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Mitch Barnhart Drunk Texts Rich Brooks Asking Him To Take Us Back

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Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.

The long holiday weekend proved to be a comedy of errors and full of embarrassment with our football team somehow losing to Southern Mississippi and we have now learned, Mitch Barnhart reportedly capped it all off with a late night, drunk text to Rich Brooks. We here at the New Circle Circular are the first to obtain the exclusive text conversation between the UK athletics director and former UK football coach below.

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The next morning, sources say Barnhart woke up full of regret and to the sound of his phone buzzing with replies from the retired Brooks.

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While Mitch has not confirmed nor denied the text conversation, he did say in a statement, “Look, we’ve got a good thing going with Coach Stoops. And we all know it’s always darkest before the dawn of the Florida game. We’re gonna be okay and quite frankly, we’re gonna be together for a long time. I’ve got 12 million reasons not to leave that man.”

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1 Comment for Mitch Barnhart Drunk Texts Rich Brooks Asking Him To Take Us Back



  1. UK Fan In Nashville
    12:33 pm September 7, 2016 Permalink

    Rich Brooks left because we wouldn’t invest an extra dime in Football while he was here. The coaches asked for money to be spent to upgrade the kitchen for the coaching staff at Nutter, and Mitch said no. This was right after the administration spent $30 million to build the Joe Craft Center and announced they would build a new Basketball dorm. It was the Cadillac vs the cigarette lighter situation, except this really happened. Literally the most success since Bear Bryant and he was given the same treatment. Had he been given the facilities upgrades that Stoops got, we might still have Brooks as the coach today, and a much longer period of sustained success. However, knowing he wasn’t going to be able to lift the program up much higher than he had, while all of the other SEC schools had better facilities, he decided it was a good time to go.