Football coach Joker Phillips out at Kentucky

By Jennifer Smith, Lexington Herald-Leader Published: November 5, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Normally stoic and steady, Joker Phillips had trouble containing his emotions the day the University of Kentucky named him its head coach in waiting. “This is the place I've always wanted to be,” Phillips said at a news conference that cold day in January 2008. “I love this state. I love this university. I love Lexington.”

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