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Checking in with Drew Barker (Tuesday Show Thread)

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Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. I have finally returned from sunny Mexico to the frozen tundra of Nashville and am committed to not going outside until the temps rise above freezing. Good thing there’s plenty of news to catch up on, and of course, two hours of our favorite radio show to keep us all from tweeting another picture of the temperature outside.

Matt and Ryan are ready to roll and get you ready for a much-needed Kentucky game tomorrow night. Tune in to hear them talk about the Cats vs. Mississippi State, Florida State’s National Title, and of course, the premiere of “The Bachelor.” If that’s not enough, future UK QB Drew Barker will join the crew at 11:05 a.m. to chat about the Army All-American Bowl, Matt Elam, and officially becoming a UK student in a few short days.

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216 Comments for Checking in with Drew Barker (Tuesday Show Thread)



  1. DrSayre
    9:56 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Why would they have Old School Raw on the same night as the National Champ…err… The Bachelor season premire? The next KSR dating game should involve KSR setting up Chester and Phyllis from the Finebaum Show up on a blind date



  2. UK_JB
    9:56 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Has anyone boiled water and thrown it up in the air? Pretty cool! So how many people watched the bowl game or The Bachelor last night? I have yet to watch it.



  3. trey
    9:56 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Has anyone else seen where Bill Nye the Science Guy is going to have a debate at the Creation Museum in NKY next month? I for one am looking forward to it.

    Go Noles



  4. Fake_TG_Thunder_Shuck
    9:56 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    The polar vortex is nearly over. But my forecast, I predict that where will be a lot of babies being born on Oct 6th.

    I saw the picture of you with my buddy Chris Bailey. Should get in to weather!



  5. Beemagic
    10:00 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt & Ryan – Can we talk a little Olympics today? I know Team Canada is going to be announced while you are on air. Should be around 11AM today. I know you don’t likc hockey, but Im sure some of your listeners would take an interest.

    Thanks,

    Beemagic (Chris)



    • Olympic Hockey
      10:24 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Love Olympic Hockey, can’t wait for that to get started. Olympic Hockey is a must see for me.



  6. BackdoorSlider
    10:00 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    The power is back on here in Indy and the wind chill is only -40. Ready for some KSR!



  7. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:02 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Still looking for a couple of tickets to the UK vs UT game in Lexington, January, 18th. Let me know if you have any you need to get rid of.



  8. Ralphie
    10:03 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I wonder if you pee outside would it freeze instantly?



    • CPACAT
      10:47 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      My Golden Retriever’s didn’t this am…at -5 in NKY



  9. Spanky
    10:03 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Thermostat set on 74, reads 58. Thats normal



  10. St Ronnie was a moron
    10:04 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I took Matt’s advice and indeed tried to watch some of the bachelor last night while surfing between the Wrestling & football game.
    I found it rather confusing since I could not discern which was less genuine, the wrestling or the breasts



  11. Ho Lee Fuk
    10:05 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    AM 1080 is off the air in Louisville! It went off during Tom’s show.



  12. Kidnut
    10:06 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t watch the bachelor anymore. I miss the days when it was real.



  13. Ricky Martin
    10:06 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Tom Jurich is at work behind the scenes trying to keep Matt off the air



  14. Bill Gentry
    10:07 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Well… heard that cough along with a nose whistle



  15. Kidnut
    10:07 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I thought that I heard you clear your throat this morning.



  16. Mike
    10:07 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Yeah, I was gonna ask if it was out for anyone else. Thankfully we got the online hookup.



  17. mjb436
    10:07 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    NEED AN UPDATE ON 1080 AM IN LOUISVILLE! GET IT WORKIN’!



  18. realme
    10:08 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Yes, you do need to clear your throat before you start talking. But it doesn’t sound like that every day.



  19. Jake In Pittsburgh
    10:08 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, You did indeed clear your throat as Warewolves was playing, i thought it was Ryan Vomiting!



  20. Bluegrass
    10:09 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I got frostbite & burn marks for throwing water into the wind like an idiot



  21. Big Curt
    10:09 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    1080 works on I-Heart



  22. UKcatsFL
    10:09 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    You clearly just “cleared” your voice. Liar!



