It’s one thing to receive flack from afar, but it’s another thing to be blasted about your profession to your face.

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops appeared on his weekly radio show this past Monday. Taking calls from 13 fans, there were quite a few that didn’t hold back for their distaste over the current state of the program.

One criticized Stoops over his decision to hire offensive coordinator Eddie Gran. Another caller felt the need to judge Stoops for his inability to develop players once they got to Lexington.

The most peculiar call came from an individual named Benny:

“I’m sure you’re a good football coach and I think you’re going to do fine at some point, but personally I would love to see a Tommy Tuberville who’s already coached in the SEC come to Kentucky.”

Stoops kept his cool and told the caller to “get on those message boards. Get on the Twitter. There’s a lot of people out there that have got a lot of opinions.”

He then added some perspective on his future with the program, and what he plans on doing:

“Like I said earlier, in all seriousness at some point the great fans that we have we’ve got to get everybody on the same page. We’ve got to get positive. You don’t even need to throw criticism, I’ll run myself over with a bus when we don’t play well and fully admit it, but we’ve got to get people on the same page and you’ve got to get positive. This has been going on for our history a little bit, right? So we’ve got to change it. We’ve got to have everybody on the same page, pulling in the same direction. And we’re going to do this. I’m not discouraged one bit. We’re going to keep on plugging.”