Not only did the Wildcats lose in college football betting, they may also be losing their head coach.
NCAA football betting had Kentucky losing 21-13 to Clemson on Sunday and following the loss, head coach Rich Brooks said that he is probably not returning next season. "I've just got to do some thinking about it away from everything," Brooks said. Kentucky was 7-6 this college football betting season under the 68-year old Brooks. He has coached for 25 seasons and has a career record of 130-156-4.
Kentucky announced last NCAA football betting season that when Brooks leaves the new head coach will be offensive coordinator Joker Phillips. "I think it may be time for a change and time for Joker to take over," Brooks said. "Not totally sure. I just felt like maybe it's time."
Brooks has been part of the coaching profession for a long time including spending time in the NFL. He was head coach of the St. Louis Rams in 1995-96. He had different assistant coaching jobs with the Rams, 49ers and Falcons. He left the Falcons in 2001 and then didn’t coach again until 2003 at Kentucky.
Kentucky made some NCAA football betting history this season as they reached their fourth straight bowl game. They had won the previous three but they lost in NCAA football betting to Clemson. "It's one thing for the senior class to go out on this note," Kentucky’s Corey Peters said. "But finding out this is possibly the last game for him you want to get the win for him when it's possibly his last game."
The NCAA football betting season was a disappointing one overall for Brooks and Kentucky even though the team had a college football betting win over Auburn for the first time since 1966 and they won at Georgia for the first time since 1977. The bowl game definitely was not the way Brooks wanted to go out. "It's an extremely disappointing loss," Brooks said.
Kentucky had won 18 straight non-conference games until the NCAA football betting loss to Clemson. Now it appears the team may also be losing their head coach. But the college football betting bowl loss snapped a non-conference winning streak at 18 games. "I've learned a lot from Coach Brooks. He's taught me so much more than becoming a football player.” wide receiver Randall Cobb said, “It's going to be hard to see him leave if he does."