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We’re at STATS! (Tuesday Show Thread)

Duke game day is here and Kentucky Sports Radio radio is coming to you live from STATS in Atlanta.  On this morning’s show, we’ll preview the game, discuss the football coaching search, and then bring Christian Laettner on to apologize to UK fans.

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217 Comments for We’re at STATS! (Tuesday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:56 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I really enjoyed Tom Lemond on the show today. Caytes by 1 tonight.



  2. Head Bussa
    9:56 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    First!



  3. Head Bussa
    9:57 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Not first.



  4. UK_JB
    9:58 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Nope… close 😉



  5. 10011010101010
    9:58 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    24hrs of CBB

    Its the most wonderful time of the year.



  6. DougieFresh
    9:59 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #BEATDUKE



  7. Fake_Bill_Bad_Lamb
    9:59 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I wish I was down in the ATL… that’s my point of view.



  8. BigBlueFlyer
    10:00 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Proudly sporting my “I Still Hate Laettner” bumper sticker today.



  9. Travis
    10:00 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Beat puke…GO CAYTS!!! #Gameday



  10. DougieFresh
    10:01 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    If Franklin didnt fight in NYC, im betting the house he fights in ATL. #PunchDuke



  11. Drew Franklin
    10:02 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    10. — No way. I’m going to behave.



  12. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:04 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait to get to Atlanta!!!



  13. Head Bussa
    10:05 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody watch West Virginia get destroyed by Gonzaga last night? Talk about offensively challenged. The Mountaineers are offensively challenged! I will say that Gonzaga is a very good team. I really like their squad this season — a good mix of shooters and some solid post play. Elias Harris of the ‘Zags is one of the nation’s best power forwards. Kevin Pangos is a big-time scorer and shooter playing both of the guard spots for Gonzaga. With talent down across the nation, I think the ‘Zags have a very good chance at making a good push for an Elite 8 or Final 4.



  14. L2C8
    10:06 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    GAME DAY BABIEEEEE!!!!!! I hope our Cates can pull off the victory. It’s going to be a tough win, but depending on which UK team shows up, I do believe we can beat these Stinky Dukies



  15. L2C8
    10:06 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    We R in CATLANTA, GO BIG BLUE!!!!



  16. Craig
    10:07 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Holy annoying echo batman…



  17. Fake_Sue_Wylie
    10:07 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    A nice echo… echo… echo. Even the nose whistle is echoing



  18. DougieFresh
    10:07 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Echo echo echo echo



  19. L2C8
    10:08 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I think the fact the Bobby Knight and Coach K being at the same game AGAINST UK, I’m sure Bobby is going to have GREAT things to say about UK.



  20. Rixter
    10:10 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Is Fake Barney’s real name Juan?



  21. Rockfield, KY
    10:11 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I’m in Chattanooga but can’t make it down to Atlanta tonight even though it’s less than 2 hrs away. I’m sick about it.



  22. Dud Wash
    10:11 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Polson is our Jeremy Lin this year.



  23. Travis
    10:13 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,

    Ryan Kelley’s nickname is the White Raven…not Poop Tooth. Please make the correction for future references in the show and tonight’s Pre and Post Game Shows.

    Sincerely,
    Dookies



  24. L2C8
    10:13 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Now if Poop Tooth smiles at Poythress while he is shooting, it could be a shut down. Because I don’t know about you’ll, but if someone like that was guarding me and smiled at me, I would lose it everytime.



  25. Travis
    10:13 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #16…LOL! Very true!



  26. Rockfield, KY
    10:13 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Anti-Petrino won that. I’m all for Petrino.



  27. Yab
    10:13 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Ask how many have season tickets for football.



  28. thewaitfor8
    10:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    NOT SONNY DYKES!



  29. UofLOL
    10:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    you give u of l fans too much credit for coming up with motorcycle jokes.



  30. Head Bussa
    10:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Drew says, “Hopefully it will be Dykes and the Petrino thing should just blow over.” What!?!?! Just continuing with the loser mentality of most Kentucky football fans. SMH.



  31. Yab
    10:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Dave Baker wants Bobby Petrino



  32. homeless baby
    10:16 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    any more homeless baby jokes gay ryan? come on we all heard you say it yesterday on the air



  33. 8&Counting
    10:16 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Neither of those two are homerun hires. Do not see the excitement over either of those two to make the fans go back to the games at CWS.



  34. DJ
    10:16 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt- what about Romeo Crennel?



  35. UK_JB
    10:16 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks uncle matt… i feel old now at 29.



  36. THE Soccer Ninja
    10:16 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I put my vote in for Josh McDaniels for UK.