  23. Smitty
    10:10 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Did you check out Old School Raw? Jake The Snake Roberts made an appearance.



  24. DCat
    10:11 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Yes, you need to clear your throat. It sounds like you have chronic drainage or a lot of spit in your mouth. It’s bothersome.



  25. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:11 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Slow down, UofL Fans, Quit boiling that Water. You can’t smoke the Crystals that form in the air.



    • BBN Dave Grohl
      10:45 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      You win the thread today



  26. realme
    10:11 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Show thread poll: Anyone tuned in for Bachelor talk?



    • Hash
      10:15 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      No



    • the_ghost_of_ronnie_lyons
      10:32 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      no



  27. Amanda
    10:12 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Didn’t your boss tell you the same thing last year about clearing your throat? I think I remember hearing that before.



    • realme
      10:13 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Yes, he was offended last time.



  28. Mike
    10:13 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    That comment from Cal was misunderstood. He wasn’t saying he didn’t care about it. He was basically saying that they are doing all they can to improve, but there is only so much you can do, and fans worrying about it isn’t going to make them improve.



  29. SAustin in Phoenix
    10:14 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I’m with Cal on the free throw comment… STOP worrying about it… HOWEVER, if Kentucky doesn’t go 35 for 37 against Indian a couple of years ago… we DON’T win the NCAA. Just my opinion.



  30. Kidnut
    10:14 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    You can with some poop on a stick. They need to make this free throw or they get poked with the poop.



  31. Reese in Michigan
    10:15 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt’s nose whistles are amplified in sub-arctic conditions. Amazing what happens at sub-zero temperatures on the radio.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:23 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      At temps near absolute zero, electricity travels with zero resistance. Maybe that has something to do with it.



  32. Ho Lee Fuk
    10:16 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    AM 1080 is back on!



  33. D-lo
    10:16 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I agree with Cal I think we should not worry about the free throws they will come around. And like Matt said it really hasn’t been that bad just really awful in our losses so it sticks out to us a lot more, we’ll be fine



  34. Daniel
    10:16 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Our team was dead tired at the end of the Louisville game and the game was already WON… and yes the Unc was their first road game…. fans Get off of Calipari, he is doing HIs Best and I believe him



  35. Bluegrass
    10:17 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    What happened to Anthony Davis’s Mom at Indiana?



    • RealCatsFan
      10:20 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t know, but a Playboy Bunny got trampled, and then couldn’t do her photo shoot the next day. Now THAT, sir, is a travesty! Damned meth-head IU fans!



  36. UK_JB
    10:19 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    1080 is out but how is 790 still on? Fail.

    Sounds like coach cal is going through puberty but that is great!!



  37. ItIsAsIs
    10:19 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    This is the closest we may ever get to pooping ice cream.



  38. Hawks
    10:20 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Wow! That Cal interview was awesome, can we get that posted on the site? I got some IU fans I need to share that with.



  39. JBazz
    10:21 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    That Cal clip is a pretty stark contrast to his post game comments where he was telling everyone to stop with the Cal vs. Rick style arguments and it’s about the players and the teams. He seems pretty happy his “style” won out, especially if it jabs the national media.



  40. Ole D-white
    10:21 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, I think that Florida State and Clemson will join the SEC when the SEC becomes the 16 team Super Conference that’s eventually gonna happen. They already have SEC rivals, so why not join the best football conference?



  41. RealCatsFan
    10:21 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Wish we had video to go along with the audio of the Cal interview with Leach!



  42. Delaney Hanley
    10:22 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Shannon needs to play the lyric from The Beastie Boys song The New Style with the line that says” Let Me Clear My Throat”



  43. Richard The Investigator
    10:22 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Last night with Florida State’s win in the BCS Championship, Randy Sanders became the only person to have a ring from the first and last BCS Championship. He was OC/QB Coach with Tennessee when they won the first and QB Coach for FSU this year in the last.



    • rondodog
      10:46 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      That was the worst part of the game – seeing him on the sidelines. Guess he is better at being a position coach rather than a coordinator. Amazing how people can leave a program in shambles, land on their feet, and win a championship!



