Kentucky coach Joker Phillips shows off his diving skills at a local pool


Since taking over for Rich Brooks three years ago, it's safe to say there hasn't been much to celebrate for Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips. After going 6-7 his first season on the job, the Wildcats fell to 5-7 last year and had it not been for a late season upset of Tennessee, there was real talk that Phillips could’ve lost his job following the 2011 campaign.

Safe to say that Joker enters 2012 squarely on the hot seat.

So with that in mind, what better way to cool off than with a quick dip in the pool?

There isn't a better way I know of, which is why earlier this week, Phillips took his ball club off the field and to a local pool for a relaxing day away from the X’s and O’s.

And as you can see at about the 20-second mark of this video, it was actually Phillips who might’ve had the most fun of all.

As my colleague Kevin McGuire mentioned this morning, if football doesn’t work out, could Joker have an outside shot at the 2016 Olympics as a diver?

We’ll focus on football for now, but it’s safe to say that the possibility seems to be there.

Video courtesy of Kentucky athletics.

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