After the embarassing 40-0 loss to Vanderbilt University yesterday, University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced today that at the conclusion of this football season, Joker Phillips will no longer be the head coach of the Wildcats.

The Wildcats are 1-9 overall and 0-7 in SEC play. Barhart, via ukathletics.com, issued an "Open Letter to the Big Blue Nation" explaining his decision. CLICK HERE to read his statement.