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Where in the world is Matt Jones???

It’s Day 1 of Matt Jones’ vacation and no one knows where he is.

Got a guess?

Let Beisner and Chip know. Or me. I’m here too.

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199 Comments for Where in the world is Matt Jones???



  1. JayCee
    10:11 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    YOU! SUCK!



  2. Head Bussa
    10:11 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares where Matt Jones is?



  3. Steve Guttenberg
    10:12 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    The Blue Oyster



  4. NOT 4 D
    10:12 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is with hanging with Thamel toe



  5. Craig
    10:12 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Just got in, who is on right now?



  6. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:13 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    At least some things never change. Starting out with John Short is always there to comfort you.



  7. JayCee
    10:13 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Beisner and Chip Cosby with Drew making background noise



  8. Gus Chiggins
    10:13 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Archie Goodwin?



  9. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:14 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    You guys don’t suck. Alan Cutler is only just a little more entertaining.



  10. best1978
    10:14 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Cracker Barrell.



  11. Biggass Hungguy
    10:14 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Beisner is awful on the radio, Louisville Chip is too bias, and Drew is more of a sidekick. What day is Cutler going to be in studio?



  12. lil donnie t
    10:14 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    We have six solid guys. If stein can be even equal to an Orton (raw and big) plus have hood/beckham give 3-5 mins a game of rest breaks to Harrow, Goodwin, Mays UK will be fine.



  13. Jax Teller
    10:16 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones has a great vacation planned, starting off with a round of golf by himself. Once somebody tries to join the round, he’s leaving to go to the movies by himself and sit in an isle seat.



  14. Tom Sellecks Mustache
    10:16 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Trying to find Kelly Kelly



  15. KyColonel
    10:16 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Judging by the picture, he’s wearing a wig, lipstick and dressed like Carmen Sandiego. San Francisco?



  16. lil donnie t
    10:16 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    We obviously know Beisner was the Oldham Co. Michael Jordan.



  17. Travis
    10:16 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt has already tweet this morning about the show. So did his vacation even start? Since his phone works, anyone who bet “Monday morning before noon” wins the prize. #VacationFail



  18. Jax Teller
    10:16 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Call him on the air, but make sure the dump button is ready.



  19. elkcity2224
    10:17 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    He is vacationing inside Howie Lindsey’s Belly.



  20. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:18 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Isn’t Matt spending his vacation touring the Qdoba facilities? He always has to one-up Drew.



  21. Jax Teller
    10:19 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Like my man Fake Nate said on Twitter, how are you going to take a call from Johnny Short but not ask him his work schedule. Now I have to wonder all week if the day I choose to go to the Romney Road Kroger is my lucky day or not.



  22. Bryan the Intern
    10:19 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    You all do radio like I do blog posts.



  23. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:20 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Could it be….? New Cracker Barrel…the vacation spot…



  24. Petethamelslazyeye
    10:20 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Is this Criss Cross? J/k you guys are doing fine.



  25. citycat
    10:21 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Have some well-deserved time off, get to a beach and just chill for a few days.



  26. Tommy
    10:22 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Beisner: we’ll take a quick break and try not to suck



  27. Jax Teller
    10:22 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I pity the fool who don’t know how old Mr T is.



  28. Kidnut
    10:23 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Dude, that is an awesome song (so bad it is awesome)…Chip needs to get onboard



  29. Kidnut
    10:24 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    The best part of the video are the 2 people making fun of each other but once they start talking about moms Mr. T steps in



  30. JayCee
    10:24 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Go Western?



  31. lil donnie t
    10:25 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Maxwell Smith easily the starter Chip?



  32. MIDDAY
    10:25 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt was just spotted in South Padre Island, TX, lying on the beach with Billy Clyde, seperated by a boombox playing coldplay songs.



  33. Constructive criticism
    10:25 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I hope this is helpful and not hurtful.

    This show has been pretty bad so far today. From a listener’s perspective, it sounds like we’re a fly on the wall listening to a few friends talk about nothing. There is zero structure and everyone is interrupting.

    I suggest either Beisner or Franklin takes the reigns and acts as the host. Your job as host is to take lead, determine conversation topics, and keep the conversation focused.

    Pick 6 topics. Speak about each for 15 minutes to cover the remaining 90 minutes.



  34. lil donnie t
    10:25 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    WESTERN!! FEAR THE RED BLOB!



