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Kentucky loses to Western, again

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Maybe things aren’t so perfect after all, Kentucky football fans. The excitement and momentum from an exceptional offseason under Mark Stoops hit a brick wall Saturday night in Nashville. That brick wall, that Sun Belt Conference brick wall, was the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers — for a second year in a row.

The Hilltoppers put it on the Wildcats, 35-26, in a game that was a lot more lopsided than the score indicates. Western’s offense seemed unstoppable as Kentucky’s front four failed to apply any pressure, and on the off chance a UK defender was in position, they failed to make a tackle.

On the offensive side of the ball, false starts were prevalent for the Wildcats and we learned the Air Raid is going to take some time before it’s an Air Raid. To make matters worse, the quarterback competition will continue to be a competition for at least another week.

Nick and Tyler will be by shortly with more from Nashville.

Keep your heads up, #BBN.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

207 Comments for Kentucky loses to Western, again



  1. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    10:55 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Thats rough. Stay strong guys.



  2. DITCH MITCH
    10:56 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    And how many of us begged and pleaded for Petrino? Common sense. Now let’s hear the excuses as to why this is okay…



  3. Mike
    10:56 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Max smith is our quarterback.



  4. Bob
    10:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Same crap. Bad tackling, missed assignments, zero heart. Looked EXACTLY like a Joker team..



  5. harry
    10:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I know it will take time, 2-4 years. We need talent, system will work. be patient, stay calm.



  6. You D**n Right
    10:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Why doesn’t the commonwealth’s team play WKU in basketball this year? The Cats are afraid of the Tops.



  7. Jordan
    10:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    This one hurt. Football recruiting is different than basketball, it will be 3-4 years before we see what Stoops can do. Three wins might be too optimistic.



  8. Greg Bookout
    10:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    This has to be the most disapointing game I’ve ever watched…another season at 2-10, 0-8 looks likely unless things change in a hurry.



  9. we suck
    10:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Jesus, this is gonna be a long season. We need to go down to Florida, find The Joke, and tar and feather his stupid ass



  10. Uk2k12
    10:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    At least we won’t have to worry bout our coaches getting hired away by other school. No one wants that offense or defense.



  11. Rich
    10:58 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Never, ever, ever been more embarassed and ASHAMED to be a UK fan. Was certainly expecting better than that



  12. NCAA Investigating UK Football Team
    10:58 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    All 75 players were videotaped selling their autographs at Tin Roof last night. Football season is immediately canceled and the basketball team gets to start practice September 1st in place of the football team.



  13. Bobbum man
    10:58 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    3- agreed, looked great, would have been interesting to see the outcome if he was qb all game



  14. You D**n Right
    10:58 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Football will never work at Kensucky.



  15. Eazy E or Eric Wright it's all the same
    10:58 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Get well, Drew.



  16. uk-fan-1973
    10:58 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    thank it was only a football game and not one that matters like a basketball game.. i m all for winning but its gonna take a few years before it show on the field. this team cant throw, run, kick, catch and esp. tackle anything..



  17. harry
    10:59 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    4. it is Jokers team for the most part!!



  18. Jordan
    10:59 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Yes i agree, we should have hired Petrino, he is an exceptional coaching talent misunderstood much like Cal



  19. Cat Fan in Georgia
    10:59 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Speed kills in football. They had more than us on both sides of the ball.



  20. Jazzenl
    10:59 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Which I heart channel will the post game be on?



  21. STOOPS OOPS
    10:59 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Just like every year: Uk football, it’s a fumble!



  22. Hilltopper
    10:59 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    YOU ‘POSED TO BE SEC! lol.



  23. schwing
    10:59 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    stooooooopppppppsssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  24. Fake UK Football
    10:59 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe if Matt was as interested in UK sports which made him than the US Open, we would have won this game. Bad Karma choosing BS tennis over UK football.



  25. Kevin
    11:00 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Still love the fact that UK did not sacrifice every ounce of integrity and hire that slimeball Petrino. However, a demoralizing blowout at the hands of WKU will be hard mentally to overcome, given murderer’s row in the SEC. …Season’s over. Yep, Joker took us this far…



  26. You D**n Right
    11:00 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Attention: All of the Commits have had a change of heart. I want Joker back.



  27. UKGrad83
    11:00 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I kept hearing about how much stronger and faster and better prepared this team was than last years. I saw no sign of that tonight. The front 4 on both sides of the ball were sluggish and outplayed. Flat out beat. By Western. Again.



  28. The
    11:00 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    The Error Raid O



  29. Rei
    11:00 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Disappointed but not surprised. This year was to be expected, the next 2-3 years are where we see improvement. Petrino came into a winning program and continued just that, Stoops was given a pile of Joke and it showed how far we have to come tonight.



  30. BBI
    11:00 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Once again. Max Smith is our QB. Also, can any else kick? Got to send a statement. Miss a extra point you are OFF SCHOLLY.



  31. The
    11:01 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Error Raid O



  32. Reality
    11:01 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    LOL wake up people. Uk is a basketball school. Always has been always will be.we will always suck At football. Take a bowl game every couple years and be happy



  33. You D**n Right
    11:01 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Bring back the joke.



  34. You're stupid
    11:01 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    #2 DITCH MITCH – Petrino would’ve left us In like 2 years. He’s a little bitch and what happens if he would’ve left us? We would start back over and our program would again go nowhere. I’d rather have a coach and staff that will stay and actually be committed to this team like Stoops and co. It will take time, but we have a bright future. Meanwhile, Wku will be little brother again when Petrino leaves, going back to reality. Now stfu and drink some milk and go to sleep idiot. Nighty night



  35. WildcatsOne
    11:01 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I wish we could rewind and play the game with Maxwell Smith and see how it would have turned out. I think he did more than J Whit in less playing time. Hopefully we will see more of Max next week.



