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Joker Phillips Will Coach Kentucky's Final Two Games

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials said that fired coach Joker Phillips will be on the sidelines for the Wildcats' final two regular season games.

The university announced the decision in a release Monday that also said Phillips will be available following Tuesday's practice.

After Kentucky announced Sunday that Phillips had been fired and athletic director Mitch Barnhart said the move would be effective at the end of the season, spokesman DeWayne Peevy later said that Phillips' status for the final two games had not been undetermined.

Kentucky (1-9, 0-8 Southeastern Conference) has lost eight straight games, including Saturday's 40-0 home loss to Vanderbilt. It was the Wildcats' worst loss to the Commodores in 96 years.

The Wildcats are off this week before hosting Samford and finishing the season at Tennessee.

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