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Stoops: “We never really gave our fans a chance to get into the game”

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The atmosphere outside Commonwealth Stadium leading up to kickoff was the best I’ve seen since I’ve been attending games. Fans were out early and they were rowdy throughout the entire day. When it came time for the Cat Walk, thousands lined the street to greet the Cats outside the stadium. It truly was an amazing afternoon in Lexington. So much excitement.

Then, the game happened. And we all know how that went.

Mark Stoops said afterward, “We never really gave our fans a chance to get into the game.”

Stoops was very thankful of the support during his postgame press conference and he wishes his team had given them more on the field. He said it was great to see a full stadium and he hopes everyone will be back for Missouri.

We’ll be there. Hopefully the offense shows up, too.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

20 Comments for Stoops: “We never really gave our fans a chance to get into the game”



  1. RandPaul2016
    11:29 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Everybody is calling for Towles’ head, but where is the accountability for the offensive coordinator? We looked like a team who weren’t prepared for a scrimmage, much less a SEC game. Unacceptable on the third game.



  2. Gavin S.
    11:32 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Patty Ice? We’re calling him that ironically now, right?



  3. Done
    11:32 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Beat Mizzou or pack your bags.



    • DerbyDemon
      11:14 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      Bags packed.



  4. Dennis
    11:32 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    This was more of a coach’s debacle. Poor play calling and ridiculous clock management. Hope those saved timeouts are working out well for you Stoops.



    • Air Raid
      11:38 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      I like how every single time the camera pans to Stoops he has that deer in the headlights look about him.



  5. Detours
    11:34 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Who says Stoops isn’t a strategic thinker. He hopes he still has a job next year is what he meant. He’s been blowing smoke up Kentucky fan’s butts for the past 3 years and still some will try to say he is playing with a young team. How long will Kentucky fans buy into this BS? And remember one other thing…..the KSR staff didn’t get round mouths eating square meals.



  6. Sunshine Pumper
    11:35 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    You think we’ll have 30k in the house if Towles is still starting? At least let Drew open the game. Nothing motivates like time on the pine. Florida’s redshirt freshman QB sure looked good out there tonight.



    • The Rest of the story
      11:49 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Their red shirt QB looked good? He was no better than Towles and if he is the future of UF they are in as much trouble as we are.



  7. Detours
    11:36 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Mizzou will be kicking ass and taking names next week….you can take that to the bank.



  8. Air Raid
    11:37 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Way to properly utilize those timeouts idiot.



  9. Jeremy
    11:37 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    The KSR writers must be blind, or like you said they know how to give what the fans want to hear, not necessarily what the fans should hear. This season has been frustrating. our wins have been frustrating. South Carolina is a very down team this year. they have over hyped UK.



    • Idiot writer
      11:40 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Tyler Thompson is a huge embarrassment.



  10. STOOPS TROOPS
    11:41 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    This ain’t Stoops fault. He’s still cleaning up The Joke’s mess. Towels sucks but he’s a Joker guy and Barker is too young to be starting. Tough loss but it is a long season and we ain’t done yet.



    • The Rest of the story
      11:50 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Keep drinking the Blue Kool Aid dude.



  11. Kick a FG
    11:45 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    And with 4th and 99 looming, Ky couldn’t kick enough FG to beat one of the worst florida teams in the past 5 years…..



  12. Tomy
    11:57 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Lolololol. You UK fans are totally delusional, you suck, your coach sucks, you QB sucks, your programs sucks….what a sucking joke ….lolololol



  13. Old Coach John
    11:59 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Stoops: “We never really gave our fans a chance to get into the game” …yep, we noticed. I questioned myself many times last year about the ability of our head coach to perform his job but decided to put the blame on the ‘coordinators’ and the special teams coach. Coach Stoops, you have NO excuse for not being prepared for this (Florida) football game, sir, and YOU were not prepared or ready. Very disappointing sir.



  14. Jimbob Bautista
    12:03 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Patrick certainly didn’t have a good game, but lets look at the facts:

    1. The offensive line couldn’t handle Florida’s defensive line. The offensive line played as bad or worse than Patrick.
    2. The receivers sucked tonight…they played as bad or worse than Patrick.
    3. Dawson’s run-first strategy left Patrick in many third and longs (I’d love to hear why Dawson ran so much).

    I’m not a Towles fan-boy, but this game wasn’t all Patrick’s fault. Whether Patrick played well or not, Barker needs to play at least a couple of series per game.



  15. Teege
    9:35 am September 21, 2015 Permalink

    Everyone hammering Stoops and this staff needs to take a step back. This team lost a game in the final minutes to Florida that, had they won, would have made them ranked. For Kentucky football in the ;last 5 years, that is unheard of. And don’t complain about playcalling or Towles. Towels regularly was getting pressured and didn’t have time to throw, and our receivers got absolutely dominated. At one point, Towles was forced to throw a ball into the ground because Jeff Badet couldn’t get off the line in 1on1 coverage. When there’s 2-high safeties with man underneath, you have to run the football. Dawson understands that and was dedicated to doing so. In this scenario, you don’t have any numbers to throw and the defense is down a gap, maybe two.