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"My son ain't playin' fer no Coach Coon"

posted Aug 19, 2011, 2:38 PM by Daniel Fugitt
    Following UK's lousy performance, and subsequent seven point loss, against UofL, the UK message boards exploded.  Nearly everyone is calling for Joker's head.  At this point, I'm not ready to say that.  It's still to early in his tenure and recruiting has been as good as it's ever been.  I, however, have absolutely no explanation for what is happening with this Wildcat team. 
    The main issue is the offensive line, which was touted as one of the best in the SEC, has been abysmal.  When I say "abysmal", I don't mean just average... or maybe not living up to the pundits' expectations.  No, I mean getting absolutely abused by an assortment of MAC teams and Louisville.  Morgan Newton (who has little pocket awareness to begin with) has had no time to throw, and worse, Raymond Sanders and Josh Clemmons have had trouble getting back to the line of scrimmage without getting harrassed. 
    The other problems that have plagued the Wildcats this year is what always seems to be an issue and why I believe most fans are fed up with Joker.  The lack of a coherent game plan, consistent slow starts to games and the complete lack of awareness by players on the field (like they are "lost").  Im not looking to win against Florida tonight.  I by no means expect it.  But, if we can atleast come out and look like a football team that knows its playbook and plays a competitive ball game, I'll be happy.