Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Bobby Petrino is out of work and interested in the coaching vacancy at Kentucky, the Courier-Journal reports. Kentucky announced on Sunday that Joker Phillips would not return as head coach of the football team next season after a 1-9 start to this season. The Wildcats are in the market for a new head coach, and Petrino reportedly is interested in the job. Petrino has been out of work since being fired by Arkansas in April for his affair with co-worker Jessica Dorrell and attempted coverup of the relationship. Columnist Adam Himmelsbach spoke with Petrino’s father, who says that his son is itching to coach again and that he would love to return to the SEC. “I know he wants a job; he needs a job … He just misses coaching so much,” Petrino Sr. told the Courier-Journal. “I just know this, that he’s interested in Kentucky,” the father said. “He wants to stay in the SEC. That was his life’s goal was to go to the SEC.” It seems like the interest from Kentucky fans is mutual. A poll on WDRB has eight potential head coach replacements listed, and 29% of voters say they want Petrino as the team’s next head coach — more than any other candidate. Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is second on the poll with 18% of votes. Though the fans seem to want Petrino, the school may not. Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde reported on Sunday that Kentucky is not considering Petrino for the job. But between this report and the fans’ desire, they may reconsider. Photo credit: Beth Hall-US PRESSWIRE
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri live blog!

Carson: Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems

Tiger hires new swing coach

Report: Sting set to debut at WWE Survivor Series

Eric Decker: It's tough watching Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos

Semaje Perine breaks Melvin Gordon's rushing record

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Chip Kelly, Eagles GM not seeing eye-to-eye

Pete Carroll open to playing Richard Sherman at WR

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled for so long'

Red Sox have best offer on table for Pablo Sandoval?

LeBron: Kevin Love will get the ball 'if he demands it'

76ers fans can get free tickets with a box of Mac & Cheese

Harvard kicker wears glasses

WATCH: Tennessee fans go a little overboard celebrating TD

Dwight Howard out indefinitely after having PRP on knee

Report: Mike Gundy pursuing Florida job

WATCH: Jameis Winston gets away with shoving an official

WATCH: Georgia's Chris Conley makes diving TD catch

WATCH: Nebraska blocks field goal, returns it for TD

Florida DL shows support for Will Muschamp with eye black

WATCH: Javale McGee kisses elderly fan sitting courtside

WATCH: Tim Tebow busts out a brief Steve Spurrier impression

WATCH: Nerlens Noel gets flagrant for foul on Eric Bledsoe

Video: Deron Williams destroys Jeremy Lamb with crossover

Wildcats News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Carson: Career not worth concussions

Report: Gundy pursuing Florida job

Tiger hires new swing coach

WATCH: Jameis Winston shoves ref

Florida DL supports Will Muschamp with eye black

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled'

LeBron: Love needs to 'demand' the ball

Bills-Jets game will be free admission

Pete Carroll: Lynch is 'our guy'

Which NFL team will get the #1 pick?

Game of the week: Patriots vs. Lions

Report: Padres join hunt for Sandoval

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.