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Halftime Honesty: I’m so angry over that field goal

Let me vent for a moment, if you will.

The decision to kick a field goal from the two-yard line has my blood boiling. Throw in the fact they went away from the Wildcat on the one-yard line the play before, and I’m going to have some apologizing to do in church tomorrow for my language this afternoon.

Tennessee is scoring touchdowns while Kentucky’s kicking threes. I’m no mathematician, but that won’t end in the Cats’ favor. That’s first-grade math. Seven is greater than three. Look it up.

And what happened to house money? Playing to win? Nothing to lose? It’s Tennessee. UK hasn’t won in Knoxville since the Great Depression. Play to win the damn game. Go for it from the goal line. Grow a pair. Ugh.

Okay I’m done. Thanks for hearing me out. We’re still in this. Let’s go. Come on Cats.

And catch the damn ball.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

25 Comments for Halftime Honesty: I’m so angry over that field goal



  1. j4stone
    1:51 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Agreed Drew. Play to win instead of afraid to lose. GO FOR IT! I’d rather lose taking chances like the one you addressed that than playing conservatively.



  2. Big Kat
    1:51 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Going away from the wildcat like that was one of the calls stoops said he would have liked to have back LAST WEEK TOO. Short memory on this staff.



    • WeareBBN
      4:35 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

      They have done it often inside the 10, remember MSU game we drove inside 10, put SJ at qb for 1 play that ended in a scoop and score for MSU.



  3. A_Blue_Wildcat
    1:52 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Literally the exact same reason we lost to Georgia. I swear this coaching staff might have a learning disability.



  4. kjd
    1:56 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    My rant:
    I am done with Garret Johnson!!! Bench him permanently. Move him to defense.
    You cannot call him a receiver because that means he catches passes. He does not.
    Very disappointed with Coach Thomas continuing to play Johnson.



  5. BluKudzu
    2:03 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Not a very good half of football. Maybe the second half will be different.



  6. Kyblue34
    2:07 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    This coaching staff continues to outsmart themselves.



  7. dstnshpp
    2:15 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Echo.



  8. BluKudzu
    2:27 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    We need four field goals to catch them. UT has still failed to cover. 28-16. We got this.



  9. cdavidjr
    2:44 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Same old UK football



  10. Steady
    2:49 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Anyone that thought UK would stay within 3 TD’s of UT is delusional, to put it kindly.



  11. cdavidjr
    2:52 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Ball game



  12. uk3542
    2:52 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Here we go again



  13. BluKudzu
    2:53 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    35-13. Turnovers. Vols now cover. Thinking it will be difficult to pull this one out. Maybe it is time to play for pride, and not letting Tennessee cover.



  14. kybigblue
    3:09 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    If your defense is weak you know that you won’t win with field goals when the other team is scoring TD’s. All five of our wins were over teams that were at .500 or below at the time we played them. UT has a winning record so our chances weren’t good to begin with.



  15. BluKudzu
    3:10 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    35-21. Rally Cats.



  16. BluKudzu
    3:16 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    J.dobbs 172 yards rushing thus far. Commentators are brutal against Kentucky. As always.



  17. BluKudzu
    3:19 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Think we will stop chasing field goals.



  18. LosingTradition
    3:33 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    Why is it that we must not only lose to Tennessee, but get blown out every year, even when they are struggling?



  19. Kyblue34
    3:35 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    I think adding on another field goal here would make us all feel much better! 😉



    • Kyblue34
      3:37 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

      Crap, we scored a TD instead. That’s disappointing….



  20. BluKudzu
    3:38 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    49-22 with 7 minutes and change to go.
    Offense scored more points than last year against UT.
    Special Teams have not given up touchdowns on punt or kick returns.
    Defense, gave up more points than last year, thus far.
    Great Run by King, btw.
    Better in 2 of the three phases this year.



    • Kyblue34
      3:45 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

      Good points, but this UT team isn’t quite as good as last year even though they were expected to be.



  21. Rixter
    5:24 pm November 12, 2016 Permalink

    I can only assume it’s against NCAA rules to run the Wildcat inside the opponent’s 5. Randall Cobb used to Wildcat the ball from UK’s 1 to the opponent’s 1 regularly, then Joker would always call a Bubble Screen from the One. Stoops does something similar with Snell. I can only assume it would draw a flag for Illegal Great Play-Calling