  44. Jesse Kennedy
    10:24 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If u start talking about the bachelor..im tuning out..gay



  45. classof68
    10:24 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Whether Matt is “a grown man” is open for debate.



  46. RealCatsFan
    10:24 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Johnny Short – UK’s modern-day Rain Man.



  47. St Ronnie was a moron
    10:25 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I’m sure John Short can remember everyone of his dates



  48. Cotton Mash
    10:26 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    What was with Rex Chapman last night ragging on “Camp Cal”?



  49. trey
    10:26 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Elam has a lot of help from being 6’4 350+ lbs. Not that hard to push around guys when you are that size. Fant is a small reciever but really good.



  50. Win At Any Cost
    10:27 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, any comment on Petrino’s dad being a mouthpiece for his son…..AGAIN??



  51. Mike
    10:28 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Can you hold the Bachelor talk until the last 10 mins so those of us with male reproductive organs can turn it off? Thanks.



    • realme
      10:31 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Great idea, but you don’t have to be male to not want to hear people talk about that stupid show.



  52. BackdoorSlider
    10:28 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Judge Ito would let the Bachelor bring in the cameras.



  53. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:28 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Where do the 93 Unused Articles written before the UofL game end up? On the T-shirt plane to the Third World?



  54. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:29 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    It’s terrible that the BCS Title games wasn’t on CBS…Championships shouldn’t be on cable.



    • j a brooks
      10:58 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Its 2014



    • CatsFanInKnoxville
      11:36 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah, 2014 where cable is out of date and no longer required…except for sports.



  55. St Ronnie was a moron
    10:30 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Alabama fans always keeping it classy



    • Johnny
      1:27 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Lol, and Kentucky fans do as well? Please. They’re the two dumbest fan bases for a reason. Clay Travis was spot on.



  56. Kidnut
    10:30 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, you can guarantee the people they brought on were some sort of cross promotion. The actress and Taylor Hicks probably has some new album or show coming out.



  57. Taylor Hicks
    10:30 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Taylor Hicks is a huge Auburn fan. Always calls into your boy Finebaum’s show. Clearly you don’t pay attention.



  58. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:30 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Screw Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken is where I turn to for my College Football analysis.



  59. Jameis Winston
    10:30 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If you strong, then I’m strong!



  60. Daniel
    10:31 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    these Alabama moms are insane



  61. Nick Saban
    10:32 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Leave it to Auburn to screw up the SEC streak of championships….smdh



  62. Action News
    10:32 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    It was so cold last night in Lexington that an escapee turned himself in.

    http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Inmate-escapes-from-Lexington-prison-238862201.html



  63. 40 Year Old Virgin
    10:34 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    You know how I know your gay ? You would rather watch the Bachelor than the college football championship game…..



    • Hash
      10:35 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Funny



  64. Hash
    10:35 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    You leave Arizona for Louisville? That’s probably not a great move!



    • RealCatsFan
      10:38 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Yep, with subzero temps outside right now, it would probably be easier to lure him in June.



  65. Cats, Cats, Cats
    10:36 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, you may as well take the plunge full-force. If you are a true “Bachelor” nerd, go to RealitySteve.com and read his episode by episode spoilers. You can even find out who wins. (He *was* wrong last year, but think he has had it right every other season.)



  66. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:37 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    AJ McCarron’s mom, a native Alabaman, takes pride in pointing out that she is a white pot that calls kettles black.



  67. Kidnut
    10:38 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If Maria asked that question then Jurich would probably say that Petrino was asked to read Pitino’s book about being humble.



  68. Mike
    10:40 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Cal didn’t say it doesn’t matter Matt. Can you get anything right?



  69. Buddy stressed out
    10:40 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt can you please tell me along with all BBN what channel the game will be on that’s free in the whole state. I’m not finding it!



  70. Mike Honcho
    10:42 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, Since Pitino is good at using poorly constructed metaphors…. what metaphor would he use to describe Petrino coming back to Louisville?



  71. rixter
    10:42 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Turning UK into an SEC powerhouse is a lot different than turning Louisville into an AAC powerhouse.



  72. Red Lightning
    10:44 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Anybody see me running down them sidelines last night? WOOO! Auburn couldn’t handle my ball skills.



