Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps
This quote is the one that ended Mitch's goodwill with me.
“I’m going to fight through stuff. My great frustration in the world we live in today is it’s a microwave society. We have determined that everything must happen instantly. And if it doesn’t, we’re on to the next thing.”
IT'S A MICROWAVE SOCIETY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE PAYING MORE MONEY THAN EVER FOR TICKETS, K-FUND, PARKING PASSES, ETC AND NOT GETTING A SUPERIOR PRODUCT THAN WHAT THEY WERE PAYING FOR BEFORE! NO WONDER EVERYONE'S A LITTLE PISSED OFF.
Sorry, I'm done, but eff Mitch
I see nothing wrong with his quote. He's absolutely right. Fans wanted Brooks gone-- he proved them wrong. Patience is sometimes rewarded. And today's society is absolutely far too impatient for its own good.
Barnhart's made the right hire in men's basketball, women's basketball (twice), baseball (twice), women's soccer, golf, volleyball, and tennis. He also hired Rich Brooks, IIRC. He's created a sports' program that's well-rounded with top 25 teams in many different sports and one that's just begun to compete nationally in at least five of those. He's done it all without a hint of scandal or subterfuge. His teams graduate players (overall student-athlete gpa just over 3.0, IIRC) at an elite level as well.
If you're going to "eff Mitch", I'm sure Western Kentucky would gladly take his results any time. So would just about any collegiate program in the country.
That said, I don't know if Joker is the best choice for Kentucky football. IMO, he'd have been much better off to either go young, envelope-pushing, new idea guy (Hal Mumme, without the Claude Bassett shenanigans). He thought he'd found a guy like that in Phillips. But the style of play-- especially offensively-- was really conservative. Far too conservative for a team like Kentucky. Maybe the guy's learned-- he certainly talks like he's going to air it out a bit. Just three years ago, his offense was among the best in the nation, with impact performers at every skill position (Woodson, Burton, et al.).