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By Bob Watkins

The long good-bye.
Kentucky’s open date Saturday, gives lame duck coach Joker Phillips pause to deal with ‘what if’s and ‘if onlys,’ then rally his thoughts, rally his troops, and gather up for Senior Day.
A week on, he and they can warm in the rally call “Win One For Coach!” as the Wildcats get on a bus and head for the most important football trip to Knoxville since the day a senior flanker played for Jerry Claiborne and beat Big Orange in Big Orange Country. The flanker was Joker Phillips, the year was 1984, the score, 17-12.

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