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Untitled-1.jpgKentucky football doesn't always get a lot of love nationally, so, when it does, it's certainly worth noting here on the blog -- especially when it's on SportsIllustrated.com.

The website for the highly popular magazine features new head coach Joker Phillips and wide receiver Randall Cobb in a story titled "Power Couple." Although we all know that former coach Rich Brooks handed the whistle over to Phillips after seven successful years, writer Cory McCartney has a particularly interesting anecdote about he handed over the reins.

It's fitting, then, that the call that changed Phillips' life came during one of those walks. It was the day after Kentucky's Music City Bowl loss to Clemson. The Phillipses were returning home when Phillips noticed he had a voice mail waiting on his cell phone. The message was from Wildcats coach Rich Brooks, who simply said: "I'm handing the ball off to you, now run with it."

Read the full story at SportsIllustrated.com.

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