In a couple of weeks, twelve coaches will enter their second overall season as head coaches.
That list includes Joker Phillips, Rob Ianello, Jeff Quinn, Dan Enos, Ruffin McNeill, Jimbo Fisher, Sonny Dykes, Charlie Strong, Doc Holliday, Larry Porter, Mike MacIntyre, and Willie Taggart.
Of that list, only four head coaches led their teams to bowl games...Fisher, Strong, Phillips, and McNeill.
After leading Kentucky to a 6-7 record in 2010, Joker Phillips admitted this week, “Everybody says if you're a coordinator, it prepares you to be a head coach, but that's not true. There's so many little things that you have to take care of."
He added, "There's nothing that really prepares you for all of the things that come up during the season."
In 2011, Kentucky will be rockin' new uniforms. That’s not the only thing new, either. Rick Minter is now coordinating the defense, while Steve Perdue joined the staff as the new running backs coach.
There will also be a brand new HD video board and sound system at Commonwealth Stadium.
Kentucky opens the season against Western Kentucky in Nashville, TN.