GAINESVILLE, Fla. The Gators have a new receivers coach and he is someone familiar with the Southeastern Conference and the Florida program.
Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Monday that former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips is joining his staff as receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Phillips will begin work at UF on Friday.
We are excited to have Joker join our staff, said Muschamp. His background as a head coach and the number of years he has coached wide receivers will be a tremendous asset to our coaching staff and players. Joker is obviously very familiar with the Southeastern Conference and has always done a great job in recruiting.
Obviously I had a number of experiences with Joker both on and off the field, as our paths have crossed often, but Ive been really impressed with Joker Phillips as a man during this hiring process.
Phillips was a longtime receivers coach before taking over as head coach at Kentucky in 2010. In three seasons in charge...