  73. Cotton Mash
    10:44 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    “The Last Watch of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis” –> http://media2.wcpo.com/html/exit34/ You’ll be glad you took the time to read and listen to this story and share with others. One version includes pictures and radio audio. The effort put together to tell this story is honoring in its own right.



  74. Mike
    10:44 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Um, the defense gave up 31 pts



  75. KevinM
    10:44 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Great show as always, but gotta mention Chris Mannix talking NBA during your show and saying mentioning Randle going in a Top 3 list and Cal heading to SoCal to be the next Lakers coach.

    And congrats to Randy Sanders who now has 2 BCS rings.



  76. DREWBLUE
    10:45 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If Stoops waited one more year to leave Florida St., he’d probably be UofL’s first choice to replace Strong.



  77. Wildcat Willie
    10:45 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I’m telling you here is the issue with FTs in today’s game. If you remember back when players made their FTs they had routines suck as Macy touching his socks or hornacek rubbing his cheek. Everybody used to have a “thing”. This trains yourself to be able to let muscle memory take over in these tough in game situations. If u watch players today it doesn’t seem like they ever do the same thing twice at the foul line. That’s just my take.



  78. Jake In Pittsburgh
    10:45 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, I think this will only help our defensive recruiting! “That was MY defense that won the last BCS National Championship. Come play for the Cats”



  79. rixter
    10:46 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    it’s ironic.. Matt sounds wasted in that ‘don’t drive drunk’ spot.



  80. Jake In Pittsburgh
    10:46 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I believe he will see it the same way



  81. D-lo
    10:46 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Has UK football even had a head coach that was poached by another school and gone on to have success as a head coach elsewhere?



  82. Cats Rule/Cards Drool
    10:47 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Tony V. & Dave said that Jurich was just taking up for their coach at the time on the “Clean up a mess comment” he made years back. Maybe, maybe not but lets look at it like this. UL Fans are trying to twist and take back every bad word they said about Bobby before to make it feel like the right thing. They are desperate at this time to be relavant. I mean they are like the new kid at school who wants SO BAD to get picked in Kickball so he can show how good he is, when the bottom line is, having two left feet will never make you a good kickball player. The way I look at it is, why take the chance on Bobby P again and gamble on him embarrassing you AGAIN or better yet, Cheat on his wife (IF he still has one) AGAIN, I mean maybe Jurich needs to sale this to Future Coaches: Come here and coach, where you can cheat on your wife and we will just cover it up”. I mean how many “Cheating on your wives” coaches can 1 college have?

    L1C4(Let 1 Coach have 4 Girlfriends)



  83. Red John
    10:47 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I assume Matt supports Bill Clinton as a good or great prez but does has an issue with Petrino who by all accounts is a good or great coach



  84. Phil Robertson's Beard
    10:47 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    What is Pat Forde going to do if they hire Bobby? He wrote some scathing articles of the “disingenuous drifter”. His giant head will explode.



  85. Bluegrass
    10:49 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Cal taking the Lakers job is one thing – but I DON’T think the Lakers would WANT Cal. They failed miserably with the last 2 coaches they cannot take a gamble on coach #3



  86. BlueFins
    10:49 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    The spin Jurich will put on hiring Petrino will be interesting. Louisville can’t get these bridges built cause Uvel football coaches keep burning them. Hiring Petrino shows desperation on their part.



  87. TAXman
    10:50 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    LA Lakers are going to be really bad soon. That’s a trap job for Cal. 2 bad seasons would ensue, and then a firing.



    • KevinM
      11:01 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Very soon, the Lakers will have loads of cap room in 1.5 years…only Kobe and Nash on the payroll…you don’t win 16 titles by laying a trap. Wide open opportunity for the Lakers and D’Antoni won’t make it that far. Cal will definitely get a look. One of the few jobs you leave UK for….and Cal just may do what Pitino did.



  88. Kidnut
    10:51 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Drew Franklin could show up at the press conference wearing a motorcycle helmet.



