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2016 Governor’s Cup Honorees: Rich Brooks, Jeremy Jarmon and Dr. Jim Kovach

For the 23rd consecutive year, the Kroger Company will celebrate the annual football game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville by sponsoring the 2016 Governor’s Cup. In addition, Kroger’s President Calvin Kaufman will donate ten thousand dollars to both university’s general scholarship fund. Proceeds from the two-day charity event will go to Dare to Care and God’s Pantry Food Banks.

Each year the Governor’s Cup recognizes former Wildcat and Cardinal greats. This year’s Kentucky honorees are Coach Rich Brooks as well as former players Jeremy Jarmon and Dr. Jim Kovach. A reception will be held in their honor at at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort on June 6 starting at 6:00 p.m. The night’s happenings will feature co-emcees Tom Leach and Paul Rogers. The next day consists of golf at the Frankfort Country Club followed by a 12:30 p.m. luncheon and press conference.

If you’ll remember, last year’s Governor’s Cup activities marked my maiden voyage into live-event reporting. I quickly got lost in transcription and resorted to a hillbilly narrative of the day’s cuisine. I’m fairly certain I’ll be equally inept in July.

Article written by Freddie Maggard

Former University of Kentucky Quarterback and Andy Griffith Fan Club President

2 Comments for 2016 Governor’s Cup Honorees: Rich Brooks, Jeremy Jarmon and Dr. Jim Kovach



  1. fairplay
    9:53 am May 19, 2016 Permalink

    You continue to do a great job Freddie. None of that panty-waist liberal political crap from you — just FOOTBALL!! I LOVE IT!



  2. Blueblueblueblue
    11:36 am May 21, 2016 Permalink

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    UK FOOTBALL SINCE 2010:
    – OVERALL RECORD: 25-48 (34% wins)
    – SEC RECORD: 8-40 (16% wins)
    – NON CONFERENCE RECORD (excluding Louisville): 16-3 (84% wins)
    – LOUISVILLE: 1-5 (16% wins)
    While the numbers are bleak, when you break them down, the picture gets even bleaker.
    The only SEC teams UK has beaten: Vandy (2), South Carolina (3), Ole Miss, Tennessee, Mississippi St.
    Non-Conference Teams UK has beaten: 64% of UK’s wins have come against very poor competition.
    – Akron
    – Charleston (2)
    – WKU (2)
    – Central Michigan
    – Jacksonville St.
    – Kent St.
    – Samford
    – Miami (OH)
    – Alabama St.
    – UT Martin
    – Ohio
    – ULM
    – Louisiana Lafayette
    – Eastern Kentucky
    Non-Conference Teams who have beaten UK:
    – Pittsburg (in bowl) Note that Pitt is the only power 5 non-conference opponent UK has played and they didn’t choose to play them.
    – WKU (2) — worth noting that as soon as UK realized WKU was going to beat them consistently, they immediately stopped playing them. Classic UK move. They do it in all sports.

    WHAT UK MUST DO TO BE BOWL ELIGIBLE CONSISTENTLY:
    – Win the 3 non-conference cupcake games each year, even if this means avoiding high quality lower-level competition — like WKU. These 3 games must be won at all costs (including buying out opponents that are unexpectedly good (Southern Mississippi)
    – Must win 2 of 3 games against Vanderbilt, Missouri, and South Carolina each year. (with Muschamp likely to turn SC around, the Vandy / Mizzu games become must wins)
    – Must drop the game vs Louisville. It would be a PR nightmare, but it’s the right thing to do if your goal is to build your program. This allows you to schedule one more cupcake game, get 4 non-conference wins, and get into a bowl while only winning 2 real games (Mizzu / Vandy)