Man, I'm genuinely not a negative guy or anything, but that new logo is awful. I'm not a fan of the new UK at all, but that "Wildcat" makes it look like a masterpiece.
Also, the only reason I think some of our fans are defending it is solely because Nike made it. If Adidas made something like that, everyone would be ripping it to shreds.
In my eyes, UK should've went with the Wildcat and Power K below for this redesign. Both are timeless. They would've worked just as well twenty years ago or twenty years from now, whereas this new logo will become dated very quickly.
All in all, I think it was just a swing and a miss from Barnhart and Co.; a lot like most of his coaching hires.