  37. UK Fan
    10:17 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    From a reliable source in UKAA: Barnhart will not hire Petrino. Only way that happens is for boosters to push him aside (like they did with CAl) and make the hire themselves.



  38. Rockfield, KY
    10:17 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    WCS could probably make a lot of money selling drawings to UK fans now that its been mentioned on here.



  39. Jake
    10:17 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    How are people not pro Kirby Smart? He is the hottest oc/dc out there. I think if he is interested in coming here its a no brainer. I doubt he will com here, because he is in a position to be picky.



  40. G-Unit
    10:17 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Bobby Petrino needs to be the next coach. Sonny aint gonna do it. Sonny is not going to be able to bring a good level DC in, Petrino is able to do so. Kirby Smart is not coming. Kirby could very well have a an offer from USC. But Kirby is in the same situation that Kenny Payne and Orlando Antigua is in. Kirby’s stock is rising simply for the fact that he is affiliated with Nick Saban and 2 National Championships. His pedigree is so high he is not going to take his first job at Kentucky which is suicide. He is able to wait for a much better situation than Kentucky…. a la USC.



  41. true fan
    10:18 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    whats so great about dykes he 2-12 against teams with winning records ky plays teams with a winning record every week. plus his defense is horrible. if thats who they hire they might as well kept joker



  42. Shane
    10:18 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    After 50 years of mostly sucking we need to throw caution to the wind. Nothing is more humilating than going 2 and 10.



  43. Head Bussa
    10:18 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not letting the Petrino thing blow over. I understand the winning impact he will bring to UK and, knowing this, it would be foolish for me to support any of these other clown candidates over Petrino.



  44. L2C8
    10:18 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I think we should make 2 signs for the game for behind the basket. 1 being a pile of poop and the second being a tooth, therefore putting 2 and 2 together equaling POOPTOOTH!!!!



  45. safety first
    10:19 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Were those all basketball fans voting against Petrino? Yes.

    Maybe you should do a poll of football fans



  46. Head Bussa
    10:19 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Again, Sonny Dykes’ team just allowed TEXAS STATE 55 POINTS!



  47. Fred
    10:19 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Kirby Smart would be a terrible hire and very risky, Nick Saban is the brains behind his defense and the one that brings in all the 5 star recruits.

    Sonny Dykes is also a very un-inspiring hire. I will not be buying 4 season tickets if either of these guys is hired.



  48. Yab
    10:20 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Are you not going to ask the crowd how many of them actually own season tickets?



  49. Bob Loblaw
    10:20 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Does anyone know if iHeartRadio will be fixed for tonight’s game?



  50. MitchB
    10:20 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Hiring Petrino will happen over my dead body.



  51. G-Unit
    10:21 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    That suspension was absolute BULL SHIT! Demarcus simply had calm words. Wasnt cussing him out or yelling or anything. Trash talking is a part of the game. Kevin Garnett!!! The King!



  52. RYNO
    10:23 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    What’s the over/under on UK charge calls. I’ll conservatively set it at 7.



  53. UofLOL
    10:23 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    wait, people in atlanta are anti-petrino????? No way!



  54. CaveHunter
    10:24 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    49- iheart will not work for games. Ukathletics.com or radio. No apps will pick it up. This will only be fixed by contract changes.

    Matt, make those changes happen. At lease make them make an app.



  55. randy savage
    10:24 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    yes, i am worried about harrow



  56. thewaitfor8
    10:24 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Siva would finally be playing against a PG shorter than him



  57. I'll be honest with you
    10:24 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    49 – go to ukathletics.com for the game audio. iHeart can’t broadcast the game.



  58. L2C8
    10:25 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, I will have to say, I DID have a dream that we DID beat UL on a last second shot. I stood up and pointed at my wife and said, Your boy Peyton just made history.



  59. thewaitfor8
    10:25 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I think “the kissing disease” has a different meaning these days than it did in Matt’s younger days.



  60. FWIW
    10:26 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Listening to the podcast yesterday on my earbuds and I heard two nose whistles clear as day about the 15:00 of hour 1.



  61. G-Unit
    10:26 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I just love how you hardcore Football fans always complain and want a big name and even MAtt said “wee need a big name with baggage”. How can you differentiate Petrino’s baggage. Matt is wanting to have his cake and eat it too. As Kentucky fans you have no right to be picky when getting a guy like Petrino. Beggars cant be choosers… just saying. I mean you have a name that can bring possibly the 2 best KY football players of all time. Especially in James Quick.



  62. 8&Counting
    10:28 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Same as with Cal. You just hire someone to keep track of what’s going the same as Sandy Bell is doing



  63. thewaitfor8
    10:28 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    That’s completely untrue. UK can’t get sued for what Petrino did at Arkansas.



