinger as the next UK coach!



  48. Ronnie Mingua
    4:22 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I’m proud to announce that we have decided to accept the head coaching job at the University of Kentucky. We signed a deal to coach for free as long as our beef jerky can be the official beef jerky of the University of Kentucky. As a result, Mitch Barnhart is now able to pay Coach Cal the 10 million a year he deserves. Pam and I look forward to being your next head coaches. Sincerely, Ronnie and Pam Mingua.

  49. 35, they have fact-checkers. One of them deleted the Shoney Bear reference. I would have posted a screen-shot here but the comment section doesn’t have that capability (unless possible if you’re logged in).



  50. EC
    4:26 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not believing anyone until JR Greer confirms it.



  51. MattD
    4:26 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    @42. I am serious, why would you think otherwise.



  52. HARV IN DA HOUSE
    4:27 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Fatt is such a cutie!!!



  53. Heard it From A Friend Who Heard it From a Friend Who
    4:28 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Bob Stoops is who he meant. It was on The Onion. Best news coverage around.



  54. UKfansNKY
    4:28 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    JUST ANNOUNCED!!!!!

    Ryan Harrow wants out can’t handle the pressure.

    Brian Kelley to KY after winning the Natl. Championship

    GO CATS!!!!



  55. Judas Beisner
    4:28 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Muslim Extremist hacked Clear Channel so the The only way to hear the show was to listen to it live, this morning….



  56. HARV IN DA HOUSE
    4:28 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    MattD, Fatt Jones cuts people off on his show because he’s insecure about the above picture. I would be too.



  57. Karl Rove
    4:29 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Internal polls say it is Nick Saban in a landslide.



  58. Judas Beisner
    4:29 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #20 Was who that was for



  59. realist
    4:29 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    all those joker haters will be calling him mark stooped in 3 years. can’t please anyone on this site so go ahead and pick lou holtze like 45 said. we can at least make fun of the way he talks as well as the way he coaches!!



  60. HARV IN DA HOUSE
    4:29 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Breaking News, Fatt has a cute picture on line 53.



  61. Shoney Bear Bryant
    4:31 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    ah, damn



  62. KidNamedShappy
    4:33 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops would be a great hire for the Cats because we need a defensive minded head coach. When Petrino was at Arkansas what did he lack; a great defense. Or they would’ve won a National Title. Bobby Petrino was who I was hoping for. But since I heard Stoops in play, as a student it gets me excited. I personally am not excited about a guy from San Jose State. Mitch needs to ignite our fan base and show that our program will be with him. Stoops is a proven assistant and I’m surprised that he’s even interested. We have young but talented team, we develop that talent…we can win in the SEC. I believe in UK but if it’s not Stoops or Jones at the head of operations. I’m afraid I will not be attending many games in the coming years. If they do make the right hire, I will rarely miss a game.



  63. Jason
    4:37 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    @ 64

    Be prepared to be disappointed then, even with Stoops.

    We cannot and will not be able to line up, run the ball and play strong defense against the rest of the SEC, who already does that infinitely better than we do. You’re not going to out-SEC the SEC at Kentucky.

    Give me a creative offensive mind, like a Macintyre or Dykes and let them find a DC as opposed to a DC finding an OC. He can have all the name recognition in the world, it didn’t work very well for his brother in Arizona. I don’t see why it’s going to be any different than Mark out at Kentucky in a much harder conference.



  64. Urincatland
    4:37 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I sure hope its Stoops!!



  65. That One Guy
    4:37 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s a thought… Hire Stoops. A great D minded coach. Then since Petrino cant get a job anywhere else, Stoops can hire him to be OC. Boom! UK WINS THE SEC EAST NEXT YEAR!!!



  66. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    4:38 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Do you think Jeff Goldbloom would take the job if offered?



  67. CATandMONKEY
    4:39 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    “On November 26th, 2012, it became known that Stoops would take the Head Football Coach position at the University of Kentucky, beating out Shoney Bear Bryant for the job.”

    4:07 PM EST



  68. boogahead
    4:40 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    32–interesting, but i began to nod off after reading what should have been about the 5th paragraph. do you have a condensed version



  69. Bob wiley
    4:40 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe he meant Poops! and auto correct changed it to stoops. Happens to me all the time.



