The news became official this morning that two of Joker Phillips’ former staff members at Kentucky will be joining Bobby Petrino at Western Kentucky. Mike Summers and Mike Cassity have both taken positions at WKU. Summers and Cassity were both assistants on Phillips’ staff last season. Summers had been UK’s offensive line coach and Cassity joined the staff last season as a defensive backs coach.
Summers and Cassity have strong previous connections to Petrino. Both were assistants to Petrino while he was at Louisville. Summers also joined Petrino with the Falcons and Arkansas. Good luck to the former WIldcat assistants…except when we play WKU in Nashville next season.
Random fact: Summer is the son-in-law of Joe B. Hall.