  35. Travis
    10:25 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt will never disclose his location because his fear of Nate and revenge for not keeping his name out his filthy mouth.



  36. JayCee
    10:26 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Chip is speaking good ole common sense and truth right now.



  37. Chocolate CHIP fans
    10:26 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Kudos to KSR. Bringing in Chip Cosby is the greatest decision they have made on this radio show. You want a partner Matt? Chip is the best out there. Love the guy!



  38. JayCee
    10:26 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Mike Leach was that guy, Beis. That’s why the big deal.



  39. Head Bussa
    10:26 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    For crying out loud Chip, Mike Leach is a drunk like Billy Gillispie . No way Barnhart would hire him.



  40. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:26 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Joker is on short leash? I figured he already at the Vet’s office, waiting to be put to sleep.



  41. Kidnut
    10:26 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Joker doesn’t need wins as much as excitement and attendance. His teams need to entertain and be competetive.



  42. The Dude
    10:28 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    A Louisville fan told me Matt was in Hell. Or maybe he’s going to Hell. Either way, that’s where Louisville fans think he’s headed



  43. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:28 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    40…Word…



  44. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:29 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    You’ll are doing fine. The only problem is the subject matter. Move on from football. We are going to be terrible, topic covered. Let’s talk about something silly. Drew, you pick the topic.



  45. Travis
    10:29 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt has a fear of clowns too.



  46. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:29 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    42…Louisville is Ky’s Hell…



  47. Jack Hammer
    10:29 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Today’s Show: Chip n’ Dips!



  48. Head Bussa
    10:29 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, please explain how you smelled the waft of illegal drugs coming off Mario Chalmers.



  49. Jax Teller
    10:30 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I’m eagerly anticipating Beisners transition from ND basketball game to his thoughts on waterbeds.



  50. Dan
    10:30 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    BEST SHOW EVER!



  51. Whaaaaaaaaaat?!
    10:31 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Chip – I could be wrong but I think ND started 5 seniors this past year. What makes you think they’ll be “pretty good” next year?



  52. J in Orlando
    10:31 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    41…no, he needs wins…beating WKU and 2 Div II teams and losing the other 9 games (a distinct possibility) will not bring excitement or attendance



  53. best1978
    10:31 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody who thinks today’s show is bad has never listened to Cris Cross.



  54. KingTut
    10:31 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    You guys aren’t bad. But you’re now Ryan Lemond, Drew “the employee” and Shannon “the dude”…



  55. JayCee
    10:31 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Can we get Chip’s thoughts on the homeless?



  56. JayCee
    10:31 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    53- or they missed the alan cutler show last year.



  57. 2 Chainz
    10:32 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Who really is gonna get excited about a game against Baylor? I mean we talkin bout Baylor. Baylor!



  58. Will Mapes
    10:32 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I saw him at Krave nightclub Las Vegas last night. He was definitely having a good time.



  59. KingTut
    10:32 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    @ 53, Yeah or that Cutler A-hole…



  60. J in Orlando
    10:33 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I would like to find out Matt is secretly digging up dirt about Pete Thamel…



  61. Jax Teller
    10:33 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    You guys are doing a much better job than Dick Gabriel.



  62. Smooth502
    10:33 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    you guys need to go through the casting call selection process lol



  63. Captain Wildcat
    10:33 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Guys, This football team could get up and surprise like the baseball team that was forecast to finish last.
    The schedule is not that bad. If we are supposed to be better, it could happen. Louisville surprised us last year and we can return the favor this year. I think the team that developed late in the year was a completely different one than we had early on with no real direction. The UK momentum is alive. Lets try to keep it going.



  64. JayCee
    10:34 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    You guys know that Cee-Lo doesn’t smoke b/c his arms don’t reach his mouth?



  65. Brow_Down
    10:34 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt was spotted in the China scouting t-shirt manufacturers. Looking for low cost supplier for all those t shirts going to recruits’ families.



  66. Travis
    10:34 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    So Matt has a new commercial to plug his radio show that airs on KSR?



  67. JayCee
    10:34 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    61- yeah, I meant Dick Gabriel, not cutler.

    I failed miserably.



  68. Al's IndiCats
    10:35 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    With Mitch giving Joker a free pass on this year he has no other alternative. I’m not sure if this is going to work, but the cards have been dealt, so lets see if Joker can either to the job or try bluffing his way through the season. But for all that’s HOLY he has got to throw in some unpredictable plays. When My wife can call the play before it’s played, just imagine someone on the other side of the field is KNOWING!



