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UK will play a coal mine whistle on third downs now

UK is trying its best to implement new traditions this season (sorry, I am not on board with “Caturday”), and one of them is playing a coal mine whistle before third downs on defense to honor the hard-working blue collar people of Kentucky. Here, let Eastern Kentucky natives Jacob Hyde and Kash Daniel explain:

I think the whistle is cool, but what is that scream that precedes it? Someone fill me in.

Other new touches this season include the names of all the football season ticket holders in graphics throughout the stadium:

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Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson spotted his name on the team tunnel to the field:

Very cool.

UPDATE: As many of you have noted, the scream before the whistle is from “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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8 Comments for UK will play a coal mine whistle on third downs now



  1. SpamburgerHamburger
    4:48 pm September 2, 2016 Permalink

    The scream before the whistle is from Disturbed – Down with the Sickness



  2. Realme
    4:50 pm September 2, 2016 Permalink

    That’s a great idea. I hope they just play the whistle instead of burying it in a song like in the video. Tyler, I thought that scream was a Wildcat scream at first, but it’s just part of that Disturbd song.



  3. Duff86
    5:09 pm September 2, 2016 Permalink

    May we please remove the Disturbed scream please? Cheapens the tribute to the miners. There is something special about the clean sound of a coal mine whistle.



  4. Luether
    5:13 pm September 2, 2016 Permalink

    The scream before the whistle sounds like the Ky Wildcat to me…



  5. A_Blue_Wildcat
    5:33 pm September 2, 2016 Permalink

    Kinda like the scream, but would definitely prefer it just be the mine whistle.



  6. not
    7:38 pm September 2, 2016 Permalink

    This is pretty cool but can we just hold onto this for big third downs only? Last year in the first few games, they played Welcome to the Jungle for every single third down and and just ran it into the ground.



  7. Souf beach Lou
    9:23 am September 3, 2016 Permalink

    drop that disturbed track and this would be cool.



  8. jaws2
    10:57 am September 3, 2016 Permalink

    Seriously? Pleeeeazzze, drop that disturbed crap this! Totally diminishes the meaning.