  64. Yab
    10:28 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    You’re a better lawyer than this Jones. You know that there is little chance they could’ve been sued. The university had clear cut nepotism and sexual harrasment policies that weren’t followed. You are spreading propaganda.



  65. UofLOL
    10:29 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    how can hiring the girl you’re already banging equate to sexual harrassment? Isn’t it a case of improper hiring practices, you know, not allowing everyone an equal opportunity to the job? matt, just say you do not want petrino hired and call it a day. would be better for you and for us.



  66. J in Orlando
    10:29 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    61 Matt is talking about Petrino because that’s what people want to talk about…Petrino was never going to be at UK, but its a topic people like to discuss regardless of their opinion…



  67. Shane
    10:30 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Who wants Petrino – Foootball Fans. Who doesn’t want Petrino – Basketball ONLY Fans. Basketball ONLY fans don’t want anyone that can compete with Cal.



  68. BigBlueBookie
    10:30 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    LINE ON TONIGHT’S GAME IS NOW 3, at the very MINIMUM, in many places it is 3.5 points going to Kentucky.



  69. wes
    10:31 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    MATT, will you at least address the possibility of hiring Gus Malzahn from Ark. St. ?? The OC at Auburn during the 2010 National Championship season.



  70. Msdbba2012
    10:31 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Love you Matt. But quit saying excetera it’s et cetera. You are a lawyer, your very familiar with Latin. Sound very eastern ky.



  71. chezzy
    10:31 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    So i cannot listen to this everyday and i try to stay on top of most things Cats but i was completely unaware that we were no longer pursuing Mike Leach. Matt just said “because of what happened last weel” What happened???



  72. J in Orlando
    10:31 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    64 This is not accurate, particularly for the next institution that hires him knowing what occurred at Arkansas



  73. thewaitfor8
    10:31 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I would really be interested to hear Matt explain what basis, and specifically what law, UK could be sued if he repeated what happened at Arkansas, assuming they fire him if he repeats it. I don’t believe there is one.



  74. ktmiln2
    10:32 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt’s elitist leftist attitude showing through with his bragging of all his fancy law-dog book learnin. (there needs to be a font for sarcasm)



  75. WERUK
    10:33 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Dykes LA Tech team also only lost to a Texas A&M team by 2 which just beat Bama



  76. thewaitfor8
    10:33 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #71 Another player left his team at Wash St and spoke out about things happening similar to what he did at Texas Tech.



  77. G-Unit
    10:33 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    66 – I disagree… Petrino is more of a possibility at UK than you think. I know a member of the athletic board and he speaks with my dad all the time. Its more of an option than Matt is communicating it is.



  78. Head Bussa
    10:33 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I firmly believe Matt doesn’t want Petrino because of his own stance regarding Petrino’s chances to get the UK job. Even Larry Vaught made it clear on the Tom Lemond(Leach) show earlier that Petrino is a lot more in play than many people have given him credit. He said that some people were completely wrong in saying there was “no chance” Petrino being hired. Matt knows what strong position he took regarding this hire and he doesn’t want to be wrong. He knows his reputation will take a hit.



  79. James K
    10:34 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    It’s weird, because we can’t hear the laughter…



  80. J in Orlando
    10:35 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    77 It doesnt matter who knows who that speaks to whom…once Petrino gets a better offer (which he will)…I know people at UT and Auburn and Petrino has sent feelers to both of those programs…he will wait for and take the best offer



  81. thewaitfor8
    10:36 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #78 I think what is going on is Matt’s source might just be Mitch in this situation. So Mitch might not want him but a lot of others do. Just guessing but usually the simplest answer is the correct one.



  82. G-Unit
    10:36 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I cant believe Helfrich isnt a bigger name on Kentucky’s radar.



  83. Head Bussa
    10:36 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    66 — Matt paints a totally different picture of things than does Larry Vaught. Read Larry Vaught’s articles and tell me that there is no chance.



  84. Yab
    10:37 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    72) You have no clue what you’re talking about. There is a 0% chance that Arkansas could be sued and lose. Jones should be ashamed of himself.



  85. G-Unit
    10:37 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    80 – UK needs to offer 4.5 Mil/yr right now. Bottom line.

  86. I don’t claim to be an expert on employment law, but I did take a class in that on grad school and Matt is absolutely right about the risk that UK would be taking in hiring Petrino, not only because of the risk of harassment charges, but also the way he hired his mistress (as a state employee), covered it up, etc.



