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Article written by Matt Jones

105 Comments for The Canes UK vs UL LIVE BLOG



  1. jody
    3:19 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks to Neil Middleton for live snapshot on twitter: 3m Neil Middleton ‏@neilwymt
    Finally inside Papa John’s giant Bird Bath. Let’s do this CATS! GO BIG BLUE! #BBN #BelieveInBlue #WeAreUK http://lockerz.com/s/240791733



  2. The Oval Office
    3:42 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Playcalling ALREADY better than last season even though we stall first drive…..



  3. Mike
    3:43 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like last year to me…need 7 yds. and pass for 3….what the heck r they thinking??



  4. Mike
    3:52 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    D line supposed to be strength of our team…what a joke…and we still can’t cover in the passing game. UL going thru us like swiss cheese.



  5. UL Sucks
    4:10 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t know if we will win or lose, but a know the guys calling the game suck. UL dominating the series lately and UK hasn’t been competitive recently? I thought being ahead 4 to 1 of late and winning the overall series should mean something. Strong is just 1 and 1 vs. UK. I don’t think he should be so damn smug.



  6. UK2K
    4:17 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s go cats! We gittin pounded!



  7. UK2K
    4:17 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Touchdown!!!!!!



  8. J A Brooks
    4:20 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville first drive was epitome of jokers coaching. No answers for anything Louisville did… 99 yard drive… they go for two points and are guys look clueless… luckily offense looks 1000 times better. Much more conpetant skill players and play calling much improved but I can’t remember last time we had legitimate pass rushing … no pressure against their run or pass game



  9. True
    4:20 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    5 no doubt. Then scolding fans about tickets…I need to mute the tv and turn the radio on.



  10. The Oval Office
    4:20 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    3 – thinking TD



  11. Bdub
    4:23 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Can someone send Rod Gilmore what the “recent” history of the rivalry is UK 4 UL 1
    14 – 10 overalls in UKs favor
    8 – 10 in ULs favor since restarting the rivalry. Hardly dominating



  12. Mike
    4:28 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Do we know anything about PASS COVERAGE?? The D line is getting zero penetration and not stopping anything at th line. UL is going to be able to score at will for the rest of the game. Looks like the only thing that will stop them is turnovers.



  13. Mike
    4:43 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    This defense is exposing another national EMBARASSMENT on t.v. I haven’t see one play this bad in a long time. Why do we have to show our best on TV?? Bridgewater has all day to throw and we aren’t within 5′ on defense. Can’t Minter make any adjustments?? Our DT’s are more DUDS than studs. UL controlling line of scrimmage at will. This is a SICK, SICK, performance. Joker has got to go!!!



  14. j a brooks
    4:45 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Jokers a helluva coach…. smh



  15. Darth
    4:46 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Offense looks much better, therefore the defense sucks. Can’t we have one stinkin’ year where we’re good on both sides of the ball?



  16. Swiss Cheese
    4:46 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    UK’s defence has more holes than I do…….



  17. Darth
    4:46 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    UofL..9.3 yards per possession. Are there any white shirts out there on D?



  18. sds
    4:47 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Our defense is playing like a bunch of bitches



  19. bmac
    4:47 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    to borrow a line from WKU last year… they supposed ta be SEC?



  20. Peace
    4:49 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    This guy is at peace, because I expected nothing but the slaughter taking place. So much so I even made dinner plans for 5 a week ago that I’m heading out for. Guys, don’t spend too much frustration on this team, as it is like getting mad at an infant for not being able to tell you why they are crying. See you guys after the game for the postgame therapy. Stay thirsty my friends and remember UK basketball is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies.



  21. sds
    4:51 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I have never seen so many pussies in UK uniforms



  22. j a brooks
    4:51 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    He needs another year lmao



  23. Mike
    4:54 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Might be the WORSE defense I have ever seen….don’t these guys have any pride??..guess u could ask the same question of the coaches.



