Kentucky coach to announce whether he'll return

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Associated Press

Posted on January 4, 2010 at 7:32 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks has scheduled a news conference to announce whether he will return next season.

Kentucky football spokesman Tony Neeley says athletics director Mitch Barnhart and offensive coach Joker Phillips also will attend the news conference Monday morning in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium. Phillips has previously been named as Brooks' eventual successor.

The move comes a week after Brooks said he was "80 percent" sure he would not return to coach the team in 2010, but wanted time to think it over. Brooks made the statement after the Wildcats lost to Clemson in the Music City Bowl.

The 68-year-old Brooks led the Wildcats to a 7-6 record this season and a 39-47 mark in seven seasons. He led the team to four consecutive bowl appearances, winning the first three, for the first time in the program's history.

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