  69. Jax Teller
    10:35 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    67 – Cutler sucks too. No fail there.



  70. KingTut
    10:35 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Because he’s the most untrustworthy ASSBAG on the planet…



  71. Peace Corps Cat
    10:36 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Could it be Mitch is just riding this season out and waiting for a big name assistant ala Kirby Smart to become a possible option after this season?



  72. Jack Hammer
    10:36 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    64-Nice!



  73. lil donnie t
    10:36 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    At this point UK is going to hire the biggest name assistant coach they can get. THOUGHTS?



  74. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:36 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Petrino??? Want to win? Can you put up with the sin? HIRE HIM!!!



  75. Kidnut
    10:36 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    No, he needs to fill the stadium and get the fan base excited. Most of the time winning is correlated but there is a big difference between going 5-7 with sellouts versus 5-7 with stadium at 70% capactity.



  76. Jax Teller
    10:37 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I look at Baylor as a home and home — in Dallas. Harrison twins. Yes please.



  77. JayCee
    10:37 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    UK is not hiring Kirby Smart. There will be far too any other schools that don’t offer the inherent handicaps that UK FB does.



  78. Head Bussa
    10:38 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    They should set up games with Arizona on a neutral floor.



  79. Jax Teller
    10:39 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    77 <— This. UK will have to look at a "up and coming" coach from a lessor school. I'm looking right at Mario Cristobal from FIU. These Kirby Smart and Bud Foster names are pipe dreams.



  80. Kidnut
    10:40 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Guys transferring is on the coach…not bad luck



  81. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:40 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    64…So Cee-lo and Chane Behannan “pass” on the smoking bit?



  82. J in Orlando
    10:41 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    79- So, are you saying these rumors of Bill Belichek looking at horse farms in Lexington are not true?!



  83. BlueFins
    10:42 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Dead on Chip, because it’s Indiana!!



  84. Kentucky Colone
    10:42 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Hey we have hated the pacers for 40 years, we aren’t about to change now!



  85. JayCee
    10:43 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Yep. These reasons are exactly why UK needs to take whomever they can get when it comes to a winning FB coach. UK is the very last school in the country that can get picky with a FB coach (See the Leach story). They either want to win and will deal with what comes along with that, or we’ll forever be relegated to unknown coaches trying to tread water for bargain investments.

    Choices.



  86. The Big Blue Needle
    10:43 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    what exactly is being discussed here? I feel like a blindfolded dog in a butcher’s shop. I know there is something good here, but I can’t seem to be able to focus on it.



  87. Josh
    10:43 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Chip sounds like the 70s version of Captain America. We found him frozen in ice and thawed him out ya dig? I wonder if the goldfish in his platforms survived as well.



  88. Jax Teller
    10:43 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    82 – No, that one is true. My cousins-brothers-sisters-aunts best friend saw him.



  89. Jax Teller
    10:44 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Excellent Rik Smits reference from Beisner, the world needs more of those. That guy was awesome.



  90. J in Orlando
    10:45 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    88-lol well that’s basically a confirmed fact right there!



  91. RYNO
    10:45 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Lets examine that statement- “The Pacers came back against the Heat last night” They lost at home to the Heat last night to even the series 2-2.

    “Boston was the team for a while with Prince and Rondo” They’ve never played together and Prince has never been on the Celtics.

    “There’s Bledsoe” I’m assuming that’s the only UK player you could come up with at the moment? Hayes, Boogie both play for the Kings.
    Prince, Knight both play for the Pistons.



  92. TravisC
    10:47 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    91-They’re talking about the Playoffs, which now only has Meeks, Rondo, and Mohammad as alumni left.



  93. Jax Teller
    10:47 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    The reason with the problems in Newtons head isn’t him, it’s the coaching staff. They got that kid killed his freshman year when they threw him to the wolves. PLEASE redshirt Towles, lets not ruin him too.



  94. JayCee
    10:47 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    You redshirt Towles. No Questions about it.

    And if they don’t RS him, that’s a direct indicator as to how hot Joker’s seat really is and that is a direct indicator of just how bad this team really is.



  95. Mere
    10:48 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Love the show, but please no more football talk. I’m about to fall asleep.



  96. Markmaggard
    10:50 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t, know and I do not care. Just hope he has a miserable time. LOL



  97. JayCee
    10:50 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Say Word, Beis.

    Baby sex is like filling your gastank.



