The Florida Gators coaching staff underwent a bit of a shakeup on Wednesday when the university announced that Joker Phillips would be resigning from his position. Phillips was the Gators’ wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. He lasted just one year on the job.
No specific details were released on his resignation other than it was for “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.
Will Muschamp wasted no time in announcing a replacement for Phillips, tabbing former UF quarterback Chris Leak as his successor. Both Leak and Muschamp are excited and optimistic about this new role with the team.
“I appreciate the opportunity that Coach Muschamp has given me and my family,” said Leak. “It’s an honor to be coaching at my alma mater where I have so many fond memories both on and off the field. We have a tremendous coaching staff, a great group of players and a support system in place and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
“Chris is a bright young coach,” said Muschamp. “He is one of the all-time Gator greats and being at Florida is very important to him. He has been working with Coach Roper and our offensive staff and is very familiar with our players and new system.”
With the end of the Phillips era comes an end to these (insert your own adjective) photoshops.