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Joker Phillips Talks Attitude in Practice, Seniors Contribution


Sophomore safety Ashely Lowery to miss rest of season with finger injury LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips and the Kentucky football team practiced indoors at the Nutter Field House on Wednesday to continue its preparation for the Samford Bulldogs. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium and will be ...

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Joker Phillips Press Conference Transcript 11/12


JOKER PHILLIPS: The injury report is pretty small today. Jabari Johnson is day‑to‑day and we’ll get (Martavius) Neloms back tomorrow and see how he does after practice. Again, happy Veterans Day. You guys know how I feel about the veterans, and just want to send a shout‑out to them. Samford, a 7 and 3 football team, not sure if the ...

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Video: Joker Phillips is Still a Kentucky Fan


Here is the entirety of Joker Phillips press conference where he talked about the aftermath of being fired on Sunday. I don’t think there is too many guys with as much integrity as Joker Phillips as he shows his true love for the University of Kentucky.

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Joker Phillips Will Coach Last Two Games


It was just announced that Joker Phillips will coach the final two games of the season for the Kentucky Wildcats. The Wildcats play Samford on November 17th at 7:30pm and at Tennessee on November 24th. Joker will speak to the media tomorrow so make sure and check around 2pm tomorrow for video. Can we expect a much different offense with ...

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Coach Cal says Joker Phillips will be Fine

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John Calipari tweeted out some love today for recently fired Kentucky Football coach Joker Phillips today. I feel for my good friend Joker. He and I talked earlier today and I told him that people just wanted to win more. — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) November 4, 2012 That doesn’t mean they don’t love him, because they still do. Everybody does. ...

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Names to get Familiar with in Kentucky Football Coaching Search

Could Neal Brown be on the list as the next head coach at Kentucky?

Speculation is rampant of the names Mitch Barnhart could possibly be looking at as the next head football coach at the University of Kentucky. Eric Crawford of WDRB.com has compiled a list that he says sources have named as possible candidates for the job. A couple of names we have already discussed in the Kentucky Football coaching search: David Cutcliffe, ...

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Statement From Kentucky Coach Joker Phillips


We, as coaches, are measured on results. We didn’t get the results we had worked and hoped for, therefore change is needed. In my current 10-year stay at Kentucky, we’ve had some memorable moments as an assistant, coordinator and head coach. We’ve had the opportunity to coach some fine young men and I am grateful to have had the privilege ...

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Why David Cutcliffe Will Be UK’s Next Head Coach


I believe David Cutcliffe will be the next head coach of UK Football! Would I rather have a sexy name like John Gruden?  Definitely!  But that’s not going to happen. John Calipari comes to KY because it’s KY Basketball.  John Gruden comes to KY why?  I’ll tell you why..  because it’s KY football.  He has nothing to gain by coming ...

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Firing Joker Phillips Wasn’t Cheap


The entire Big Blue Nation has been wanting Joker Phillips fired for some time, and yesterday’s embarrassing 40-0 loss to Vanderbilt finally pushed Mitch Barnhart to give his final answer. It wasn’t cheap though. Kentucky’s buyout of Joker Phillips will cost the school $2.55 million over two years. That’s $3,493 a day NOT to coach. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November ...

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Mitch Barnhart Thinks “Personal Agendas” Are Behind Joker Criticism


UPDATE: This post was written before the announcement of Joker’s termination. When will Mitch Barnhart make an announcement about Joker’s future as head coach?  Besides Randall Cobb scoring touchdowns, that seems to be the topic of discussion today.  Any coaching change is a difficult situation, but Banrhart’s miscues handling this situation has me scratching my head. It was reported yesterday by KSR that Mitch ...

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Joker Phillips has been Fired as Head Coach


Mitch Barnhart has written an open letter that ends with the firing of Joker Phillips. Here is the letter in it’s entirety: First, I would like to thank the fans that have supported this football team at Commonwealth Stadium and on the road this year. It has been a difficult season thus far, losses none of us wished to experience ...

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Joker Phillips Answers Questions about His Job Security


COACH PHILLIPS: All right, injury, E.J. Fields has a rib contusion, Neloms hamstring reaggravated, Quinn reaggravated his hamstring. That is the injuries. I was hoping, as they said, the audio was off. I was hoping it would still be off. That’s the kind of year we’ve had. It’s a tough game, lot of mistakes. Defensively couldn’t get ourselves off the ...

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Kentucky Football Vs. Vanderbilt – The Most Frustrated Pregame Post Ever


I’ve been contemplating even writing this post, but I guess it’s something that has to be done.  Kentucky football goes up against Vanderbilt today (did you guys know that?).  So I guess you can consider this our “pre-game” post. We’re not going to do the “Know your enemy” or any fancy “simulations” (we’ll save those for basketball), because we’re actually ...

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Potential UK Football Coaches Part 2: More Rumored Joker Replacements


  A few weeks ago, we posted a story detailing some of the names bandied around by fans regarding who Kentucky’s head football coach would be for the 2013 season. (You can read that story HERE ) The response we received was incredible, with even more names thrown into the mix. With the recent rumors that Kentucky has reached out ...

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Randy Sanders Discusses the Quarterback Situation


Kentucky offensive coordinator Randy Sanders talks about the quarterback situation and how Patrick Towles is dealing with the failure of last week’s game at Missouri. Sanders also has a nice quote about Joker Phillips and how he looks at him making the decisions.

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Joker Phillips Press Conference 10/29


COACH PHILLIPS: All right. Injured, Pancho Thomas dislocated a bone in his wrist and will have surgery tomorrow to put pins in it. He’s out for the Vanderbilt game. Depending on how much pain he can tolerate, he could play in the Samford game with a cast. Jabari Johnson is doubtful with a hamstring. Day to day will be (Donte) ...

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