  89. rixter
    10:51 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    There is a reason Kentucky looked past Bobby Petrino when they were searching for a coach. It’s not because he can’t coach; he can. It’s not because he couldn’t win games at UK; he could. (if you recall, Petrino, Sr. said the exact same thing at the time about how badly Bobby wanted back in the SEC. Bobby Jr lets daddy do his bidding). No, Kentucky rejected him because he’s sleazy. He’s a proven cheat and liar.
    There is a reason why every school in America who has had a coaching vacancy in the last 2 years (except WKU) looked past Bobby Petrino . It’s not because he can’t coach; he can. It’s not because he couldn’t win games at their school; he could. No, all these schools rejected him because he’s sleazy. He’s a proven cheat and liar.
    He would be a perfect fit at U of L.



  90. RealCatsFan
    10:51 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Petrino and Hurtt on the football program, and Pitino with the basketball program would make Louisville the Unholy Triumvirate of Evil.



    • rixter
      10:54 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Don’t you think they have to drop L1C4, and adopt ‘Just Win Baby’??



    • BBN Dave Grohl
      10:55 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Truth (both) ^^^^



  91. bigbluezooka
    10:51 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    why would coach o not get consideration if Cal left?



    • TAXman
      10:54 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      That’s an interesting question. I’m not sure how much longer he’s going to be with us.



    • realme
      11:03 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I love him, but he need s to prove himself as a head coach somewhere else first.



  92. Big Josh
    10:51 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    You don’t think we would go after Travis Ford?



    • Bluegrass
      10:54 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      God I hope not!



    • quickie
      11:19 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      If coaches had to be nice guys we would have never had Rupp. Travis has shown he can coach and though he may be a prick he has not been shown to be a cheater. He would be my pick.



    • Bluegrass
      11:50 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Like Matt just said: What has he done??? NOTHING!



  93. huntin chickens
    10:52 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    could we not get a mid tier NBA coach? Like one thats on a warm seat?



  94. Daniel
    10:53 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I really don’t think Cal is leaving anytime soon.. my opinion honestly



  95. RealCatsFan
    10:53 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If Louisville hires Petrino, and then he leaves for an SEC job in two years, that would be the funniest thing ever!



  96. Bluegrass
    10:53 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I live in Richmond VA and get to see a lot of VCU games. I like Shaka but I don’t know if he would be successful at UK, but it would be interesting.



    • TAXman
      10:58 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Can you imagine his style with top-notch players? I’m not sure if it would work, but I sure as heck wouldn’t be upset to get the chance to find out.



    • Bluegrass
      11:56 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      It would be interesting, but I wouldn’t bet the house on his success.
      When Cal was hired, there was zero doubt in my mind that it was about to be crazy! I wouldn’t be against Shaka but I definitely wouldn’t be as optimistic either.



  97. BBN Dave Grohl
    10:54 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Sean Miller probably would be the first choice… But I think I’d put Travis Ford over Shaka Smart because he’s really proving himself at OK State. It’s a big jump from VCU to Kentucky and I’m not sure if he has the personality for a high profile job. Just my opinion



    • Bluegrass
      10:57 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t know why anyone would want Travis



    • BBN Dave Grohl
      11:24 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      What would be so bad about him? He’s brought OK State to a pretty high level lately and he can recruit. Not to mention he knows all about Kentucky



    • Bluegrass
      11:54 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      How has he proven himself? Like Matt’s point to the fact that he hasn’t even made a Sweet 16, has he ever even won his conference? What has he accomplished? Nada!



  98. Delk for 3
    10:54 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I know people will criticize me for this, but I really feel strongly that Antigua would deserve the job if Cal left. I think you could go on still recruiting at a really high level and Antigua has a great personality, the youth, and the knowledge to become a great coach.



    • huntin chickens
      11:00 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      i agree Antigua is a heck of a recruiter and a darn good coach



  99. James K
    10:54 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    The difference between a Jon Hood/Josh Carrier and Derek Willis is that Willis has excellent length and athleticism. He has the potential to be a pro.



  100. huntin chickens
    10:55 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    like Frank Vogel or monty williams. I know neither of them are in hot seats, but still could UK pull one of them?



