Turn Off Ads?
Page 9 of 10 FirstFirst ... 5678910 LastLast
Results 121 to 135 of 142

Thread: UK Football 2011 Thread

  1. #121
    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Almost Heaven
    Posts
    8,445

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    I knew you were underselling Tee Martin, Sea Ray. He was hired away yesterday by Southern Cal to assume the same position he occupied at UK (WR Coach). I do think your next staff after Dooley is fired will try to hire him back away from USC. He just destroys it in the south. At UT he would be a recruiting juggernaut. LOL - hopefully he'll stay at USC.

    Things continue to look bleaker and bleaker under Joker Phillips.

    Seeing Mike Leach at Washington State is just depressing. Maybe we can trade Mitch Barnhardt for Leach??!
    UK actually made a better counteroffer in terms of money and he still went with USC. Can hardly blame him though.

    What makes it sad though is that Tee is a class guy. I hate seeing him getting mixed up with Lane Kiffin.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #122
    part of BBN jmac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,309

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    I will let someone else start a 2012 thread but I will say this...according to the pics some have posted on facebook (I have trouble posting pics on this site or I would post one), looks like a very small crowd at the Spring game. I doubt over 2,000. Course there's a lot of factors like weather etc but still....Joker's year 3 not off to a good start attendance wise.

  4. #123
    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Almost Heaven
    Posts
    8,445

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jmac View Post
    I will let someone else start a 2012 thread but I will say this...according to the pics some have posted on facebook (I have trouble posting pics on this site or I would post one), looks like a very small crowd at the Spring game. I doubt over 2,000. Course there's a lot of factors like weather etc but still....Joker's year 3 not off to a good start attendance wise.
    Joker has had a lot of players leave the team as well, the latest being Brandon Gainer.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  5. #124
    Tired of talk. Win! Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Commonwealth
    Posts
    8,375

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    No one thinks Joker is a good coach, at least no one that will be objective about it.

    But then again its football in a basketball state. Beat a couple rivals early in the season until hoops start and thats good enough.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

  6. #125
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    I'm afraid they're going to be bad. Hopefully they can at least put together a credible passing attack this season. Spring game looked somewhat promising on that front.

    There is a lot of young talent on UK. I'm honestly clueless on what Barnhardt's contingency play is with Joker, or if there even is one. Does 4 wins get Joker canned? They will be underdogs in 9 games.

    The next coach could be stepping into a decent situation talent wise, but it also would not surprise me to see Joker win 3-4 games and be retained another season. Unfortunately, I have seen very little out of Joker that makes me believe he is going to be able to get it done on any acceptable level at UK (which is obviously a different standard from the basketball team).
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  7. #126
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    992

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    They are going 2-10 and Joker's done for.

    That's why Tee jumped ship.

    It's gonna be an awful year

  8. #127
    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Almost Heaven
    Posts
    8,445

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    I'm afraid they're going to be bad. Hopefully they can at least put together a credible passing attack this season. Spring game looked somewhat promising on that front.

    There is a lot of young talent on UK. I'm honestly clueless on what Barnhardt's contingency play is with Joker, or if there even is one. Does 4 wins get Joker canned? They will be underdogs in 9 games.

    The next coach could be stepping into a decent situation talent wise, but it also would not surprise me to see Joker win 3-4 games and be retained another season. Unfortunately, I have seen very little out of Joker that makes me believe he is going to be able to get it done on any acceptable level at UK (which is obviously a different standard from the basketball team).
    If Matt Roark doesn't become Tim Tebow and end the streak against Tennessee, Joker has an even shorter leash.

    I think they win three games this season, none in the SEC, and that is what gets Joker canned. And even then, what is out there? I'm hoping Arkansas hires Charlie Strong so UK can make a run at Gus Malzahn.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  9. #128
    Moderator LexRedsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Posts
    558

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Honestly...I'm afraid we're going to lose to WKU.

    They almost beat us last year, and quite frankly...I'm not convinced that we won't be worse this year.

  10. #129
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,447

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    If Matt Roark doesn't become Tim Tebow and end the streak against Tennessee, Joker has an even shorter leash.

    I think they win three games this season, none in the SEC, and that is what gets Joker canned. And even then, what is out there? I'm hoping Arkansas hires Charlie Strong so UK can make a run at Gus Malzahn.
    Arky hired John L. Smith back from Weber St. on an interim basis. They'll probably have a good season and be stuck with him and both Strong and Malzhan will be available.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  11. #130
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,413

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LexRedsFan View Post
    Honestly...I'm afraid we're going to lose to WKU.

    They almost beat us last year, and quite frankly...I'm not convinced that we won't be worse this year.
    Wouldn't be surprised either. If that happens Joker may as well get the moving vans ready. Really, I can't see UK winning more than 4 games and that's probably a stretch.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  12. #131
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    15,622

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Arky hired John L. Smith back from Weber St. on an interim basis. They'll probably have a good season and be stuck with him and both Strong and Malzhan will be available.
    Weber St sure got screwed in all of this. Losing your coach who hasn't even coached a game for you for an interim job?

  13. #132
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,447

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Weber St sure got screwed in all of this. Losing your coach who hasn't even coached a game for you for an interim job?
    No kidding. You wouldn't think an alumni would do that to you.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  14. #133
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Bedford, KY
    Posts
    8,992

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Word out of Lexington is that this is the make-or-break year for Joker.

    No bowl, no job.

    No attendance, no job-- even if the team does go to a bowl.

    While the first item doesn't surprise me, the second one sure does. And, in some circles, that seems to be the driving force.

    Supposedly, Barnhart and company have a short list that starts with... Charlie Strong.
    "You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
    -- Christy Matthewson
    "Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
    -- Leo Durocher

  15. #134
    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Almost Heaven
    Posts
    8,445

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Supposedly, Barnhart and company have a short list that starts with... Charlie Strong.
    Now THIS surprises me.

    I'll admit I dislike Louisville as much as any UK fan, but this isn't basketball we are talking about.

    I know Strong wasn't happy about the press coverage of Louisville's spring practices, but what makes you think its going to be any better in Lexington with John Calipari as the head coach? Louisville also has a newer stadium and better practice facilities, which is something Rich Brooks constantly complained about his entire time in Lexington.

    If Strong wins the Big East this year and he will have a very good shot at it, he will be in the mix for a better job than Kentucky.

    UK needs an up and coming assistant or a head coach at a mid-major school with a gimmick offense that will put fans in the seats. Malzahn makes the most sense, as he has coached in the SEC, but is more likely to take over at Arkansas if the wheels fall off this season.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  16. #135
    part of BBN jmac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,309

    Re: UK Football 2011 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post


    If Strong wins the Big East this year and he will have a very good shot at it, he will be in the mix for a better job than Kentucky.

    UK needs an up and coming assistant or a head coach at a mid-major school with a gimmick offense that will put fans in the seats. .
    Agree with both these points. Strong with any success would bolt from Ky for a better job like he more than likely will from Louisville at some point. I always thought Joker with his Ky ties, would be a good one to stick around for quite awhile spurning other offers. Course I was assuming continuing the winning after he took over where he would actually get offers.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25