User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Florida assistant Joker Phillips resigns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned, prompting coach Will Muschamp to turn the job over to former Gators standout quarterback Chris Leak.

Advertisement
Leak will coach receivers for the 2014 season.

Phillips said in a statement Wednesday that he stepped down 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.

Phillips joined the Florida staff in December 2012 and spent one year coaching Florida's receivers. Prior to that, he was Kentucky's head coach for three seasons (2010-12).

''I appreciate Joker's contributions to our program and wish him and his wife, Leslie, nothing but the best in the future,'' Muschamp said.

Leak, who captained Florida's national championship team in 2006, ended his career as the school's all-time leader in passing yards (11,213), completions (895) and attempts (1,458). He joined Muschamp's staff last May and served as a graduate assistant last season.

''I appreciate the opportunity that coach Muschamp has given me and my family,'' Leak said. ''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.''

Phillips is the third offensive assistant to leave after last season's 4-8 finish, the program's first losing season since 1979. Offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis were fired, replaced by former Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper and former USC offensive line coach Mike Summers.

Phillips also is the second receivers coach to resign during Muschamp's four-year tenure, joining Aubrey Hill. Hill left days before the 2012 season, prompting Muschamp to promote graduate assistant Bush Hamdan to receivers coach.

''Chris is a bright young coach,'' Muschamp said. ''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.''

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Edwards: Ranking Comparison - VI vs. AP
Rogers: Week 1 Records - Power 5
Sportsbook: Ranked Games to Watch
ASA: Pac-12 South Best Bets
Edwards: Pac-12 Predictions
Edwards: Big Ten East Predictions
ASA: Big 12 Best Bets
BetOnline.com: SEC vs. the Field
ASA: Big Ten East - Best Bets
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
2015 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2379
Scott Pritchard + 1370
Marc Lawrence + 1207
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Scott Pritchard 64 %
Paul Bovi 58 %
Marc Lawrence 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Greg Smith + 1775
Kevin Rogers + 1190
Brian Edwards + 856
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Williams + 1596
James Manos + 1448
Kyle Hunter + 1332
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2072
Bruce Marshall + 1842
Paul Bovi + 1307
NCAA FB College Football Expert Picks
2016 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Pritchard + 100
Kevin Rogers + 100
Pat Hawkins + 100
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last Week  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Brian Edwards 100 %
Pat Hawkins 100 %
Kevin Rogers 100 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Pritchard + 100
Kevin Rogers + 100
Pat Hawkins + 100
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Brian Edwards + 100
   
   
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
   
   
   
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership