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The joke's over at Kentucky. After being out-coached and having his team out-played in all but one game this season, Big Blue ousted Joker Phillips as head coach following a 40-0 embarrassment at the hands of Vanderbilt.
One of the least desirable coaching spots in the SEC is now up for grabs, however, just because it is a stepping stone coaching destination does not mean that it's a coaching graveyard. Phillips predecessor, Rich Brooks, had Big Blue heading in the right direction with four consecutive bowl appearances in his last years with the team.
Phillips performed well in his first year by bringing the Wildcats to a bowl game but the wheels started to misalign in his second year and fell off completely in his third and final year. He will be allowed to coach in Kentucky's final two games of the season (Samford and Tennessee) but the coaching search should be in full swing by the time their season comes to an inglorious end.
So, who should replace Philli...
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The first domino in the college football coaching carousel fell on Sunday, as Joker Phillips was fired at Kentucky. Phillips led the Wildcats to a...
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky has fired football coach Joker Phillips, a day after an embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt. Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced Phillips' dismissal Sunday in an open letter on the athletic department's web site. The Wildcats lost their eighth straight game on Saturday, a 40-0 home loss to Vanderbilt. It was their worst loss to the Commodores...
Joker Phillips used to run. It wasnt until he walked that he saw things as they really were.
We once spoke about the strolls that he took around Lexington with his wife Leslie. When he ran, there were things he rarely noticed houses, trees things that came into focus on those walks.
It was on one of those walks that Phillips got the call that he would be replacing Rich Brooks...
It’s tough to win at Kentucky, a school that is more well-known for its basketball program, but Joker Phillips gave it his best shot. Unfortunately for Phillips, his two losing seasons compounded with a 1 – 9 record to start this season were just too much to overcome. Earlier today Kentucky announced that Phillips will not return next season although he will be allowed to coach...
The first major domino in college football's coaching carousel fell on Sunday, as Kentucky's Joker Phillips was fired after a 12-23 mark through...
Kentucky officials say that fired coach Joker Phillips will be on the sidelines for the Wildcats' final two regular season games.
The university announced the decision in a release Monday that also said Phillips will be available following Tuesday's practice.
After Kentucky announced Sunday that Phillips had been fired and athletic director Mitch Barnhart said the move...
Kentucky had announced that head footbal coach Joker Phillips will be let go at the end of the 2012 college football season. The move was announced in an open letter written by Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart that was posted on the UKAthletics official website.
"After much conversation, evaluation and prayer, I have determined
that it is in the best interest...
Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced Sunday via an "Open Letter to The Big Blue Nation" that he has decided to make a change in the direction of the UK football program at the end of the season.
Joker Phillips and his staff at Kentucky will not be back in the Commonwealth next football season. As a result of the pending coaching change, some committed prospects are beginning to look at other options for their college football futures. Hinds Community College defensive tackle David Washington is now back on the open market, but he may not be available for long.
It's only been two days since Kentucky announced head football coach Joker Phillips would be fired, and already the insane replacement rumors are starting to fly. The Jackson Clarion-Ledger relays the rumor that UK is supposedly interested in talking to New York Jets head football coach Rex Ryan to see if he's like to have the job. Yes, the 3-5 NY Jets head coach Rex Ryan...
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Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart sent out an open letter to the Wildcats football supporters and sayeth today, in part, quote:
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...
Joker Phillips, formerly the head football coach for the University of Kentucky, was on the hot seat this season. Then his squad got blown out by Vanderbilt this past weekend. Getting blown out by Vandy when you are on the hot seat lands you in the unemployment line and now Kentucky is looking for a new head coach.
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