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Lamar Thomas’ contract not renewed

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The contract of assistant football coach Lamar Thomas will not be renewed, Coach Mark Stoops announced Thursday

Thomas served as wide receivers coach for the Wildcats in the 2016-17 seasons.

“I appreciate the contributions Lamar made to our program during the last two years,” Stoops said.  “We wish him the best in the future.”

Stoops is in the process of hiring two assistant coaches, one to replace Thomas, along with the additional full-time assistant coach that is now permissible under NCAA rules. 


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  1. He seemed to do a heck of a job at Louisville.

  2. Could be wrong but I don’t think we signed a single receiver for the 2018 class. May have been a recruiting issue?

    1. Norman I believe they signed two out of Florida, Marvin Alexander, and Bryce Oliver. UK also signed 2 TE’s. Hope you had a great Christmas and hope you have a great New Year my friend.

      1. Had a great Christmas my friend. Hope yours was good.
        Semper Fi buddy

  3. Do you guys even follow recruting? We signed 3 WRs from South Fl already this year. We signed 5 WRs last year, 3 from South Fl.

    1. Yes florida has been really kind to Cats the last couple of years in recruiting. Gran, Thomas had lot of connections

    2. I was referring specifically to Lamar’s recruiting efforts. But then again… my source may have been suspect.

  4. Must be more to this decision. We need to keep an influence in Florida!!!! GO CATS!!!

    1. I agree GeneT. Thomas looked like a good hire. Got to be more to this. Most of the time this year UK couldn’t throw the football effectively because top receivers out with injury. Baker for one, Bone at times, etc. also the QB hurt and not accurate many times, and UK ran the football a lot and abandoned the forward pass. Also, I don’t see why you would fire a guy like Thomas with so many connections to Florida football talent. Everything is a mystery with this program. The Haynes situation, the Ware explanation. Key transfers. Stoops is a mystery himself if you ask me.

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