While the players are off from practice today for the first day of school, Joker Phillips was at the Hyatt in downtown Louisville for the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Kickoff Luncheon. The annual event featured a panel of special guest speakers and UK personnel, a video highlight package from last season, as well as a delicious lunch, served with fresh bread and those perfectly round balls of butter. It’s quite the meal.
Anyway, part of Joker’s speech today included praise for his recently named starting quarterback, Max Smith, and the “swag” he brings to the position.
“I like how confident he is,” Joker told the luncheon crowd. “The kids today call it swag. He’s got some swag to him. No doubt about it.”
Joker also said he wants to start the season off “with a bang,” which would mean a win over Louisville in the Governor’s Cup, and he again challenged the Big Blue Nation to get behind his team.
“It’ll be a fun team to watch,” he said.