  98. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:52 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    The music is much better today,more to my taste…not that I don’t like country music,I’m just an R and B kinda guy…



  99. lil donnie t
    10:53 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    For Kentucky Football to be good, the University would have to shift more focus away from Basketball to the Football program. I don’t think that will happen with Cal around.



  100. JayCee
    10:53 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Hink is on it. Uk needs to get serious about FB or just fold the whole program.

    Operating on the ‘just here for shish and giggles’ plan is going to eventually shut it down anyway.



  101. RYNO
    10:53 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    92) What are you talking about? They were talking about the NBA Playoffs and whether or not there was a “UK team”. He started off with two incorrect statements, and then mentioned Bledsoe I guess as a potential player to make UK fans rally around the team. A team who is no longer in the playoffs. A team who didn’t give Bledsoe any PT all year until they magically figured out he could play a few games ago. Talking about playoffs or not, Prince and Rondo didn’t play together in Boston, and the Pacers lost last night.



  102. Dark Helmet
    10:55 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Hink!!!



  103. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:55 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    99…won’t happen regardless of who’s around…you’re talking townspeople with torches rebelling if that should happen…



  104. Shawon
    10:56 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Joker’s failure to recruite the few in-state kids to come to UK that are currently out there will be his undoing.



  105. Head Bussa
    10:57 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I believe Hink is good enough to win that competition you guys held. He’s pretty darn good.



  106. Fat Ryan Lemond
    10:57 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is with Ryan at Shapes in Pikeville.



  107. Jax Teller
    10:58 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    One hour down, one more to go. You guys will learn, when you are up against a break and a caller is talking just jump in with “listen my man, I like you but you’re just wrong — BURR”



  108. Two Guesses
    10:59 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is either at the #ShoneysRemodel or he’s on a “hunting trip” with Richie



  109. JayCee
    11:00 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is bunkered in his apartment playing Diablo III



  110. Head Bussa
    11:01 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I saw Matt at a Hot Yoga class on Westport Rd.



  111. Second Guesser
    11:03 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    #109-Matt doesn’t strike me as the gamer type… If he’s hold up, he’s watching CSPAN or CNN Headline News



  112. RYNO
    11:05 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    If you wanted to blow someone up in the middle-east, you’d never worry about getting caught. Al Quaeda will automatically take credit for it. Their like, “That was us! We’re still here!”



  113. Jax Teller
    11:05 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I’m going to guess Matt is somewhere with a Kindle reading all three “50 shades” books back-to-back-to-back.



  114. Kidnut
    11:06 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    One thing we know is to not look for Matt at Rest Stops…just hotel lobbies.



  115. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:06 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    112…You are right…kinda like ul sports…



  116. Head Bussa
    11:07 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    James Quick is awesome.



  117. RYNO
    11:07 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Why does Matt pronounce your name (Bees-ner), but everyone else says, (Bise-ner)?



  118. Head Bussa
    11:09 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I think Quick may end up being one of the best players the state ever produced.



  119. JayCee
    11:10 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Dear NCAA- We Suck now, we’ve always sucked and we will probably continue to suck unless we hire this coach.

    Signed, UK Football



  120. BlueFins
    11:10 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I know we talk about it on the basketball side, but why would a kid go to UL or UK if he had as much talent as this Quick kid? So your mommy can watch you play is not a good reason. Exposure is the name of the game. If you can’t get paid, why not get paid indirectly with the amount of exposure and conversation you can get.



  121. JayCee
    11:10 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    cause shown.



  122. WestWorld
    11:11 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Chip debunks Matt’s theory that football cannot be talked about on KSR.



  123. JayCee
    11:12 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    He can’t do that, man. Our receivers can’t catch and our QB’s can’t pass.



  124. RYNO
    11:12 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    122) Are they still talking? All I can hear sounds like the teacher on Charlie Brown.



  125. Head Bussa
    11:12 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    That is not Joker as a coach. He is an old-school football coach.



  126. JayCee
    11:13 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    124- Well, football is a big boy sport…

    hahaha



  127. JayCee
    11:13 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Line can’t pass block, either



  128. Travis
    11:13 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with Chip…Joker needs to open the offense and utilize Smith’s arm down field with King and some of the younger wide-outs. Also, use the TE to move the chains and try to maintain a 50-50 or 60-40 play-call ratio (pass-run).



