Nov 17, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Joker Phillips reacts on the sidelines during the game against the Samford Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Football: Where the former staff landed


Oct 22, 2011; Lexington, Kentucky, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Joker Phillips (right) talks with assistant coach Randy Sanders during the game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated Jacksonville State 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The former Kentucky coaching staff has been disbanded after new coach Mark Stoops elected to start entirely from scratch. He decided not to retain a single member of Joker Phillips” staff and all were forced to find new homes. In case you weren’t sure where they went, here’s a breakdown…

Joker Phillips
Position at UK: Head Coach
New Job: WR Coach/Recruiting Coordinator @ Florida

Randy Sanders
Position at UK: Offensive Coordinator/ QB Coach
New job: RB Coach @ Florida State

Rick Minter
Position at UK: Defensive Coordinator
New job: LB Coach @ Philadelphia Eagles

Greg Nord
Position at UK: Special Teams Coordinator/ Tight Ends Coach
New job: UNKNOWN

Steve Pardue
Position at UK: Running Backs Coach
New job: UNKNOWN

Pat Washington
Position at UK: Wide Receivers Coach
New job: WR Coach @ Missouri

Mike Summers
Position at UK: Offensive Line Coach
New job: OL Coach @ Southern Cal

David Turner
Position at UK: Defensive Line Coach
New job: DL Coach @ Mississippi State

Chuck Smith
Position at UK: Linebackers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
New job: UNKNOWN

Mike Cassity
Position at UK: Defensive Backs Coach
New job: DB coach @ Western Kentucky

If anyone is aware of the current positions held by Greg Nord, Steve Pardue, or Chuck Smith, please let me know in the comments section.

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