Could Kentucky Football Coaching Search be Coming to an End?


Mike MacIntyre is at the top of the list for the vacant Kentucky Football job.

The Kentucky Football season is over and now everyone is focusing on who will be the next head coach that will replace Joker Phillips.

There is no question, at least in my mind, that Mitch Barnhart has to get it done quickly because of all the recent job vacancies in college football.

It seems like every job lately has names that has been associated with the Kentucky coaching search, so one would believe that this week Mitch Barnhart should be announcing a press conference.

There have been many names that have been rumored to be on the list for the UK job: Bobby Petrino, Bill Cowher, Kirby Smart, David Cutcliffe, Kliff Kingsbury, Tommy Tuberville, etc.

Now there are two sources, one from the CJ’s Kyle Tucker and the other from 24/7 Sports, but they both list the same names.


From 24/7:

Informed sources tell us Sonny Dykes, Mike MacIntyre and Gary Andersen are still in the mix at Kentucky – and maybe another mystery candidate. A decision is expected very soon.

Gary Andersen is the head coach at Utah State, just finished 10-2, and won the WAC title.

Sonny Dykes is the head coach at La. Tech who finished 9-3 and justlost to San Jose St in a thriller. Oddly enough that is where Mike MacIntyre finished with a 10-2 record in the WAC.

Florida St. defensive coordinator Mark Stoops has became the wildcard as his name was leaked last night as already being interviewed.

Unless something crazy happens, it sounds like one of these four will have the task of repairing Kentucky Football.

Who do you want?

"Subscribe to The Presser"
"Join The Presser"
Every week a subscriber wins a NofB Tee-Shirt.

About the Author

Scott Anderson
I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.
  • Micah Moyers

    I want Stoops.

  • kydenman

    sonny dykes…..if he can bring tony franklin with him

  • Charlie Hounchell

    stoops or anderson

  • Iamthe Reaper

    Cowher…to instill fight in the team

  • Richard Campbell

    i want sonny dykes

  • Glenn Fugitt

    No matter who gets it, they have to recruit first, especially in state and, then coach. But of the list given, Dykes would be my choice, Unless Jim Tressel’s name comes up.

  • Jackson™

    None of the above. I’d rather have Butch Jones.

  • Tommy W. Bartley

    If Dykes leaves La. Tech, Franklin takes over as HC. So, Dykes without Franklin’s offense? No thanks.

  • David

    I think if I had a choice and since Mitch refuse’s to talk with Petrino, I would rather have Dykes and Franklin. I am so sick of setting our bar so low and fans refusing to believe that a football team can win in Kentucky. I think I will donate money to a real winner in the State of Kentucky, Trinity High School. Maybe UK should hire Trinity’s Athletic Director. They win in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling and many other sports.

  • Michael Wilson

    I don’t think any of the four will help much.

  • Bob Reynolds

    Coach Cowher yea

  • David

    Out of the four, give me Anderson or Stoops. I watched a few Utah State games and they were fun to watch, but in order to win in the SEC we need a high profile coach and I do not believe anyone of the four match that. Therefore, we need to offer Chip Kelly $8 million a year and see what he says, who knows he might take it just to end up in the SEC.