  24. Yoda
    4:54 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Would have loved to see a clearly inferior UK team knock off Louisville, but let’s be honest: this UK football team is terrible. I predict a loss to WKU and finally the end of the Joker Phillips era. The SEC is going to absolutely tear us a new one this season like Vanderbilt had never known…



  25. j a brooks
    4:59 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Why use any timeouts when your d is getting mauled and need a breather… shy call a timeout with 1:09 left in the quarter when u still have 3 tos and can try to get three points before halftime… cause joker doesn’t coach to win…. he is pathetic



  26. Green River 46
    5:05 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky looks like a high school team (JV) playing Louisville. I think I take a nap.



  27. Eric K
    5:05 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    What a damn joke, 1:12 to go on 4th down with three timeouts? What the hell?! Well basketball is 40 days away!! GO CATS!!



  28. putinrichie
    5:06 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    – Max Smith looks A LOT better. I think we will get better QB play this year.
    – The O-Line is doing a great job
    – I think its also safe to say the offense will be improved this season.
    – HOWEVER, the defense is attrocious. Its possibly the worst defense I have seen at UK. I admit that Teddy Bridgewater is a great QB, but UL can just do whatever they want right now.
    – Our only chance of getting back in this game is if the defense can force some 2nd half TO’s.



  29. Kevin
    5:08 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Embarrassing product on the field for the second year in a row. Enough said. Something needs to be done……



  30. markp
    5:09 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Eleven more games to endure under Joker. Barnhart should have gone all out to hire Leach last year!



  31. putinrichie
    5:09 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    27 – I agree. 1:12 is a ton of time when you have timeouts. Why wouldn’t you just call the timeout and try to move the ball for 1-2 plays. If you don’t get anywhere than take a knee, but just giving up is not how you lead the team.



  32. putinrichie
    5:10 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    30 – Leach is a BUM. We don’t need that fat cheating slob anywhere near UK.



  33. Mike
    5:11 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Why have Rumph and Cobble been sleeping the whole half until last series?? Hope they get lite up big time at halftime. Think Minter needs to find another profession.



  34. Run fat boy run
    5:11 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I can take losing to Bama and LSU by 30, I can live with the long losing streaks to UT and Florida. What I cannot not stomach is not being competitive with everyone else. It’s all my fault, I get all hyped up every year for kickoff and every year I wind up disappointed. The sad thing is I’m not one of those people that EVER expects to play for a National Championship, I just want us to show up. I’m a 6 or 7 win guy every year and throw in an unexpected 8 or 9 win once every 4 or 5 years and I will be happy as a pig in sh%@. Oh well, like most years just bring on basketball.



  35. JayCee
    5:13 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    WKU may very well beat us.

    Offense is slightly improved though still predictable and timid. The defense is worse than I expected and I didn’t expect much.

    I was fully prepared for this loss and it’s still making me mad.



  36. markp
    5:16 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    32. You don’t know jack. Watch what Washington State does in the next few years. Leach became a force amongst Texas and Oklahoma. I don’t recall him ever getting any punishment from the NCAA for cheating. The only way UK will compete in the SEC is to have a gimmick, passing offense. He’s our man.

    Oh, you must be Joker.



  37. Big J
    5:19 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Worst coached football team I’ve ever seen and I have played, coached and watched a lot of football over many years. Total embarrassment.



  38. Mitch B.
    5:19 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Too many microwave fans on here. Give Joker time, after all he inherited a program coming off 5 straight bowl games. He needs a few more seasons to completely toilet bowl the football program.



  39. J A Brooks
    5:19 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    A good coach could be competing with this il team… but we have joker who thinks rbs and qbs can plays d1 defense. As long as we have a defense starting 4 former offensive players and all our cbs are former rbs our defense will look like Shit



  40. Shelbyjoe
    5:19 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Why was our dedense so bad in the first half?



  41. markp
    5:21 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Barnhart should stick to making our field hockey team great!



