Found June 11, 2014 on Thacover2:
Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday that receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned from the position.  Former Gators quarterback Chris Leak will take over for Phillips as receivers coach.  “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 in a release from the school. Brett McMurphy is reporting that Phillips may have been forced to resign over possible NCAA violations. Joker Phillips forced to resign at UF by Will Muschamp because of Phillips' possible NCAA recruiting violations source told @espn — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) June 11, 2014 Phillips had been coaching Florida’s receivers since the 2012 season when he was added to Muschamp’s staff after losing his job at Kentucky.

Report: Joker Phillips Forced To Resign Over Possible NCAA Recruiting Violations

Florida fans and players have been miffed as to the reasoning behind wide receivers coach Joker Phillips’ sudden resignation from the Gators’ staff earlier today. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Phillips was actually forced out of the position by head coach Will Muschamp, who believes that the former Kentucky head coach may have committed recruiting violations. Joker...

Joker Phillips resigned after Miami person turned in a photo of him with recruit

Joker Phillips resigned as wide receivers coach at Florida Wednesday citing “personal reasons,” with reports saying he resigned over a possible recruiting violation. Yahoo! Sports reports that Phillips resigned after a person with ties to the Miami football program turned in a photo of the former Kentucky coach with a recruit at a restaurant. This […]

Joker Phillips resigns as Florida's wide receivers coach

Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned, the school announced on Wednesday. Phillips, who was Kentucky's head coach from 2010-12, came to Florida after being fired in Lexington. Gators coach Will Muschamp moved quickly to replace Phillips, elevating former Florida quarterback Chris Leak to receivers coach from graduate assistant. Florida did not offer a reason...

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

Former 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.” “I’m thankful […]

Joker Phillips Resigns As Florida’s Wide Receivers Coach, Will Be Replaced By Chris Leak

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...

Joker Phillips may have committed ‘major recruiting violation’ at Florida

The Joker Phillips saga with the Kentucky Wildcats ,ended ugly, and it appears the same is happening with the Florida Gators. After resigning from the school Wednesday, there’s now a report from Yahoo Sports that Phillips did so in light of a potential major recruiting violation. Former University of Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips resigned this week after the NCAA...

Joker Phillips resigns, Chris Leak to coach Gators' receivers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced the resignation of receivers coach Joker Phillips on Wednesday. In the wake of Phillips' departure, former Gators quarterback Chris Leak will take over as receivers coach. Leak returned to UF in May 2013 and moves from his role as an offensive graduate assistant. Phillips joined the Gators in December 2012 after spending...

Report: Son of Evander Holyfield Elijah to visit Louisville & Kentucky

According to a report in the Courier-Journal, the son of Evander Holyfield, Elijah to visit both Louisville and Kentucky.  The sophomore running back at Atlanta’s Woodward Academy has drawn interest from several programs. The Cardinals and Wildcats are among the many teams that have made early scholarship offers to Elijah Holyfield.  He was scheduled to visit Louisville Wednesday...

Gators Coach Joker Phillips Resigns, Chris Leak Promoted

Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced today that receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned and will be replaced by former Gator national-championship winning quarterback Chris Leak. Phillips joined the Gators in December 2012 after spending the previous three seasons as head coach at Kentucky. Phillips had a 13-24 record at his alma mater and was replaced by Mark Stoops...

Joker Phillips leaving Florida Gators; Chris Leak replaces him

Former Kentucky Wildcats head football coach Joker Phillips has resigned as wide receivers coach for the Florida Gators. The school said it was “due to for personal reasons.” He’ll be replaced with former Gators quarterback Chris Leak. Though the school said he resigned, it may have been a mutual agreement by both parties for Joker to part ways with the school: Not totally...

Kentucky Wildcats Soccer Facility Named Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex

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Kentucky Wildcats Softball End Season with Best Ranking in Program History

The Kentucky Wildcats softball team, courtesy of UK Athletics. After advancing to the Women’s College World Series for the first time in program history, the Kentucky Wildcats  softball team ends its historic 2014 season ranked No. 6 in both the USA Today/ National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 and Softball Top 25, it was announced Tuesday. The rankings are...

Kentucky Wildcats football practice facility update

With all of the talk recently being about renovations to Rupp Arena, the Kentucky Wildcats are also in the process of getting a new practice facility for their football team. Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald Leader had this update on the facilities: The $45 million football practice facility has advanced to the design development phase, which means that UK officials are expecting...

Covering Dixie: Nick Marshall, Todd Gurley, Joker Phillips, and more.

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John Calipari has Pat Forde come check out his new mattress

“You made your bed, now lay in it,” were the words for the incomparable Pat Forde back last March after UK was coming off their humiliating defeat at the hands of lowly South Carolina. Well, Cal did just that, and just last week he went out and bought a new Tempurpedic “Stacks on Stacks” Sleeper Mattress to lay on. “It’s really great,” Coach Cal told reporters last...
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