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Recapping the Stoops interview (Thursday Show Thread)


Yesterday, Mark Stoops came on KSR to discuss the state of the football program. How did he do? Tune in to hear Matt and Ryan’s takes and call in to share yours. They’ll also get you ready for Saturday’s game in Brooklyn and recap Calipari’s big night at UMass.

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33 Comments for Recapping the Stoops interview (Thursday Show Thread)

  1. UK_JB
    9:45 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    Glad Ryan got to talk!

    Good job on the interview yesterday uncle Matt, I really enjoyed it.

    Did you get the blinds up yet?

  2. ukjaybrat
    10:07 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    I honestly don’t understand all the hate for the new logo. I even read a post on Facebook where someone claimed they will never donate to UK again because they wasted $80,000 on a logo change that could have provided extra benefits to professors or education in general. To that person, if you are reading this… you are so ignorant it hurts. $80,000 is a drop in the bucket for a university’s expenses. That amount of money isn’t going to change a thing as far as education is concerned.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:12 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      That’s true, but for $80,000, you’d think they could have come up with something better than that. I could have done better myself, and I would have only charged ten bucks.

    • Laker Cat 18
      10:14 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      I disagree with you. While $80,000 isn’t a lot to a university, it is a lot to a single donor. Something this small, could potentially make a huge impact.

      On a similar note, the logo is ugly, but it won’t win or lose us games.

    • J-Dub421
      10:20 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      Agreed Jay. I also don’t get why people get their knickers in such a twist over something so trivial. It’s a logo, it has no effect at all on people’s daily lives.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:33 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      @Laker Cat 18

      I’m not saying that an individual’s donations does not make a difference because everyone’s donations combined are what make the biggest difference. but to assume the university could have saved that $80,000 for a better purpose is naive.

      I think a little context is missing from my rant. the person i was frustrated with specifically was angry that $80,000 was spent on a logo where that could have been spent on =raising a professor’s salary for example. My gripe with that is 1) world class organizations spend way more than 80,000 on logo design all the time… 80,000 isn’t THAT much compared to others. and 2) academics has plenty of money to pay professors. 80,000 is a drop in a bucket compared to that budget… that is what i was getting at.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:55 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      I think a few people were ticked that they did not do something more creative, such as make it a contest for kids who are studying design or marketing or something along those lines, and maybe cover the winner’s tuition for a year.

  3. Laker Cat 18
    10:09 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    Here’s what I’m assuming as far as the Stoops interview yesterday. He has decided to cut Dawson loose, but wants to let him get his feet on the ground for another job before it is released to the public. I’m ready to get this search rolling. What top level OC’s would consider Kentucky at this point?

  4. Long Dong Silver
    10:28 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    I think we need to create a coordinator position. Coordinating coordinator. So we don’t always look confused and disorganized.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:01 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      Maybe the coordinators need a good administrative assistant. 🙂

  5. catdaddyd
    10:36 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    The last 62 years don’t matter, live in the now. With the salaries these coaches are making and the resources that has been giving to them we should have a better product on the field. Tennessee was bad for several years and brought in a guy who turned it around rather quickly. Other schools have done this as well. There is no excuse for so many dropped passes, missed tackles and disorganization.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:41 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      It’s easier to turn around a team that USED to be good/great than it is to build a good program from a team that has been consistently bad throughout history (with a few exceptional years). people don’t understand this.

      Yes there are success stories here and there, but they are the exceptions, not the rule.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:00 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      ukjay, then to be fair, what is the problem with Arkansas basketball. They went to consecutive Championship games, and won a title. Haven’t been much since then.

    • J-Dub421
      11:08 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      Arkansas was a one coach team. They were good with Nolan Richardson, but not before or since.

    • catdaddyd
      11:14 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      Eddie Sutton took Arkansas to the Final Four and had a pretty successful career there before coming to UK.

    • J-Dub421
      11:35 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      Sutton got them to one Final Four in ten years. Even a blind pig finds a truffle once in awhile.

  6. J-Dub421
    10:51 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    Shannon loves wrestling. He cannot knock Star Wars fans.

  7. J-Dub421
    10:56 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    So, Matt’s a slut… Or would be if possible.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:57 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      He’s a ho trapped in a male’s body. 🙂

    • J-Dub421
      11:07 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      Matt still think’s he’s too young to get married, even though he’s 37.

  8. RealCatsFan
    10:57 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    Matt is right – Tai would probably have coeds licking his car just like Devin.

  9. J-Dub421
    10:57 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    Also, I highly doubt Tai is married. They are reading way too much into this ring thing.

  10. Marj
    11:00 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    Tai is also 17 not 19…that is quite young to be married

  11. TomTraubertsBlues
    11:14 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    It’s almost like we don’t have a game in 2 days. Enough freaking football talk!

    Good gravy Marie.

  12. J-Dub421
    11:23 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    It’s the Birth of Adam, and it’s on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

  13. Okay, so who are the OC candidates? Hopefully it’s someone who can teach the WR to hang on to the ball.

    • J-Dub421
      11:46 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      More like bench the WR’s when they decide not to catch the ball because they don’t feel like it.

  14. nybrasky
    11:42 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    re: Oregon Trail – how has nobody mentioned Dysentery?

    • J-Dub421
      11:45 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

      Dysentery came up in the first hour.

  15. UKinIN
    11:52 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    People keep pointing at the offense but I wish Matt had asked Stoops if the season actually ended when Melvin Lewis went down.

    • J-Dub421
      12:03 pm December 17, 2015 Permalink

      Losing Melvin certainly didn’t help us any.

  16. Nick
    11:56 am December 17, 2015 Permalink

    Speaking of Hal, here is a really cool article on him from 2014.

  17. Laker Cat 18
    12:01 pm December 17, 2015 Permalink

    Kendal Briles – Baylor. Would be my first pick. Doubt we could afford him though.

    Doug Meacham – TCU. I only say this because he is a Co-OC. I think that gives us an outside shot.

    Major Applewhite – Houston. Former Texas QB. Young, but has the experience as well. We could afford him.

    All three put up a lot of points. We have to get out of this Air-Raid nonsense. It’s great, but it’s overrated these days.