Internet sport betting has been pretty successful on Kentucky in recent football seasons.
Things may be different now though in Internet sport betting as head coach Rich Brooks has been replaced by Joker Phillips. Brooks retired last month and offshore sports betting noted that Phillips would be the new head coach at Kentucky.
Internet sport betting had Kentucky going 7-6 straight up this season and 6-7 against the offshore sports betting odds. The Wildcats might be different next season without Brooks. "He has had a huge effect on me as a person and as a coach, and as I take the reins from him, I feel confident knowing that he has prepared me well," Phillips said. "I get the sense that people understand what Rich has done here, but I predict the appreciation for Rich will grow even greater as time goes by."
Internet sport betting had Phillips becoming Kentucky’s first black head football coach. He is not the only one in the state though as Louisville hired Charlie Strong while Western Kentucky went with Willie Taggart. "I am an African-American hire, but I’ll be a quick African-American fire too if we don’t win," Phillips said. Internet sport betting had the deal for Phillips being for five years for about $1.7 million per season.
Kentucky has gone to four straight bowl games so Phillips will be expected to win right away. That may not be easy in the SEC in offshore sports betting. Brooks surprised many by winning at Kentucky and it may be that the Wildcats start to go the other direction in offshore sports betting. "We are really, really close, but it’s like climbing the ladder," Phillips said. "Those couple steps get tougher and tougher, similar to losing those last five pounds."
Kentucky is happy right now that Phillips has the job. "I know there are those moments when you shake your head and wonder, ‘Will I ever get the chance?" Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart said. "I’m very glad the day has come for him to take the reins."
Kentucky was 7-6 this past Internet sport betting season but they won just three games in the SEC as they beat Auburn, Vanderbilt and Georgia. That might be difficult to repeat next Internet sport betting year with an offense that was 92nd in the country and a defense that was 54th.