Joker Phillips was fired a little over a week ago.
But he's still leading the Cats on and off the field.
Freshman wide receiver DeMarcus Sweat was removed from the depth chart this week. Sweat will focus on academics for the rest of the semester.
A reminder from Coach Phillips, that he's still here for his guys and wants the best for them both in football, and in life.
Some of the older players spoke on just that headed into the Cats' Senior Day game and Joker's home finale Saturday versus Samford.