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UK vs WESTERN KENTUCKY LIVE BLOG

Article written by Matt Jones

133 Comments for UK vs WESTERN KENTUCKY LIVE BLOG



  1. WKY cat fan
    9:31 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Wow…I can see a big difference in Newton.



  2. JPhelps
    9:38 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    When is it too early to say, “I told you so…”



  3. JR
    9:41 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    ESPN3 isn’t streaming the game for me. Anyone else having problems? Anywhere else to stream the game?



  4. big tim
    9:46 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    justin.tv



  5. BC
    9:46 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    ESPN3 isn’t working for me either, must be something with insight



  6. mitch barnhart
    9:47 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I’m accepting applications for football coach, NOW!



  7. MIKE LEACH
    9:48 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    get use to this. this is what you get when you have no coaching. the fact that people still have faith in Ky football is hilarious.



  8. lather rinse repeat
    9:50 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Same old UK. New year. I waited 8 months for this? I think How It’s Made is on.



  9. Morgan Newton
    9:54 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I am O fer.



  10. HEAD COACH IN WAITING
    9:56 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha



  11. big tim
    9:57 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    what happen to that awesome oline we were to have



  12. WKY cat fan
    9:58 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is Western KY!!!! Western KY for goodness sake…come on!



  13. Perfect Patterson
    9:59 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    The UK game on ESPN3 isn’t working in Nashville either. Oh well



  14. Morgan Newton
    9:59 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I have such command in the huddle. What a great O Line



  15. Footblue
    10:00 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    So this is the offensive line and quarterback everyone was raving about?? Looks like same coaching staff.



  16. WKY cat fan
    10:00 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    It’s the uniforms…gotta be.



  17. kyrobman
    10:02 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Where is all the people from last year that was saying “Hartline sucks, Newton should be playing”? Really



  18. Jason
    10:03 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Pathetic…defense looks interesting…but that offense is vomit inducing.



  19. Your Mom
    10:03 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    BS! I’m down here in St. Petersburg and I’ve tried ESPN3 streaming online through the USF camps network and next door at a Tavern (Verizon) and the KY game appears, it just won’t load.

    ESPN is crap!



  20. Nite Nite
    10:04 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is a joke. Glad I didn’t make the drive. ALMOST bought into the hype.
    Ch. 453 has Man vs. Food. Dud is going up against Ramen noodles. Looks like a better show.



  21. Trublupopeye
    10:04 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Morgan got big case of nerves. Lets settle down cats.



  22. locke-not-gonna-get-drafted
    10:06 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Four yards. Count ’em. Four freakin yards of total offense in the first quarter. Man, oh man. We really do suck:(



  23. tim
    10:07 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    OPERATION BOYCOTT still in full effect. They get one more possession before I turn it to a cooking show, and boycott them until they get a new coach.



  24. mbs757
    10:10 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    thanks Joker. You ran off a good QB in Ryan Moss. and you went with Morgan Newton. First quarter he has really showed us how much he has really improved. Will we get a chance to see Maxwell at all in this game? Probably not.



  25. mashburnfan1
    10:11 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    this is sad but it is early. lets give it a bit of time and see if we can get things going. two good things are western just missed on 2 easy td’s so it should be 14-0 and the deep pass by newton looked good.



  26. CM Colts
    10:12 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    So … did anyone stop anywhere good on the way to Nashville?



  27. SeoulCat
    10:13 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Anybody have an online streaming link for the game?



  28. WKY cat fan
    10:15 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    1st down!!!



  29. WKY cat fan
    10:16 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    #26…yeah, my recliner. Glad I didn’t make the trip to watch this.



  30. Winchester
    10:16 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Is it basketball season yet?



  31. SeoulCat
    10:18 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink


  32. Bikly
    10:19 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Ladrop king.



  33. Wow
    10:19 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    How many days until Big Blue Madness?



  34. Ugh
    10:19 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    20 minutes of football and the best play comes from our kicker? This is a pathetic display of “SEC” football.