    • BBN Dave Grohl
      10:56 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Vogel would be cool



    • huntin chickens
      10:58 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Vogel would be great



  101. rixter
    10:55 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    He ran Van Treese off, before Buckles got hurt…then Van Treese ‘had a change of heart’. Right.



  102. Delk for 3
    10:56 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Cal doesn’t offer full scholarships to scrubs. The difference b/w Willis and Hood is that Willis is fast, tall, long, and athletic.



  103. TAXman
    10:57 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Havoc, if you have an elite group of players, is one of the furthest styles of basketball from boring that i can think of.



  104. Real talk
    10:58 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Shaka smart has a boring brand of basketball? Lol who said that? He coaches like Matthew Mitchell. Constant pressure. Kind of exciting if you ask me



  105. Kevbo
    11:00 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Fred Hoiberg?



    • BBN Dave Grohl
      11:22 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      That’d be interesting



  106. huntin chickens
    11:02 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Im under the impression that there are very few college coaches that can be successful here and they all are pretty comfy with their current jobs. I really feel like its only a step up if we grab an NBA coach



  107. Jeff Garlin
    11:04 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, did you fill out your fan experience survey for the city of Lexington? If I win the Miss. St. tickets, I will give them to you to give away on the radio show. So, you have that going for you, which is nice!



  108. Kidnut
    11:04 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If Cal left I think UK should be bold and try the very first virtual coach.



    • BlueRedNeck
      11:09 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      So we could break out the Coach Rupp hologram?



  109. Say what
    11:04 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    DeVante Parker already talking trash on twitter: twitter.com/talentedyoung9



  110. Jeff Garlin
    11:05 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Why isn’t Doc Sadler not mentioned as UK’s next coach? The man is the next Phil Jackson!



  111. Delk for 3
    11:06 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I also think by the time Cal leaves, Antigua will be a viable candidate to replace him. In my opinion, he’s way overdue to be a head coach at a pretty big program. Kentucky may be a huge step for a first program to coach, but I think Calipari would vouch for him greatly and I think his ability to recruit would be hard to pass up.



    • realme
      11:07 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      He needs to leave now and be a head coach somewhere, so he can come back with that experience.



    • Delk for 3
      11:23 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I’m just not one to think you have to limit your choices to guys who have been head coaches. I think you really limit yourself if you do that, and to think one needs to be a head coach to know how to run a program is ridiculous. Why is it okay for big-time programs in football to hire assistants, but not in basketball?



    • realme
      11:25 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I think it’s ok for basketball too, just not here. We would not give him the time to grow into the job.



  112. realme
    11:06 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I will cry the day that Cal announces he’s leaving.



  113. KyGuyBleedsBlue
    11:07 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    MATT, can you send me an Excel spreadsheet of your workout routine ASAP?!?!



  114. Sam-Eq
    11:07 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Love ya BBN…but the opinions on who would be a suitable Cal replacement at UK. oh boy…glad you aren’t the ones deciding.



    • huntin chickens
      11:10 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Ok then, who is a viable replacement?



    • Sam-Eq
      11:21 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Unlike a lot of folks, I don’t claim to be an expert at coaching or hiring a coach, but I do know that hiring a 1st time head coach at UK would likely be a disaster. Coach O seems to have had a hand in UK’s recruiting success, but he has never been a head coach. He has to get his feet wet at a small school an climb the ladder.

      UK would likely go after a coach with big-time success (top 5 recruiting classes, 1 or more final fours, possibly already a national championship or at least made it to the final game), but at a school that is a notch below the UK job. Tom Izzo seems an obvious choice. Sean Miller looks like he’s on his way to fitting that mold. Travis Ford has had success the last couple of years, but I don’t think his achievements are quite there, plus he’s a little bit of a polarizing personality in BBN, so he’s a little farther down the list.

      I highly doubt an NBA coach with no prior NCAA head coaching success would be considered (have to have shown the ability to recruit big time classes).



    • huntin chickens
      11:23 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I dont think any of us are claiming to be professionals. Izzo has been top on the list for awhile, and you’re right he is a good choice.



    • BlueRedNeck
      11:27 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I just can’t see anyone convincing Izzo to leave Michigan. It’s his homeland. If we could not entice Donovan to leave Florida, I can’t see us getting Izzo. Would like to have him, though.



