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JOKER PHILLIPS RUMORS

Report: FAMU job down to three finalist

Florida A&M has narrowed its coaching search to three finalists, according to Football Scoop.  Sources tell the site former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips, Alcorn State offensive coordinator Willie Simmons, and current interim head coach Corey Fuller.  Fuller took over for Earl Holmes, who was fired by AD Kellen Winslow just before homecoming. He led the team to...
Via HBCU Gameday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: FAMU narrows coaching list to eight candidates

Former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips is in the running for the FAMU job. (Yahoo Sports photo)By Steven J. GaitherThe direction FAMU plans on going with its football program is starting to take shape. FAMU has narrowed its list of applicants down to eight candidates according to Tallahasee.com's Jordan Culler.The list of candidates is a mix of current HBCU head coaches and assistants...
Via HBCU Gameday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Much at stake: Louisville vs. Kentucky football game

Having the game on the last Saturday of the regular season adds another dimension to the rivalry between the Louisville and Kentucky football programs. The best way to end the season for the winner, extremely bitter for the losing side. The stakes are even higher considering the outcome could decide whether UofL goes to the Orange Bowl or UK stays home again during the bowl season...
Via Louisville Card Game
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Some High Schools Are Banning Miami’s Staff From Their Campuses After Joker Phillips Situation

Miami’s program under fire? Last week, Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips, who used to be the head coach at Kentucky just a few years ago, resigned from his position after it was reported that he’d been in contact with a potential recruit during a dead period. It was later revealed by Yahoo Sports that Phillips had been photographed during the transgression by someone...
Via College Spun
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Joker Phillips resigned from UF over NCAA violations

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...
Via Thacover2
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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