Mark Stoops’ predecessor is moving out of the Ohio Valley.
After spending two seasons coaching wide receivers for Luke Fickell at the University of Cincinnati, Football Scoop reports Joker Phillips will join Mike Locksley’s staff at Maryland. At Cincinnati Joker recruited quite a few talented local prospects, many of which (like Jared Casey) ultimately committed to Kentucky.
College Park, Maryland will be Phillips’ fifth different coaching gig since he was terminated by Kentucky following the 2012 season. He spent a season sharing wacky photoshops at Florida, controlling quality at Ohio State and losing with the Browns prior to his two-year Cincinnati stint.
Things have changed quite a bit around Lexington since Joker was representing the Cats in Bristol.