He’s being given next year to turn things around. By the time The Joke is done, UK Football will be decimated.
Mr. Barnhart should have brought the Grim Reaper with him to the Press Conference. This announcements is tantamount to a death sentence on the program. The retention of Joker Phillips crushes the hopes of a program that is on it’s death bed.
UK Football dies next year. 2012 will be uglier than the worst of the Curry years. Sure, The Joke will defeat 3 cupcakes. Charlie Strong and his Cards, however, will run through Joker like a hot knife through butter. Vanderbilt will continue to improve under a Coach who actually knows his job. The only team that UK defeated in the SEC fired their coach and will hire someone better than The Joke.
No more bowl games for UK. It’s back to 40 and 50 point shellackings by UT, UF, LSU, Bama and whoever is fortunate enough to be scheduled on the SECs built in Cupcakes schedule.
It’s up to the fans now. If they attend the games and “support the team,” there will be no incentive for change. However, if they steadfastly refuse to spend their hard earned money to see Kentucky Football fail under The Joke, Barnhart and the Board of Trustees will have no choice but to get rid of The Joke.
I have no faith in the UK Football Fan Base, though. They have shown that they will buy into the program no matter how pathetic a team is fielded. It’s almost a badge of honor to be able to state that “I was there for the worst of the Curry years.” Now they’ll be able to say that they were there through the worst Coach in UK History as well. That’s a hell of a feat for the The Joke. UK has had some terrible coaching.
But this is par for the course for UK Football. Two steps forward, five steps back. This time, UK may not recover. At best, it will take a decade to undo the damage wrought by the Head Coach in Waiting.
If Joker really loved the program as so many say that he does, he’d resign. Unless he’s a moron, he’s a millionaire by now. He’ll never get a better offer as a head coach as he’s failed miserably at UK. He sits out a year or two. Someone will eventually call him up to be an Offensive Coordinator.