  70. Sammydog
    4:41 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Matt D. I don’t think Coach Cal cares what the football coach makes so that shouldn’t be the issue. I disagree with you that a huge contract would bring a “Big Name” coach if UK would just shell it out. UK is a good job but not a great one. UK did try to get Spurrier’s attention by throwing big money out but he said no and took South Carolina instead, not a great job at the time. It has taken a coach of his ability 7 yrs to pull them from the mud. Big money does not guarantee quick success. I also think Bobby Petrino would be a terrible hire and Mitch Barnhart is showing he has “a pair” by standing up to the fan base who wants that piece of sh-t.



  71. some guy
    4:45 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t agree with everyone saying all season that we have so much young talent. I just don’t see it. We have a few guys that can hang in the SEC and a good QB. Other than that, our players are slower, smaller and less athletic than their SEC peers. I still throw my full support behind them, but realistically, we don’t have the talent to compete with Floridas and Bamas of the world. That said I think anyone can come in and win 5 or 6 next year, just given the huge players that’ll be back from injuries.



  72. Ukalum
    4:47 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    65) Macintyre is a defensive minded coach and dykes will find a better job. Guess your gonna be disappointed without and offensive mind available.



  73. bluefan
    4:48 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Ya’ll realize this is getting really ridiculous, right?



  74. some guy
    4:51 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with 65 bigtime. FSU’s D got spanked by Florida. Now try to hang with the big dogs at UK where our current talent level and local talent pool are inferior to FSU.



  75. Ukalum
    4:52 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    65) Jason you made a point on a previous post that his family connections didn’t mean anything. And then you judge him on what his brother did at Arizona. Macintyre is a defensive guy. Get your story straight. If you don’t like stoops because other people do or because of his last name or whatever then just quietly sit in the corner. Stop making up reasons. Stoops has been at more high profile judges then Macintyre which equals more good contacts to bring in as assistants which equals better recruits. His brother brought in dykes to Arizona. He could bring in the next dykes to be OC at uk.



  76. RICK
    4:52 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #32 , I agree , good post.



  77. Jason
    4:53 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    @ 74

    Macintrye is a defensive minded coach who’s got an extremely talented OC with great ideas. I’m very certain he’s going to keep his staff. What’s put him on the map is his offense. We have zero idea what type of an offense Stoops will run. Being that he’s been around a more pro-style system over the last few seasons, I’m going to guess it’s going to be far closer to pro-style than anything, and I don’t think that works here.



  78. motodog
    4:53 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    With the radical muslims controlling the site, what can we really believe on here? They’re trying to tear us apart with false rumors and innuendo.



  79. Ukalum
    4:54 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    77) jobs not judges



  80. MattD
    4:54 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    @72 Thanks for the response. My opinion, and its just that, and opinion, is that the amount of money needs to be enough to warrant a coach (a la Spurrier) to choose UK over, lets say an Auburn. I guess it would be beneficial if we knew what was offered to Spurrier vs. what USC paid Spurrier. I tend to believe that a coach would come to UK if we offered said coach 2 million more than the other SEC schools (though again, this is just a belief – there exists no empirical data to support it). I disagree with your position about Petrino. Although I understand what you mean when you suggest that Barnhart is making a gutsy decision by not picking Petrino even though it makes him unpopular, I feel like the tone of your sentence is indicative of my feelings. Basically, it sounds like your saying he’s not picking him just because he is an unscrupulous gentleman (if you’re referring to his cheating alone – Joker was no better – isnt that right MJP), and not because of his inability to coach. As such, I do not understand why he would be a terrible hire. I am a past UK ticket holder, and I don’t drive to Lexington from E-town to listen to a Coach preach to me “love your enemies, bless those that curse you, be good to those that hate you, and pray for those that use you and persecute you (Matthew 5:44)”. If I did, I’d have to pray for every SEC team that plays UK, because they all thump us and mock us. I want to see my team crush the other team and have the coach make spurrier-esq comments making fun of said team after the game. Don’t we as UK football fans deserve that?



  81. Chris
    4:54 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    The FSU offense had five turnovers on Saturday. That’s hard for the defense when the offense is giving it away so much.



  82. RICK
    4:54 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #37, You say you want a up and comer then Pitrino is your man, just ask the girls at Arkansas.



  83. Kaboom
    4:57 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    For everybody saying Stoops sucks because Florida hung 30 on them. Do you all really follow football or know anything about it? FSU had 5 turnovers, atleast 3 of those in their territory. Get a clue before commenting



  84. Ukalum
    4:57 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    79) Jason if Macintyre brings his staff we will have the worse recruiting class in the history of the SEC. Your just assuming he is a good offensive mind and that stoops would run the pro.