  42. BurnerTurner5
    5:23 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait to hear Matt Jones after the game. Maybe he can talk about the basketball team. There sures as hell won’t be anything good to talk about as far as football’s concerned.



  43. Run fat boy run
    5:28 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I really feel bad for the kids. Not many but some of them could have gone to competitive programs and now they are stuck. I don’t blame Joker for taking the job, I would have done the same thing but if he “loves” the program like he claims he does, he needs to step aside and bow out with grace for the sake of the program. Dear God I hope he makes me eat those words but I don’t think that will happen.



  44. Mike
    5:30 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Joker still shows the “deer in the headlights” look. Guess he let McIntosh have it his way. Still haven’t seen any emotion out of the Choker.



  45. mymite
    5:32 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Rejoice fans the more UK loses the better chance we get a new coach next year



  46. Run fat boy run
    5:33 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Our defense is going to create a lot of Heisman Hopefuls this year.



  47. Mike
    5:34 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    R u all aware that UL avg. almost 9 yds. per play first half and picking up where they left off. This is a DISGRACEFUL example of D. Have we ever heard of the word BLITZ??



  48. JayCee
    5:34 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    42- the post-game show does promise to be a real dumpster fire, doesn’t it.

    43- I’m torn. I know Petrino and Leach are pipe dreams at UK. I know UK simply won’t/won’t be able to hire anyone better than Joker. The best thing for UK is for Joker to win and that doesn’t seem to be the direction we’re headed.

    I really don’t know where to go from here. Next stop: Apathy.



  49. Mike
    5:41 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    And this is the team that came into the game with a quiet confidence…they will be leaving with a loud THUD. As UGLY as the D is the worse part of the game may be when the camers pans on Choker….the man doesn’t have a clue where he is at or what to do.



  50. TCB Man
    5:41 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    It is time to get rid of Joker. I am all for trying Bobby Petrino. Another name that I find intriguing is Butch Davis. But after all the crap at UNC Barnfart would probably not touch Butch with a ten foot pole.



  51. J A Brooks
    5:42 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Jokers next job will be an assistant at a mid major where he belongs…. an entire off season to prepare for this cards team and as usual our guys literally look lost… looking around with hands in the air saying I don’t know… that’s the definition of not being prepared. Joker never has these kids ready.



  52. Willy
    5:43 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Joker would make Kragthorp look like a D-1 coach. Strong is reaping the rewards…



  53. Softand sensitive
    5:44 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Like their boss



  54. lonnieb
    5:45 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I like the no huddle……but we still stand there for 37 of the seconds prior to snapping. It may get on my nerves more than the huddle itself



  55. dougieblue
    5:49 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    hard to watch this one



  56. Rixter
    5:49 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Who is the early favorite to be head coach next year?



  57. Run fat boy run
    5:50 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    54- i was just talking to a friend of mine and said the exact same thing. Almost like we hurry up and wait for the defense to get set.



  58. kyfan76
    5:50 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    You are seriously closing the chat?!?!? If we are winning you keep it open and if we are losing you close it? WOW! And you make fun of fans like this. Suck it up KSR!



  59. The King
    5:50 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I am by no means one of the fans calling for Jokers head before the start of the 4th quarter, however I am also a realist who can see what is likely to happen. That being said, do you think we could get Jim Tressel if Joker is let go? He is a big name, being placed into a big time confrence, the kinda guy who can build a buzz.

    Thoughts?



  60. Bobby
    5:51 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    0-12



  61. Mike
    5:51 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    If Choker really likes the university as much as he has shown and professed, he should done the only and honorable thing left for him and that is RESIGN at game’s end. Don’t you all feel sorry for the poor UK fans in attendance??



  62. Rixter
    5:52 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I agree, Matt shuts WAY too many blogs down early. Guys, whaddaya say we let Matt do a 2 hour post-game show with NO CALLERS? Think he’d just shut it down early?



  63. Eric K
    5:52 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    This is starting to get hard to watch! Get ready for a half full house next week! GO CATS!!



