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Freddie Maggard Resigns from UK Player Development Position

Freddie Maggard is stepping down from his role at the University of Kentucky.

In April of 2018 the former UK quarterback left his role in the media with KSR and JMI Sports to establish UK Football’s Player Development program. Mark Stoops believed Freddie was the perfect person to fill a void the players had away from the field.

“I had this idea in my head for about the last year. It was a big need for us and our program to do more for our players,” Stoops said shortly after the announcement.  “We work unbelievably hard with nutrition, strength and conditioning, X’s and O’s, all phases up their life. There’s so many issues, we just need somebody there to work with them full-time to help them.”

Freddie’s “4 for 40” program helped prepare players for interviews and job placement. Each Wednesday in the summer guest speakers touched on a variety of topics before a team meal. This week four former Wildcats joined the team to discuss life after football.

A UK spokesperson confirmed Derek Terry’s report that Maggard has stepped down from the position after a little more than a year on the job. Applications for the position are currently being accepted through July 1.

On behalf of the entire staff at Kentucky Sports Radio, we wish Freddie the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions to the program. You will be hard-pressed to find a kinder, more caring person than Panther Maggard.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for Freddie Maggard Resigns from UK Player Development Position

  1. Angelo
    4:28 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    What’s this all about ?????

    • KayutsBy90
      7:39 am June 30, 2019 Permalink

      I’ve heard the stress of the position got to him and caused a few pretty ugly breakdowns. I’ve heard maybe Courtney Love for the opening. Really wishing the best for Freddie and his family.

  2. UK1972
    4:31 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    Something doesn’t feel right about this. Hope it isn’t a health issue. He seemed like the perfect fit. Need another former player to step up. Jacob Tamme gets my vote.

  3. abmorris27
    4:48 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    Yep. I’ll be a little concerned about Freddie until we hear more.

  4. Realme
    5:54 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    That’s bad news for the football program. They were lucky to have him. But potentially good news for the football podcast listeners.

  5. abgunz
    6:42 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    I hope that he is OK, and also that he restarts The Depth Chart Podcast.

  6. Smyrna_Cat
    7:53 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    This is indeed odd.

    • bbn606
      11:01 am July 1, 2019 Permalink

      Couch is not going to take a job where he has to show up for work every day.

  7. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    8:45 pm June 29, 2019 Permalink

    Where’s Couch when you need him.

  8. bbn606
    8:19 am June 30, 2019 Permalink

    How about a real scoop and tell us the reason why. It’s not like you don’t know him.