  115. BlueRedNeck
    11:10 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If UK hires an ex-NBA coach, then they need to find a way to keep Antigua on board to help with recruiting.



  116. Edd
    11:14 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Not only are we listening to the future QB, it’s very possible we’re listening to a future coach. Mature beyond his years.



  117. Chester
    11:15 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Serious question — given Stoops’ improved recruiting and defensive coaching can we expect UK to have an Auburn like turn-around in about 3 years or so?



    • Reality
      11:21 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

      Chester, my name is Reality. Nice to meet you.



    • quickie
      11:23 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Not unless the boosters handle recruiting as they do at Auburn.



  118. Wedding Planner
    11:17 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Drew Barker is mighty impressive.. can’t believe he is just a teenager..



  119. Delk for 3
    11:19 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Yeah, I saw the Parker tweets and I sent a heads up to a few UK players. That should fire them up. There will be no more “love” for the cross-state team.



  120. D-lo
    11:20 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Great interview Matt, Drew Barker is the f***kin man and cannot wait for him to take this team over whether this yr or next. Wise beyond his years is exactly right



  121. BigRush
    11:21 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I will be upset if he isn’t starting next year. We have nothing to lose. It’s not like we could do worse than the last two seasons. We could have won 4 games with Ryan playing QB in those games…



  122. sammydog
    11:23 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    This whole discussion about Cal going to Lakers and who might be our next coach is totally silly and not worth even contemplating. Brad C. will soon walk on at UK. No way Cal goes anywhere until Brad gets his degree from UK.



    • Kidnut
      11:25 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I sure hope Brad C. is appreciative of that opportunity.



    • BlueRedNeck
      11:32 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Do you really think Cal would want Brad walking into the fishbowl at UK versus playing at a smaller school and maybe actually getting some playing time? Any chance Cal would actually play his walk-ons in a blowout if Brad was on the squad? 🙂



  123. Hollahollaholla
    11:27 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    MITCH BARNHART HAS BEEN A FAILURE MAYBE HE SHOULD LISTEN TO RICH OLD DUDES.

    Football program has been a dumpster fire under his leadership.



    • JoeMoney333
      11:28 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Ah Internet forums where ignorance flourishes



    • Rixter
      11:34 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Yes, other than seeing the Cats go to 5 straight bowl games (compared to the 10 previous bowl games in school history)…. and the Top 10 ranking the Cats had at one point under Mitch’s leadership.



    • Hollahollaholla
      12:37 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

      4-20 in past 2 years

      kept Joker one year too long even though he should have never been hired

      whiffed on going after Steve Spurrier in 2005

      shall I go on, idiots?



    • Hollahollaholla
      12:41 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

      How about there are 36 bowls now as opposed to less than half that 20 years ago?

      you retards are the reason UK sucks, you are ignorant, ignorant of what a failure obnoxious, megalomaniacal Mitch Barnhart has been when hired as a “football AD”

      what a joke



  124. Delk for 3
    11:28 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    OK, I think I just ignited a little war between D. Parker and the UK football team — especially Nate Willis.



  125. JoeMoney333
    11:29 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Rich people believe they can buy themselves into anything. No they shouldn’t be consulted. Good on Barnhart.



  126. Daniel
    11:30 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    i’ll be there



  127. Edd
    11:30 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Rich old guy in TX not happy with Strong. I can’t imagine why.



  128. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:30 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If Jurich let UofL boosters select their Coach, Rick Ross would replace Charlie Strong.



  129. Scott
    11:31 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I hope Chris from Richmond and Red from Texas have a Coke and a smile and shut the F up!



  130. Kidnut
    11:32 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    So where can you read about these Kevin Ware rumors?



    • RealCatsFan
      11:34 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      So how about tossing us a bone after that little appetizer?



  131. quickie
    11:33 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    What is the general opinion about Patrick Towles” future?



  132. Mike Honcho
    11:33 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, I know you like to know what the competition is doing please take some time to listen to Drew Deener….. he could be the absolute worst and the old dude he’s got on there could be the oldest troll ever known to man



    • Rixter
      11:35 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I enjoy listening to Demling and Vanetti / Jennings to get the views from the other side… but I can’t take Deener, not even for comic effect.



