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Once Bud Dupree got priorities in order, he got over loss of coach Joker Phillips

By LARRY VAUGHT Bud Dupree’s brother, Travis Carswell, is the offensive coordinator at Miles College. He also used to be Dupree’s high school coach. “Sometimes he tries to tell me things to do every now and then,” Dupree laughed and said. “He’s just mainly on me about always doing the extra things and putting in …

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Getting to wear jersey No. 2 kept Bud Dupree from leaving Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT The first time then head coach Joker Phillips asked Bud Dupree to move from tight end to defense, Dupree didn’t pay any attention to him. “I brushed him off. I was like, ‘Yeah, whatever.’ Then he started laughing and I walked away. The next time he asked me, he was like, ‘We …

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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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