Three more players have left the UK football team, including former Central standout Tim Patterson who Strong and Joker once tussled over and whose landing was a super-mega-major big deal at the time.
Still stinging from the loss of their most talented assistant in Tee Martin, Patterson now departs the defense, along with sophomores Justin Henderson and Nermin Delic who were booted for violating team rules. That brings the total to seven players that have left last year's team for reasons other than graduation.
Something is clearly amiss with Operation Win, most notably absent the "winning" part. It nearly parallels UofL's situation under Kragthorpe. Joker Phillips is not "the guy", it's quite clear to everyone he is not "the guy", yet they cannot pull the trigger because of those unwritten coaching laws that mandate everyone gets a certain amount of time before you can be proactive about finding "the guy".
While UK's failures never make me unhappy, I do think Joker is a classy man and a decent coach; it's tough to see anyone go through such prolonged punishment. It's like watching an insect slowly get its limbs torn off. Whatever is going on down there, however, Charlie Strong's famous words about "never losing to them again" are beginning to look less boastful and more like realism.
And if Tim Patterson wants to correct his mistake and come home, I'm sure Linebacker U can make room for one more.
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