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Joker Phillips a finalist for the Florida A&M job

Things are finally looking up for Joker Phillips. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Phillips is one of eight finalists for the Florida A&M head coaching job. Other finalists include Charlie Weatherbie, former head coach at Louisiana-Monroe; Willie Simmons, offensive coordinator at Alcorn State; Corey Fuller, interim head coach at Florida A&M; Latrell Scott, current head coach at Virginia State; Ester Junior III, a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame; Mark Orlando, offensive coordinator at Prairie View A&M; and Tony Samuel, former head coach at Southeast Missouri State.

The Democrat reports that the candidates are being interviewed via Skype this week, and the list will be narrowed to three by December 17. Joker resigned from his job as the wide receivers coach at Florida in June after reports came out that he made contact with a recruit during a dead period.

Best of luck to Joker. I hope he gets it.

[Tallahassee Democrat]

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6 Comments for Joker Phillips a finalist for the Florida A&M job

  1. cracka
    11:53 am December 11, 2014 Permalink

    Justin Rowland just tweeted both Nebraska guys are going to transfer to UK (Love & Hart)

  2. chief_cat
    12:04 pm December 11, 2014 Permalink

    Joker is a Kentucky guy and although he was unsuccessful here as a coach, he was an outstanding player. By all accounts he is a great man too. I wish him well and hope he gets another chance.

  3. ukblue22
    12:25 pm December 11, 2014 Permalink

    That’s the level he recruited at, while at UK so he should be good to go at that level.

  4. Time Expired
    2:49 pm December 11, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like Fld. A&M is really desperate for a coach. Nuff said.

  5. KevinM
    3:31 pm December 11, 2014 Permalink

    Does Joker really fit the mold of a head coach?

    Randy Sanders did okay for himself.

  6. RexRox
    5:28 pm December 11, 2014 Permalink

    Best of luck to Joker. Just because he was unsuccessful as our Head Coach does not make him a bad guy. I sincerely hope he does well.