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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Joker Phillips resigns as Florida WR coach, replaced by Chris Leak

Joker Phillips FloridaFormer Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips resigned Wednesday from his post as wide receivers coach at Florida and will be 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.”

ā€œIā€™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,ā€™ā€™ 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:

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.

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