Lamar Thomas, Kentucky’s new wide receivers coach and a former member of Louisville’s staff, doesn’t appear to be on good terms with the Cardinals program.
After Louisville coach Bobby Petrino released a statement this week offering well wishes to recently-departed offensive coordinator Garrick McGee, a fan mentioned on Twitter that Thomas didn’t get a similar farewell.
Thomas, whose Twitter account is private, responded on Thursday evening by tweeting, “guess I won’t be getting a Christmas card,” according to the Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale.
Thomas reportedly chatted with Louisville fans throughout the night. He brought up the turnover amongst Petrino’s staff, by responding to a fan with, “3 really good coaches left …. Hmmmm …. Must be a reason … Didn’t count myself since supposedly I didn’t .lol.”
The 46-year-old coach is known as someone willing to speak his mind. In 2006, Comcast Sports SouthEast fired him from his color-commentator position for inappropriate comments during an on-field brawl between Miami and Florida International.
Thomas attended the University of Miami and was an NFL wide receiver for eight years. He spent three seasons at Louisville before taking his current job at Kentucky.