  87. BlueWorldOrder
    10:38 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Bobby Knight is going to take over for Rob Bromely for the Sideline/Injury Report



  88. J in Orlando
    10:38 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    84 lol…ok guy



  89. thewaitfor8
    10:38 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I remember watching that game at a friends when I was young and being so depressed when they were down 17. The comeback was one of the most exciting things I have ever watched.



  90. JB from Somerset
    10:39 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Is Bobby Knight calling the game with Dick tonight? If so, i hope they boo the crap out of him,



  91. ktmiln2
    10:39 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    84) You have no clue what you are talking about. This issue is with UK opening themselves up to a lawsuit if they were to hire Bobby Petrino and he pulled the same stunt.

  92. In particular Matt’s right about there being no way for UK to indemnify themselves against a lawsuit if Petrino were to do something (or even just be ACCUSED of it) along this line. That said, I’m not really excited about hiring another coach from a glorified DII school.



  93. Timbo
    10:41 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Dungy would be nice. What about getting someone like Frank Solich? He’s making waves and doing great stuff at Ohio U.



  94. Yab
    10:41 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    88) You really back your statements with a lot concrete evidence. No wonder you’re a big fan of this guy.



  95. Rich Madky
    10:42 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    So now we’re praising Joker for acknowledging that he did a “shitty” job? How lame is that? He is leaving the program in much worse shape than he found it & that’s the ultimate judgement.



  96. J in Orlando
    10:42 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    85 He is not worth that to UK…I would like to see how he would work out at UK as much as alot of people here, but it counter-intuitive to expect results that would warrant that salary…why pay 4.5 M for 6-7 wins and average when you can get 5-6 wins for half that? The further this thing goes the more unreasonable and exaggerated the projections are becoming.



  97. JB from Somerset
    10:42 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    i would take Tony Dungy, a man of character and winnner

  98. ‘Nuff said by me about the coaching search.
    GO UK B’BALL! BEAT DUKE & BAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  99. G-Unit
    10:43 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Name me 1 NFL coach that came to the college game and shad sustained success outside of Pete Carrol…. it doesnt work.



  100. L2C8
    10:43 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is their any truth to the Petrino, being the ex-coach of Arkansas, and not being able to coach at another SEC West team for a year after the season he get’s fired or let go?



  101. Rich Madky
    10:44 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, Matt, you’re really laying it on thick today. Liability to the University? For something he did at Arkansas? You know better. That sounds like something an old lady would say that’s just trying to make up reasons not to hire him.



  102. Matt Jones Momo
    10:44 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    LMAO Strong call screening today guys.



  103. Rich Madky
    10:46 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    The chick at Arkansas even took a cash settlement and moved on.



  104. Funtucky
    10:47 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I think UK should hire general petraeus



  105. alan culter"s tighty whites
    10:48 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    matt, it is true i was kick out of the bengals press box for pumping my fist and screaming but matt i look good in my tighty whites who cares how cold it is see you in catlana.ps at least thats what ryan says.



  106. Head Bussa
    10:48 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Bottom line is that something like that wouldn’t happen at UK if the administration set up controls to provide oversight and screening for any of Petrino’s hires.



  107. randy savage
    10:49 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    maryland beat morehead by 22 and outrebounded them by 12. also duke got outrebounded by georgia state.



  108. JB from Somerset
    10:49 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    99, how about Dennis Erickson?



  109. G-Unit
    10:49 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Final 4 this year:

    Indiana
    Kentucky
    Louisville/NC ST.

    and the surprise
    UNLV.

    Bennett was a MONSTER for them last night. He killed them!



  110. Donny Berger
    10:49 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    We have had a weeks now to hire BP and haven’t yet, Mitch doesn’t have the ballz, he is going to [email protected] this hire up like he did the first go around in basketball, hopefully Mitch is forced to hire BP like he was Cal the second go around, UT and Auburn are about to enter the race for a new head coach and one of those teams will hire him and when he is handing us our a$$ every year, we all can thank Mitch, cause Mitch will hire a retread or a unproven coach from a sh!t league a la Derek Dooley.



  111. yab
    10:51 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    What about Dave Baker for Petrino?



  112. Rich Madky
    10:52 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    And now you’re dogging Joe B. Honestly, I’ve loved your show and opinions until now. You going on and on about liability for UK (which is a complete fallacy that UK is responsible for things at Arkansas) is a complete joke.



  113. justafish2002
    10:52 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I celebrated the title by shaving my unibrow and burning my Billy Clyde shirts



  114. G-Unit
    10:53 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    108 – I’ll give ya that, but you get my point.