  129. WestWorld
    11:13 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    #124 – I think I’ve heard that before. 🙂



  130. Kidnut
    11:14 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    How many pro teams actually run the pro-style offense?



  131. HugoCabrera
    11:14 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Joker’s offense philosophy is so advanced that a WR running the option actually gave us the best chance to win.



  132. Deep Throat
    11:14 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I can confirm through classified CIA documents, Matt Jones, Mark Coury and Chuck Norris ARE Seal Team 6. I’m on a burner phone… you’ve got 20 minutes to obtain additional information. 502-852-5732.



  133. JayCee
    11:15 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    128- How? Who, on this team, is going to be worth throwing to 50% of the time? Name any or all of them, please.



  134. RYNO
    11:15 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    126) Agreed- I need them to talk more about “hard dudes”.



  135. Jax Teller
    11:16 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I’m with a lot of the people, loving the football talk. Chip knows what he’s talking about, lets hear it.



  136. Head Bussa
    11:16 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    120 — One reason is because you are a fan of a team like you and me. Quick does have options though as Alabama and Auburn visited him this past week.



  137. Head Bussa
    11:19 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I agree that this football talk is refreshing. We may suck, but we can still discuss it.



  138. JayCee
    11:19 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    UK going pass happy with this current team is ging to produce very similar results to last season. Defense will LIVE on the field b/c UK won’t be able to convert first downs. They aren’t going to magically start pass blocking abd catching non-catchable balls.



  139. Jax Teller
    11:19 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    If we want to get a high profile coach, this job must be a stepping stone job. UK is not a destination job by any stretch. You could say Louisville has been a stepping stone job, but look how it has helped build their program. We can hate all we want, but they are a higher profile job than UK is.



  140. J in Orlando
    11:19 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    The pitch is this: Come to UK…Coach in the SEC…Win 6 games every year and you have a job for as long you want



  141. JayCee
    11:22 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Speaking of MTV, I saw a t-shirt this weekend with the MTV logo flipped upside-down and it read WTF.

    I need that.



  142. Travis
    11:22 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    La’Rod King, Demarco Robinson, Daryl Collins, Jordan Aumiller. Seriously…what does Joker have to gain by running the ball the majority of the game behind an inexperienced line against some of the best defensive lines in the nation? I’m just saying try to utilize Smith’s strengths which are his accuracy and arm strength; after a year of experience and an off-season to learn more of the playbook, open it up and try to stretch the field. I just feel if the Cats try to run the ball the majority of the time, defenses will stack the line and plug the running lanes.



  143. Head Bussa
    11:24 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    139 — I kind of disagree about this being a stepping stone job. It’s not a good job, but for the same reasons it detracts it also attracts. Being in the SEC is a big deal and makes the job very appealing in that regard to many coaches. Many coaches believe that they can do the job whenever, wherever. There are confident, young, and good coaches out there. Many of them would owe a lot of gratitude to get the chance to be a head-coach in the SEC. You are not leaving UK to coach at other big-conference programs. If you do well you are doing well in the SEC and many would not leave such a situation. If you don’t do well, you are moving on to head coach anywhere in any major conferences.



  144. Head Bussa
    11:25 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    ^^^^^^^^Meant to write, “If you don’t do well, you are not moving on to head coach anywhere in any major conferences.”



  145. JayCee
    11:25 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    142- You saw Smith in exactly one game and it was against the only other SEC school that sucks worse than UK. I’m not ready to say he can fix all the passing game woes just yet. He will have less of a line that he had last year, and last year’s line was horrid at best. He’ll have exactly one new receiver that shows promise.

    All I’m saying is pick your poison b/c neither is going to work.



  146. cats1068
    11:27 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Here we go with the basketball-football thing again. Ask yourself this question. Which one would you give your hard earned money to the basketball program or the football program? It’s a no brainer.



  147. JayCee
    11:28 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    146- Football for me. All day, every day. Problem, I don’t have enough to compensate for people who think like you do about the FB program.



  148. MAGGIE
    11:28 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Football UGH!!! Let’s talk something else. I’m a season ticket holder and I don’t want to talk about it. We’ll be there no matter.



  149. West World
    11:28 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    KSR Listener Challenge – How about every call the rest of the week ask about football? (Whether you know anything about football or not) I think that would be hilarious.



  150. RYNO
    11:28 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    146) The next UK Football shirt/hat I buy, will be the first.



