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(Un)Official Football Coaching Search Satisfaction Survery

Hello Cat fans,

(Not) Mitch Barnhart here. Just wanted to check in and see how you guys were doing since, ya know, the coaching search is over and all. Did ya hear about Mark Stoops? Boy oh boy, am I excited! We are ready to do football the right way, guys and gals. Kentucky will be rocking come next fall with a new lifeforce behind the program and facilities. Just like our great university, Mark comes from a lineage full of tradition and success. Let’s all rally behind him and pack Commonwealth every game next year. Whaddya say, guys? 

I’m also writing to ask you to quickly fill out this Fan Satisfaction Survey regarding the football coaching search. Thank you. God bless you and yours.

-(N)MB

1. How did you feel about the firing of Joker?

(a) He deserved one more year!

(b) Sad to see him go, but it had to be done.

(c) It was one year too late.

(d) I thought Heath Ledger was great as the Joker, I can’t believe they didn’t bring him back in the next one.

2. Were you happy that Joker coached the last two football games?

(a) Yes, his players and fans were able to give him a warm send-off.

(b) No, his time was at UK done.

(c) Indifferent. I stopped watching after the Vandy massacre.

(d) Um, I’m a UK basketball fan. What’s football?

3. Who was your initial #1 choice to be the next coach?

(a) Bobby Petrino!

(b) Adolph Rupp!

(c) Bill Belichick!

(d) …Mark Stoops?! Yeah!

(e) Other:  ___________

4. How do you feel about the quick turnaround in finding a coach?

(a) Great, we had to use the headstart to our advantage to beat other big SEC schools out.

(b) Disappointed, a rushed decision is often the wrong one.

(c) Not sure, I’m still sobering up from the bourbon-induced haze that football season sent me into.

(d) Wait. We found a coach?! *quickly scrolls down the KSR feed*

5. What’s your level of satisfaction with the Mark Stoops hire?

(a) Excellent: Hell yeah! So excited.

(b) Good: Pretty good choice given the options.

(c) Average: But why didn’t we call Petrino, dag nabbit?!

(d) Poor: I support nothing having to do with gingers. Sue me.

Thanks for your participation, fans. Once again, welcome Coach Stoops! Big Blue Nation is ready to jump on board.

Article written by Chris Thomas

78 Comments for (Un)Official Football Coaching Search Satisfaction Survery



  1. Kentuckyman11
    9:32 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B A D C A !



  2. survey
    9:33 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. B
    2. A
    3. E
    4. A
    5. A



  3. Cats in the NBA
    9:34 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    C A A A B



  4. Brian
    9:34 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1) B
    2) A
    3) E Hal Mumme
    4) C
    5) D



  5. Bulldawg
    9:36 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. B
    2. A
    3. A
    4. A
    5. A



  6. RKA
    9:37 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    Nick Saban
    A
    A



  7. Houston Wldcat
    9:37 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B, A, D, A, A



  8. Florida gay turds
    9:39 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B,A,E,A,A



  9. markp
    9:39 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1.c
    2.a
    3.a
    4.c
    5.b



  10. Bobb Gunn
    9:40 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. C
    2. C
    3. E – Coach Eric Taylor
    4. A
    5. B



  11. Punter U
    9:40 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    (c) It was one year too late.

    (a) Yes, his players and fans were able to give him a warm send-off.

    (e) Other: ___Kliff Kingsbury____

    (c) Not sure, I’m still sobering up from the bourbon-induced haze that football season sent me into.

    (b) Good: Pretty good choice given the options.



  12. Mike13w
    9:43 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. b
    2. a
    3. a
    4. a
    5. a



  13. Chris
    9:43 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. B
    2. A
    3. E – I didnt really have a favorite
    4. A
    5. A



  14. BlueTexan
    9:44 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. c
    2. a
    3. e
    4. b
    5. b

    Why not do a poll on Barney? Of course…Matt/KSR wouldn’t allow it.



  15. bigbluejon
    9:45 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B A E A A



  16. MttaCatFan
    9:46 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. b
    2. a
    3. e- Kirby Smart
    4. a
    5. a



  17. Michael
    9:48 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. b
    2. a
    3. d
    4. a
    5. a

    Mark Stoops is an excellent pick!!! I’m extremely excited about Kentucky football now!!!



  18. MiddlesboroCatsFan
    9:49 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    D
    A
    A



  19. BBN 23
    9:52 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1.B
    2.A
    3.D
    4.A
    5.A



  20. Robbie
    9:54 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B A E (Macintyre) A A



  21. GW
    9:58 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. B
    2. A
    3. E (Kirby Smart)
    4. A
    5. A



  22. Kory
    9:58 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. C – Never should have been given an extension.
    2. A – For the players, not Joker. The 4th down play calls vs. UT ruined any sympathy I had.
    3. A – Baggage or not he had to be a top name, with Tressel and Kirby Smart as well at first.
    4. A – We gave Stoops an early two weeks on other schools to form his “Plan” for UK.
    5. B – Too early to give an excellent. But I’m excited for a brand new era after the last 10 years. Entirely new staff and hopefully one that will bring some top talent with them!