    MATT YOU CANNOT TAKE A LAWSUIT FOR SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED AT ARK YOU DUMBASS!
    SO NOW YOU ARE CALLING JOE B A LIAR IN ORDER TO PROMOTE YOUR RIDICULOUS FAR CONSERVATIVE VIEWS ON PETRINO. MY GOD MATT, ITS A LITTLE OVER BEARING!



  115. L2C8
    10:53 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, now your asking for a Petrino thing to happen with a 34 year old good looking guy coaching UK.



  116. J in Orlando
    10:54 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    106 Arkansas had those same controls…but the bigger issue is that he will get an offer from UT or Auburn…he knows its coming and he will wait for it…his career would be better off waiting another year even if an offer like that didnt come. The UK job is too much of a risk to Petrino’s career, and Petrino is too much of a risk for UK…I know he is a really good coach, but that alone doesn’t make it a good fit-for either side.



  117. thewaitfor8
    10:54 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    So we go from bad mouthing Petrino sounding like it would be cool to have young single coach going out on the town. Sounds like 2 sides of the same coin.



  118. robuk
    10:54 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I am uncomfortable witnessing this man crush exhibition by Matt and Ryan.



  119. capnmonkey
    10:54 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s say Petrino gets sued for sexual harassment while at UK. Normally, UK’s defense against liability is that Petrino is just an employee and that they can’t control the actions of every single employee, case closed.

    Since he has a history though, plaintiff can point to the history and say that while they can’t control their employees actions they can control who they hire, and they hired Petrino knowing that he had a history that makes him more likely to be involved in something like that.



  120. TM
    10:54 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    In true UK football fashion looks like the coach will come down to the Douche Vs. Turd Sandwich



  121. thewaitfor8
    10:54 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I think Kingsbury would be good though.



  122. California Cat...
    10:55 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, I celebrated the title by drinking nothing but Blue Moon for all of March/April!!! I am doing the same at Stats now!!!



  123. Fred
    10:55 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt, wouldnt UK have the same concerns in hiring Kingsberry with the sexual harassment since he is single?



  124. robuk
    10:55 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I mean Matt and Drew



  125. WERUK
    10:55 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    If you dont like Matt, why continue to listen?



  126. yab
    10:56 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Come on guys, you’ve already dogged a legendary basketball coach in Joe. B Hall. Go ahead and dog Dave Baker now.



  127. thewaitfor8
    10:57 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #125 I don’t dislike Matt but I disagree with him on football a lot. I tend to listen to KSR b/c there are only a few options for morning UK talk and the others are just a little too “old school” for me in the morning.



  128. J in Orlando
    10:57 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    115 Your missing the point of what Matt is saying because he isnt going into enough detail…if UK hires him knowing what he has already done, and he does it again, and UK is sued, and UK loses the suit, there will be punitive damages that will make the judgment FAR greater due to UK hiring someone with his legal past. It happens all the time.



  129. G-Unit
    10:58 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I normally love this show and the views, but Matts extreme opposition of the PEtrino hire is out of control.



  130. Head Bussa
    10:58 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    125 – I like Matt, but answer me this: Do you really think a lot of people listen to this show for the sole purpose of liking Matt Jones?



  131. capnmonkey
    10:58 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    123. It’s not about being single. It’s about having a history of sleeping with employees and being hired anyway.



  132. Millie
    10:59 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    It comes down to risk vs. reward. Is the reward worth the risk? In my opinion it does. That is just an opinion. You are the lawdog and I understand your concern about legal end. But, honestly Petrino is the only coach that is a proven coach to get immediate results. Or at least the only proven coach that UK has a chance at. That’s the reward. I would have laughed my ass off if you had told me that we could have a REAL shot at Petrino two years ago. I also would have lied and said that I didn’t want him.



  133. L2C8
    10:59 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    128 – I think I got that, I was just laughing at him. RELAX



  134. WERUK
    11:00 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Baker has not said he wants Petrino, hes said atleast talk to him and go from there.



  135. 8&Counting
    11:01 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    It’s says alot when Matt says that another Coach can win at UK but probably not as much as Petrino. Starting to think that Petrino is going to get pushed to the side and we will go with a Coach that is not as efficient as BP



  136. Chet Steadman Poked Henry's Mom
    11:01 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    So Matt is calling Joe B. a liar? THe young woman would not sue a University. Its hilarious that Tennessee can take a chance of getting sued, but KY cant. The top recruit in the state said he would seriously think about coming to KY if they hired Petrino. Enough Said! You want a divided fan base, and more of the same, hire MEDIOCRE Dykes. We can always hold games at the johnson centre.



  137. Head Bussa
    11:02 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    132 — Thanks Millie. A great point there.



