Long time assistant coach and former Wildcat wide receiver JokerPhillips was named head coach January, 6, 2010 after coach Brooks'retirement. Phillips started strong with a win on the road againstLouisville, their arch rival. The 2010team broke a long losing streak toSouth Carolina by defeating theGamecocks at CommonwealthStadium. They lost games to both OleMiss and Mississippi State, however,and lost to a Florida team on a down year and once again failed to beat itsother arch rival Tennessee, having lost26 in a row to the Vols. That remainsthe longest losing streak by one teamtoanother in college football.On November 26, 2011, Kentucky broke the longest FBS losing streak toany one team by defeating theTennessee Vols 10
7 at CommonwealthStadium.