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Guest post: Returning home not always a good thing for athletes and coaches

By TINA COX If you live secluded from the world I have a news flash for you:  LeBron James is coming home. I will admit I am a LeBron fan. His natural talent and passion for the game should not be questioned. Cleveland despised him four years ago and now welcome him home with open …

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Joker Phillips’ resignation might be leading to Florida high schools banning Miami coaches

By LARRY VAUGHT Joker Phillips’ abrupt departure from Florida after it was revealed that he had been photographed in contact with a recruit during a dead period is a story that may not go away. Later Yahoo Sports noted that it was someone with connections to Miami that he had taken the pictures of Phillips …

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Florida assistant, former UK coach Joker Phillips resigns; Leak steps in

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned, prompting coach Will Muschamp to turn the job over to former Gators standout quarterback Chris Leak. Leak will coach receivers for the 2014 season. Phillips said in a statement Wednesday that he stepped down for “personal reasons.” “I’m thankful for the opportunity that the …

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Freshman RB Mikel Horton says Cats didn’t have right guidance, right discipline until Mark Stoops arrived

By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman running back Mikel Horton has a chance to help the Kentucky offense next season. However, he also says he’s learned that the veteran talent at Kentucky is better than he thought — and much better than he believed when he was talking and hyping the 2014 recruiting class. “I had no clue. …

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Photo Gallery: UK falls to Florida

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Phillips had “lot of good things to say about Kentucky” to Stoops

By LARRY VAUGHT After he got the job at Kentucky, coach Mark Stoops called former coach Joker Phillips, who is now the receivers coach at Florida and will make his return to Commonwealth Stadium Saturday. “I’m not sure how long I was here, but I called Joker just to say hello and touch base with …

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How emotional will Joker Phillps’ return be for him, UK players he recruited?

By LARRY VAUGHT It seems like Joker Phillips has always been on the field at Commonwealth Stadium. Whether it was a player, assistant coach, offensive coordinator or head coach, he has been a constant with Kentucky football. Or he was until Kentucky suffered through a 2-10 season in 2012 that cost him his job. Now …

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Guest post: Super-hyped coaching staff can’t walk on water after all

Vaught’s note: Veteran TV news anchor Barry Peel, a long-time Kentucky fan, offers his perspective on what Saturday’s loss to Western Kentucky means. By BARRY PEEL Now, at long last, may we please put the “Stoops hype” on hold? It’s still the same old inept “Kentucky.” WKU gave him a dose of hard reality. Now …

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