  36. Tampa Satchel
    11:03 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I was hoping for, but not expecting a win, but I never thought we would be so dominated at the line of scrimmage. If our D-line is our strength, this is going to be a long season.

    Having said that, I saw a lot to be excited about for the future. Whitlow looked good running and Smith looked good passing, but our O-line needs some serious work. How many unblocked defenders were in our backfield?

    I just hope the guys continue to fight and the staff can keep the recruits on board.



  37. Bmac
    11:03 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I know they say sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can make a change, but its almost like Kentucky football keeps finding rock below the bottom to hit.



  38. Jim
    11:04 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Max Smith has to be our quarterback if we run the air raid. The air raid is about lots of short passes with a hurry up offense. Whitlow would be great for Oregon’s spread it out offense but not in an air raid. Max Smith or Towles has to be the QB.



  39. Big red
    11:04 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    No trick play to win this yr, go TOPS! How bout a little respect to what’s goin on in BG. Hope CATS
    rebound and pound the Cards in a few weeks



  40. jay
    11:04 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    It was a tough loss for the cats. I think one thing is pretty obvious though. Max smith needs to be the quarterback. This staff needs to talk with whitlow and tell him he has the ability to be an nfl wide reciever, but not qb. Whitlow needs to be on the field no doubt, but not at qb. Plus, the defense needs to learn to play defense. Pretty poor all the way around. Its going to be a long year and I knew that before the game. But I was very disappointed in the defense. Still, go cats!!!!



  41. Wku
    11:04 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Beat that ass x 2.



  42. Computer Blue
    11:04 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Stink. Stank. Stunk.



  43. ok-cats-computer
    11:04 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Mitch Barnhart makes Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00) per year. Can we acknowledge that Barnhart has failed miserably in overseeing the football program, which is arguably the most important part of his job. Barnhart has been badly outperformed by Tom Jurich at Louisville. It appears that if the fan base fails to take action WKU will overtake Kentucky in football. A humiliating beating from a Sunbelt team is unacceptable, and there should be consequences when Kentucky gets stomped by Western. Mitch Barnhart has had more than a fair chance, and he has become exceedingly wealthy in the process. At some juncture, responsibility for miserable failure must be accepted at the top. I respectfully submit the time is now.



  44. Eazy E or Eric Wright it's all the same
    11:04 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Marshall drilled Miami (OH), 52-14. Surely to God we can beat them like a drum next Saturday, too.



  45. No doubt
    11:04 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops started off on the wrong foot. Started the wrong quarterback. Gave this one away. Not a good omen,..when the coach doesn’t even know who the best QB is. Smith is our best chance,..no doubt. This was a game we could have (should have) won,….. had Smith started the game. Oh well,..it doesn’t bode well.



  46. Jeffrey
    11:05 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    You all suck, it’s as simple as that. You all knew it was going to be a rough season, you all know it will take a few seasons to finally get Stoops kids in and established.

    You all also know that this team needs to find their identity, because with a new coaching staff, but with Jokers recruits, we had nothing to base anything off of until now. Now our football staff can take the mistakes, and fix them. If they cannot, then it’s the low level talent Joker brought in, and that’s just something we will have to deal with until we have a team full of Stoops recruits.



  47. harry
    11:05 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    i dont understand some of the posts here, Stoops is NOT A MAGICIAN!!!



  48. WildcatsOne
    11:05 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    #37. I’m still laughing!!! That was funny 🙂



  49. You D**n Right
    11:05 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    If I had been Petrino, I would have told UK to F**k off. UK will never be a good football program. NEVER EVER. I wish UK would just suspend its football program. Oh, I forgot. UK got to get paid to get its a** kicked. Cats won’t even beat Alabama State or Miami. Get Real Retarded Kentucky Fans. The Cats suck. Point blank period.



  50. Commander Riker
    11:05 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    We should have hired Petrino, I believed that before the season began, and I believe it now, Matt Jones can say whatever he wants, but Petrino was who we should have hired! This is the same O Joker Bull [email protected]!



  51. Jim
    11:05 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Looks as Houston with Case Keenum or Texas Tech with Graham Harrell. Neither one of them were any faster than Smith or Towles but they didn’t have to be.



  52. Lil c
    11:05 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Few thoughts….

    Petrino knows football inside and out and is one of the best coaches in the game!
    Defense looked identical to last years!
    Max smith should be our QB!
    Sander might be the toughest player on the team!
    Our cornerbacks are playing way to far off the line of scrimmage, giving the receivers to much room!
    The kicker??? Wow!!
    Stupid penalties!! Ugh!!
    D-line got man handled by WKU!
    Reality is, we (UK) just might be the 4th best football team in this state! :/

    With all that said… I’m always gonna Cher on the Cats, but man it’s gonna be a rough year!



  53. Kentucky Football
    11:06 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    we suck, always have always will



  54. RUKidding me
    11:06 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops will improve the program, but tonight did prove we hired the wrong coach. Petrino is a great coach. We looked poorly coached. That wasn’t a talent issue against WKU.



  55. UKFaniac
    11:06 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    This is what they make Bourbon for.



  56. Jordan
    11:06 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    #Yahtzee? I think im going to puke.



  57. Jeffrey
    11:06 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    @ 45: Our D should of never gave up that many points.



  58. Dan
    11:06 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    STOOPS TROOPS!! AIR RAID!! #WEAREUK more like #WESTILLSUCK lol BBN has been waiting all summer for this?! lol WKU is still the 2nd best football team in the state!



  59. Eazy E or Eric Wright it's all the same
    11:06 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    45) Tipton, that you? (“doesn’t bode well” gave you away)



  60. Greg
    11:07 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I’m swearing off football for the rest of the year, hopefully we will see a better product in sept 2014. At least we won’t loose to the toppers again. Maybe we can beat UT Martin



  61. 3rd best in the state
    11:07 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Unless EKU is better than I think. Maybe 4th best.



