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Matt Roark’s Friday Morning Wakeup

Who better to celebrate this morning on the eve of the Tennessee game than Matt Roark, the man who ended the 26-year losing streak.

Back in November of 2011, when Kentucky hadn’t beaten Tennessee in almost three decades, Joker Phillips turned to Roark, a wide receiver, to handle Kentucky’s starting quarterback duties. Roark had never played quarterback in college, but with UK QBs Maxwell Smith and Morgan Newton sidelined for the game with injuries, somebody had to do it.

That somebody was Roark, and he went from a wide receiver with one career touchdown to a household name in Kentucky that afternoon. The senior carried the ball 24 times for 124 yards from the quarterback position, dropping back to pass only six times in the entire game. It was an unconventional strategy, but with a little help from UK’s defense, it worked. Roark’s offense needed only 10 points to win the game and end the 26-year streak.

Let’s hope there’s a little more offense involved tomorrow in Commonwealth Stadium. Let’s also hope there’s a little more Roark magic in the air and the Cats can beat the Vols for a second time since 1984.


Oh, and by the way, today is Matt Roark’s birthday. Omen, perhaps?


KSR is at the Breeder’s Cup today. 

As I sit here writing this in my suit and tie, the Breeders’ Cup is calling my name. Once I hit publish on this post, I will close my laptop and head straight to Keeneland for a day of racing, boozing and losing more money than I can probably stand to lose.

But that’s okay because the whole KSR gang will be out there, beginning with Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond broadcasting today’s show from the track.

Kentucky’s 2016 football schedule was released yesterday.

In case you missed it…

  • Southern Miss
  • at Florida
  • New Mexico State
  •  South Carolina
  • at Alabama
  • Vanderbilt
  • Bye
  • Mississippi State
  • at Missouri
  • Georgia
  • at Tennessee
  • Austin Peay
  • at UofL

Early prediction: 12-0

Kate Upton wants to make out with American Pharoah.

On Jimmy Fallon last night, Kate Upton said she wants to make out with American Pharoah.

In related news, I changed my name to American Pharoah yesterday.

#BeatTennessee tomorrow.


KSR radio still exists.

Don’t worry, they didn’t get fired yesterday. Like I said earlier, the guys are broadcasting live from Keeneland this morning. Tune in in about an hour to hear what’s going on out at the Breeders’ Cup tailgate.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for Matt Roark’s Friday Morning Wakeup

  1. Jason
    9:29 am October 30, 2015 Permalink

    12-0 are you crazy?

    • @BallBlog_Chad
      9:56 am October 30, 2015 Permalink

      agree, that is pretty stupid, if we went 12-0 we’d clearly be in a bowl game

      13-0 baby!

    • ClutchCargo
      11:07 am October 30, 2015 Permalink

      I guess he’s also predicting that we’ll sit out the SEC title game and the likely College Football National Championship game.

  2. Jason jr.
    9:34 am October 30, 2015 Permalink

    Jason — This website is built on jokes and sarcasm. Drew is joking. But I see 11-1 on that schedule anyway. Only loss to Austin Peay

  3. Roark
    9:35 am October 30, 2015 Permalink

    Can anyone find highlights from that Roark game? I can’t find any and want to watch some 4 yard runs that slowly chipped away at Rocky Top’s defense

  4. Danny Thomas
    9:52 am October 30, 2015 Permalink

    Looks like a 4 win season or so. At least we have Florida and Alabama early, so everyone won’t jump on the SEC champs talk after we beat a few clown teams like this year.

    • Stahp
      10:06 am October 30, 2015 Permalink

      Go hit up Ricky P and play with a hooker, Danny.

  5. fatbrat
    10:03 am October 30, 2015 Permalink

    No one hates Tennessee football more than I. I am a life long Cat fan that has suffered more than any man should. I am a 1985 grad of UTK and a member of the Vol baseball squad. You may say WTF but I never made my love for the Big Blue a secret. Living in Knoxville for the last 50 years have been torture. Come on Cats free me from my chains, if only for a while.

  6. easy wind
    12:34 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

    They low-down, they dirty, they snitches. I hate Tennessee!

    • ManO'war
      1:16 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

      “They stadium look like a garbage truck worker convention.”

  7. Elmer Skaggs
    1:18 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

    Why count next year’s losses when the Cats have a lot of loosing left this year?