  151. Jax Teller
    11:30 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    143 – I agree with your logic. I guess what I’m saying is we have to get an up and coming coach that will establish himself here and then let the chips fall where they may. If he’s successful, I can absolutely see somebody staying. This can become a long term job then. But people’s belief that we can go out and hire Kirby Smart or some other big time assistant, is just wrong. Those guys have turned down better jobs than the current UK job, and they aren’t coming here. You have to sell everything you said to a young guy and then hope he will stay.



  152. West World
    11:31 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Football Questions To Ask This Week:
    * Should we spread it out for run an option?
    * How many cheerleaders cheer at football games?
    * How much do hot dogs cost at football games?
    * What is the earliest you can show up fro tailgating?
    * What is your favorite tailgating recipe?
    * What is your favorite tailgating activity?



  153. JayCee
    11:31 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Look, you guys get basketball coverage the other 3/4 of the year. Buck up, be a man and let the football fans have a few effing minutes.



  154. RYNO
    11:32 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    152) Fro-tailgating begins at 12:00 p.m.



  155. Jax Teller
    11:34 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    146 – I enjoy the “gameday experience” of a football game more than a basketball game and that’s one of the reasons why I got season tickets when I graduated. However, if somebody said I have 2 season basketball tickets for you to purchase, I’d drop the football in a heartbeat. But only because with two kids in daycare, I don’t have the disposable income to afford both. If I could, I would.



  156. West World
    11:34 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    # 154 yeah – typed a little too fast…thanks for pointing that out.



  157. Laker Cat 18
    11:35 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    If Joker Phillips is not ready to be a head coach yet, he’ll never be ready. The guy is 49 years old. I have a friend who is 27 years old and is more accomplished and more successful and would kill it at a school like UK with the offense he runs, LOL.



  158. BigCAT
    11:36 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    No body Cares where he is at!



  159. RYNO
    11:37 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    153) Okay then lets spread the wealth. How about they give the UK swim team equal coverage? The Lacross team coverage seems a little thin too. How’s the Women’s Golf Team doing? You can’t expect people who don’t like the team’s level of success or the coach to love hearing about the program. I know all the players and watch the games. It doesn’t make me any less of a fan that I don’t want to hear much talk about a team that will optimistically win less than 50% of their games.



  160. Kidnut
    11:38 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Pitino calls it a building year



  161. JayCee
    11:39 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    159- When UK Swimming and Lacross are major sport in our conference or even on campus, and generate $18 million/yearly… have at it.



  162. RYNO
    11:39 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    161) Focus on the latter then.



  163. Head Bussa
    11:39 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I’d like for him to give a good answer as to why he didn’t give Cobb the ball to beat Lane Kiffin three years ago when we were on the goalline.



  164. Dud Wash
    11:40 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I just can’t get excited about a 6-6 season in which 4 of those wins are against cupcakes (maybe not louisville this year) and then we beat a Mississippi team and maybe Vanderbilt. To me that stinks.



  165. JayCee
    11:40 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    The callers seem to be proving Matt very, very wrong.

    I think Matt avoids football b/c he really knows nothing about it and cares even less to try to learn it.



  166. Dud Wash
    11:41 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    The earlier caller was correct, the advent of 12-game season plus Steve Kragthorpe at Louisville essentially gave us an extra 2 wins a year.



  167. motodog
    11:42 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Ky football needs an innovator. Traditional ways won’t work here. Example..Boise St. Leach would have been perfect.



  168. RYNO
    11:43 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    165) They’ve had 10 football calls in a row that have all said the exact same thing- Team stinks. Joker stinks. What entertainment. You’re right. Matt’s been officially proven wrong.



  169. Random Nibbler
    11:43 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    MIKE LEACH!?!?!?! Serrussly, MIKE LEACH?!?!?! Dude is on the down slide and UK fans think he is the answer? You have to get a young aggressive recruiter, not a guy with a gimmick and glass of whiskey.



  170. JayCee
    11:43 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    RYNO- Just WTF do you want to talk about concerning basketball? I’d rather discuss the football woes than to continually beat the dead horse that is UK basketball on this site. I, personally, couldn’t care less what color Anthony Davis’ poop was this morning, nor do I tune in here for NBA news.



  171. KentuckyRosie
    11:44 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I am impressed with the fill-ins! I would listen to the Chip & Beez show on the reg.



