Kentucky hires Sanders to coach quarterbacks

Updated: January 23, 2006, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky hired former Tennessee offensive coordinator Randy Sanders on Monday as quarterbacks coach.

Sanders replaces Kurt Roper, who was hired by Tennessee to be the Volunteers' running backs coach.

Sanders, who resigned in October during Tennessee's disappointing 5-6 season, had spent 22 seasons with the Vols -- including four as a quarterback.

Kentucky was 3-8 last season, its third under head coach Rich Brooks.

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