Mitch Barnhart http://wfpl.org en UK's Phillips "Grateful" For Coaching, Playing Opportunities http://wfpl.org/post/uks-phillips-grateful-coaching-playing-opportunities <P>Fired University of Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips says he hoped to have another season to get the program back on the winning track, but he understands that quicker results were expected.<p> <P>Phillips, who came to the program 22 years ago as a player, then worked his way up the coaching ladder, made his <A href="http://www.ukathletics.com/allaccess/?media=349483">first public comments </A>Tuesday about the decision to replace him.<p> <P>"I’m very grateful for all the opportunity that everyone around here has given me," he said. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:26:14 +0000 Rick Howlett 2392 at http://wfpl.org UK's Phillips "Grateful" For Coaching, Playing Opportunities