Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips resigned today, citing “personal reasons” as his reason why he is leaving Will Muschamp’s staff. He will be replaced by former Gators quarterback Chris Leak.
Phillips joined Muschamp’s staff in 2012 after a three year stint as Kentucky’s head coach, where he compiled a 13-24 record while going 4-20 against teams in the SEC. Prior to getting named the school’s head coach, Phillips had stints on Kentucky’s coaching staff from 1988-1996 and from 2003-2009.
Phillips’ resignation is rather surprising, as earlier today, he reportedly worked at Florida’s camp.
Per source, Joker Phillips worked the Florida camp today. This is unusual.
— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) June 11, 2014
There’s no word as to exactly why Phillips hastily resigned, other than “personal reasons.”
Phillips’ replacement is Leak, a former Gator quarterback and the MVP of the 2007 BCS National Championship Game, which Florida won. He joined Florida’s staff in May of last year as a quality control coach, and was an offensive graduate assistant prior to his promotion.