Word out of UK tonight is that assistant head coach Steve Ortmayer has been dismissed by Joker Phillips. Ortmayer was in charge of special teams and the tight ends and had been at UK since 2003. Joker Phillips had this to say about the change:
“I appreciate the time and effort that Steve has given to Kentucky football. I thank him for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best.”
Ortmayer has one year remaining on his contract, which will be honored.
UPDATE: ESPN’s Bruce Feldman is reporting UK alum and former U of L assistant Greg Nord will leave Illinois to replace Ortmayer. Nord has been with the Illini only since December after 15 years with the Filthy Cards.