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Angry Stoops is Back

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As I walked outside to the practice fields to hear from Coach Stoops after the Cats’ first day in pads, I heard the repetitive whistle.  With the entire defense doing up-downs, all I could think was, “Here we go.”

“Average practice today.  Not good enough.  Just didn’t feel like we had the mentality that we needed.  I don’t know.  It’s too early in camp (for) guys feeling sorry about themselves for getting up early.  Just an average practice.  That’s really all I’ve got to say.”

The intensity just wasn’t there this morning, especially on the defensive side of the ball.  You’d think they’d be excited to hit somebody for the first time in months; instead DJ Eliot was left disappointed, “They hadn’t put on pads in awhile, (so) I thought they’d be excited.  I thought they’d be flying around.  I thought we’d have to slow ’em down, not speed ’em up.”

What might have bothered Coach Stoops the most was the lack of leadership when things were going slow, “I’m not going to give them any place to hide.”  Accountability is the name of the game for Stoops this season, calling on the upperclassmen to emerge as leaders.  He thought the quarterbacks played pretty well today, but none of that really mattered to Stoops.  He wants to see his quarterback take charge as a team leader when things aren’t clicking.

For most of the young guys, today was a reality check.  Senior defensive tackle Mike Douglas is taking the opportunity to turn today into a learning experience, “I think after a day like today, you just have to talk to the young guys.  ‘Even though we had a bad day, don’t let that leak into the next practice.'”

For Douglas, it’s all about looking forward and never behind, reiterating to the young guys, “After we watch film today, that’s the end of the day.  You have to prepare for tomorrow.  You have to start thinking about the next practice because we can’t get this practice back.” 

Stoops challenged his team this morning.  How they respond will reveal the fight and character of this football team.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

43 Comments for Angry Stoops is Back

  1. UK Freshmen
    10:22 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Don’t you mean, Fat-Angry Stoops?

    • Redrum
      10:52 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Forgot “overrated.”

    • UKfan
      10:58 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      I said unsweetened tea with #3. Try to get it right, “Freshmen”

    • Clint Hurtt
      11:00 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Why you using ‘fat’ as an insult bruh? Our program would be nothing without my fat a$$ paying players.

    • Ha!
      11:25 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      I see the little phag UK Freshmen has moved on to trolling the football team, as he’s got nothing when it comes to the basketball team.

      6-1, bitch.

    • Truth
      2:59 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      I’d like to see you say that to his face.

  2. Johnny M
    10:30 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    From past stories, I don’t know if Matt should trust Ryan having his back, he will speed outta there faster than his last trip down the highway

  3. UKfanNKY
    10:41 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Hey uk freshman…… no we mean YOU need to suck it and quite trolling the KY site and go back to your looserville boys and suck them!!! Good for Stoops and the Staff we need them to stay in their a$$ the past Coaches were waaaaay to easy on them. Make MEN out of them!!!

    GO CATS!!!

    • KY Boys
      11:00 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      KY won’t recruit KY Kids. It was much better when kids like Dickie Lyons and those guys were playing. They played for KY, not for self. I witnessed, all I needed to witness at the spring game. They brought Stoops off the field to talk with a recruit and his mother. The recruit stayed on his cell phone the whole time. Didn’t even acknowledge Stoops. I would have told him, “Get off my field.” Same way they practice and play….

    • UKfan
      11:21 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      KY Boys

      Do you actually follow recruiting at all? If you had, you would know that Kentucky has gone after the best players in the state. Ryan Timmons, Jason Hatcher, Matt Elam, Eli Brown. I am confused on what you are even talking about.

    • UKfan
      11:28 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Just a quick followup, but we have a very good chance of landing ILB Emmitt Smith from Warren East (#2 player in KY) and and outside chance of getting Damien Harris. Let’s face it. Kentucky high schools produce a few SEC caliber players and thats it. UK does well recruiting in their own state (getting the cream of the crop) and relies on Florida, Georgia and Ohio to fill the rest of the roster.