  172. JayCee
    11:44 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    168- yet, they’re still calling to talk football. I don’t see your point.



  173. motodog
    11:45 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    #169 A gimmick is exactly what we need



  174. Head Bussa
    11:46 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t stand when people try to sell short what Brooks did here at UK. All I know is that we beat No. 1 ranked and co-national champs LSU one season and also whipped a very good Clemson team in a bowl game. We were good then. Brooks did a very good job. I’d do anything to have such a good team again.



  175. Rick
    11:46 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Hal Mumme not only made Tim couch better, how about Dusty Bonner or Jared Lorenzen? I know Guy Morris was here with Lorenzen also but they would not pay to keep him when he was doing good.



  176. Head Bussa
    11:48 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Tubby Smith freakin’ won a national championship and went on deep tourney runs. We were good. His teams were good. Joker is not good and his team absolutely sucks.



  177. Linda Taylor
    11:48 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    My father-in-law used to say the secret to a happy marriage is 2 tvs.



  178. RYNO
    11:49 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    170) I don’t know. That’s why I don’t participate in the pre-show planning meetings. One thing’s for sure though- couch surfing and waterbed discussions are preferrable to listening to 15 callers in a row saying essentially, “I hope Joker does good, but I don’t think they are going to win 6 games this year.” I mean cmon man. What else is there to say?



  179. Head Bussa
    11:50 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    It’s a sign of the changing of seasons. The start of summer signals that we play football very soon.



  180. JayCee
    11:51 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    B/c for UK, there are no other choices for a good, proven coach. Have to take damaged goods and play the risk.

    They took that risk for basketball when the chips were down.



  181. RANDOM NIBBLER
    11:51 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Vandy is the model… not revisiting the Mumme days.



  182. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:51 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    TJ – Does it make you mad that callers are still calling you Bee-sner even after you pronounce it correctly after every break?



  183. Head Bussa
    11:53 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    180 — You don’t necessarily need a proven coach. You are eliminating a lot of very good coaches if you only go after proven coaches.



  184. JayCee
    11:53 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    178- I agree, they are going to really suck this year. And as far as the repeated theme of the calls today, I’m sure we can handle one 2-hour show of the same football topic if we can stand the daily grind of incessant and redundant basketball coverage this site produces daily.



  185. Jax Teller
    11:54 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    181 <— THIS.



  186. Jay in Lyndon
    11:54 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    You realize Matt will think it is a joke you all talked about football all day! Nice job fellas!



  187. JayCee
    11:55 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    183- Yeah, I was just giving a reason for the Mike Leach lust and drawing a comparison.



  188. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:55 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    It’s a cable channel so you should be good to wear spandex, Drew.



  189. RYNO
    11:57 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    184) I don’t think it’s always redundant. There’s just so much more to talk about that people are interested in. Think about it. UK has guys in the NBA, people are talking about repeating as NC, people are interested in all the top HS recruits because several are likely to commit to UK, people are interested in all the cool things Cal does throughout the off-season. Are any of those themes transferrable to UK football?



  190. RYNO
    11:59 am May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Should have put- UK has a TON of guys in the NBA- I know UK football has a few punters in the NFL, but no one who really stands out besides Cobb. Relevance breeds interest. UK Basketball is relevant in a way UK football never will be. Man up and accept it.



  191. Jacob
    12:18 pm May 21, 2012 Permalink

    matt is in Nonsuch Ky



  192. Nathan Hale
    12:23 pm May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is in San Francisco at the Gay Pride Rally.



  193. Put me on Line 4
    12:48 pm May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is at the newly renovated Shoney’s with Cal



  194. where is matt
    12:49 pm May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Just saw him at Disney..he was in Ariels Grotto and had a fast pass for Its a Small World



  195. Dano
    12:58 pm May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is with Rick and Karen for a conjugal vist.



  196. cats1068
    2:10 pm May 21, 2012 Permalink

    Jaycee, I like football and we can talk about it all day long. I’m talking about donors and which team they are going to give their money to. People complain about donors giving to the football program. I say to those people put up the money or else this is what we get and that is a terrible program.



  197. cats1068
    2:12 pm May 21, 2012 Permalink

    I meant not giving to the football program.



  198. Ciggy
    8:32 pm May 21, 2012 Permalink

    don’t really care where he is



  199. Bulldawg
    1:16 pm May 22, 2012 Permalink

    Chip Cosby is my hero!!! I could listen to him everyday!!!