Joker Phillips

Local News
4:14 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Joker Phillips Hired At Florida

Former Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has landed a job at the University of Florida.

Phillips will join the Gators as receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

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.”

Phillips was a longtime receivers coach before taking over at Kentucky in 2010. He went 13-24 in three years with the Wildcats.

Local News
8:00 am
Sun December 2, 2012

Colleges Pay Big Bucks to Get Rid of Coaches

Last month, the University of Kentucky decided to pay football coach Joker Phillips $2.5 million to stop doing his job. 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.

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Local News
2:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Mark Stoops Is New Kentucky Wildcats Football Coach

Mark Stoops
Credit Florida State University

Update: 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.

From the statement:

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Local News
4:26 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

UK, Phillips Preparing for Final Football Game of 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. But pride is still on the line as the Wildcats and Vols prepare to square off on Saturday.

UK junior linebacker Avery Williamson says players have tried to avoid the rumor mill about who could succeed Joker Phillips as head coach next year, but Williamson says a win on Saturday would be a big boost going into next season.

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Sports
9:00 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Football Coach Search at UK; Cards & Cats Basketball News

Friday on Byline, we spoke with WDRB's Eric Crawford and Lexington Herald-Leader sports reporter Mark Story about the search for a replacement for coach Joker Phillips at University of Kentucky's football program.  They also discuss early season impressions of men's basketball teams from UK and UofL.

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Local News
3:36 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

UK: Joker Phillips Won't Be Cats' Football Coach Next Season

University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart says he'll replace Joker Phillips as the Wildcats' football coach at season's end.

Barnhart made the announcement today in an open letter to fans, saying the search for a new coach will begin immediately.

Phillips will coach the Wildcats' final two games of the season against Samford and Tennessee.

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