The University of Miami reportedly is linked to a coaching shakeup at the rival University of Florida.
Yahoo Sports reported it learned from three anonymous sources that a person with ties to the UM program reported UF assistant coach Joker Phillips committed what could be viewed as a major recruiting infraction.
The person sent a photograph of Phillips sitting in a restaurant with a high school recruit during a dead period when NCAA rules barred coaches from having contact with recruits.
Phillips abruptly resigned Wednesday, citing "personal reasons" for his decision to leave the program.
ESPN.com was the first to report the resignation was triggered by a possible recruiting rule violation.
Footballscoop.com posted on Twitter late Wednesday Phillips bumped into a South Florida recruit and the violation was "very minor." Coaches must report when they bump into recruits during a dead period, and it generally is considered a secondary violation.
However, meeting with a recruit in a restaurant implies intent to violate the dead period and could be viewed as a major NCAA violation triggering stricter sanctions.
Phillips, who was the gators' receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, was originally hired to replace Aubrey Hill. Hill was forced to resign after he was linked to the Miami Nevin Shapiro NCAA investigation.
Former UF star quarterback Chris Leak, who led the Gators to a national title and was a graduate assistant during the 2013 season, is taking as UF's new receivers coach.
Muschamp has not identified a new recruiting coordinator.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun