Kentucky, Tennessee facing coaching transitions

Associated Press Modified: November 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm •  Published: November 21, 2012
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Saturday's Kentucky-Tennessee matchup can be summed up in one word:

Awkward.

On one sideline is Kentucky's Joker Phillips, coaching the Wildcats for the last time after being fired on Nov. 4. His counterpart is Jim Chaney, who is serving as the Volunteers' interim coach after Derek Dooley declined to finish the season following his firing on Sunday.

This adds a new twist to a rivalry game.

But when the teams meet in Saturday's showdown in Knoxville, Tenn., everyone will be playing hard. Both schools are looking for their only Southeastern Conference victory this season.

Phillips says it will be emotional game, not because of the coaches, but because "it will be their last time to play together."



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