Our boys over at SaturdayDownSouth.com caught up with one of our favorite Wildcats of the recent past and, well, it’s worth the read. I particularly like how the interviewer came up with many creative ways to make fun of Mr. Lyons first name… Here is a snippet of the interview:
SDS: A lot has been made about the annual Dirty Man contests that go down during fall camp. Ross Bogue told us of the mustache trials and tribulations, and to be honest, I was surprised that you didn’t hold the record for dirtiest mustache. On a scale where 1 is “The Situation” and 10 being Mike Ditka, where did Mike Hartline’s stache rank? What about yours?
Dicky Lyons Jr: First of all, there’s that fruity ass “The Situation” on tv, and then there’s me, “The Instigator.” My job at Kentucky, aside from making plays and leading us to 4 straight bowl games, was to stir the locker room up with as many antics as I could. The dirty man contest was just one of the many games I created and the One game that Mike Perfected….Great Stache. I did not participate for I do not grow facial hair yet.
SDS: I remember those Daily Dicky segments you did for UK athletics two seasons ago. What was that experience like? Who would be your acting role models?
Dicky Lyons Jr: The Daily Dicky segments are great memories for all the players involved. Looking back on them I can only say this; “They were a lot funnier during training camp.” No role models.
SDS: Richard, there was a huge NCAA investigation into that Moped that you cruised around campus on. What was that all about?
Dicky Lyons Jr: The investigation was all about trying to figure out who stole my moped. I miss that sweet ass moped of mine.
SDS: I know Moncell Allen is a NOLA guy like you, and you guys were pretty good buddies at UK. What’s it like seeing Moncell breaking the spirits of grown men every Saturday?
Dicky Lyons Jr: Moncell has always been a beast on the football field, but watching him become a great student and work hard to earn his degree has made me very proud of my guy.
SDS: Are you staying in touch with Coach Phillips much these days?
Dicky Lyons Jr: Coach Phillips was my receiver coach and offensive coordinator. I just wish he could have been my head coach as well. I call him every week and say the same thing, “You should start Turtle.”
SDS: What’s it like seeing the might #12 on the back of the quarterback young Morgan Newton?
Dicky Lyons Jr: Looks good on him…..but it looked GREAT on me.
SDS: I know Mike Hartline wanted to be Richard Lyons when he grew up, what do you think of young Hartline now?
Dicky Lyons Jr: I didn’t know he wanted to be my dad.
SDS: Richard, what’s your favorite memory of your days in the blue and white?
Dicky Lyons Jr: All of them