The reaction to Mark Stoops’ interview with Kentucky Sports Radio varies from fan to fan.
For some, Stoops’ message was encouraging and it got them back on board with his mission. Those are the fans who will reload on season tickets and be the first people outside Commonwealth Stadium for the spring game.
For others, Stoops was combative, and somewhat delusional, when facing questions about the problems with last season. Those are the fans he’s lost and won’t get back until expectations are met.
You can read some of the 140-character reactions from Big Blue Nation below, beginning with Jared Lorenzen.
And if you missed the interview, you can hear the 35-minute audio here.
Leave your own opinion in the comments section.
— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) December 16, 2015
Really not feeling Stoops today he in my opinion is using defensive language, no pun intended Thought he would stand up!
— Patty Wooten (@PaducahPatty62) December 16, 2015
When Coach Stoops goes on KSR, it's just too good not to listen to. #KSR
— Stanton Smith (@SS_JU_1744) December 16, 2015
#KSR tough spot for stoops. Defend the program your building and not throw your talent under the bus.
— Chuck (@cecokley) December 16, 2015
I like Stoops less every time I hear him interviewed.
— Casi Brooks (@__CasiB) December 16, 2015
@KySportsRadio I don't know what I was expecting to hear from Stoops, but I know that wasn't it.
— Kentucky Sock Monkey (@BBNSockMonkey) December 16, 2015
@KySportsRadio I have heard nothing from Stoops that changes my mind about renewing my tkts for next year. Great guy but philosophy stinks.
— ShagFromScuffletown (@ShagOnSports) December 16, 2015
Refreshing to hear Stoops lament with fans over painful history of UK Football. After uproar after this season, heâ€™s done his research.
— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) December 16, 2015
— MO (@ML_Oliver) December 16, 2015
Once again Stoops getting a little heated over disorganization I mean did he not watch these games!!
— Haley Howell (@HaleyHowelll) December 16, 2015
Not a good answer on organization. We're not paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to be organized Stoops is.
— C to the J (@cjuk33) December 16, 2015
— John Robic's Hair (@JohnRobicsHair) December 16, 2015
Very difficult not to like mark stoops
— sam shunnarah (@solo_sam) December 16, 2015
— Quan Bottoms (@ThatGuy_QuanB) December 16, 2015
Stoops with a great interview. I truly believe he's the man for the job. Can't wait to get my season tickets for next year!
— Patrick Bailey (@PBailey527) December 16, 2015
Coach Stoops is the best. I just wish this interview was happening a few weeks after a bowl, but I'm back in the Big Blue Canoe
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) December 16, 2015
Me, I’m somewhere in between. I don’t love the way he handled questions about disorganization, but he was able to admit changes in attitude and in staff must be made, while assuring fans he will turn this thing around.