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Report: UK hires WR coach away from Louisville

Lamar Thomas

Kentucky Sports Radio is reporting that Louisville receivers coach Lamar Thomas is leaving to take the same position at Kentucky. Thomas will replace Chad Scott, who recently left to become tight end coach at North Carolina.

Thomas spent the past two seasons on Bobby Petrino’s staff at Louisville after coaching for Petrino at Western Kentucky for the 2013 season. He got his coaching start at Boynton Beach (Fla.) High in 2008, then was wide receiver coach at FCS member Hampton in 2011 and ’12.

He will work under new UK coordinator Eddie Grant, who had held the same position at Cincinnati.

Thomas, a Miami alum, played eight years in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins.

Many remember Thomas for his controversial comments on the Comcast Sports Southeast broadcast of the 2006 FIU-Miami game that featured a big brawl.

Thomas was let go by CSS afterward.

Louisville also lost cornerback coach Terrell Buckley, who left for an assistant’s job at Mississippi State.

(You can follow Dan Mathews on Twitter @DanMathewsATL)

(Feature photo COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETICS)

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