Report: Joker Phillips Forced to Resign due to Recruiting Violation

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Yahoo.com is reporting that Florida Wide Receiver’s coach Joker Phillips was forced to resign due to a recruiting violation. Former University of Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips resigned this week after the NCAA received a photo of the coach sitting in a restaurant with a high school recruit during a mandated dead period in [...]

Joker Phillips Resigns as Florida Wide Receivers Coach

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Former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has resigned as receivers coach at the University of Florida. Here is the official press release. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced the resignation of receivers coach Joker Phillips on Wednesday. In the wake of Phillips’ departure, former Gators quarterback Chris Leak will take over as receivers [...]

Video: Joker’s Return to Commonwealth Stadium

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Coach Mark Stoops on former Kentucky (now Florida) coach Joker Phillips’ return to Commonwealth Stadium. [colored_box color="grey"]Q. Do you think the team will have a little extra emotion knowing their old coach is coming back in here? Will you address that at all? COACH STOOPS: I wouldn’t think ‑‑ I don’t know. I wouldn’t think [...]

Wildcat Captions #24 – Joker Faces

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It’s Throwback Thursday once again of course and Joker wants you to caption the photo below from the not so pretty Kentucky vs Louisville football game in September 2012     Joker Faces! Leave your “captions” on the comments box below. Once we have enough entries, we will select the winner. [colored_box color="blue"]*If you have [...]

Mark Stoops’ 2013 Class Ranking at an All Time High

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Mark Stoops has accomplished more in 2 months recruiting than any head coach in Kentucky Football history. The Kentucky Wildcats 2013 recruiting class is currently ranked #27 by Rivals.com and is the highest ranking in school history. The rankings have been printed since 2002 and Kentucky’s previous highest ranking of #36 in 2006. Mark Stoops [...]

Joker Phillips New Wide Receiver Coach at Florida?

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There are reports that former Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips has already found a new job. This from FootballScoop.com: Florida: Sources tell us Will Muschamp has agreed to hire Joker Phillips (wide receivers plus additional duties). Look for Joker to be announced & to start working later this week. Interesting that Florida plays Louisville [...]

Mark Stoops Interviewed For UK Head Football Coach

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Mark Stoops has been interviewed for UK’s Head Coaching job.  This is according to Jeremy Fowler from CBS.com TALLAHASSEE — Kentucky has interviewed Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops for its head coaching opening, according to a source. Under Stoops, FSU’s defense led the country with 236.3 yards allowed per game entering Saturday’s game with [...]

Mitch Barnhart Speaks About Football Coaching Search

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Mitch Barnhartt finally broke silence bout UK’s coaching search after today’s loss to Tennessee.  The Courier Journal’s Kyle Tucker give’s us a breakdown of Barnhart’comments. ON THE COACHING SEARCH: “We continue to work through the process. The goal is to continue to build up the foundation that Joker has put in place. The young talent [...]

Joker Can’t Bow Out With a Win

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Aside from pride, there wasn’t much on the line for either Kentucky or Tennessee today. Both teams headed into the matchup winless in SEC play. Both teams fired their coaches after blowouts to Vanderbilt. Both teams are in desperate need of restructuring. Still, someone had to win. Tennessee opened up the game as a 13 [...]