Following Thursday’s practice, Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said he expected quarterback Maxwell Smith to be able to go on Saturday against South Carolina.
There was some question today, albeit briefly, whether the same could be said for Phillips himself.
A report surfaced Friday afternoon claiming that Phillips had resigned. While the report itself ended up being bogus, it still gained enough attention that the school had to officially deny it.
Which is why we’re here right now.
UK athletics spokesman Tony Neely made it clear Friday afternoon that any reports of Phillips resigning were “absolutely false”, adding that the coach and athletic director Mitch Barnhart “haven’t even seen each other in the last 24 hours.“
All that said, the Wildcats are 1-3 on the season and Phillips doesn’t appear to have UK heading in the right direction, so any news of his “resignation” — or some variation of the term — could be merely be delayed by a few months.
(Hat tip: CatsIllustrated)