    • KY boys=dummy
      12:34 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      KY Boys…You already are a pathetic idiot for trolling this site and an even bigger idiot for coming on here and talking crap, without doing a second worth of research. You stated above “KY won’t recruit KY Kids. It was much better when kids like Dickie Lyons and those guys were playing. They played for KY, not for self”. Dummy Dickie Lyons Jr was from Louisiana. A lot of the really good players we had during those bowl wins over Clemson and Florida State were not from Kentucky. Steve Johnson(California), Rafael Little(South Carolina), Trevard Lindley, Braxton Kelley, and Wesley Woodyard were all from Georgia. Just to name a few, and your opinion on Stoops not recruiting KY kids is so idiotic, it’s not worth responding to.

      12:47 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink


    • Ky boys
      6:22 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Well ky boys =dummy….Can’t you comprehend? I said we were much better when Dickie Lyons and others played…second sentence. What don’t you understand about that sentence. Let me break it down so you understand. First sentence KY won’t recruit KY kids. Get it dummy. The kids Ky does land….KY is not their first choice dummy. KY kids love KY and would play their hearts out. If someone disrespected me as a coach like I witnessed at the spring game they would not be considered a recruit anymore…dummy. Do you really think a kid like that would give a good effort. I don’t think so…like the saying goes, hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Oh yea if it is not worth responding to please don’t and for the idiot comment opinions are like assholes everybody has one but some are bigger than others

  4. Tom
    10:47 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    “coach speak”
    Ever seen any coach who didn’t come out in the first few days of practice and say the same?
    In a day or two it’ll be back on the positive side, then a few of “we’re improving” and soon we’ll see the dreaded “we’ve got a long way to go”.
    Stayed tuned and watch.

  5. Redrum
    10:51 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    In other news, the Cardinals had an excellent practice today and look like a team that will win more than 10 games this year.

    Some things never change for kittens.

    • pfife
      10:57 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Yup. Insecure little brothers are always seeking attention and relevance on KY sites. Indeed, some things never change.

    • L1C6
      10:58 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      lol. remember, you aren’t in your high school conference this year. You’re in a JUCO conference, a step up that will deter you from 10 wins. I do see 8 for you, which will be more than the Cats.

    • Bobby Petrino
      11:03 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Redrum, I like your style. You got a little sister I can hook up with? I’ll take her for a motorcycle ride around da ville!

    • Redrum
      11:21 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      It is sad and pathetic that you kitties pretend that Petrino will fail. You know in your hearts that he will embarrass you, but you shoot pot shots and hide behind your mommies’ blouses.

      And, you sneak a peek up her blouse. And “sick’ to sad and pathetic.

    • Ha!
      11:28 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      ^^^ Again, but this time in English, please.


      It is sad and pathetic that you birdies pretend that Stoops will fail. You know in your hearts that he will embarrass you, but you troll KSR and hide behind your mommies’ basement computer.

      And, you sneak a peek up her blouse. And “sick’ to sad and pathetic.<—— (whatever the fuq that means)

    • UKfan
      11:41 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

      It means too many drinks before typing…the usual.

    • raccoon
      12:59 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Redrum, no one can question that Petrino is a great coach on the field and will probably be successful (which is why most Arkansas fans/alum didn’t want him fired even though he was breaking major rules and possibly laws). But in the back of your head you have to be thinking that (A) he is always capable of doing something off the field to embarrass you and (B) he doesn’t have one ounce of loyalty and will leave the second he has a better offer.

    • Blue To The Bone...
      1:07 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Raccoon…What makes you think BP could do something to embarrass them off the field…Do you honestly think they really care?…They were the ONLY school in the country that would touch him and do I really need to say anything about their basketball coach and look how that turned out…PLEASE!!!

    • scorpiocard
      1:22 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      raccoon its highly unlikely that Petrino will have an off field relapse. His buyout is $10M for four years, and then starts dropped $1M a year I think, so he is not going anywhere anytime soon unless he wins a NC and someone is willing to pay the price to get him. I can live with that…easy.

