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Operation: Win gives back while in Birmingham

Black Head Coaches Football

As we all sit waiting for someone to say something significant about Deandre Daniels or Enes Kanter, it’s worth taking a look at what the football Cats have been up to since getting to The Yellowhammer State for Saturday’s BBVA Compass Bowl, and what they’ve been up to is some community outreach in the Birmingham area.

Joker and the Cats took off on the idea of their ‘Gameday Ready’ program from around the Commonwealth last year, extending it to Alabama to benefit kids in the area hosting their postseason activities. They worked with children from the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the area, schooling them on a commitment to education and physical fitness and coordinating activities like the 40-yard dash for the youngsters. There has been no word on where any of the kids will find themselves on the depth chart for the defensive line .

Seriously, Coach Phillips has made community service a focus of his program and, despite whatever detractors he may have, that is worth commending. He reiterated his commitment to working within the community when asked why he would take time out of bowl preparations to do something like this, saying “This is what we do at Kentucky. We’re in this for the long haul.  You have to give back.  So, in that regard, it’s not hard for me at all.” Besides, giving back to the community is a much better way to spend the bowl week than having to give back a head coach, I would think.

[WLEX – Cats Hold Football Clinic in Birmingham]
[Video from UK Athletics]

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

33 Comments for Operation: Win gives back while in Birmingham



  1. tyson
    6:11 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    poor Jeannine Edwards just can’t win. First Billy G, now this…

    http://www.businessinsider.com/ron-franklin-espn-jeannine-edwards-2011-1



  2. RidgeRunner
    6:14 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Go Blue! I’ll be there Saturday to root ya on, guys! Good to see the community involvement, there in B’ham.



  3. RidgeRunner
    6:16 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    I worry that in the pre game warmups however, that Pitt doesn’t try and hire one of our assistants for their game coach.
    🙁

    Just sayin’



  4. footballguy
    6:18 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    #4, go do something nasty to yourself with your tiny pee pee.



  5. RidgeRunner
    6:19 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    1) I umm…had to chuckle when I read his comments. I’m sorry & all…but…..it was funny.



  6. Big D
    6:23 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Lots of humanitarian efforts from the good ol’ Bluegrass on here today.



  7. SRH
    6:26 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Those kids are waaaay too slow to play RB or WR at uk, keep recruiting Georgia Joker…



  8. Houston_Matt
    6:28 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    According to various twitter accounts the players did a bit of “giving back to the community” last night. Something along the lines of scholarhips for young ladies putting themselves through college at UAB.



  9. mores
    6:28 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Can any of those kids play defensive tackle?



  10. BPsycho
    6:33 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    #4 Why don’t you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes?



  11. nassau65
    6:35 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    here’s to hoping operation win, ends with a win! Go Cats!



  12. GhostofBearBryant
    6:38 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Nice move by JP and the team. Some of these bball only guys on here make you chuckle…..like those people who are SO into star trek.



  13. Big D
    6:55 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Southbound to Birmingham. See ya’ll at Dreamland. Go Cats.



  14. NotoriousDTG
    6:55 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Who cares, it’s basketball season



  15. bung
    7:04 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    maybe we can find a football Bledsoe…nice..they kinda took care of the ncaa for us…our turn



  16. bung
    7:04 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    do they still sew up footballs?



  17. bung
    7:08 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    hey…Bledsoe has 3 yr elig left….different sport….not turkish…receipt for tats….he never knew…



  18. bung
    7:11 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    nice thing they did…….Kentucky proud…..



  19. Oh Vandy...
    7:15 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    3) Hopefully they hire steve brown



  20. ricksVD
    7:16 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    It hurts when I pee



  21. T
    7:22 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    We shoulda recruited mbakwe instead of dodson from Miami dade Juco



  22. SteveBrown
    7:27 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    What’s it pay ?



  23. NBA league pass
    7:33 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    11) HA. well played.



  24. catinhat
    7:39 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Jeannine Edwards has short feet.



  25. Hogswarts Scholar
    7:57 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Who cares, its the season for frizzlesticks. I play it all the time with “Louisville”, “Georgia”, and”DukeRiles.”



  26. bung
    8:04 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink



  27. Big D
    8:04 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Been watching our boy Jones on KSTV. Can he say anything at all without using his hands? And, by the way, there has to be more to the ESPN deal with Ron Franklin. Solid announcer and outdoorsman. Oh to be the proverbial fly on the wall.



  28. Hard Hittin' CAT
    8:06 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Way to go Football CATS! Can’t wait for Saturday.

    4 & 15….Eat a Dl(k



  29. thisnicknamestinks!
    8:09 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Cats are playing I’m cheerin’…

    just sayin’



  30. holdmeclosertinydanson
    8:22 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    It is being reported that the kid with the fastest 40 had his scholarship offer revoked by Coach Phillips. According to Joker, “Well, the kid celebrated with a triple scoop of ice cream. I asked if he wanted to have just a single scoop and was met with a disgusted expression. No discipline in that kid. In fact, he proceeded to add caramel and gummi bears to the triple scoop and that’s just sickening. Even if he keeps the speed with the added weight, he’s just going to be a giant diabetic with knees that look like biscuits. We can’t risk that.”

    I joke, because I love.

    Go Cats. Joker rules.



  31. Ukrules
    8:42 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Guys, I know it’s just “wimmins ball” to y’all. But, Kentucky’s #10 women are currently up by 1 over #3 Duke in Durham with 7:45 left on ESPNU. JUST SAYIN’….



  32. Ilovethecatsbut...
    9:20 pm January 4, 2011 Permalink

    Can’t wait til the “Toilet Bowl” is over!



  33. UKfanNKY
    9:27 am January 5, 2011 Permalink

    hey #4 at least we got one!! You NO pee pee punk!! !!!! BTW # 4,15, ya all can kiss my a$$!!!!! And 33 once it’s over and we have WON we can use your head to clean it!! Yeah right 34 YOU are the armpit of the world !!! GO CATS!!!! GO CATS!!!!