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Calipari's trying to keep Phillips off hot seat

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08:21 AM ET 07.19 | At an SEC media event Wednesday, it didn't take long for Joker Phillips to field a question about basketball. The inquirer wondered whether the basketball team's national title this season -- and UK's 5-7 football mark -- only reinforced that. "I'm selling our basketball program," [Phillips said]. ... Phillips said Cats basketball coach John Calipari is happy to help sell the football program, too. He said Calipari called him five minutes before a game in which he was coaching the Dominican Republic's national team to talk on speakerphone with one of UK's football recruits. Phillips said Calipari allows him to bring football recruits into the basketball locker room 30 minutes before games -- even last year's North Carolina game.

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July 19, 2012  09:04 AM ET

"I wanna go play football at UK because then I get to watch their BB team".

Yep...great selling point. LOL

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July 19, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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"I wanna go play football at UK because then I get to hang out in their locker room and see all the bling, w'hor'es, and blow that funnels through that place".



What? This ain't the Canes locker room? Well, crap....

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July 19, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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FIFY

"I'm selling our basketball program," [Phillips said]. ... Phillips said Cats basketball coach John Calipari is happy to help sell the football program, too. He said Calipari called him five minutes before a game in which he was coaching the Dominican Republic's national team to talk on speakerphone with one of UK's football recruits. Phillips said Calipari allows him to bring football recruits into the basketball locker room 30 minutes before games -- even last year's North Carolina game. I'm wondering when the NCAA will investigate world wide wes and calishady for buying players, i.e. John Wall and Unibrow.

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