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Let me start by saying that I am glad Stoops was hired and I think he will be great HC here at KY. I would also like to say that the info that was given to me in confidence about Mac being the hire at UK turned out in the end to be incorrect and for that I truly apologize to each and everyone on this site. As I was given info in confidence that I believed was solid I inturn with confidence put that info out on this site. My friends who gave me this info are still my friends and that will never change but I will never post any info I am given in private on this site again. I will continue to post on this site but my days of giving out info en masse is over. Again please accept my apology for info about the next f-ball coach turned out to be incorrect. Sleepydog
I don't think you have to go that far. You were always clear that the info was from your former teammates, and that it could be wrong. Even though it didn't turn out, I enjoyed and appreciated your updates.
I just appreciate you being willing to post what you were told. This is a discussion board and not everything is expected to be completely right, except by a few.
No worries ...
Over the last month or so, there have been hundreds of posts from many, many posters claiming to have the 'inside scoop'. Hopefully from this experience, we can all learn that 99.9% of what you read on message boards are ... in the end ... only rumors, opinions and speculation.
Hey we all appreciate any information we can get. If you think you have good info post it. You're sweating nothing.
No need to stop posting, unless you are losing friends over it. I'm not saying someone didn't say his name, but I don't recall seeing Stoops name mentioned by anyone, therefore everyone (or most people) were wrong.
Same here brother. I feel the exact same way, I just wanted to share what I was told was a "lock". As things wore on, the same "source" began waffling, and I instantly regretted having ever posted it in the first place. I apologize as well, and think I will keep my posts limited to my own personal opinions and knowledge moving forward. As far as Stoops goes, I hope he does well, I do not know much about him yet, but I look forward to his first press conference to see what he has to say!!!
I am who I am, said he who is. 15,235
The only time I've got a scoop, is when I take my dog for a walk.
Its nice of you guys to come on and apologize but really anyone who knows how hush hush these types of things are should realize that "sources" are not always right and that negotiations hit snags and that people change their minds overnight, etc etc. Keep your posts going. The only thing you guys are guilty of is loving the BIG BLUE as much as the rest of us, and wanting whats best for the team, school, and fans!
Not a problem. We all get info sometimes that just doesn't turn out to factual. Keep on bringing the news.
You were very classy with your posts and I appreciated the info you were giving us. And you weren't the only one reporting that info. So don't feel bad. Keep posting and keep sharing info you hear from people. Most of know that we should take that kinda stuff as a grain of salt
Been a Cat fan since August of '92
No worries it was fun and gave us fans something to think/talk about. Glad it's over though and I'm sure my family and employer is as well there were days when productivity was at a minimum. Thought seriously about shooting my dog at times out of frustration. But we have something to be excited about and am looking forward to seeing the BBN getting behind this like I know we will!!
No need to apologize sleepy!! We still luv ya man! I had info from a VERY good source that Stoops was given the job..but Mac had in fact been in line to be our coach had Stoops not decided to answer asap...had Stoops decided to coach FSU's bowl..Mac would be our coach. But Stoops said yes..and lets all celebrate. At least you werent someone putting fake rumors out there..like the Petrino?Jones/Peterson stuff.
I have it from a very good inside source that Mac was in fact gonna be our coach..but Stoops jumped in late. So..in a way..your info was good..it just got out trumped by a late Stoops interest..and who can blame Mitch? Id hire Stoops too..HUGE hire for Uk..in so many ways.
We are the 1st SEC team to fill its HC vacancy..thus giving us a big up in finishing this years recruiting. And you have to think Stoops and staff will pull in some late, big time recruits.
No harm..No foul bro..forgive yourself..we have..lets all get on the Stoops bandwagon till the damned wheels fall off!!!
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I appreciate the sentiments guys and also am glad the whole thing is over. Like has been said Stoops is a good hire and should be able to do some good things at KY. On the defensive side of the ball UK should get better right away but, Im not expecting great things for a while. I havent read yet if a OC is in the works yet and if not that should be an interesting topic to discuss. Again Thanks
This post was edited by sleepydog 17 months ago
The important thing man is that you back the hire. Those who said that if they didn't hire Petrino, they were done with UK, are the guys missing out. And who knows, at one time you could have been right but things change and sometimes picking the name is almost impossible. Always tell us what you hear, you are not a johnny come lately on here, we respect what info you receive even if it doesn't come out right all the time.
shows you are a stand
up guy,but no need to apologize. We"re just having fun on here.
Hey man , we get it. Don't feel bad and thanks for passing your info . Chatting about the cats is our past time. Plenty of people get info from good sources that doesn't always pan out. For all we know, at the time , Mac may have been the man. Thanks for your input.
Classy move Sleepy. Don't stop posting please. I hope this coach works out for us. Hope he pulls in a couple of 4-5 star recruits now.
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