Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/19/14
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The University of Kentucky might have interest in Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter for its head coach opening, according to a report, but Falcons coach Mike Smith would not comment on Monday as to whether Kentucky had asked for permission. In fact, Smith might have inadvertently answered the question when he said he was unaware that the Wildcats had fired coach Joker Phillips. Phillips, who posted a 12-23 record at Kentucky, including 1-9 this season, was fired on Sunday. Citing unnamed sources, Yahoo! Sports Pat Forde reported that Koetter, a former head coach at Boise State and Arizona State, was on the Wildcats candidate list. "I didnt know that Kentucky is looking for a new football coach," Smith said, "so I cant comment on it. I dont know anything about that." Koetters teams went 40-34 and led the Sun Devils to four bowl games from 2001-2006. Prior to that, he posted a 26-10 mark in three seasons at Boise State. He ...
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