Joker Phillips resigns as Florida WR coach, replaced by Chris Leak
No details are available about the reason for Phillips’ abrupt resignation. In a statement announcing the news, Phillips says he is stepping down because of the infamous “personal reasons.”
“I’m thankful for the opportunity that the University of Florida and Will Muschamp provided to me and my family, but at this time I have decided to step down from my position on the UF coaching staff for personal reasons,’’ Phillips said.
Leak, who was a quarterback at Florida from 2003-2006 and helped lead the Gators to a national championship, will take over the position. Leak joined the program last year and is being promoted from his role as an offensive graduate assistant.
What’s odd is that Pete Roussel says Phillips worked a Florida camp the same day the news was announced:
Per source, Joker Phillips worked the Florida camp today. This is unusual.
— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) June 11, 2014
Hey, whatever it takes to end those corny Joker Phillips Photoshops we’ll support. We’ll stay on top of this story to see if we find out what the real reason is for his resignation.