  62. jh
    11:08 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    max smith has to be the qb, I think if he played the whole game we could have won this one.



  63. joe
    11:08 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    We need to play EKU for bragging rights on who the 3rd best team in the state is. It’s clear Louisville and WKU are better than us lol



  64. Dylan
    11:08 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Keep your heads up Wildcats! BBN Nation is for you! We’ll fill Commonwealth next week. The season starts in Lexington. FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT GO CATS!



  65. JJ
    11:09 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops made a HUGE mistake starting Whitlow over Max Smith at QB. Our defense was absolutely miserable…



  66. Bobby's Harley
    11:10 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    With just a few exceptions, this is still Joker’s2-10 team. I can’t believe so many thought UK would even be close. Eat My Dust……



  67. Rich
    11:10 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I got “Stooped” into believing….



  68. Aja
    11:10 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    We brought the IMG hype machine again.



  69. Bear
    11:11 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Biggest difference was they have more athletes. Stoops has to be disappointed in d. A Jackdon is a beast. I am very dissatisfied in our d line. Zadarius looked terrible besides 1 play.



  70. Navin
    11:11 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Wonder if Matt still thinks western was lucky to win this one. Pretty much a carbon copy of last year, save for uk forcing OT last year.

    Can’t help but chuckle at the idiot uk fans that predicted a double-digit win. Have a nice day.



  71. You D**n Right
    11:12 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Matt Jones and Mitch Barnhart can go f**k one another. Should have hired Petrino. I swear to God. I don’t want to watch another UK Football game again. I miss PaPa Brooks.



  72. Bear
    11:13 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    A Jackson hit changed the game. 3rd and 1 brown brings in the bigs and wku knows we are running up the gut. To predictable with Whitlow



  73. Cool Daddy
    11:13 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    This was well summed up Drew.



  74. Rocco
    11:13 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Last year the offense could not move the ball at all that was our first game we took care of the ball and put points on the board. The d will come along with the offense this is an improvement from crap



  75. Coach Poops (I mean Stoops)
    11:13 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops Poops. Same Shit, different year!



  76. Dylan
    11:13 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    All you pri#ks up there talking crap about these kids, keep your mouths shut! You’re not true fans. You obviouslydon’t understand the concept of developing a program that got ran into the ground. It takes TIME morons!



  77. schwing
    11:14 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    how are some people still seeing the numbers beside the comments? i only see a square, blue, on/off icon and the poster name.



  78. Class of '78
    11:14 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Predictable outcome. Great coach against a new head coach with marginal (at best) talent. Stoops and Brown will learn from this and get better.

    Max picked-up where he left off a year ago. Timmons looked awesome.



  79. You D**n Right
    11:14 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Yahtzee my ass. How bout WKU 3:16. Petrino and the Tops just whipped your ass.



  80. schwing
    11:14 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    somebody who posts under the name of “schwing” on this site predicted this loss months ago.



  81. Chris
    11:15 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    This is what I hate about this website. The bad fans come out and the bloggers are some of the bad fans. We have the best and worst fans around. And it shows. The bloggers help start the b1tch1ng



  82. Mark Oops
    11:15 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    You’ve been Stoopified…. SUCKERS.



  83. KyKid
    11:15 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Well, our title hopes just took a big hit.



  84. lloyd
    11:15 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    This is the first UK football game I’ve set the whole way through in a long time. The talent just isn’t there yet and it was nice to see that they didnt quit tonight. If UK wants a successful football program ( and why wouldn’t the fans want it), its got to begin with fan support. We lost, but we have to keep the momentum that was generated in the offseason. If not, the recruits considering us will bolt (why wouldn’t they) and a successful program is out of the question. Its gonna be a LONG season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t improve, momentum continue, and things continue to look promising on the recruiting trail. 3…..2……1…..



  85. Eazy E or Eric Wright it's all the same
    11:15 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I’d say Brown had as much say, if not more (than Stoops), in determining the starting QB coming out of camp. I understand Stoops always has the final say on these things, but I’d imagine he put his full trust in Brown and backed his choice.



  86. JD
    11:15 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Offensive line got manhandled, Defensive line got manhandled, we started the wrong QB, no adjustments made throughout the game, Jojo kemp had a nice run then we never seen him again,Smh. We just got took to the woodshed….by a SUNBELT team!! Very, Very disappointing and very discouraging.



  87. Jeffrey
    11:15 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    @ Schwing: Use Google Chrome, that shows the numbers.



  88. JJ
    11:16 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I do think UK’s 2014 recruits will run for cover after the Alabama game in Lexington. By then we will have blistering losses to UL, FL & Alabama, and maybe a loss to Miami (OH).



  89. Oh my
    11:16 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    What’s with the good practices, much improved team, etc.? We still suck. Does Stoops still believe we are going to suprize some teams? And Erik Korem’s fitness program, diet plans, etc.? Lol



  90. WKU
    11:16 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Fellow WKU grads that pulled for UK can all suck a big one. Eat it Queers!



  91. Dylan
    11:17 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I hope none of the Football players or potential recruits look at these moronic no teeth having inbreeded basketball bangers comments. FELLAS! There are REAL UK Football FAns out there and WE HAVE YOUR BACK NO MATTER WHAT! I’ll still go to games and scream my head off EVERY YEAR! GO WILDCAT FOOTBALL!!! Stoops WILL get it done



  92. Alumni Drive
    11:17 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Disappointing loss, sure, no fun, and the Cats didn’t look good. On the other hand, Stoops has told us to temper our expectations. Common sense says the same. All this wailing and gnashing of teeth is simply embarrassing. As to those who think we should’ve hired Petrino instead of Stoops, well, he’s a good coach with a bad track record (remember how he was constantly looking to leave Louisville? remember how he left Atlanta? remember the mess in Arkansas?). Besides that, IT’S ONLY THE FIRST GAME! Have some perspective, people, and give the team a chance.