  23. BD
    9:59 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    E kingsbury
    A
    A



  24. farbest
    10:00 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1 b
    2 a
    3 a
    4 a
    5 b



  25. Al Purnell here
    10:01 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. B
    2. A
    3. E – Kirby Smart
    4. A
    5. A



  26. Ukfan
    10:03 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    BCDAA



  27. 50 Cent
    10:04 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1-B
    2-A
    3-E…had no clue
    4-A…b/c of who we got
    5-B…will need a little proof to move to A, but have faith



  28. UK4REAL
    10:07 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. C: Mitch should have been fired with Joker

    2. C: I knew my Kentucky Football would NEVER have a decent season with Joker at the helm. Therefore, who cares if he coached the two last games or not. I cared that they hired him in the first place.

    3. A: At UK, we NEED a coach who can WIN and pull us where we have NEVER been in a LONG TIME: On top of the SEC EAST and working towards an SEC CHAMPIONSHIP. Petrino has the record, pedigree, and experience to do this. Instead, we get a DC without any HC experience??? Mitch needs to be fired right now for this pitiful hire.

    4. B: Quick HIRE??? REALLY??? We had a huge jump on the other THREE SEC Schools that will be looking for coaches (UT, AU, UA)… and we will end up with the WEAKEST HIRE of them all. Wait and see… it’s all because MITCH does NOT know what he is doing.

    5. D: We are still “KENTUCKY THE BASKETBALL SCHOOL”… because we DO NOT TAKE FOOTBALL serious enough to demand WINNING, nor hire a BIG NAME EXPERIENCED FOOTBALL COACH. Mitch missed a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to turn this around…



  29. jpgott2
    10:09 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    E: Kirby Smart/ Butch Jones, yet Stoops kind of came on later!
    C, but mostly A: The season put me into a coma, yet this hire has helped a lot.
    B: yet it can become A quite quickly.



  30. bluebabyblue
    10:11 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    C B D C A



  31. Bigcatinva
    10:11 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1B I was a BIG Joker fan and always will be. I really wish it had worked. In retrospect if be had left for the Oklahoma OC job a few years back it might have worked out better for him and us but that’s water under the bridge
    2A
    3D. Not in the beginning but the more I hear the more I applaud the hire
    4A
    5A



  32. 8andcounting
    10:11 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1.B
    2.A
    3.E- Kirby Smart
    4.A
    5.A



  33. Evan
    10:12 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1) B
    2) A
    3) E- Kirby Smart
    4) A
    5) A



  34. Kige Ramsey
    10:15 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. D
    2. B
    3. E- Sam Harp
    4. D
    5. D



  35. Peter Kuttcutt
    10:17 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    #28 …you have never seen a UK football game and you are only 11 years old, am I right?



  36. dave
    10:25 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. How did you feel about the firing of Joker?
    (c) It was one year too late.

    2. Were you happy that Joker coached the last two football games?
    (c) Indifferent. I stopped watching after the Vandy massacre.

    3. Who was your initial #1 choice to be the next coach?
    (e) Other: Kirby Smart

    4. How do you feel about the quick turnaround in finding a coach?
    ~ HOPEFUL

    5. What’s your level of satisfaction with the Mark Stoops hire?
    (b) Good: Praying to the Football Gods that he can recruit the talent that he’ll need to turn it around and that the UKAA doesn’t stand in his way and supports him in a manner that aids his efforts and ultimate success (which would be a departure from the past).



  37. CatnDallas
    10:25 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1.d
    2.a
    3.a
    4.5.
    5.a



  38. Not_Greg_Gumbel
    10:25 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    E
    A
    A



  39. Dr. Kutaweigh
    10:26 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    A B P… ANYBODY BUT PETRINO! Thank you Mitch AND the SEC for leaving this DOG by the side of the road.
    Happy to purchase tickets for UK football 2013 and pleased with the hire.



  40. Jarred
    10:31 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1.B
    2.A
    3.E Kirby Smart
    4.A
    5.A



  41. CATfish
    10:34 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1.b
    2.a
    3.d
    4.a
    5.a



  42. ShepTownCat
    10:35 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    C
    B
    A
    B
    C



  43. Nash
    10:37 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    C,C,E had none, A, Mixture of A/B



  44. true story
    10:46 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Have any of you ever met anyone who caps his shades on top of his head, that wasn’t also a douchebag?



  45. bbmike
    10:49 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    #5 a.



