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This guy is really hot right now!!! Recruiting like a monster, and it's starting to translate onto the field!! Now I see what some of you guys have been talkin about...
haha. I'm definitely one of the ones who think he is a recruiting monster and think he can fire up people up. However, it just hasn't translated into many wins plain and simple. Love that they lost tonight. Our game versus them will be key to our season imo.
"Kentucky Football needs to be and will be a championship contender in the SEC."~Mitch Barnhart 11/4/12
Sorry, I just had to say something. I've been so sick of hearing about him lol. Go cats!
While I wasn't surprised to see them lose tonight, I was a little surprised to see their offense spin their wheels against a pretty porous NW defense. Hard to believe, but Franklin is now 3-9 in his last 12. He's got the Blue Hose of Presbyterian up next week, so I expect he can improve to 4-9 in his last 13.
Not the way they want things to go if they intend to hold onto their really solid recruiting class...I love seeing Vandy struggle after all they hype.
"Apparently the University of Kentucky basketball dynasty is to continue forever." - Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23 1954.
I stand by it. I'm a believer in him. I would also trade joker for Franklin. Is he the next saban? Dont think so. But I think he has a lot of potential. I will also stand by my opinion that petrino is the coach that we need. Sure he's a pos for a person but a top notch coach. He would also bring instant credibility for our program and put our name out there with recruits.
After the first two weeks of the season, the luster is wearing off of Franklin. The 'Dores have not looked good in losses to SCar and N'western. The offense looks really bad.
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." ~ Emerson
This is why I can't understand some UK fans logic... It's ok to be patient and lose games for any other coach beside our own... We have just as much great young talent as vandy and just as much coming in... I take our coach over Franklin anyday!! Go big blue.
Its the same morons over and over. Franklin hasn't done a damn thing. At least keep it fair and say that neither coach deserves much praise. They just want the worst to happen this year so Joker will be sent packing without a doubt. Trolls is all they are.
Not sure truer words have ever been spoken on this board.
I'm not surprised to see them 0-2 at this point. I am surprised though, at how much their offense has spun its wheels. If they don't get that turned around, they could easily be 2-6 coming to Lexington with 3 of their last 4 on the road, and their lone home game against UT, who will most certainly have more fans in the seats than Vandy will.
Petrino bring instant credibility? You meant to say instant ridicule, didn't you?
Joker took over a winning program and is running it into the ground. Franklin took over a 2-10 team and is building. If your to dumb to see it that's your fault. Joker recruiting is average with 2 and 3 star recruits. Franklin is at least bringing some 4 stars in. Franklin looks like he can turn it around. Joker doesn't IMO. Once again we're predicted to go 3-9 with this Juggernaut coaching staff. So yes I will stand by my opinion Franklin is a better coach.
Yeah a winning team that was recruiting like a 2-10 team.
Irony is awesome.
"if your to dumb.". Wow
Vandy was coming off of a 2-10 but you need to put their situation in perspective during that 2-10 season.
A. The previous year vandy won the music city bowl.
B. bobby Johnson retired right before the season because of health season. He was their head coach.
C. They named an interim coach who was worse than john l smith.
So yeah, they went 2-10 but it's not like he took over a juco program. They were a year removed from one of their best seasons on program history.
Come up for air Jeffries.
He loses as many as he signs, its not in stone until a kid inks. Joker took over a program that was already getting behind in recruiting. Brooks's comment about UK needs to get into the 21st Century was directed at how recruiting was being affected by a lack of great facilities. I know your hate for Joker blinds you from understanding this but it is the truth. And about predictions, every year that we went to a bowl game, we were predicted to go under .500, so don't get too caught up in the media. Last if you love Franklin and Vandy so much, I am sure they need all the fans they can get.
I'm to dumb to no way irone is. Whose fault was it we was recruiting like a 2-10 team? Wasn't joker part of that staff? You have your opinion and I have mine. I don't think joker is capable of turning it around plain and simple.
These posts by Jeffries should be put in some kind of a message board hall of shame.
The issue with our recruiting had a lot more to do with only having about 4 coaches who actively hit the road to recruit. Our game day facilities and game day recruiting facilities need to be improved but our practice facilities along with our training facilities are very good.
This post was edited by hoptownukfan 19 months ago
Or as an example of what NOT to do in an elementary English lesson.
Keep Calm & Stoops On..
Let's get something straight I don't hate joker. Just his coaching. Yes I put your instead of you're. Didn't know we had message board grammar test. Not a Vanderbilt fan either. The way the stands looked last night UK can use all the fans they can get too.
Serious ? Here since joker took over what has his recruiting classes been ranked? What was the class rankings like when papa Brooks was here?
Not that into rankings, more so offer sheets. But from Scout:
10- 46th (coaching change so both rather than just Joker or Brooks'' class but Joker closed the big boys as far as player ranking on signing day, before signing day the class from a ranking stand point was quite ugly)
edit: the 09 class also had 30 commits counting towards that ranking for Scout.
This post was edited by stlwildcat 19 months ago
When you have to fire almost your whole staff the first two years that you are the HC, recruiting takes a hit because of change. This year's class may be his best ever, so trying loving his recruiting instead of hating his coaching. You didn't mind it when he was OC with Woodson.
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