Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/6/12
With the football program opening the season 1-9 and currently suffering an eight-game losing streak, the University of Kentucky has announced head coach Joker Phillips will be fired after the season. In an open letter to the school and public, athletic director Mitch Barnhartannounced the decision: 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. Joker Phillips has carried the banner for the Blue and White with honor and pride. The press release went on to add, “The search for a new head coach will begin immediately and will be managed internally.” Kentucky was once a viable opponent that would win a few games every year and upset a team every now and then. Now they have regressed to a door mat in the SEC. While they have never gotten great recruits tey were competitive.   Wildcat fans are quickly looking toward basketball season where they ey are the alpha dogs.   Possible Candidates Bobby Petrino – Former Arkansas HC Kirby Smart – Alabama DC John Chavis – LSU DC Skip Holts – USF HC Jim Levitt – Former USF HC   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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