  46. Matt on Sports
    10:55 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    E: Mike Leach
    A
    A



  47. Truth
    10:55 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    4. AAAA!!!



  48. Howdy rascal
    10:56 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    5. A!!



  49. StoopDog
    10:59 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1.B You always wish a man who has embraced BBN for 20+ years the best! He was one of a select few of African American coaches at a BCS school! I liked the fact that UK was one of the few schools to give a black coach a oppurtunity! I wanted him to be sucessful!
    2.A It showed what a class act Joker is! He stayed on for his players! People want Petrino who could care less about players! Money, wins, and women come before student athletes as far as that mans concerned!
    3.E Kirby Smart was my inital favorite! When I looked at it from a realistic stand point Mark Stoops was my guy!
    4.A My mother told me always swing first!
    5.A We are Kentucky! John Gruden is not coming down! This was a great hire given the circumstance! A up and comer who is hungry and has the potential to bring a great staff with him! I would love to get Cooley as well! Stoop will sure up the defense and has Florida connections! A solid offensive cordinator is a must! BBN stand up and support this man! I cant wait to hear those words “Its Football Time In The Blue Graaassss!



  50. Will
    11:10 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1)B
    2)A
    3)A
    4)A
    5)5



  51. SECFTW
    11:12 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    c
    b
    e: Florida’s Offensive Coordinator
    a
    b



  52. goUKats
    11:16 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1.c 2.b 3.a 4.a 5.b



  53. hillbillie
    11:38 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1)C
    2)C
    3)A, GRUDEN-CHUCKY
    4)A
    5)A-SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER



  54. UKGAL-InFL
    11:42 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    1. B
    2. A
    3. E–I wanted Rex Ryan
    4. A & C
    5. A



  55. Ridge Runner
    1:27 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1-C
    2-B
    3-Kirby Smart
    4-A
    5-B



  56. STOOPS
    1:35 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    A,A,D,A,A



  57. Buckets
    3:38 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1. B
    2. A
    3. A
    4. A
    5. A



  58. Kaptain Kat
    4:51 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1.B
    2.B
    3.A
    4.A
    5.A



  59. Big Whoop
    6:16 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1.b & c (to a lesser degree)
    2.a
    3.e – Kirby Smart
    4.a
    5.a

    I think Mitch hit a home run. Only time will tell, but I couldn’t be happier. Let’s see who he hires as OC. My bet is that it will be another home run if not a triple.



  60. Kyle
    6:17 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    C A A A B



  61. JoeMoney333
    7:21 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1) B
    2) A
    3) E – No preference, was waiting to see canidates
    4) A
    5) A



  62. FeedMeSeymour
    7:34 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1. B 2. A 3.Kirby Smart 4. A 5. A



  63. Alumni1
    7:37 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1.B
    2.A
    3.E – Kliff Kingsberry
    4.A
    5.A!!!!



  64. bluefan
    8:06 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    BDA_C
    Cautiously optimistic here. This is in no way a “home run” hire. Hopefully a solid hit to first base.



  65. SeoulCat
    8:22 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1. C
    2. A
    3. A
    4. A
    5. A



  66. SeoulCat
    8:22 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    6. T
    7. S
    8. CATS! CATS! CATS



  67. stoopspoops(icecream)
    9:05 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    b,a,d,a,a(ss)



  68. BNClay
    9:35 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    (c) It was one year too late.
    (c) Indifferent. I stopped watching after the Vandy massacre.
    (a) Bobby Petrino!
    (a) Great, we had to use the headstart to our advantage to beat other big SEC schools out.
    (b) Good: Pretty good choice given the options.



  69. DCFan
    9:39 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1)C
    2)C
    3)D
    4)A
    5)A

    I’m a die-hard loyalist but these last three years have been painful (they s’posed to be SEC?), and frustrating, given all the progress Brooks made with the program. Here’s hoping the administration gives Stoops the tools he needs for success.



  70. Steelydan
    9:39 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    A
    A
    A



  71. cpacat
    9:42 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    E
    C
    A – The more I learn about him and his family, his past experience, his success at FSU, his recruiting connections, etc. the more excited I get.



  72. ColonelCoach
    9:42 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    E David Cutcliffe
    A
    A

    I am a Joker fan and wish him well. I think without injuries this season goes a lot differently (Take a look at what we did to Kent State and what they did rest of the season) but with the way it went he had to go. Glad he was allowed to coach the last two, just telling someone to leave never benefits anyone.

    Now onto our new coach. I am very pleased that UK went with a defensive guy and someone who is somewhat familiar with the state of Florida as it is a very important state when it comes to recruiting. I am excited to see who he can get on his staff and if UK will finally gives some money to improve our football facilities.

    Actions speak louder than words.



  73. HoptownTigers
    9:43 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    E Marc Adam Clark
    A
    A



  74. IamMe
    9:50 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    B
    A
    Jim Tressel
    A
    B/D Good: But I support nothing having to do with gingers. Sue me.



  75. Erich
    10:01 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1. Bee
    2. Amen!
    3. John Gruden
    4. A
    5. A



  76. MMP
    11:16 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1.B
    2.A
    3.D
    4.A
    5.A



  77. John
    11:36 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1. c
    2. c
    3. a
    4. b (but not because of the rush, because of the lack of Petrino pursuit)
    5. c



  78. 8&Counting
    12:27 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    1. B
    2. A
    3. A
    4. A
    5. B

    Was in the bring Petrino to UK camp and believe this will be a really good hire for UK FB. Go C A T S CATS CATS CATS!!!!