Joker Phillips http://wfpl.org en Joker Phillips Hired At Florida http://wfpl.org/post/joker-phillips-hired-florida Former Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has landed a job at the University of Florida.<p> Phillips will join the Gators as receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.<p> Florida coach Will Muschamp says Phillips will begin work Friday, adding that his "background as a head coach and the number of years he has coached wide receivers will be a tremendous asset to our coaching staff and players.”<p> Phillips was a longtime receivers coach before taking over at Kentucky in 2010. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:14:35 +0000 Associated Press 2780 at http://wfpl.org Joker Phillips Hired At Florida Colleges Pay Big Bucks to Get Rid of Coaches http://wfpl.org/post/colleges-pay-big-bucks-get-rid-coaches <p>Last month, the University of Kentucky decided to pay football coach Joker Phillips <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2012/11/25/coaches-buyouts-sec-gene-chizik-auburn-derek-dooley-tennessee/1725765/">$2.5 million to stop doing his job. </a>Phillips' final Kentucky team won just two games and fans were unhappy, as demonstrated by the angry fans' Tweets and empty seats in Commonwealth Stadium.</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 2756 at http://wfpl.org Colleges Pay Big Bucks to Get Rid of Coaches Mark Stoops Is New Kentucky Wildcats Football Coach http://wfpl.org/post/mark-stoops-new-kentucky-wildcats-football-coach <p><strong>Update:</strong> The University of Kentucky has confirmed that Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops will be the Wildcats' new football coach, according to a statement on the football program's website.</p><p><a href="http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/kty-m-footbl-body.html">From the statement:</a></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:20:22 +0000 Rick Howlett 2663 at http://wfpl.org Mark Stoops Is New Kentucky Wildcats Football Coach UK, Phillips Preparing for Final Football Game of Season http://wfpl.org/post/uk-phillips-preparing-final-football-game-season The 2012 football season has not gone as planned for both the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. Both will end the season with losing records and fired coaches. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:26:49 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Brenna Angel 2592 at http://wfpl.org UK, Phillips Preparing for Final Football Game of Season Football Coach Search at UK; Cards & Cats Basketball News http://wfpl.org/post/football-coach-search-uk-cards-cats-basketball-news <p>Friday on <em>Byline</em>, we spoke with WDRB's <a href="http://www.wdrb.com/category/242394/eric-crawford-stories">Eric Crawford</a> and Lexington Herald-Leader sports reporter <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/mark-story/">Mark Story </a>about the search for a replacement for coach Joker Phillips at University of Kentucky's football program.&nbsp; They also discuss early season impressions of men's basketball teams from UK and UofL.</p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Brad Yost 2539 at http://wfpl.org Football Coach Search at UK; Cards & Cats Basketball News UK: Joker Phillips Won't Be Cats' Football Coach Next Season http://wfpl.org/post/uk-joker-phillips-wont-be-cats-football-coach-next-season <P>University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart says he'll replace Joker Phillips as the Wildcats' football coach at season's end.<p> <P>Barnhart made the announcement today in an <A href="http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/110412aac.html">open letter </A>to fans, saying the search for a new coach will begin immediately.<p> <P>Phillips will coach the Wildcats' final two games of the season against Samford and Tennessee.<p> <P>Phillips is in his third season as UK's football coach. Sun, 04 Nov 2012 20:36:21 +0000 Rick Howlett 2329 at http://wfpl.org UK: Joker Phillips Won't Be Cats' Football Coach Next Season