  93. WKY Blue
    11:18 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Wow. Last years football season, last years basketball season n watchin WKU kick our ass today. Really sad.



  94. Hype Machine
    11:18 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Stoop’s hype just met reality.



  95. FSU
    11:18 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops needs to get his players jacked on roids like he did at FSU.



  96. Joe b
    11:19 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t block me because Matt Jones made use lose this game.



  97. tippytoe
    11:19 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Petrino would have started and played Smith the whole game had we hired him. Look what he did for Western’s QB, he looked like a heisman candidate against that same ole defense.



  98. Mark Liptak
    11:19 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Defense still looks terrible. They may not even win the three games I pegged them for……….but you know what?

    At least there is some hope under Stoops as opposed to the hopelessness that was the comedy stylings of Joker Phillips and his cadre of clown coaches.



  99. MisterCobble
    11:19 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    We did play EKU this year. Our QB’s and receivers played EKU in a 7×7 tournament this summer. EKU beat us. We are officially the 4th best team in the state of Kentucky unless Georgetown or Centre claim the #4 spot from us.



  100. You D**n Right
    11:19 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    It’s ashamed that so many Kensucky fans drank the Kool-Aid. Kensucky will never win at Foosball.



  101. Cards
    11:20 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Mitch needs to add a third digit to the scoreboard when we come to town. Stoops poops!



  102. #blueballnation
    11:20 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    64. What game were you watching? Bright future?



  103. Catlogic15
    11:21 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Petrino beat Stoops like a drum. Period.

    Barnhart choked.



  104. jpgott2
    11:21 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Why did you block my post? I did not have a single curse word, slur, or even super negative outlook. My post was clean.



  105. Kentuckywildcat8
    11:21 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    It’s funny that people give up after one game. We new this was going to be a rough season. We have to get the recruits. Just because we get a new coaching staff it isn’t going to magically change. Wait for his recruits to get here. You guys who are ready to throw in a towel are a joke. Please go be a fan somewhere else… Please!



  106. Shut UP
    11:21 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    EVERY KENTUCKY FAN SHOULD BE EMBARASSED OF THE COMMENTS THAT I HAVE SEEN!!!!
    WE ARE A NEW TEAM WITH A LONG WAY TO GO AND WHITLOW WAS A CERTIFIED BADASS IN MANY SITUATIONS! MAX SMITH DID GREAT TOO BUT OUR DEFENSE NEEDS SOME EXPERIENCE. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OUR FANDOM AND HOW QUICK WE ARE READY TO GIVE UP ON OUR HEART…… TOUGH LOSS BUT MAN UP AND APPRECIATE THE POSITIVES INSTEAD OF RUNNING YOUR MOUTH BEHIND YOUR KEYBOARD.



  107. Bubba Earl
    11:21 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks again, Joker you ashole!



  108. Joe b
    11:22 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Why no pressure on D? Cobble and Rumph suck, started last year, sucked. Fat and suck. We got beat down by a better team. Kicker needs an ass whipping



  109. Dylan
    11:22 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    UK FOOTBALL FAN FOREVER! THE FUTURE IS OH SO BRIGHT! GO KNTUCKY
    TIMMONS WIL BE AWESOME, FELLOW FRANKFORT GUY!

    I do think our starting QB got in the game too late though- use whitlow for a Wildcat package when needed. he can’t spread the ball enough. At least he’s 100xs better than Morgan Newton. Eiter way, GO CATS!



  110. maxwell
    11:23 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Lets play the running qb in the air raid offense…terrible decision. This game was embarrasing.



  111. KyKid
    11:23 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Give it time, folks. Football isnt like bball…. A good recruit or a few good recruits wont turn things around overnight. I we look like this in year three…. Now that would be a whole different issue



  112. Navin
    11:23 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    YAHTZEE!!!!

    Good luck keeping that class together. Bob is the one decent HC in that family.

    It’s one thing to be a coordinator, it’s another to wear the big-boy headset.



  113. Jordan
    11:24 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Timmons sucks, our QB situation sucks, our kicker blows, our defense is slow and weak… other than that we looked great



  114. jpgott2
    11:24 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I love how Cards fans are on here talking crap about UK’s first game under Stoops, in which he faced one of the best offensive coaches in the country.

    Didn’t UL lose to FIU and Marshal in Strong’s 2nd year?



  115. Tub O Lard
    11:24 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Man, Mr. Cobble is a fat [email protected]



  116. Mike
    11:24 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Dumb ass coaching staff shouldve had Max Smith in from the get go, but choose to use Witlow cause he fits the air raid better where were the passes even at looks like all uk tried to do is run. Max can pass so what hes not listed as an athlete hes a damn good qb and deserved to start after what happened to him last season, and he was rated one of the top qbs in the sec had the most td passes before he got hurt



  117. Where's Larry?
    11:24 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I hope this was a one off.

    It’s easy to grin, when your ship comes in and you’ve got the stock market beat…



  118. Coach Cal
    11:24 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone hating on Stoops already saying he is a disappointment and failure already needs to realize he is trying to work with a team who was terrible last year and now most of the contributing players on this team bring little to no experience and the most talented players are new. Give Stoops a break. Think of Rich Brooks first 2 or 3 seasons. I remember a slogan that went “Ditch Mitch and Rich” and look what happened. Football is not basketball, it takes time. Instead of looking at a result. Look at individual plays and take glimpses of potential. Things are on the way up, it is a process!



  119. Diehardcatfan
    11:25 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Gotta have the players or we cant compete..These are Jokers recruits; gonna take a few years..Be Patient; Don’t negative talk the team or we may lose recruits..Lets be smart here



  120. Reality
    11:25 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    We hired the “special” Stoops brother. Also, could Cobble be any fatter.



