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Cat Fans in Athens want Positive Thoughts from Today’s Game

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—  If you made the long trip to Athens like these lovely ladies, it isn’t a complete wash.  Yeah, the game sucked, but at least it didn’t rain.  And, for those that have never been to Athens before, there’s plenty of fine establishments for you to spend the rest of your Saturday evening.

—  The early kickoff gives the BBN the opportunity to watch LSU at Alabama.  Arguably the best matchup of this college football season is currently on CBS.

—  Yes, it was brutal.  The worst of the worse (and there have been some bad ones this year).  I understand that many of you probably popped some tops at halftime to drown your sorrows away.  That isn’t necessarily a negative, it’s just giving you a head start on your Saturday of drinking.

—  The Funkhouser Crew has raised over $1000 to fight pediatric cancer!  Their 24-hour gaming marathon in LExington is currently underway.  If you have the time, please make it over to Ashland Avenue to hang out for awhile.  If not, please throw just a few dollars to help the cause.  You can find all of the information here.

—  Today is Kaylee Hartung’s Birthday!

Phil Ellsworth | ESPN Images

Phil Ellsworth | ESPN Images

— Drew Barker got playing time and he didn’t get hurt.  At least there’s still an opportunity to have a QB competition heading into the critical final three games of the season.  The play from the QB will dictate the end of the season and how the 2015 season will be viewed as a whole.

—  Jared Lorenzen finally got the Freaky Fast Jimmy John’s Preview right on the pregame show.  Normally J-Lo’s Kryptonite, he absolutely NAILED it this week, even though none of what he said came true.

—  Jabari Johnson had a career-high 8 tackles.  The Senior did it on his final trip to his home-state.  Hopefully family and friends were there to enjoy one of his best performances.

—  A.J. Stamps decided to start hitting people again.  After getting his job taken from him by Mike Edwards, the Senior responded by busting some heads.  He tied a career-high in tackles with 11, lowering his shoulder to cause a couple of drops.  It was nice to see the old A.J. back, but it’s not a good sign for your defense when your safety is tackling in the double-digits.

—  JoJo Kemp never quit.  This is really the only positive I could take away from the game upon first glance.  No matter how many wheels fell off the wagon, Kemp kept driving his feet, fighting for every yard he could muster.

JoJo may not have made it passed the sticks on 4th and short, but he didn’t put his head down.  When JoJo was younger, the boisterous running back may have dropped his head after receiving the ego check.  Now a Junior, JoJo is leading by example.  He’s been down this rough road before and knows what it takes to continue to go to work every single day, no matter how difficult the circumstance.

Even though the team we’ve seen through the last three games shares no resemblance to the team we saw at the beginning of the year, they have an opportunity to turn it all around in these final three games.  If they can show the fight that JoJo gave today, they can still salvage this season.  

Article written by Nick Roush

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

13 Comments for Cat Fans in Athens want Positive Thoughts from Today’s Game



  1. shelby
    8:16 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

    Am i the only person who realizes we have just played 4 straight games against teams that have exponentially more talent, depth, size, and experience than we do? We simply cannot match up against these teams–IF Stoops can continue building, we “might” be able to in 4 or 5 years. However, we CAN match the talent, depth, and size of our next three opponents right now.



    • cats42301
      9:53 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

      UGA,UT and Miss St are not getting that much better players now that we should be getting blown out and not being competitive. How has a team like Memphis doing what they are doing? They don’t haven’t recruited better than us. With them it’s a coach who knows what the hell he is doing and a group of players who were tired of losing and who are playing their guts out for him. So I don’t buy the they have better athletes and recruit better than we do. That’s loser talk. Winners go out and play and say screw that they made be better than us but I’m gonna give my all like the rest of my team and kick some ass! They don’t make lame ass excuses every game!



  2. Yahtzee
    8:36 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

    Kaylee looks good in KY Blue.



  3. catsarerunnin
    8:38 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

    Only 4 or 5 more years…..wow that’s not very long at all!!!



  4. AmandaLou
    9:17 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

    Positive-we had fun on the LiveBlog.



  5. shelby
    9:19 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

    catsarerunnn; 4 or 5 yrs is not long at all when you of the huge gap we would have to close; let’s just get to where we can even make bowl game refularly first; do that foe a cpl years and “maybe” the truly elite layers that iur last 4 opponents routinely get will start “considering” us. Get a few of those guys and maybe go from winning 6 or 7 games to winning 7 or 8, take another step forward, get more “elite” players to sign rach year, so on and so forth. It takes time, people seem to forget how far behind we are. This is the SEC–it ain’t the acc.



    • catsarerunnin
      9:36 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

      In 4 or 5 years we will be having the very same conversation.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:52 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

      People: This is why you don’t drink and post.



  6. cats42301
    9:23 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

    Anyone with a common knowledge of the game football and has watched UK games only casually can tell on nearly every down what play is coming. No imagination! You can always tell a run is coming based on the formation and the fact that we’ve never thrown the ball all year when using that particular formation. Everyone knows with Jojo in the Wildcat he’s gonna run up the middle and we use it when it’s 4th and 2. Stuff like that makes it easy for defenses. Even with enough time to pass he usually stares down the WR he’s throwing to making it easy for dbacks. How many 4 year QB’s in the SEC or any conference for that matter make the same stupid mistakes Towles does? If there are any, I can assure most likely their butt is on the bench. 2 years ago when we were being frustrated by the play and lack of passing ability of Whitlow and Maxwell a lot of people said, wow, imagine how bad Towles is if he can’t beat out those two guys for playing time. Well, now we know. I’m beginning to think that the only reason he has got to where he is is because of the pull his family has. Bad Oline or not no other coach in the SEC would still be playing Towles after all the mental mistakes he has made and continues to make. He looks awesome some quarters and then awful in others. Maybe it’s a mental issue? Maybe he needs a sports psychologist…that an a barber.



  7. Yahtzee
    9:37 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

    It will be over soon; then….Yahtzee season.



  8. kyjohn
    11:05 pm November 7, 2015 Permalink

    If a frog had wings,he wouldn’t be bumping his ass on rocks.UK football does not have wings.



  9. Angelo
    1:23 am November 8, 2015 Permalink

    I have seen better pictures of Kaylee…



  10. Doug Hensley
    5:02 pm November 8, 2015 Permalink

    past, not passed