Not surprisingly, most of the questions in the postgame press conference centered around Joker Phillips’ job status. Here are some of his answers:
— Joker said that if Mitch decides to fire him, it would be better for the program to come out and say it now, but that he doesn’t believe the decision has been made yet.
— On Mitch Barnhart wanting to keep him: “We’re making it real tough on him… I understand this is a results business.”
— Joker on if he’s coming back for another year: “I’d love to. No doubt. But that’s not for me to decide. I understand Mitch’s position and the things that go into it.”
— On deserving another year: “We’ve got a lot of young kids in this program, but that’s not for me to decide.”
Rashawn will be by soon with a full recap.