Mark Story

September 27, 2012

Mark Story: UK fans craving a big-name coach should consider a Plan B

Kentucky's football opponent on Saturday, South Carolina, has enjoyed a major turnaround after hiring big-name coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier. If the Cats end up replacing Joker Phillips, is a big-name hire the best answer here?

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.