  35. bballjoker
    10:19 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    my espn3 started working. just in time for the game-changing punt too.



  36. MIKE LEACH
    10:20 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    25 i have been giving them time for 15 years



  37. buk
    10:20 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Ok, so ESPN 3 will play every other game except UK. This is garbage. Anyone got another link?



  38. Wow
    10:21 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Operation Rise is correct – They can’t get worse



  39. gcat4496
    10:22 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Put Hartline in.



  40. Billy
    10:24 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Wow. Larod would have dropped that



  41. 10:23 p.m.
    10:24 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Wow. The offense is horrible. How long to basketball season?



  42. UL
    10:26 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    the fact that people were laughing at us i hilarious



  43. Mosskowski
    10:26 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, Joker thought this bumb was better than me? Huh? Darn, cats, yalls best part ‘o the game is the kicking game… when’s basketball season start?



  44. Wow
    10:27 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Look at the bright side, we can turn off the TV or shut down the internet. 28,000 people actually made a trip to watch this.



  45. haha
    10:27 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    43 somewhere mossakowski is laughing



  46. Fire joker
    10:28 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Joker says. Lets join the ovc.

    NewtOn is terrible.

    Embarrassing.



  47. Fire joker
    10:28 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Joker says. Lets join the ovc.

    NewtOn is terrible.

    Embarrassing.



  48. josh Clemons
    10:30 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Mans game biotch. I wish there were other men on this team



  49. UK2Kman
    10:30 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Worst Kentucky team I have seen in a while. Defense is ok but they will get ate alive against SEC



  50. Edbauer
    10:31 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    JOKEer Phillips must have got his name after his offensive philosophy.



  51. big tim
    10:31 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    josh clemens need to be #1 king cant catch a ball in his hand or nothing



  52. UKGoBigBlue
    10:31 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Holy Hell this is bad ! Hot Damn we’re NOT cookin with gas now



  53. Matt mumme
    10:32 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Air raid in full effect. Newton 20 yds a half. Ladrop king. Do we have other receivers. Season done. Play the frost. A smith time. Dump newton. 5th law of physics: newton sux in fball.



  54. UK2Kman
    10:33 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    At least the uniforms are good



  55. Your Mom
    10:33 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    #31 – Thanks SeoulCat!



  56. vandy
    10:35 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Guaranteed W



  57. Your Mom
    10:35 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I think the helmets suck ass. We went for 40 years with helmets like that.

    Then move to the awesome blue helmets. Then some jackwagon changes it back.



  58. Edbauer
    10:37 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Talking shit bout them works,we scored. I know it’s early but clemons looks like he belongs. Now we need some WR’s to step up



  59. UK2Kman
    10:38 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Let’s put Anthony Davis and doron lamb in already



  60. Total yards
    10:39 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    32? Are you kidding me? 32 yards just before halftime?



  61. big tim
    10:41 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    we cant catch the ball!!!!



  62. butter fingers
    10:43 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Roark and King are our playmakers? 0-12 here we come.



  63. joker calls a T.O.
    10:47 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Why? So we can throw a pick? Or run the ball 3 times and get a punt blocked?



  64. gcat4496
    10:51 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Whos idea to play WKU in Nashville on a Thursday Night. Terrible. The stadium is 1/2 full.



  65. we absolutely suck
    10:51 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    And it starts with Newton, No presence, no leadership, poor decisions. And they ran off Moss for this?



  66. hotlanta
    10:52 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    we are a joke. when does basketball start?



  67. Your Mom
    10:55 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t imagine being the kind of sheep that would sit in that live blog and be dictated when you can say something.

    Given, only Matt Jones could inspect Minter’s unit and the new wrinkles as he was taught by the best at that skill (Duke) but give everyone a break…



  68. Dennis
    10:55 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Newton is just terrible and sanders is pathetic. The offensive line looks like they are lost and the receivers cannot catch a football. Oh and by golly the joker is a joke.