  138. Catfandan
    11:02 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with 101! Quit spinning



  139. Head Bussa
    11:04 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I haven’t heard one thing on this show about the James Quick story regarding Bobby Petrino in the C-J this weekend. I don’t understand that. Do you guys have no idea how great this kid is?



  140. Chet Steadman Poked Henry's Mom
    11:05 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    DYKE= 55 points put on him by Texas St./Mediocre!!!! Mitch is not serious about the “Home Run Hire”
    Petrino= Winning A.S.A.P/ Gets the top recruits in the state this year./ Beat UL next year/ Butts in the seats!



  141. J in Orlando
    11:05 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    136 There is really no reason for the fanbase to be that divided about this…if UT offers Petrino, he was not going to come to UK anyway…and no, offering earlier would not stop that from happening…he is waiting on UT and Auburn…I hope Mitch talks to his people and I am sure he has



  142. Chet Steadman Poked Henry's Mom
    11:06 am November 13, 2012 Permalink


  143. Fred
    11:08 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is incorrect at the liability to UK from hiring Petrino. He would have been correct had Petrino actually been convicted of sexual harassment, but that wasnt the case. There were no charges or no lawsuits brought against him or Arkansas.

    ALso with Matt is saying, Washington State should be getting a lawsuit for hiring Mike Leach since he did the same thing at Texas Tech. “Rolls Eyes”



  144. Smitty
    11:09 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, Don’t know if you mentioned this in the first hour. Jerry “The Knig” Lawler returned to the announce table last night.



  145. Chet Steadman Poked Henry's Mom
    11:09 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    141) UT is not going to hire Petrino. Gruden or Smart will be at UT. Momma Petrino is still in Louisville. She has a say on where he ends up.



  146. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:10 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Playing a big schedule next year will make our undefeated season even more impressive!!!



  147. robuk
    11:12 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    having Laetner on today does not excite me at all. He was on the show last season and nothing new will be discovered today.



  148. kramer
    11:13 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch needs to at least talk to BP, he would be doing UK fans a great disservice by not at least sitting down talking with him. He may say no anyway, but who knows.



  149. Chet Steadman Poked Henry's Mom
    11:14 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Go Ahead and hire Dykes and hold games at the Johnson Centre.



  150. WERUK
    11:14 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    J in Orlando.. I agree with you 100% on all uve said



  151. J in Orlando
    11:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    144 Way too early in their process to say that



  152. WERUK
    11:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Dykes only lost to Texas A&M by 2 this year, yah he suxs as a coach lol



  153. Jay in Lyndon
    11:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Obviously, the high traffic downloading yesterdays podcast was due to the nose whistler. UK Basketball > Nose Whistles > UK Football



  154. robuk
    11:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    In my opinion Harrow is not strong enough physically or mentally to lead the cats this year. Polson may be the answer.



  155. St. Paul Raiders
    11:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    My iHeart cut out for a second, the job is whose to take if he wants it?



  156. L2C8
    11:15 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, I’m going to have to say, TODAY i have seen what you are saying about that small group of fans on this blog that are negative and just beat you up about anything you say that does not agree with what they think. BOOOOO GO CATS!!!!!! Sometimes I wonder why ANYONE would except thje job at UK with some of the fans we have, BUT, we have so many GREAT fans, it over shadows the bad. #WERUK #PackCommonwealth



  157. thewaitfor8
    11:16 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Ashball might be drunk already



  158. Head Bussa
    11:16 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    153 — Wow. A moral victory. We sure are great at those at UK.



  159. how schnell-berger
    11:17 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s see . . . Blanton Collier gets fired (and becomes the coach of the NFL champion Cleveland Browns). He is replaced by an Alabama assistant. Charlie Bradshaw gets fired. He is replaced by a Notre Dame assistant. John Ray gets fired. He is replaced by a Division 2 coach from the University of Tampa. Fran Curci gets fired. He is replaced by the head coach from Maryland. Jerry Claiborne “retires” (unusual considering all the other firings). He is replaced with the head coach from Alabama (note to Kirby Smart fans, we have now tried 2 Alabama coaches without success). Bill Curry gets fired and is replaced with a Division 2 or 3 coach. Hal Mumme gets fired and is replaced with one of his assistants. Guy Morriss leaves of his own accord (sort of) and then gets fired from his next job only to disappear. He is replaced with a retired former head coach at a division 1 school. Rich Brooks retires and in effect leaves the program in its best shape since Blanton Collier. His replacement returns us to a position worse than we had before Rich Brooks arrived. Who will replace Joker? It seems that the best returns since Collier have come from former high division 1 head coaches (excepting of course Bill Curry). Assistants have not worked. Division 2 or 3 coaches have not worked (and in fact have put us on probation). My sense is that Petrino best suits the needs because he has been a successful head coach at high division 1 universities unlike most of the other potential candidates (unless you consider a retired UT coach who was on a downward spiral at the time he was let go or his offensive coordinator who did not survive in the SEC).



