Will having their old coach on the opposite sideline be a distraction to some of UK’s veterans on Saturday? Mark Stoops doesn’t think so. When asked if he thought Joker Phillips’ return would stir up some emotions in his players during his press conference this morning, Stoops said the team has plenty of motivation to beat the Gators as is:
“I wouldn’t think, no. I think most people around here have positive feelings about Coach Phillips. I wouldn’t think that would give any extra motivation for us. We ought to be pretty motivated as it is.”
Nick Roush will be by in a little bit with a full recap of Stoops’ comments, but until then, let’s sound off. The players might have other things on their minds on Saturday, but what about the fans? Joker won’t be announced as he runs on the field, but if he were, do you think he would come out to boos or cheers? Or just silence?