  64. Big J
    5:52 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Joker has to go NOW ! This is an average UL team not an Alabama.



  65. Rixter
    5:53 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Is there any way we beat a D1 team this year?



  66. Run fat boy run
    5:54 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I’m guessing ESPN is hating this as much as UK fans. I’m speculating that a lot of people started cutting the grass or took a Sunday afternoon nap and turned the t.v. off.



  67. Rixter
    5:55 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville is a bunch of punks, nothing ever changes



  68. JayCee
    5:58 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    59- Tressel was like 1-5 against the SEC with all that talent he had at OSU. Hard to think he could do any better at UK.



  69. markp
    5:58 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    50, I agree give Petrino a call. He has the offensive mind we need and an even bigger chip on his shoulder after the egg in the face experience at Arkansas.



  70. cal
    6:01 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    This is painful. I now remember why I like the NFL so much. They will not win a conference game. none. WKU is licking their chops.



  71. Slovak
    6:02 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    This has been the longest game in the history of the world. When does Here Comes Honey Boo Boo come one?



  72. Another Perspective
    6:03 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I agree it’s a punk move to shut down the blog early. Matt has no room to criticize fans who leave the game early.

    #JimTresselaintwalkingthroughtgatdoor



  73. Pegs
    6:03 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    To be honest Petrino hates UK. He called UK ‘slapdicks’ when he was at Louisville. So unless his wife/ex-wife/mistress is scalping him he’s not going to UK



  74. Softand sensitive
    6:04 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Taking Bridgewater out was sympothy.



  75. Another Perspective
    6:05 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    No way we call Petrino. Ever.

    MJ bails on us, we don’t bail him out.

    #TeamNoCalls



  76. Jack cruse
    6:06 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Our caretaker AD should have to co-host tonight’s post game show with Matt



  77. Pat_Wren
    6:09 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    It’s a shame that KSR can’t hang in there with the CATS with the “Live Blog.”. At least my CATS play BTTW until the final whistle….. KSR has too many girly quitters…..and Matt seems to be the biggest of them all!



  78. Rixter
    6:10 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Probaly why he got sh-tcanned at CBS and KSTV



  79. kyfan76
    6:10 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    KSR better never say anything about fans quitting AGAIN!!



  80. JayCee
    6:10 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    76- agreed.



  81. jen blue
    6:14 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Totally agree jones needed to man up and stand by his team. Cowardly.



  82. Rixter
    6:14 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Hard to win when you play 11 against 17



  83. ThatsExactlyRight
    6:14 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Matt had to go do the postgame show. Tyler and others could have kept the blog up but didn’t. It’s on them, not Matt.



  84. Pat_Wren
    6:15 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    78……. Totally agree! I’m getting tired of his preaching while he quits on our TEAMS as often as the sun rises. Seems to be a character defect with him…..always giving up and quitting! It’s his “life pattern.”



  85. kyfan76
    6:16 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Matt said he didn’t care. Blame is at the top!



  86. ltylerj
    6:17 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I hope that older lady calls you on the post game and bitches you out again for quitting like a child, Matt Jones. The team sucks, we get it, but you are an ambassador to the University, don’t quit with 8 minutes left in the 3rd. I hope UK makes this game close or even come back so you get ripped by the fanbase for being a bitch and running off to your room to sulk.



  87. Pat_Wren
    6:19 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    86…….I think I love you! Couldn’t have said it better…. MJ is a whining little bitch!



  88. The King
    6:19 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not saying Matt didn’t quit just because of the game, but did anyone think about the fact that he has a radio show to do after the game? Time to drive to the studio, prep for the show, ect ect.



  89. Pat_Wren
    6:24 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder how fast MJ and Co. scrub these comments?



  90. CatsFan88
    6:24 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    So you get a corporate sponsor to pony up for the live blog in Cane’s, then you quit mid-way through the third quarter. I’m sure they’ll be real excited to sponsor it again. What a joke.