  160. robuk
    11:17 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Poythress had better wake up, I am not in the mood to put up with his arse acting like Jones did!



  161. Head Bussa
    11:18 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    153 — Joker Phillips only lost to Georgia by 5 points. Yeah, he’s a great coach!



  162. WERUK
    11:18 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    So 3 games into the season we give up on a teenager, umm ok?



  163. thewaitfor8
    11:18 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #153 look at his record against teams with winning records. His offense is obviously one that is well known by many coaches now. But his defense is terrible. Do you really think it’d get any better at UK? When we are playing better teams with winning records more times per year than LaTech.



  164. Blue Bayou
    11:19 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Wait a minute, the UK football coaching positions may be the toughest in the SEC, but I don’t buy that Arkansas is definitely a better option for any coach.

    Arkansas is in the SEC West with LSU, Bama, A&M and the rest, and Petrino left it in shambles. The SEC East is no cakewalk, but it may be easier to “rise” at UK than at Arkansas. Thoughts?



  165. L2C8
    11:20 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    161 – Poythress NEEDS to wake up. I watched him a lot in H.S, now granted this is NOT H.S., but I know he can dominate, he has everything it takes to be huge, he is lacking Confidence or maybe he had a bad McGriddle



  166. J in Orlando
    11:20 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I have a feeling Cal will attempt to get Poythress heavily involved early in this game…looking at his matchup possibilities, I will be very disappointed if he doesn’t get to the line at least 5-6 times.



  167. L2C8
    11:23 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, that video of Wiggins yest, I dropped my coke on the ground when he jumped up and almost dunked it with his feet. I mean the kids head looked to be 6 inches OVER the rim. Unbelievable.



  168. J in Orlando
    11:23 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Wiggins is not going to Fl St…it simply isnt in his best interests



  169. Head Bussa
    11:23 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Poythress was falling away on every shot attempt he took the other night — even the point blank shots. Give a ball/head fake and go up straight, strong, and with no hesitation.

  170. U of South Alabama is in Mobile.



  171. robuk
    11:23 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    spit it out david



  172. 8% unemployment
    11:24 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    WERUK) just what we need is another coach that has MORAL victories.



  173. THE Soccer Ninja
    11:24 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    FSU only beat Lincoln Memorial University from Harrogate TN 83-75 in exhibition.



  174. J in Orlando
    11:25 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    170 Exactly…all of our bigs need to use the head fake…dont anticipate the foul…anticipate the dunk…settle for the foul



  175. robuk
    11:25 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares if Laetner is on the show or am I the only one who doesn’t.



  176. Head Bussa
    11:25 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Madison doesn’t listen to the show. He just looks at the clock and decides to call in.



  177. Adam
    11:25 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    need to hook that guy and Annie up



  178. randy savage
    11:25 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    cats by 5 bigguns



  179. don juan
    11:26 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    calipari did not put a player on the ball at the end of the maryland game.



  180. Yab
    11:27 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Drew go ahead and make another post? He must be posting as “J in Orlando”.



  181. J in Orlando
    11:28 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    181 lol you crack me up dude…



  182. 8% unemployment
    11:29 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    So Mitch can hire Erickson at OSU after he got Miami on probation then Billy G. Keep Rodney Strickland on the UK coaching staff but he cant hire Petrino. hahaha



  183. Yab
    11:30 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    No, you’re the funny guy.



  184. Bluegrass Boy
    11:30 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t seem to find the podcasts for the basketball post game shows, does anyone know if they are available?



  185. Jeremy
    11:31 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Christian Laettner isn’t walking through that door.



  186. L2C8
    11:32 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I have to say, tonight after we BEAT Duke, we can say we have beat a pretty solid team. I mean if you look at their roster, it’s got a few players we were after as well as some other top players in their classes as well.

    2 Quinn Cook G 6-1 175 SO Bowie, MD
    3 Tyler Thornton G 6-1 190 JR Washington, DC
    5 Mason Plumlee F 6-10 235 SR Warsaw, IN
    12 Alex Murphy F 6-8 220 FR Wakefield, RI
    14 Rasheed Sulaimon G 6-4 185 FR Houston, TX
    15 PJ Hairston F 6-7 240 JR Fredericksburg, VA
    21 Amile Jefferson F 6-8 195 FR Philadelphia, PA
    30 Seth Curry G 6-2 185 SR Charlotte, NC
    34 Ryan Kelly F 6-11 230 SR Raleigh, NC
    40 Marshall Plumlee F 6-11 235 FR Warsaw, IN



  187. Head Bussa
    11:32 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Just a thought: How sexy are Oregon’s cheerleaders?



