LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Kentucky Wildcats have three games left in the season. Coming off Saturday's 33-10 loss at Missouri, the Cats need to find a way to keep going and avoid the worst season in 11 years or more.
Speaking at his Monday news conference coach Joker Phillips maintained his sense of humor. " I was coming over here today and I got in the car and my seat was hot and looked up and I'd hit the seat warmer." That drew a laugh from the media In WIldcat Den at Commonwealth Stadium. Phillips has remained calm as the losses mount, but the Cat's 1-8 record is no laughing matter.
Phillips' future is in serious jeoprady. He said again today, as he did a few weeks ago, he talks to athletics director Mitch Barnhart weekly but they haven't talked about his job. His players, like safety Ashely Lowery, are aware of the situation. "I'm sure it goes through everybodys mind but when it's all said and done it's not on him. Cause we're out there playing, they're out there coaching us, but we're out there playing. Linebacker Bud Dupree was asked if he's worried about his coach. "Am I worried about it? Ah, I don't think about it. Coach is a good guy though, so I don't really think about it though."
Kentucky will host Vanderbilt Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. The Commodores beat the Cats in Nashville last year 38-8. Vandy will come in 4-4, riding a two game winning streak and still hopeful of grabbing a bowl bid.