  69. Moss
    10:55 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Should have gave me a chance coach.



  70. UK
    10:56 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    This UK football team sucks! Fire Joker Phillips before it’s too late!



  71. Old man
    10:58 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I have watched football for 40 years and that by far is worst half I have ever seen. If continues joker needs fired tmrw. That was embarrassing. Not ready. Out coached. Out manned.

    Coaches should pay back salaries. Hire high school or req league coaches. Would do better

    Start the bAnner in commonwealth to say”Big Blue Madness soon.. Coaching exists in ball”



  72. UK
    11:00 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    WKU is terrible! 2 loses in the last 2 years! UK may not win a game this year…..



  73. dman
    11:00 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Fulton City could play with the CATS right now.



  74. mbs757
    11:01 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    i’m sorry but Morgan Newton is not the answer and this offensive coaching staff is not the answer also. Once again I bought season tickets hoping for a decent turnaround only to find another season of disappointment. If Mitch Barnhardt doesn’t want a good football program by acquiring competent coaching (defense does look promising in areas) then we need to look for another AD. UK can be both a competitive basketball and FOOTBALL school.



  75. Odd Man Out!
    11:02 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    It’s like watching a HS game…between two bad, bad teams! Why? WTF Joker?

    Anyone have the feeling we are watching the last two years of Tubby ball? Has the talent to compete but for some reason the coaching decisions are out of left field!

    Winning 4 games this year will be a challenge!



  76. Att: MATT JONES
    11:04 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Wake up!!! this team could be good but our coaching is a joke!!! this is why we will never mak it over the hump because we hire the “Nice Guys” that played at UK. That does NOT make a good coach he is i way over his head like kragthorp. SO tom on your radio show please dont come up with anymore excuses especially after the disaster from last year newton has been in the offense long enough to not be this bad. Wake Up this big football programs dont stand for this. I bet houston nutt does not get another chance if they have a terrible year because real SEC teams make changes in order to be good WAKE UP MATT JONES!!!



  77. Dennis
    11:04 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I said it all last year that the joke sucked as a coach but we are stuck with him for at least 2 maybe 3 more years so enjoy the battle for last in the SEC against Vandy



  78. Dougie
    11:06 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Randy sanders = bernadette Locke mattox.

    Go ROB.



  79. wku
    11:08 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    uk couldnt win the sunbelt let alone compete in the sec.



  80. mbs757
    11:08 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I’m sorry but Campus PD is more entertaning than watching this spectacle of what is supposed to be Division I football.



  81. Barnhardt
    11:09 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Does not have the balls to attempt to be a big football program and fire a coach midway through the season. especially one that played at UK and is a nice guy which dont make coaches. Mike leach got in trouble but he has had a better football team than joker ever will. The UL game is going to be close and we may win but after this year look for a team that has actual coaches to show up and win because UL has coaches.



  82. Long Season
    11:18 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I am gonna suck…hell U OF L will kick our ass at this point……….



  83. Music city bowl comitEe
    11:24 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Please go away uk. If interested you can play pee wee game before bowl. Go joker. Go mediocrity. Go loser. Go bbn or bnb. Bad news bears.



  84. JPhelps
    11:25 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    OPERATION LIES



  85. Musehobo
    11:27 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    81) Punctuation might help clear some of those thoughts up.



  86. We Suck
    11:30 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    We suck. Get rid of the football team and reinvest that $$ into basketball



  87. uh oh
    11:31 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is quite a bummer. I mean this is just an all around bad showing. I mean i love to support these guys but i mean this its hard to follow them as passionately as id like with this kind of performance. I will also say that im super excited for basketball as i know we all are!



  88. Barnhardt
    11:31 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    85 sorry i type fast when i am pissed off. sorry, im not an english teacher. i actually like to make money



  89. Bob Beatty
    11:31 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    TRINITY BEST TEAM IN THE STATE



  90. cats4ever
    11:34 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Westerns coach is worse than joker, rainey hasn’t been stopped and he thinks his qb us good I guess



  91. good lord
    11:36 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    the fact that people will still support joker after this is the reason we will never make it over the hump and become a legit contender



  92. Jokers Juggernaut
    11:37 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    We got em by the tail on a down hill drag!



