You have to give it to Rick Stansbury, he’s all in with his new gig as the head coach at Western Kentucky. The former Mississippi State head coach and Texas A&M assistant told WBKO in Bowling Green that he’s seen too many WKU students walking around campus in Kentucky and Louisville shirts, and that needs to stop:
“My first couple of weeks here I walked around this campus, I saw way too many kids wearing Kentucky or Louisville shirts,” he said. “That needs to change.”
Okay, that seems like a fair request from a coach trying to rebuild a program and fire up the fans, right? Well, Stansbury took it to another level when he said that students that wear UK or UofL shirts “need to transfer”:
“They want to wear that shirt they need to transfer,” he said. “We need kids, students here that have that pride being at Western Kentucky the way it used to be, the way it should be.”
I admire that passion, but whoa buddy. Totally possible to be a fan of both programs — as long as one of them isn’t Louisville.