Mitch Barnhart released an open letter to Big Blue Nation in which he let it be known that head football coach Joker Phillips has been fired. According to the letter, “After much conversation, evaluation and prayer, I have determined that it is in the best interest of our athletics program to make a change in our football coaching staff at the conclusion of the season. Joker Phillips has carried the banner for the Blue and White with honor and pride. The search for a new head coach will begin immediately and will be managed internally. I understand the challenge and significance of finding a new leader for our football program. It will be done with great concern for our student-athletes, students of UK, the #BBN and the citizens of the Commonwealth.”
DeWayne Peevy says there will be no press conference and there are not any current plans for one at all.