  93. Jokers Wild
    11:43 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink


  94. CM Colts
    11:46 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Not enuf bourbon in Kentucky to make this game fun to watch. Truly awful



  95. Bill Parcels
    11:48 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    i was ready to come help…. instead you hired Rich.



  96. mike
    11:48 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Fig Newton and the O line both Fnnnn disasters….agree with many of the other posters….this coaching staff needs to be fired…what a great recruiting tool…who wouldn’t want to come here and play….CARDS have to be licking chops big time.



  97. RidgeRunner
    11:49 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is the worst game I have ever seen a Kentucky Wildcat yeam play offensively thru 3 quarters and I have been watching / following this team since Fran Curci. I’m old and pissed off. Don’t give me that first game jitter bullsh/t either.

    Our coach still roams the sidelines, distracted, looking around, no control just like last year. This unit is as prepared as the first practice of a rec league team. Fire Joker period.



  98. I have a great idea
    11:49 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    We have to have a big name coach to get big name players and get better, so how about fire Joker and hire Jim Tressel. He has learned from his mistakes and it’s a perfect place to start.



  99. RidgeRunner
    11:55 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    God, this is embarrassing.



  100. hell yeah
    11:56 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    98 Jim Tressel i forgot about him he would be a huge hire who cares if he cheated who isnt in football these days. Joker would probably still be bad even if he was cheating.



  101. Newton
    12:00 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Dude check out my poise i have so much poise now that woodson took me under his wing i can really take command of a huddle!



  102. cooler74
    12:00 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    They won’t win an SEC game. This team is terrible and the offense is even worse. Big Blue Madness next month. Bring it!



  103. thehag
    12:05 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    I cannot believe that we are one lucky shake and bake run and TD from being shutout by WKU
    unflipping real!!!!



  104. JOKER SUX
    12:08 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    JOKER PHILLIPS IS BILL CURRY ALL OVER AGAIN. IT’S LATE IN THE 4TH QUARTER, AND UK HAS 77 TOTAL YARDS OF OFFENSE!!!! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BRACE YOURSELF, THE SEC IS GOING TO KICK OUR A___!!!!

    FIREJOKER.COM



  105. RYAN MOSSAKOWSKI
    12:10 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    MISS ME YET? I TOLD YOU I WAS WAY BETTER THAN NEWTON, BUT SINCE JOKER PLAYS FAVORITES, HE GOT THE JOB AND I LEFT. NOW I’M GONNA SIT BACK AND WATCH UK LOSE ABOUT 9 GAMES THIS YEAR. LMAO



  106. damn
    12:15 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    luck ass run



  107. C in Nashville
    12:16 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Is this worse than 6-3 win in late 80’s? I say yes. Bring on Bookie and the Wildcat!l



  108. Wow
    12:16 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Joker is better at propaganda than the government. I thought this team was supposed to be good…er Rise or something….



  109. C in Nashville
    12:19 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    8.5 more to cover



  110. Woodsworth
    12:20 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Well, about half the people on here aren’t fans. About half of the rest are just idiots. I’ll take the win (assuming we do) and the experience. Poor playing this game, but only a bad game if we don’t learn from it. Take a deep breath.



  111. haha
    12:22 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    WKU lost this game themselves they should be up 2 touchdowns



  112. RidgeRunner
    12:22 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    107…remember it well unfortunately.

    But…yes, this is the worst offensive attempt I have ever saw. The preparation, mis-tackles, flags, wrong routes, players tripping over own feet, our line has been moved off scrimmage from play 1, etc…etc…



  113. mbs757
    12:23 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Coach Philips WAKE UP. Morgan Newton is not ur QB. If anything he is going to be an athlete only. This guy cannot run an offense much less motivate the offense.



