As I walked out of Commonwealth Stadium Saturday night after watching one of the more memorable games played there in recent memory, but had an all-too-familiar empty feeling at games’ end as the Cats came up just short once again, and this time instead of a more illustrious bowl-berth on the line, or a 25-game losing streak still intact (Florida this week), it was the job of Head Coach Joker Phillips and the future of UK football that may have been crushed Saturday night as I Western KEntucky players celebrated on Commonwealth field, while UK players walked to back to the locker-room in defeat.
But defeat lasts in football only as long as you let it, as is the case with most things in life. We all fall down, but we also choose to get back up and press on. The Cats must choose to tune out all of the negative media, lack of fan support, and thel likelihood that their head coach won’t be here beyond season’s end, and band together as they embark on the rest of the 2012 season. They must go into each week playing for each other, and no one else. Because at this point unfortunately, there’s not a lot of people who still believe in them. They have to believe in each other, because right now, few else do.