By LARRY VAUGHT
What would a Kentucky football fan’s definition of success be for this season?
That’s a question we got on WLAP Sunday Morning Sports and former UK running back Anthony White, a show regular, had a good answer.
“For the fan base it is whatever they are not doing. I am just kidding,” said White.
Maybe, but he was right. Remember when UK fans said just getting to a bowl game was great. Hal Mumme provided a taste of better times, and UK fans wanted more. Rich Brooks put the program back together, but eventually the Music City Bowl no longer was good enough.
Of course, my buddy, former UK center David Hopewell, always says UK fans don’t set the standards nearly high enough for football and should demand more.
“My definition of success is just fighting every game,” White said. “If you are trying trick plays, getting turnovers, fighting and not winning, sometimes you are just just outmanned. But if I can look and see guys giving everything, I can accept it.
“But when you are leaving plays on the table for stupid reasons and coaches continually are not making the right calls, then it is an issue. I want to just see the game compete.”
After that we got a call from a die-hard football fan. His idea of success is was seeing a program that makes an upward progression each season.
“Competing with Tennessee and Florida and being them. You can’t be losing to Vanderbilt. We want to beat Louisville. As a football fan, you want to see progression and have your team competing with the best,” the caller told us.