  121. Jordan
    11:26 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Daaaaaaamn it!!!!!! we shoulda hired Petrino, i cant…



  122. Neal Brown
    11:26 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    At least my bowl cut looked tight.



  123. You D**N Right
    11:26 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    All of the out of state commits will de-commit. I was Matt Elam, I go to Alabama. I would rather ride the pine and win, instead of playing and losing. UK will never win in Football. Bear Bryant could come back and coach UK, and the P***ycayts would never win. Football at UK will always be a joke. Today and 5 years from now it will always be a joke. Where’s Randy Sanders when you need him?



  124. Jordan
    11:27 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Old Rip Van Winkle is getting opened tonight and I didnt want to have to do that



  125. jpgott2
    11:27 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    107, who is giving up? All I see is UK fans venting frustration. Everyone is or should be behind this team. Stoops and company have completely flipped the offensive and defensive packages from the old staff. It is going to take time. There are plenty of opportunities on our schedule to get 1 surprise.



  126. No Petrino
    11:28 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    100% disagree about Petrino – he had a lot more to work with than Stoops and he will be gone after this season from WKU. He couldn’t win with this team the joke left behind, but still would have left for a better job at season end. Stoops is the right hire and it will take time to right the ship. With that said I’m still disappointed they looked as bad as they did.



  127. Bubba Earl
    11:28 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    With the non talent we have looks like we will end up 1-10



  128. jpgott2
    11:29 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    124, you lost to Marshal and FIU in Strong’s 2nd year! You play no one! Congratulations.



  129. big red
    11:29 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    minus the turnovers, and a few missed WKU opportunities
    , the score woulda been even larger…….go TOPS!



  130. JoeB
    11:30 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    WKU was better than hs tonight. You can’t cure cancer in 9 months. Calm down or come back next year. Coach will fix this



  131. Jeffrey
    11:30 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Unlike (More than) half these idiots on here, I will be giving UK football its time, Joker left us with nothing. You cannot expect us to be world killers just because we have a better staff now, you want to know what makes great coaches so great? GREAT PLAYERS.



  132. hersheyisabear
    11:30 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    That was a hard one to swallow. Very upset but we all knew this was most likely to happen, guys. Stoops and his staff are fighting an up hill battle and need our full support. Yea it is fine to be upset and pissed off with today’s game but we also need to be understanding. It is going to take and patience and a hell of a lot of beatings but I am confident we will bounce back.



  133. WKYblue
    11:31 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Yahtzee.yahtzee.yahtzee. Gonna be a long f’ing season. Was really impressed with the Air Raid n the new defensive effort this year. Save the renovation money n give it to the whiffle ball team. I give up.



  134. Mike Majors
    11:31 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    We look like the old Hal Mumme air raid teams…..well our defense looks like those teams anyway.



  135. jpgott2
    11:31 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    130, Petrino will be gone as quickly as he came. History speaks volumes.



  136. No Petrino
    11:31 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Then again watching this LSU vs. TCU makes me sick. Either one of these teams would have beat us by 70+



  137. blueaville
    11:31 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    i like stoops alot but we should have interviewed petrino. i don’t care what any of you say..he was the best coach out there and he would have come.



  138. Alumni Drive
    11:31 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    A lot of hate out there, especially after just ONE GAME. As a Cats fan, it’s pretty embarrassing to be associated with people like that (especially the ones who can’t spell or think that pairing Stoops with ‘poops’ is some great put-down).



  139. True Story
    11:32 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops Troops = In Billy we Trust. Just sayin’. Two coaches we ‘wanted’ were on the field tonight. ONE of them got his scrubs ready to play.



  140. Reality
    11:32 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    wku should have had over 60.



  141. Katdaddy
    11:32 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I totally agree with 46. So shut the hell up! Stoops was dealt a bad hand and we all knew that,



  142. JC
    11:32 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Matt gave a WKU fan a ton of garbage on Friday, pulled the “name me players from WKU” card, and really was a jerk to the guy when he suggested that WKU had better players than UK. That much was clear tonight and Matt’s gotta eat crow. The caller wasn’t even disrespectful.

    I didn’t know what to expect in terms of winning or losing, but I thought the game would be more exciting. Just looked like the same old stuff to me. Looks like we’re gonna be hoping and waiting for another 3-4 years.



  143. What?
    11:33 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I watched this game with surprise, wondering how we were losing. Then I realized that the reason we were losing is that our talent level was below WKU’s. Joker is looking worse and worse as every day goes by. You can count this loss as a JOKER LOSS.

    Our talent level is the same as last year. Guys can’t tackle tackle tackle tackle. Why can’t guys tackle? Max Smith looks pretty good, but it is hard to tell because Western was in prevent, “not-to-lose” mode. So it is really hard to tell about Max Smith. Jalen ran it about two times….why did Jalen run it only two times? Why did Jalen run it only two times? Why did Jalen run it only two times? Why….

    “sigh” These coaches will get things ironed out…at least they better before everyone jumps ship. ‘coughECRUITtcough’



  144. Will
    11:33 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Say what you want, but I as ashamed to be a UK fan as I have ever been. Not because of our team but because of all the sorry @$$ retards on here who expected Stoops to be a miracle worker and make something out of the nothing that he inherited. Get a brain or get a life!



  145. Question
    11:34 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    How many will uofl hang on us. They have an nfl qb, 3 or 4 solid rb’s and a bunch of good receivers. Bridgewater may take the second half off.



  146. Rich Brooks
    11:35 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Will you people quit saying how great I was? How many times did I beat Florida or Tennessee? My ole buddy Barney should have hired Petrino. He would not have run the Air Raid veer!