  91. J A Brooks
    6:26 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Ineptitude continues



  92. Pegs
    6:26 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    #88 hush your mouth with those logical statements



  93. Pat_Wren
    6:29 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    I like our Team….. They may not do it this year but it’s obvious they are heading in the right direction…. Much improved over last season. Stud players will want to play with this style of offense and the defense WILL get better. We are very young and Joker seems to be making the changes needed to get us over the hump.



  94. ltylerj
    6:35 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones has done live blogs followed by post games enough for me to know he can leave with around 8 minutes left in a football game to make post game. If UK was winning or tied, you cannot convince me Matt would have left with 8 left in the 3rd, he would have been here until the 4th at least.

    I’m as big a supporter to Matt as anyone, but I won’t sit here and give him excuses as to why he turned his back and quit. It’s one thing for a fan to quit on the team, it’s another for an ambassador like Matt to up and quit. It’s pathetic, and he should check his ego at the door and apologize to us UK fans that are just that, UK fans. I will watch this game to the final horn, because they have Kentucky across their chest and I love the University through the good times and bad.



  95. J A Brooks
    6:36 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Someone give one reason why joker should get a
    fourth year… he’s never put an entire 48 Minutes of Competent football on the field. There is no excuse for his coaching. No timeouts called in first, fake punt on our own 15… bad coaching is obvious amd rampant amongst our players. an average il real just beat the pants off us and took their starting qb out in the 3rd quarter… joker better be asked some tough questions



  96. UKFan40324
    6:38 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Believe it or not I’m okay with today. I feel like this team is going to be more competitive than last year, and I’m proud of how they continued to play the game. Unlike our Board admins – thanks guys – They played until the game was over and for that I will buy my tickets and go watch!



  97. Rixter
    6:40 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Matt has a radio show to do after EVERY game. But when the Cats win (rare, I know) the blog goes until the end of the game.



  98. seriously
    6:48 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Dont you people have anything better to do than ride someones ass because they dont do what you would like them to do? Get over yourselves and move on, no one is forcing you to be on here.



  99. Rixter
    6:51 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    #98: Mama Jones… is that you?



  100. Rixter
    6:53 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    99 I thought Matt told his mom to stop posting on the wibsite



  101. The King
    6:55 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Pegs you are right, my bad. I guess message boards aren’t really the proper forum for rational thought and civil conversation.



  102. G-Unit
    6:56 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    98- I agree, get the f u c k off matts nuts… KENTUCKY SUX… I would do the same thing he did. I mean it is a joke to watch. Absolute total Joke!



  103. Cracker
    6:58 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones, when hired by CBS, had just risen above trailer park celebrity status. Now he’s just about back to the same level as your local radio DJ. One thing I’ve always disagreed with MJ on is his assertion that UK football can NEVER be relevant because of the geograhic location and recruiting limitations. Yet, Loserville, Cincy and WVU and UT- each just a few hours drive or less from Lexington, have all had national success in football. UK is a perpetual bottom feeder because it’s the little sister, the stepchild to the basketball program and it’s just always going to be that way. The PERFECT time to rise above where we had been was in the glow of the big win over LSU. But no, it’s just been a long slow slide down back to the bottom. Next thing you know, we had Mike Hartline at the helm- and he was at BEST a back up QB at any other SEC school. It was game after game of every opponent having a career night against us, opposing players having career games against us. I got so SICK of that happening. It happened all the time. HOW COULD THAT BE???? It was one long third down after another with little dump passes in the middle for 3 yard gains. Randall Cobb was the only thing that brought us any hope. I wanted so much for the football team to succeed. I rooted, I bought tickets and went to home games. I still want them to win, but I’m not giving the univeristy money to watch football. It’s like giving Barnhart a tube of lube and then bending over a table. No thanks.



  104. trublue
    7:04 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Joke didn’t use a TO. Why should players try if the coaches don’t?



  105. jq
    7:08 pm September 2, 2012 Permalink

    Well it is disturbing to see JOKER lived up to his name today and probably the rest of the season, c’mon BBALL!