      2:57 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Hey asswipe (aka ‘scorpiocard’), remember THIS?!?!

      scorpiocard says:
      December 11, 2013
      at 3:50 pm
      No one! turns down Texas? How ridiculous. Cracks me up how simple minded folks always think they know what someones else’s career priorities are.

      Jim Tom you know what else comes with the Texas job? CRAZY fan base expectations. If a new coach had one bad season their life would become a living hell. Charlie Strong is also a devoted family man with two daughters in their final years of high school. He’s not going to move them for ANY job. He may leave after they graduate. Sure its possible. Before they do? No way.

      Your idiotic response makes me laugh.”

  6. willie t
    10:59 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Upperclass leadership? Unfortunately we still have too many of Joker’s bums hanging around and poisoning the younger Stoops guys. Go Charlie Strong on a few of the worst and thin the ranks….this year is still a honeymoon year. Who cares if we only win 3-4.

  7. dodger1
    11:04 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    And now it starts.Ky football never changes!

  8. kyle heavy
    11:09 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

  9. UKfan
    11:18 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Since the dirty birds actually play a few teams this year, I doubt they win 10 games. Here is their schedule, please enlighten us on the 10 wins they get this year. I’m curious.

    Murray State
    Florida International
    Wake Forest
    NC State
    Florida State
    Boston College
    Notre Dame

  10. UKfan
    11:40 am August 6, 2014 Permalink

    I wonder if it upsets our little brother when they have zero chance of getting the #1 running back in the nation. 🙂

    • Redrum
      12:10 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      I wonder if it upsets kittens when UK football STILL is predicted by every legit service to be dead last in the SEC. DEAD LAST.

      Christ, even Vandy is better. You kittens need a reality check.

    • TDog
      12:51 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      So what? It’s preseason predictions. USC was #1 two years ago and went 7-6. Last year the SEC east and west winners were predicted second to last in both division. Preseason polls are basically closing your eyes and guessing because no one really knows.

    • scorpiocard
      12:58 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Not too much since we have the former #2 RB in the nation who is mature, healthy again, and ready to return to the top form he displayed his Frosh and Soph seasons in the SEC.

    • scorpiocard
      1:02 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      TDog no one knows about Kentucky??? Your junior and senior classes are crap. I think pretty much everybody but the most delusional blunatics know that.

    • UKfan
      2:15 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Is that the same player that has been kicked out of multiple schools prior to coming to the “ville? That is about the only way you get a RB like that.

    • brandon
      6:44 am August 7, 2014 Permalink

      Uk football is actually predicted to finish 6th or 7th in the sec which isnt bad for a school known for the basketball teams… and UL is predicted to finish near the bottom of the Acc which has maybe two good teams..

  11. "Work" is a relative term
    12:18 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Anyone know if the football team is using the same practice performance tracking technology the basketball team uses? The one with the heart rate monitors, etc? If not, maybe Mitch should clear a little space in the budget for them.

  12. UKfanNKY
    1:45 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    redrum…….. this kitten wants some of that tweety bird a$$……oh wait lets see 14-12 in football UK! & 32-15 UK! Overall, do the math a stop letting your bull-dog mouth over-load your parakeet A$$!!! Have a great day and don’t forget KENTUCKY IS THE BBN!!

    • Redrum
      5:14 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Did you say something?

      Pathetic that your life consists of living vicariously through a college athletic department. I bet you look to Miley Cyrus for spiritual guidance, too.

      Move to Louisville, get a brain.

  13. 10pounder
    4:42 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    “We sUcK a little les than last year…yadi yadi yadi…”

  14. GoBigBlueSusieQ
    11:19 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Lets get rational…..Joker’s program set us back. Coach Stoops is making a valiant effort to dig us out of the hole and his aggressive recruiting is a breath of fresh air. He is a class act and we are lucky to have him! Rome wasn’t built in a day but with his guidance I truly believe we can get there.

  15. Kyblue
    11:32 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Loserville will be lucky to win 2 games