Kentucky Did Hear Colin Cowherd's Critique, Blasts ESPN Host with 50 Letters

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 26, 2013

Photo Credit: Matt Wagner Twitter
Photo Credit: Matt Wagner Twitter

If you need Colin Cowherd, he will apparently be busy sifting through a bunch of mail this weekend. 

College Spun reports the ESPN radio personality was giving Kentucky a hard time about sending recruits so much correspondence. 

Its program's response—according to a slightly NSFW tweet from Matt Wagner—was to send a bushel of letters to Cowherd:

That's only slightly worse than an inbox full of spam email. 

You may be wondering where all of this comes from. Well, College Spun had another post back in June with a tweet that showed the 62 letters Kentucky football sent to Darius West:

If you are keeping score at home, getting dozens of letters in one day from a stranger is still very creepy. When you get 62 from a football program with one big crush on your football talent, it is seen in a very different light. 

West was obviously flattered, as the tweet clearly shows: "ALL came in mail today. UK coaches don't mess around! Most caring and dedicated coaching staff in the nation!"

We see Mark Stoops working, and we aren't hating. Although, this all might mean Stoops just has a backlog of stamps he is tirelessly trying to get rid of. 

As College Spun notes, this is all just the price of doing business:

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this ploy: Duke sent a recruit 115 letters, while Tennessee sent a kid 150 letters recently.

If you aren't mailing, you just aren't trying. 

As for Cowherd, I rather enjoy his commentary, regardless of whether I agree with all of his opinions. I haven't been able to track down the audio of what exactly he said to rile up Kentucky into making an impromptu run to the mailbox, but it must have been a doozy. 

If you ever worried about Kentucky and its willingness to go above and beyond to attract recruits, worry no longer. 

The program has postage, and it is damn well going to use it. 


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