Kentucky football: Lamar Thomas won’t return as WR coach

Kentucky and wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas have parted ways, sources close to the program told SEC Country on Thursday evening.

Thomas was hired away by Kentucky from rival Louisville in February 2016. He signed a two-year contract with the Wildcats and was paid $300,000 in 2016. That contract was never extended.

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

It’s the first major coaching change of the offseason for Stoops’ staff. Stoops now has two spots to fill: wide receivers coach and the new 10th assistant spot.

Thomas was a star college receiver at Miami and played eight seasons in the NFL. He’s coached at Western Kentucky, Louisville and Kentucky.

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Thomas’ UK bio labels him as one of the nation’s top recruiters. He was credited for signing Heisman winner Lamar Jackson during his time at Louisville, but Thomas didn’t create similar recruiting inroads at Kentucky.

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