Florida Wide Receiver Coach Joker Phillips Resigns Due to 'Potential' Recruiting Violation at Florida

By DJ Byrnes on June 12, 2014 at 12:51p

UPDATE (5:00 PM): Details have emerged:

Here's something you don't see every day: An SEC coach resigning due to potential recruiting violations.

Before you start licking your chops and imagining what devious thing Joker Phillips got caught doing, it was apparently very minor:

Very curious decision down in Gainesville.

Jason Kirk, however, got the right of it I think by using this moment to relive Florida's greatest photoshop hits. Would you believe me if I told you it gets worse than the infamous Harry Potter one?


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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

If he resigned over that, my guess is the O-Line coach will be fired for jaywalking.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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DefendYoungstown's picture

He was probably just joking around...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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vitaminB's picture

I can't think of one instance where having a "bump" with a high school junior could end well for the Jokester.

cronimi's picture

Sounds like an excuse for his firing, not the reason for his firing.

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Buckeyeneer's picture

+1. Exactly what I was thinking.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

gumtape's picture

Who needs photoshop when you have reality?


High and tight boo boo

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Rjpfish2's picture

This deserves a gator chop!    <

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cinserious's picture

Didn't know Dog was a Gater fan.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

LouGroza's picture

This will get really interesting. It has to be due to more than just a "bump" while at Florida. He was being looked at for possible infractions while the coach at UK. Bet something is brewing from his time there and old Willy Muschamp wants as far away from the Joker as he can get. This would be a prime opportunity for the NCAA to come down hard on the SEC by pounding powerhouse UK football into the dirt and then say they play no favorites. So much for that string of great 'crootin down there if that does turn out to be the case.

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Seth4Bucks's picture

There's more to this story than what's being reported. I'm not saying that the violation was bigger than reported. Maybe he was pressured to resign by the HC or maybe there were personality clashes in the coach's office.

Hovenaut's picture

Won't be the last of Gator coaching changes in 2014.

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Poison nuts's picture

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

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Seattle Linga's picture

What's he so upset about, he knew what he was getting into when he signed up 

FROMTHE18's picture

so basically evidence surfaces telling everyone what we already know, that the SEC cheats in recruiting. 

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

It's UFM's fault!

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Buckeyeneer's picture

The cupboard is bare, I tell ya!

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University