Found August 15, 2012 on
Crystal Ball Run:
Since taking over for Rich Brooks three years ago, it's safe to say there hasn't been much to celebrate for Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips. After going 6-7 his first season on the job, the Wildcats fell to 5-7 last year and had it not been for a late season upset of Tennessee, there was real talk that Phillips could’ve lost his job following the 2011 campaign.
Safe to say that Joker enters 2012 squarely on the hot seat.
So with that in mind, what better way to cool off than with a quick dip in the pool?
There isn't a better way I know of, which is why earlier this week, Phillips took his ball club off the field and to a local pool for a relaxing day away from the X’s and O’s.
And as you can see at about the 20-second mark of this video, it was actually Phillips who might’ve had the most fun of all.
As my colleague Kevin McGuire mentioned this morning, if football doesn’t work out, could Joker have an outside shot at the 2016...
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While we are starting to get more serious here at CFBSection, we still want to show that we enjoy the little things (Rule #32).
Have you ever wanted to see Joker Phillips do a backflip off of a diving board? No? Here’s some Kentucky cheerleaders. If you do want to see Phillips do that backflip, go ahead and watch the video.
Phillips backflip takes place 27 seconds into the video...
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips is heading into his third season with a gambler's attitude.
His roster is full of young talent that has pushed its way to the top of the Wildcats' depth chart. As Kentucky's promising youth goes, so will Phillips.
Of the top 44 players on Kentucky's depth chart going into the fall, 26 were either sophomores or redshirt freshmen. That...
We highlighted Joker Phillips looking like a boss yesterday, doing back flips like it a’int no thing. The Kentucky coach immediately went up a few notches in our books…never hurts to keep things loose with your team leading up to another mediocre SEC season. Now, Joker goes and pulls a move like this and brings himself back down to earth…and fast. He was slapping some bass...
How did Joker Phillips reward his football team this afternoon to break up the brutal SEC two-a-days in the horrible Kentucky humidity? He took the team to the pool to do some backflips, gainers and water sliding. And Joker was right there with the boys, jumping off the diving board. Let’s see Nick Saban do a backflip. The difference between SEC champions and UK? Pool day in mid...
Don’t look for these guys in Rio de Janeiro in 2016
Kentucky’s football players were treated to a day at the pool, and with a diving board ready to take a beating many players decided to try showing off their skills in hopes of perhaps joining Kentucky’s diving team in the offseason. Some players had some good motion in the air, even for big guys. Actually, that’s even more...
David Washington had Kentucky fans excited when he signed with the Wildcats out of Lovejoy High School in Georgia last year. Unfortunately, he fell just short of his eligibility requirements and had to take the junior college route, but he says he's looking forward to joining the Cats in the future.
Do you want to live a weekend in the life of a Kentucky basketball player?
Well you can - sort of - though instead of having 19-year-old sorority girls rubbing their asses on you at the club, you get to spend the weekend with a bunch of old dudes who are pretending to be ballers while coughing up something between $7,500 and $12,500.
But there's a discount if...
I was watching parts of John Calipari's All-Access DVD with his 2011-12 Kentucky team and one of the coaching points that Calipari talks about and is often overlooked but is probably the most important regarding BLOB and SLOB plays is choosing who will be your inbounder. Here is a short clip from the video where Calipari talks about it (about 4min in),A lot of times, we get lost...