Kentucky Hunting for Next Coach

Kentucky Hunting for Next Coach

With the announcement that Joker Phillips will not return as head coach of Kentucky next season, the Wildcats have already started the search for his replacement.

 

So who could be in the mix to land in Lexington?

 

Let's take a look at some possible candidates for athletic director Mitch Barnhart.

 

Willie Taggart, Western Kentucky: This job is Taggart's to turn down, in my opinion. The Hilltoppers head coach was an assistant at Stanford and worked with Jim Harbaugh and David Shaw, and he has turned around WKU in a short amount of time, taking the program from 2-10 to 7-5. The team is 6-3 this fall, including a win over Phillips and Kentucky. He has done a lot with so little at WKU, and he has the program bowl-eligible for the first time in school history.

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