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Florida State uses a Familiar Kentucky Catchphrase

Only five short years ago, Florida State won a national championship. Now they’re wishing Mark Stoops was still on the sidelines.

As Willie Taggart tries to scrape together a formidable football team following a 5-7 debut as the Seminoles head coach, he’s turning back the clock to recruit. While boasting the program’s past, FSU is also using a catchphrase coined by Stoops at UK.

“Why Florida State? Why Not”

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it might be too over the top when you consider the recruit Taggart is trying to steal is former UK commit Richie Leonard.


Will the familiar pitch convince the Florida native to be an in-state hero? Stoops will explain to Leonard why he should re-commit to UK when the three-star offensive tackle officially visits Kentucky’s campus next weekend.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Florida State uses a Familiar Kentucky Catchphrase

  1. ukkatzfan
    2:19 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    Often imitated, never duplicated.

  2. cats646
    2:54 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    Fuk Florida state.

    • Nugget01
      4:01 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

      Am I the only one rooting for FSU and Taggart? It’s entirely conceivable that Stoops could be their next head coach-especially if he continues down the path that he’s on for a couple more years while Taggart continues to underwhelm. We should be careful what we wish for.

    • cats646
      5:26 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

      That’s actually a very good point. I hope they do just enough to keep Taggart, and that’s it. Lol

  3. bigcatrob227
    3:26 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t really think you can give Stoops credit for that phrase… it’s not like he thought it up all by himself. That ‘why not us?’ phrase has been a pretty popular saying to use in sports forever

  4. 4everUKblue
    4:24 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    And they’re using the face of a rapist too it seems, one who the university and the local police covered for…classy.

  5. chrisnoleinky
    4:35 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    I agree it’s not just a UK thing and fsu is on a different level than UK in football

  6. Alleykat16
    6:51 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah FSU is on a different level than UK, nowdays they are below us. They have actually been falling for a couple years. And the past 3 years we have gotten better. They can ask that question but they can’t answer it.

  7. notFromhere
    8:08 pm May 29, 2019 Permalink

    “If I was smart like Mark…”

    Is that Willie talking, or is Joker doing his marketing?

  8. chrisnoleinky
    6:38 am May 30, 2019 Permalink

    Jimbo left fsu in complete shambles it’s going to take willie some time