  114. RidgeRunner
    12:26 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    110…and Cawood Ledford would call you a cheerleader. If the damn pot is black, call it black. Has nothing to do with challenging me or many of us as fans. Hell yeah we’re fans…but we don’t live under a rock.



  115. blewnwhite
    12:26 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats UK you have qualified for the toilet bowl, what a joke! Save the scholarships for bball.



  116. We suck
    12:26 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    See my name



  117. mbs757
    12:28 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Hey #89 I will agree with you there. Trinity could beat both UK and UL. At least they have a staff that know how to put a competitive team on the field and kick ass.



  118. mike
    12:31 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Joker should be on Obama’s staff because he is the consumate spin meister. This is as poorly a coached team and performance as these eyes have seen….all that spin of how improved fig newton is and the O line being the strength of this team…great recruiting tool peformance tonight….I feel sorry for the people that have to drive back to Lexington tonight…we were totally OUTPLAYED & OUTCOACHED by Western.



  119. Chris Johnson
    12:32 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    its a good thing the band went so they could fill half the stadium



  120. Operation Rise!!!
    12:35 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    throw it to the end zone on 4th and 11 to seal a game



  121. Thick Rick
    12:35 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like I won the “name the score” contest bitches!



  122. Truth
    12:36 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    This was a loss regardless. WKU should have been up 17-0 at the half. If their qb was not middle school talent level, we get drilled. They had 2 sure td’s in the first half and their qb missed by a mile.



  123. RidgeRunner
    12:38 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Agreed 122. Hell, we even got the breaks of the close calls for the most part.

    I’m goin’ to bed with indigestion.



  124. matt
    12:39 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    apparently ppl think u r supposed to be perfect off the bat with one if our most inexperienced teams in a while. listen idiots we are the young and the restless. chill out. if we are to win 7+ then we need to have some game experience, lets see what they can do when we play an east team. pathetic bandwagon fans



  125. blewnwhite
    12:40 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    For those of you who drove to Nashvegas for that please send your mileage reimbursement request to UK Athletics ATTN:Joker Phillips! Hopefully the 2 1/2 million subscribers to ESPNU were asleep and didn’t see that.



  126. Woodsworth
    12:40 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    114…. There is a difference in being upset at and completely degrading and mocking your own team. They played terrible today. I’m freely admitting that. I think I said so in the first post. Criticizing them is fine. Being upset is fine. I know I am. But I refuse to mock and insult our players and coaches like most are doing. There are already plenty of sites, papers, and people more than happy to do it.



  127. Camorgan Newton
    12:42 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Was there a argument between the coaches at the end of the game?



  128. Loss
    12:43 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    This counts as a loss. It’s pathetic to even count as a win. What a joke.



  129. RidgeRunner
    12:48 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    126…I’ll give you some of that point.

    But Joker isn’t a coach and if you take that any other way than what it literally means, so be it. We can agree to disagree on that one.



  130. RICH BROOKS
    12:49 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    i would have won by 25…………FIRE JOKER……HE SUCKS



  131. they suppose ta be sec
    12:50 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    126 hey barnhardt the big time real football schools do it. why cant we? fans like you and matt jones is the reason we wont ever get past the music city bowl or other toilet bowls. wake up! take the blue goggles off! i have seen teams with less experience beat down teams in their first game.



  132. Woodsworth
    1:01 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    129… That is fine by me. I’m less concerned with the coaches being mocked than the players anyways. He hasn’t impressed me yet, but I think that there are other ways of handling it that degrading remarks. That is just me though.

    131… Thank you for proving my first post. Yes, I’m the reason we don’t get past the music city bowl. You figured out my scheme. Me and Matt have been doing this for years. By supporting the team through thick and thin, we have actually been keeping them in a state of mediocrity. And we would have gotten away with it to if it weren’t for you meddling 20 to 30 year olds.



  133. Cat fan
    1:05 am September 2, 2011 Permalink

    Sept 2nd, your a troll. STFU!