  147. BigBluePhysicist
    11:36 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Well. I was at the game with my 79 year old Dad. It was terrible. Nothing really positive to say. I’m horribly disappointed in the preparedness of this team…..and that’s the coaches fault. They did warmup’s with all there little yoga moves as well as synchronized swim teams in the olympics. But when it came time to get on the field….Western smashed us in the mouth both on offense and defense…repeatedly. This game was LOST at the line of scrimmage hands down. Another disappointment is the nuvo yoga instructor they have as the strength and conditioning coach. Our guys were GASSED by about 10 minutes in the game. And the supposed benefit of reduced injuries? LOL!!! We had way more injuries than the Hilltoppers did. I certainly hope for a great future, and I definitely hope our commits stay with us, but you have to really question the coaching staff with this game……I’m very very sad.



  148. Teddy
    11:36 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Yahtzee!!!!!



  149. A true blue fan
    11:36 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Everything takes time so all of you so called fans and people being trolls (uoflfans) shut up. Change is good we still have Jokers players so all we can do us wait and hope. If your already bitching then your not a true fan find another team cause UK doesn’t want you. Deuces peace goodbye



  150. FSU
    11:37 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Give it time. Once Stoops gets time to have every player juiced on steroids like he dis at fsu, uk will be good.



  151. Pat_Wren
    11:38 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    First game blues…. Look BBN this isn’t basketball….. It takes several years to get the number of players it takes to turn this thing around. Can Stoops and Company turn it around? Without a doubt! Petrino took over a bowl team. Stoops took over a 2-10 Joke! It’s always darkest before the dawn. Get serious….Joker left nothing in the cupboard! Get excited about the fact they never quit!



  152. Sharapova
    11:38 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I WANT TENNUS NEWS!



  153. B_Rizzy
    11:38 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    You can’t defend stupid or ignorance. This was a bad game, but not near as bad as the last two meetings with WKU or really any game last season. Joker left little to no talent in the cupboard. Petrino inherited a good team with good coaching. That was the difference tonight. Everybody knows this is going to be a long season. WKU didn’t give us near the beating everyone else is, but it is all we have. Hats off to WKU. You earned it. And to the haters, get a clue. In four years + there wont be many teams that will hang one up on these CATS.



  154. Bigslap
    11:38 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Worst UK loss since Jlo threw the interception to the FL DB. This team has no heart. Air raid, no way, ground crawl only. How did Whitlow get the start? Did WKU have a new coach? A new QB? A new plan for both offense and defense? Too many questions and no answers from this staff.



  155. Wku
    11:40 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    126-whatever you have to say to make you feel better. Enjoy less than mediocrity and keep coming up with those positive solutions to your piss poor embarrassing performance.



  156. Aaron
    11:40 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    “The front four is one of the best in the SEC (yeah I said it)”… That’s all I’m gonna say. Lol



  157. Craven707
    11:40 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Well, it’s good to see that no one’s over reacting. I wonder what some of you guys will be saying about the FB team in 2015 when the Stoops recruits are actually playing the majority of positions. After one game you’re ready to abandon ship? Please, go. You’re bad for the fan base. Go root for the cards. You’re acting like their fans do. Go CATS!



  158. jpgott2
    11:41 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone knew it was going to be a long season! UK faced one of the most dynamic offensive coaches (Petrino) in Stoops 1st game. This game was a coin flip in my mind. If you look at what Petrino had to work with (6 returning defenders, one of the best running backs in the country, and more talent than any of the other sunbelt teams have ((ex:transfer 4 stars from Florida)) it is not hard to see why UK lost.

    I am optimistic about Smith at QB.



  159. Koolaid drinkers
    11:41 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Matt Jones……you #*it the bed picking this one! Think you drank the koolaid a little too much.



  160. Chicago Chris
    11:41 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    “Petrino will be gone as quickly as he came. History speaks volumes.”

    This sentiment is just like those of the ‘haters’ who claim that our basketball championship will be vacated. Give it up.



  161. WKYblue
    11:41 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Pretty obvious to me that Stoops was a Billy Clyde type hire. How many years are we gonna suffer for this? Petrino says “suck this Mitch”#webeintroubleintheSEC.



  162. Good and Bad
    11:41 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Obviously disappointed about the loss. But Western was coming off a bowl last season so they werent exactly scrubs, they were the veteran team, and It seemed like they played with more passion for most of the night. There is room for huge improvement and most likely big depth chart changes before Saturday.

    Good:
    Jalen whitlows playmaking with his legs, and his ability to hit a gap or seam and go
    Maxwell Smith’s playmaking ability with his arm. The only time that offense looked remotely like an air raid offense was when smith was under center.
    Ryan Timmons, Javess Blue, Demarco Robinson, Anthony Kendrick, JoJo Kemp: All showed flashes of explosiveness or at least being able to be a reliable receiver.
    Raymond Sanders: Ran hard and very well. One of the bright spots of the game.
    Avery Williamson: Mr.Reliable

    Bad:
    DEFENSE. In general at every position, except for Avery Williamson.
    Doing “Kentucky Football” like things: Yes WKU outplayed the cats all night, but some how at the end of the game UK found themselves in the situation to make it a one score contest with three timeouts in their pocket, and they blow it, a given pat kick is not a given it seems with Kentucky Football. We have to stop shooting ourselves in the foot, especially when it’s our last chance in the game.

    Randall Cobb had quarterback playmaking abilities, but UK was at their best when he played WR and the the qb in the Wildcat formation. I feel like Whitlow is in the same situation, and would be best utilized being a playmaker, and letting Max Smith take the reins in this air raid offense.

    The defensive line needs to actually look like a strength and not a weakness. The Defensive backs need to come up, and not play 10+ yards back. In general just more effort.

    Everything you need to know..



  163. BigE
    11:42 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Easy to see why it was a close QB competition. A weak armed QB with mediocre receivers just picked apart the defense. No way that our QB’s accuracy was truly displayed in preseason practices with our weak pass coverage.



  164. Drew Barker
    11:43 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I am too gutless to go to a real team and compete for the qb job. So, I’m going to uk wshere it will be handed to me.



  165. jpgott2
    11:43 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    155, then go root for someone else!