  85. MattD
    4:58 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    @84 Love it! ‘rimshot’



  86. Jason
    4:58 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    @UKalum

    I don’t like Stoops because there’s too many questions. I have no clue how he runs a program. No clue on his offensive scheme…..all I know from him is his defense was just abused by UF on national TV, his defenses don’t rank that high (with all those FSU recruits) and the guy has zero program experience.

    I’ve said I don’t care what his last name is, but if you want to judge him based on his last name (what almost EVERYONE is doing, based on his last name), than you have to base him on Mike as much as you base him on Bob. Sure, Bob’s a fantastic coach. Mike? Mike didn’t do crap in Arizona. Mike got himself fired at Arizona. Now, Mike’s defenses are getting abused in the Big 12. If Mark’s going to have such amazing connections, why, then, did Mike (who presumably, also had great connections) fail?

    You add all that up, and yeah, I don’t really want Mark Stoops. He’s a complete unknown as a leader of a program. For all the questions you can put on Macintyre or Dykes of “can he recruit in the SEC”, you make up with the ability to pinpoint their staff, what kind of a program they’re going to look to run, and the fact that they’ve actually proven themselves, not only to be capable leaders, but to be capable leaders who have the strength of taking down-and-out programs and getting them, within a 3 year span as BCS top 25 teams (La Tech only recently fell out of that, but was in there most of the season). And in the end, I’m taking that 100% over captain connections.



  87. Jason
    5:01 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    @85

    UF put up 240 yards of rushing offense on FSU. A 5.2 yard per carry. I could care less about the points. I care about 5+ yards of rushing offense per attempt. That’s worse than what UF put up on our crap defense this season.



  88. some guy
    5:02 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Good point 83.



  89. Matt Jones
    5:06 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink


  90. Ukalum
    5:09 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    88) Jason
    Mike took a bad Arizona program to three straight bowls. He failed because his OC sonny dykes and his DC mark stoops left and the guys that replaced them weren’t that great. By the way sjsu got pounded by utah state. And mark stoops defense held Florida to 7 points in their previous two meetings. And only lost this year because 5 turnovers. You don’t know if Macintyre could recruit in the SEC either. But what I do know is that his recruiting classes at sjsu are bad even by WAC standards and if you look at his staff at sjsu, like I have, you will see they are a bunch of has Beens or want to be’s. the same can be expected at uk. Just like joker did.



  91. All I Know
    5:11 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    All I know y’all, is I am exhausted from this football season and this coaching search. Please, Mitch Barn hart fart tart cart smart and so on, please
    just make a decision and get it over with so the new coach can get to work, and so we can focus on our basketball season without all of these
    crazy insane useless distractions BECAUSE YOU REFUSE TO CONNECT OR COMMUNICATE WITH THE UK FAN BASE! Please, little
    emo AD, PLEASE make a decision!



  92. Ukalum
    5:14 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    89) Jason
    We also did give UF five turnovers in there own territory. The only two good offensive teams that sjsu has played against they struggle to stop. Utah state beat them by 22. And LT put up 40 points.



  93. Errybody
    5:19 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Hey errybody, look, #91 found a racist person in our fanbase. Boy howdy. That musta took years to find
    somebody like that. Newsflash #91, you got racists in your Tard fanbase too. But you know what? We fat
    toothless rednecks are mighty honest and upfront about our racism. We tell people flat out what we don’t
    like, and then they know who they’re dealin’ with. Them Looeyville racists are so different. What they
    do is smile to your face and slap your back and then make sure that you are NEVER. EVER. promoted
    to a job that would lead you to think you could marry their daughter. They’ll shake your hand and
    play nice and then tell racist jokes behind your back and will make sure you don’t move to their
    neighborhood or go to their church. I’m SOOOO sick and tired of Tard fans portraying Kentucky
    fans as “racist”. I been all around this world. There are racists in every city in every nation.
    That does NOT condone it. But Kentucky hardly has a monopoly, and at the very least and
    lowest of optimism, at least redneck Moon-pie eatin’ camo wearin’ old truck drivin’ racists
    are up front about it. I’ll take an honest idiot racist over a lying, smiling, wealthy idiot
    racist, any time.



  94. Joe
    5:25 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Guy Morriss has just accepted the UK football job. It is trending now. Welcome back!



  95. CrashTheLoader
    5:25 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Spurrier is easy to make fun of, but he won immediately. Bowl first year, even with reduced scholarships from Holtz probation. Steadily going to better bowls and the SEC championship game in 2010. The right coach can win NOW.