  188. J in Orlando
    11:32 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    183 I think the fans and program would get behind Petrino if Mitch offered him and he accepted…but neither the offer nor the acceptance are very likely.



  189. C Ray
    11:32 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, can you ask Laettner if Coach K and Wojo will get serious-Lehigh after the game tonight if they lose?



  190. Set4uk
    11:33 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Where are all the Cat fans hanging out in Atlanta today?



  191. Hang Ten!!!!!!!
    11:35 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    My A-ha moment for the day is out-shooting Leatnear



  192. Yab
    11:35 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    These guys post in their own Live Thread under aliases. Keep driving the anti-Petrino agenda guys.



  193. Kidnut
    11:37 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Christian Laettner’s game was absolutely awesome



  194. Rockfield, KY
    11:38 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Thank you for that outburst Matt



  195. JB from Somerset
    11:38 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    what about poor Aminu Timberlake Matt, ask him about the stomp



  196. Shawn
    11:40 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Judging by the sound of Laetner’s voice, Im not saying he would suck a dick, but he would definitely hold It In his mouth until the swelling went down.



  197. 8% unemployment
    11:41 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    189) Well then Mitch can expect to be looking for another job when we are back to this in 3-5 years. Enjoy watching games at the johnson center field or soccer complex. Mitch would get his rocks off holding a football game at an olympic sport stadium.



  198. RYNO
    11:42 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Is Christian Laettner more famous in North Carolina, or more infamous in Kentucky?



  199. Say NO to Petrino
    11:43 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Why does Christian Laettner sound so much like Tom Petty?



  200. Head Bussa
    11:46 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Big fan of Christian Laettner now. Who would have thought? 20 years later and Laettner’s the good guy and Richie Farmer the villain.



  201. Travi
    11:47 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    199-infamous in kentucky



  202. UKDAD
    11:48 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    As a parent of a UK football player I am SMH at comments on this site. If Petrino comes my son along with several others wont be playing for him and will leave the program. Kentucky football is what it is and part of it is due to the negative/irrational fanbase



  203. UKGAL-In FL
    11:49 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Excellent interview Matt and great show today! Thanks.



  204. Head Bussa
    11:51 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    203 — Yeah, blame the fans. Whatever. More than likely, depending on who your son is, Petrino probably wouldn’t care if your son left.



  205. Catfandan
    11:51 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I guess Petraeus’ mistress will probably sue too! Would you agree Matt



  206. St. Paul Raiders
    11:52 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    205- I was just about to say to 203 that he’s going to get crushed for that comment.



  207. The Stomp
    11:52 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #20, No, Fake Barney’s real name is Radio Ron. You seriously can’t hear that?
    I find them both annoying as hell, but y’all seem to love ’em, so hey, I can
    always turn the radio down for a few minutes.



  208. G-Unit
    11:52 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Key is this: Can Poythress, Goodwin be under control and once they get by their man pull up for the 10 footer instead of getting a charge call. Thats the key!



  209. Head Bussa
    11:53 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Dude, he got to go to Hawaii. Doesn’t seem that bad to me.



  210. RYNO
    11:53 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    208) Radio Ron is not fake Barney.



  211. thewaitfor8
    11:54 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #203 Does your son play? Because while that is great for you that your son is good enough to play at the college level, if he isn’t going to see the field I don’t really care…



  212. RYNO
    11:55 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    How can we really know when UK’s starting PG isn’t going to play?



  213. Fishstix
    11:57 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I am fine with any football coach that does not run a bubble screen or a 3rd and long draw. Don’t really care who they are as long as that is not in the playbook.



  214. Adam
    11:59 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    One of my friends from WKU was at UL when Petrino was there. My buddy redshirted his freshman year and transfered afetr the Orange Bowl victory. He said playing for Petrino was one of the hardest things he has ever had to do. Petrino would cut the plyers down non stop and he said it was like you were walking on pins at all times.



  215. thewaitfor8
    12:00 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #215 Hard practice equals wins. I don’t think they were walking on pins when they won the Orange Bowl.



  216. Mr. Morals
    2:16 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    UKDAD, do you think that the current coaching staff are a bunch of saints? PLEASE! Anyway unless your son is one of the more exceptional players that is currently on the team, it would probably be in his best interest to transfer to another school, if Bobby P. was to get the job. You would not want to compromise your values for a little thing like a athletic scholarship, plus if he wants to play, he would probably be happier somewhere else.