  166. jpgott2
    11:45 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    165, yes that makes remotely no sense. Barker has the COURAGE to go to a team that doesn’t have hordes of talent/depth at every position and try to turn it around.



  167. SeaCat
    11:46 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    This was as bad as the 84 loss
    to Georgetown by Joe B…



  168. Ryan
    11:49 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    It’s stoops first game here and as a HC. you guys act like he is Nick Saban. We couldn’t short cut and get Petrino because he would have left us anyways. Some of you are idiots. It may not of looked like it tonight, but uk is doing the right thing and we will be better. No wonder other fans make fun of us. Listen to yourselves. Go to sleep



  169. Agassi
    11:49 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I want more tennis news! Tennis! Tennis! Tennis! And Obama news! Obama! Obama! Obama! Boy, K$R sure knows Kentucky!



  170. Alumni Drive
    11:51 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Oh, yeah, one other thing: those of you calling out Matt Jones for predicting a UK victory (or for other reasons) don’t have to listen to his show. I’ve listened for a long time (the first time I heard him, he was paired with that guy who left to call games for the Lexington Legends, and he had Bomani Jones on regularly, so it’s been a few years). I think sometimes Matt can be kind of mean, or if not mean, condescending to various callers (and, of course, Ryan Lemond). When I’m tired of it, I SWITCH THE STATION. If he’s being more mellow, I usually stay and listen. The point is, if you don’t like what he’s saying, you don’t have to keep listening, and if you do, you’re probably just looking to get worked up and to have a reason to turn into some kind of troll, which is sad, since you should probably have better things to do with your time than get all worked up over what some radio personality has to say.



  171. Agassi
    11:53 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Good call Alumni Drive! And we need to change the channel to Tennis! That sure is interesting in KY!



  172. J
    11:55 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    We were playing with guys that picked uk over teams like Marshall and Toledo. What do you expect? Jerry Claiborne went 0 – 10 – 1 his first year then won 8 and 9 the next two years.



  173. Pat_Wren
    11:55 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    It has to be a full moon tonight….there is a ton of stupid out tonight.



  174. pilez
    11:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I just dont get how Mitch is never questioned for his accountability as to the shape of football program! This pile built up on his watch, and he is Athletic Director. I guess if the direction aimed is down, it doesnt really matter if you remembered to move youre foot out of the way before pulling the trigger if you cant see past the pile up to youre nose. Plenty of breathing room huh?



  175. Moral Fiber
    11:57 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Yep it sure would have been a terrible mistake to see Petrino come in for a few years and win a bunch of games and leave…..what a terrible idea.

    Keep sticking to those squeaky clean ethics. Everyone thought Jim Tressel was squeaky clean oh and Urban “all my recruits are thugs and now a murder” Meyer.

    If they are winning big they are bending the rules don’t fool yourself.

    Oh and if think Stoops will hang around for a career if he wins a bunch of games you are delusional too.



  176. Insider
    12:02 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone who thinks we should have hired Petrino is a moron. He didn’t want the UK job. We reached out to everyone. If you can think of a college head coach or former NFL coach, we called them. Stoops came to us with a plan and we hired him. Keep calm and chive on.



  177. Moral Fiber
    12:04 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Hype sells tickets to pay for the program! Silly UK fans f%#**% again! Propaganda pays the bills and you all bought a truck load from Stoops and Matt helped sell it for his website and it works! FN sheeple.



  178. Katdaddy
    12:04 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    I have tickets for the game next week and i will root for my cats no matter what.I knew you guys would be ready to jump ship if we lost to western. But i’m not!!!!



  179. jpgott2
    12:05 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    160, those 2 thing have no correlation to one another. People that say ‘UK is going to have their championships vacated’ have 0 proof. They say because of Cals history, but Cal has never been proven to have done anything wrong.

    On the other hand, Petrino has left jobs as for other pastures a lot. He left UL for the Falcons, and then quickly went to Arkansas, in which he got fired because of an affair and unethical hirings. He is now in Bowling Green! I am sorry but after looking at the profile of his past gigs, and observing his propensity to leave for greener pastures, one can conclude that he will not be at WKU for the long hall.



  180. Moral Fiber
    12:05 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    170. Douche.



  181. jpgott2
    12:10 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    176, how do you know? Do you know Stoops personally? He seems like a man of high character. Not a sleazy dude like Petrino. UK is putting a lot of money in the program, and it happens to reside in the top football conference in the land. If Stoops built UK to competitive stability, and started to do things, it is hard to see him going elsewhere.

    I just love all of the ridiculous people on this thread this evening.



  182. Bunny
    12:10 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Ky was outplayed on offense, defense, and out-coached. I’m revising my win prediction from 4 to 2. It’s going to be a long season for the Cats. Maybe next year with more talent? Can’t wait for basketball season to start…



  183. KY CLAY
    12:14 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Rome wasnt built in a day guys. JOKER REALLY SCREWED UK AND THIS WILL TAKE TIME. Its not like this is just a “remodel” stoops has to TEAR DOWN AND START NEW, A FRAME OFF RESTORATION if you will (im a car guy) but i FIRMLY BELIEVE STOOPS IS THE RIGHT GUY. As long as IGNORANT fans dont post negative stuff and run off our recruits STOOPS can pull in the guys he needs. WE HAVE A STAFF OF AWESOME RECRUITERS and in SEC FOOTBALL its more about JESSES and JOES than X’s and O’s. SO BBN PLEASE BE PATIENT. if by the end on 2017-2018 we dont see a better product on the field then I’ll eat my words. But i think this game will be nothing but an afterthought. GOODNIGHT BBN. Thank you MARK STOOPS I TRUST YOUR THE MAN FOR THE JOB.



  184. Alumni Drive
    12:19 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    @ Moral Fiber: what’s that like, living with your grandmother and rubbing lotion into her bunions and corns while b*t*ching about how UK should have hired Petrino? Does that help you get the girls?