  96. #9so Fine
    5:31 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    as a true fan, its a shame that there are fans like those depicted in post 91. sad to see. Grow up Keith Bohn whoever you are. you are a disgrace to the BBN and society in general…….



  97. NerlensMagic
    5:38 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    in response to #91…whoever this d-bag Keith Bohn is, his racist white trash views do not represent the bulk of BBN. what a f-ing loser, somebody find him and drag him out of his mommy’s basement and bust his lip….for the article, im all in on stoops…….



  98. Chuck
    5:39 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #82. Bravo!!! I’m right with you Pal!



  99. Fifteeno
    5:41 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #91 Keith Bohn is a jackass and a racist white trash POS hopefully we as a fanbase arent judged by such white trash scumbags………..



  100. jamsession...
    6:01 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #95 instead of calling out the guy who posted this we should be more embarrassed by the RACIST scumbag representing BBN….. whoever this Keith guy is hes a white trash MFER, who is not part of my BBN…………..



  101. Gabe
    6:03 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    @102 not defending the comment, but what is racist about a true statement. The young man lived in africa and through a spear from time to time. Just sayin its not a black thing is an african thing.



  102. Not Nerlens
    6:10 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I would rather have the great defensive mind in our program at head coach and hire the OC. Defense matters and in the SEC it matters even more. The logic that we can’t stop anyone in the SEC even with a good DC so we just punt defense and go after offense is not how you are going to ever get UK over the hump that is the cellar. If you want to really build UK a program that last for more than a few years….it starts with defense.

    You also don’t have to have an offensive minded head coach to have a great offense. Offense is more about play calling and taking advantage of your strengths. The “BIG IF” with the Stoops hire is IF Mitch will open his checkbook for an offensive coordinator. If you bring in Stoops as your head coach and empty your pockets to get a stud offensive coordinator for our young QB’s than who knows what we could be capable of.



  103. BobKYCats
    6:22 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    This would be the homerun hire that Barnhart was talking about.



  104. hoof hearted
    6:32 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    ok, first off we are not getting petrino, i think thats clear…everyone pls give that up! and heres my little rant..WHY does alot of ppl not like mitch?? i seriously dont get it? hes a outstanding family man, full of morals, our atheltics top to bottom is great! mens bball, after he ran tubby off (which was needed) he hired bcg..and my opinion at the time was a sexy hire..he was a hot commodity ..well it didnt work..but hey we ALL miss it from time to time..HE FIXED IT!!! look now!!! forgive him..football wise..he hired rich brooks ..i was ticked!! and turns out (I) was the one that was wrong! brooks was what we needed at the time..then joker made sense, a state guy who knew the program and brooks ways to contiue our success..it didnt work. so now hes out to fix it..and matthew mitchell was a great hire..i think im the only mitch fan.and YES i do have a opinion and a right to one..10 year season football ticket holder..i drive 3 hours every game then drive straight back home..go cats!!!



  105. Chuck
    6:47 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    It’s funny, watching ESPN BCS Countdown they talked to Mark Schlabach about coaching vacancies in the SEC and he mentioned Kirby Smart as a possible replacement at Auburn then they said what about the other coaching vacancies in the SEC and Schlabach said “Smart could be a possibility at Tennessee as well” but he said most people thought Arkansas would name a head coach before anybody. No mention at all about UK having a vacancy or who a new coach might be!



  106. Hawkeye Tim
    6:51 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Yes #106. Finally, some common sense….don’t forget…Volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball…..all of the sports under Mitch’s leadership. Let’s do this….let’s let Mitch do his job and we will go back to practicing law, medicine, plumbing, etc. Be an educated fan…but be a fan.



  107. Hawkeye Tim
    6:52 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    oh yeah, Stoops is a fellow Hawkeye……he’s a winner.



  108. truethat
    7:36 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Good, bringing a defensive coach should help one of the worst offensive teams in the country.



  109. Something Different
    8:53 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    We have already tried with offensive minded head coaches through the years and seen how that turned out. Lets try going the defensive route this time.



  110. hey
    9:12 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    106) Bc he shouldve hired cal the FIRST time. Before BCG. Cal, himself even said he was hoping for a phone call. How u BLOW that I’m not sure



  111. myk287
    9:23 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Probally just hanging out at oneness



  112. Bulldawg
    10:10 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    32 nailed it!!!! PETRINOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!