Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/4/12
The first domino in the 2012-2013 coaching carousel fell on Sunday, when Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced that football coach Joker Phillips had been fired. Barnhart wrote an open letter to Kentucky fans, which said in part: After much conversation, evaluation and prayer, I have determined that it is in the best interest of our athletics program to make a change in our football coaching staff at the conclusion of the season. I do so with a heavy heart for a man who has served his alma mater for almost 22 years as a player and a coach. As the letter indicates, Phillips will be allowed to coach the remainder of the 2012 season. He currently has 12-23 record at the school, is just 4-19 in SEC play, and as things stand, the Wildcats sit at an abysmal 1-9 in the 2012 season, and 0-7 in SEC play. Speaking of the 2012 season, it has been a disappointing one in every manner for Phillips, who was already on the hot seat after last year’s 4-8 finish. Many belie...
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