  185. Jordan
    12:23 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Old Rip Van Winkle halfway gone now fellas



  186. WKU is in Kentucky
    12:24 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    I feel better about myself because I wrote my opinion on a place others can see…oh wait! DOH!



  187. Moral Fiber
    12:25 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    184. Ask your wife it worked pretty well with her.



  188. Alumni Drive
    12:29 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    @ Moral Fiber: your grandmother is my wife?? What are the odds of THAT? I guess Thanksgiving is going to be awkward…



  189. BK in Scottsville
    1:10 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    This game kinda played out the way I thought it would. We have a lot of new coaches, schemes, and players trying to learn each other as well as a lot of returning players that were flat out not given proper guidance.

    I was somewhat surprised with how the D-Line, which is supposed to be one of the SEC’s best, was dominated by WKU. In addition; I am really taken back with Whitlow. Seriously the guy couldn’t throw a pass if his life depended on it. He is, however; great with his feet. This guy is a wildcat package….Not a premier QB. Neither is Max Smith so I guess that is the problem, we really need a guy that can pass like Max and run like Jalen, seems we have the same situation we had last year.

    Between the two they did have over 400 yards of offense, so I guess that is progress?



  190. JoJo Kemp
    1:20 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Look, I’m faster than a lot of these other fools and can avoid taking a hit. Give me my minutes big red!



  191. TopperFan
    1:28 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!



  192. RollTide
    1:47 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Just imagine the pounding you’re gonna take when Bama rolls into town.



  193. whysoserious
    1:53 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Look on the bright side………

    Bridgewater and the Louisville receivers are about 10x better than Western’s guys.



  194. Yahtzeee
    2:29 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    CRAPS.!?….

    Hope the twins can play two sports…



  195. No heart
    6:47 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    I have to disagree with most people on here. Joker left a team that was athletically superior to Western (the average star ratings can attest to that) but the team he left had no heart and he knew it, that is why he pleaded with the BBN to give the next guy time. As far as talent goes UK should be better than this but most of these holdover players have no heart and little football IQ.

    As far as the hyped D line goes, the defensive ends lived up to the hype in my opinion but were held back by inferior defensive tackles. Watch clips of the game and you’ll see the ends getting double teamed because the tackles were getting blocked one on one by guys that they had 70lbs. on. That’s just a lack of heart in the D tackles to get thoroughly dominated despite the substantial weight advantage.

    The only things I can really place on the coaches at this point is the unimaginative play calling (the air raid is supposed to use the pass to set up the run not vice versa, and the short to medium passing game was there all night) and the poor tackling. Those DB’s and the linebackers to an extent just don’t know how to tackle, either the coaching staff hasn’t worked with them, they have no football IQ, not enough football IQ to remember what they are taught, or just not enough heart to throw a shoulder into another players chest, wrap up, and drive him into the ground. These two things have to be corrected immediately or Kentucky will be lucky to get one win this season.



  196. Mark S
    8:29 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Just to let everyone know, the sun came up this morning.



  197. ls
    8:38 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    SEC kicker misses a PAT how?



  198. SevenT
    8:51 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    This was truly a pathetic effort…There is NO excuse to lose to a suck hillbilly program like Western. This one is on the coaching staff because Kentucky was not prepared and looked disorganized all night.

    Kentucky’s players must have flat out missed about 25 blocks and the Western players ran around them like they weren’t even there.

    Our secondary is a joke

    It is going to be a very long season

    We did not play up to our talent level it was an all around underperformance.



  199. BravoBigBlue
    9:08 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    No heart – I agree. It seems players come to Kentucky and forget how to play and actually get worse. We have been waiting for those 2 D-tackles to step it up their whole careers. They’re too damn fat and slow. The decision to start Whitlow at QB was HORRENDOUS! This is supposed to be an AIR RAID OFFENSE, not a tuck it and run. Whitlow has skills and should be on the field, but not the starting QB. That’s on the coaches, Brown and Stoops. Miserable fail in Game 1.



  200. dougm68
    9:08 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    This is still Joker’s players. Give it some time guys. The defense is what it was last year. We have 4 guys on defense every play afraid to make contact. Too many times I saw UK defense just running and watching instead of going after the WKU guy with the football. These guys just don’t know how to play the game. They are Joker players. Stoops will get it turned around. Be patient.



  201. dougm68
    9:10 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s play Whitlow at WR or TE. He can move the ball once he gets it plus it’ll be less pressure for him in that position. By his own comments and play, I think he gets too nervous at the QB position.



  202. Air Dud
    9:37 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a long time follower of KSR and I’m usually proud of how KSR operates, but I have to say that I am disgusted by Matt Jones’ arrogance leading into this game. That pregame show was just ridiculous. A WKU fan calls in and Matt goes into attack mode. How do you feel now Matt? Pretty good? Or do you feel as stupid as you made yourself look?



  203. classof68
    9:46 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    202: Matt was just annoyed that he had to interrupt his tennis career talking UK sports.



  204. Jonathan Reed
    10:13 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Everything you need to know about this football game and UKs football program for the last few years. Only at UK can you miss an extra point then completely botch an onside kick. It’s bad when the closest an onside kick gets to hitting the ground was when the ball was sitting on the T



  205. Mark Perkins
    10:18 am September 1, 2013 Permalink

    ZaDarius Smith was promoted as the second coming of Art Still. He had one sack and celebrated too much after that. Now if he sacks AJ McCarron he should celebrate. Speaks to his maturity.



  206. Teddy TD
    3:47 pm September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville looks great. It’s going to be a fun day at Commonwealth soon.



  207. Should have hired Petrino
    4:34 pm September 1, 2013 Permalink

    Not sure if you blue necks are watching the Cards but Teddy is really good. If they granted wins on how excited blue necks got about recruiting UK would go undefeated! LOL Good luck this season hillbillies you’re going to need it!