  133. Delk for 3
    11:34 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I think Parker’s tweets is the best thing that could have happened to this group of Kentucky football players. Nate Willis and DeVante Parker are making it personal now. I really think these UK football players are fully figuring it out now how much hate there is between the programs. Nate Willis went from sending respectful tweets about Louisville during their bowl game to now getting and sending shots back to Devante Parker.



  134. Truth
    11:34 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I have a rumor. It’s not a rumor it’s the truth. Cal called chane. We will be set next year



    • huntin chickens
      11:36 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      thats ridiculous. terrible idea



  135. Daniel
    11:36 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Ulis will be a leader next season… he is the best Point guard in the country.. regardless of what people think about his height



    • Delk for 3
      11:37 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      I tend to agree with you. The kid is going to be an excellent player.



  136. quickie
    11:37 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Why would anyone want to coach in a league where even the best coaches get little or no credit for team success?



  137. Bill in Glens Fork
    11:38 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I can’t wait to hear what I’m going to say



  138. Rixter
    11:38 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    and it’s 1 degrees 10 mile from Glen Fork.



  139. Matty Jones
    11:40 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I am the expert on pronouncing peoples names correctly, just ask Rayjon Rondo and Eeeenis Kanter.



  140. Brian S
    11:41 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, the Chris Mannix thing on Dan Patrick had nothing to do with the Lakers. They were talking about Melo to the Lakers & he said the Knicks will keep him, have no cap room, and HOPE a coaching change gets you a guy like a Calipari that gives fans something to hang on. He just threw the name out with no insight to the situation.



  141. Brian Long
    11:42 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I, however, do not appreciate nor am I proud of this show’s numbers.



  142. St Ronnie was a moron
    11:44 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Margo Magoo?



  143. rixter
    11:44 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Speaking of players in the League..I looked at it in the Sunday CJ.. UK has 13 former players in the NFL, Louisville has 13 former players in the NFL….. that’s surprising to me



  144. classof68
    11:44 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    margo Robbie.



  145. Facts
    11:45 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Nothing more creapier than middle ages old men (Matty Jones) creeping over young 20 year olds.



    • Ramstein
      11:51 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      You need to smash this post with the Grammar Hammer and just start over.



    • Delk for 3
      11:56 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Matt is hardly middle aged. There is nothing wrong with men in their 30’s trying to holla at women in their young 20’s. If you can get it, more power to you.



  146. Hawks
    11:45 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Margot Robbie



  147. BigBlueMan
    11:46 am January 7, 2014 Permalink


  148. Andrew
    11:46 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Margot Robbie



  149. blotto
    11:46 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    not sure exactly why, but Bortles girl looks like she may smell funny.



  150. brad
    11:47 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    my wife just smacked the snot out of me for googling blake bortles girlfriend. it was worth it



  151. Andrew
    11:48 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    No Travis Ford. Florida International Coach?? What is this guy talking about. That dude went to USC



  152. St Ronnie was a moron
    11:49 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Blake Bortles GF looks like she has the obvious assets to appear on the Bachelor.



  153. quickie
    11:49 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    If I was Travis Ford and you compared me to Billy Gillispie I would punch you in the mouth. Twice.



  154. UKBlue
    11:50 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    MAtt what do you think about the Kansas season so far



  155. Dud Wash
    11:51 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Margot Robbie was in that terrilbe show Pan Am, but I watched a few episodes and thought the same thing about her.



  156. St Ronnie was a moron
    11:54 am January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Thank God no Bachelor updates!
    Sanity is preserved.



  157. Jennifer
    12:39 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Aaron? Flener? Where are you with my Bachelor post?



  158. Phillip Henry
    5:25 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    For some reason the last few days my iphone will not play the podcasts. Anyone else having this problem? Ive tried downloading the app but cant figure out how to play the podcast that way either. I keep getting the message that i need adobe flashplayer but my iphone wont support adobe or i can figure out how to install it. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I work night and the only way i can listen to the show is through the podcast.



  159. Phillip Henry
    5:27 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Cant figure out. Ugh i need to proofread