Clarification from UK on key points

OK, I got some clarification on a couple of things from Kentucky spokesman Dewayne Peevy, who said that because of the bye week this week there is “no sense of urgency” about whether or not Coach Joker Phillips will coach the remaining two games on Kentucky’s schedule vs. Samford (Nov. 17) and at Tennessee (Nov. 24).

“The telling of the staff and the players just happened today, so it hasn’t been determined,” Peevy told the Herald-Leader. “It will probably come up tomorrow. … It just hasn’t played out. With the emotion of the decision, they decided to discuss it later.”

Peevy also said Kentucky officials are going to meet with the University’s legal office on Monday and get the final buyout numbers settled from Phillips’ contract.

Peevy said the UK assistant coaches will coach until the end of the season.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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