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Florida's WR coming up short of expectations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's receiving corps was supposed to be the program's deepest and most talented in years. The wideouts have fallen short of expectations, even incurring partial blame for an offense that averaged a little more than 200 yards and 12 points the last two games. Getting the group playing at a higher level is a top priority for the Gators (3-1, 2...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida's WR coming up short of expectations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's receiving corps was supposed to be the program's deepest and most talented in years. The wideouts have fallen short of expectations, even incurring partial blame for an offense that averaged a little more than 200 yards and 12 points the last two games. Getting the group playing at a higher level is a top priority for the Gators (3-1, 2...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida receivers falling short of expectations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida's receiving corps was supposed to be the program's deepest and most talented in years. The wideouts have fallen short of expectations, even incurring partial blame for an offense that averaged a little more than 200 yards and 12 points the last two games. Getting the group playing at a higher level is a top priority for the Gators (3-1, 2-1...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The BCS Era As Seen Through Its Quarterbacks

As everyone knows, college football is stepping through a threshold this season, leaving the Bowl Championship Series behind and entering the world of the College Football Playoff. With the sport embarking upon a new journey, it is caught between two worlds. The new system, such as it is (it’s really just 13 people deciding based on their own views, without any precise criteria...
Via Bloguin Best
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The BCS Era As Seen Through Its Quarterbacks

As everyone knows, college football is stepping through a threshold this season, leaving the Bowl Championship Series behind and entering the world of the College Football Playoff. With the sport embarking upon a new journey, it is caught between two worlds. The new system, such as it is (it’s really just 13 people deciding based on their own views, without any precise criteria...
Via The Student Section
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators notes: Kurt Roper impressed by work of Chris Leak

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At the start of his press conference Tuesday, Gators offensive coordinator Kurt Roper engaged in small talk with a few veteran UF beat writers who covered the Gators during Roper's stint at Ole Miss from 1999-2004. The Rebels defeated Florida in back-to-back seasons in '02 and '03, the second win a 20-17 victory at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Eli Manning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Receivers bonding with Leak

Although he took over in a tough situation, with virtually no coaching experience, new Florida wide receivers coach Chris Leak has quickly earned the respect of the Gator wide receivers. “Chris Leak, he’s very passionate about the game, you can tell he loves the game,” senior Quinton Dunbar said. “ He goes that extra effort to make sure guys are OK and guys are in the perfect...
Via Gatorsports.com - Robbies Playbook
August 14, 2014

Former Gators QB Leak seeks to make an impact as UF's receivers coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As Florida's coaching staff scattered in recent weeks for a final opportunity to relax and vacation before fall camp starts, there were days when the new guy had the office nearly to himself. It wasn't unusual to see Chris Leak anchored behind his desk flipping through notebooks or other materials related to his new job. The former Gators quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Gators QB Leak seeks to make an impact as UF's receivers coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As Florida's coaching staff scattered in recent weeks for a final opportunity to relax and vacation before fall camp starts, there were days when the new guy had the office nearly to himself. It wasn't unusual to see Chris Leak anchored behind his desk flipping through notebooks or other materials related to his new job. The former Gators quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators: Chris Leak is Ready for his Newest Challenge

Before I jump in, I’d like to briefly introduce myself to those who may not know me. Hi, I’m Neil. I’m the creator and founder of In All Kinds Of Weather, which is a Florida Gators blog that focuses on Florida football, basketball, baseball and recruiting. Before that, I wrote for SB Nation’s Florida blog, Alligator Army, and before that, for Bleacher Report. It’s fair...
Via Standing O Sports
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Taking In Joker Phillips’ Departure From The Cheap Seats

Analyzing Joker Phillips' departure from the Florida Gators, and what Chris Leak brings to the table.
Via Gamedayr
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators: Examining the Wide Receiver Talent

The Florida Gators are going to find out how quickly Chris Leak adapts to being a position coach. Now that Joker Phillips is out and the former Gators quarterback is in as the new receivers coach, can the former national champion take what he learned on the fly and apply it to his current unit of receivers. The Gators haven’t had a true playmaker on offensive like that since Percy...
Via Football Nation
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Joker Phillips resigns as Florida's wide receivers coach

Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned, the school announced on Wednesday. Phillips, who was Kentucky's head coach from 2010-12, came to Florida after being fired in Lexington. Gators coach Will Muschamp moved quickly to replace Phillips, elevating former Florida quarterback Chris Leak to receivers coach from graduate assistant. Florida did not offer a reason...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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 leaving Florida Gators; Chris Leak replaces him

Former Kentucky Wildcats head football coach Joker Phillips has resigned as wide receivers coach for the Florida Gators. The school said it was “due to for personal reasons.” He’ll be replaced with former Gators quarterback Chris Leak. Though the school said he resigned, it may have been a mutual agreement by both parties for Joker to part ways with the school: Not totally...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2016 Florida Commit Tre Jackson Tweets Support For Chris Leak: “Man Knows What He’s Doing”

The abrupt resignation from Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips came as a shock to the college football world, but not everyone associated with the Gators program is totally concerned about things. Wide receiver/cornerback Tre Jackson is still a few years away from heading to Gainesville, he’s a member of the class of 2016, but he has a lot of confidence in the coaching...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Florida WR coach Joker Phillips resigns

Report: Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday that receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned from the position. Phillips said in a released statement, “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...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Joker Phillips Resigns, Chris Leak To Take Over Wide Receivers

Joker Phillips has resigned as the Florida Gators wide receivers coach. Chris Leak will take over in his absence.
Via Gamedayr
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Joker Phillips Resigns As Florida’s Wide Receivers Coach, Will Be Replaced By Chris Leak

Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips resigned today, citing “personal reasons” as his reason why he is leaving Will Muschamp’s staff. He will be replaced by former Gators quarterback Chris Leak. Phillips joined Muschamp’s staff in 2012 after a three year stint as Kentucky’s head coach, where he compiled a 13-24 record while going 4-20 against teams in the SEC. Prior...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Joker Phillips resigns, Chris Leak to coach Gators' receivers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced the resignation of receivers coach Joker Phillips on Wednesday. In the wake of Phillips' departure, former Gators quarterback Chris Leak will take over as receivers coach. Leak returned to UF in May 2013 and moves from his role as an offensive graduate assistant. Phillips joined the Gators in December 2012 after spending...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators Coach Joker Phillips Resigns, Chris Leak Promoted

Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced today that receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned and will be replaced by former Gator national-championship winning quarterback Chris Leak. Phillips joined the Gators in December 2012 after spending the previous three seasons as head coach at Kentucky. Phillips had a 13-24 record at his alma mater and was replaced by Mark Stoops...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Grier thrilled for opportunity to learn from Kurt Roper, Chris Leak

Will Grier is thrilled for the opportunity to learn from Kurt Roper and Chris Leak with the Florida Gators.
Via Gamedayr
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer Believes Current Team Is Very Similar To His 2006 Championship Florida Squad

Ohio State is currently 9-0 and riding a 21-game winning streak, but interestingly enough, is clearly on the outside looking in when it comes to the BCS National Championship race. The Buckeyes are playing great as of late, having beat their last two opponents by a combined score of 119-14. In fact, Urban Meyer thinks this team is a lot like his 2006 national title team at Florida...
Via College Spun
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Two headed monster in Columbus?

While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links to Clevelandish sports stuff, or at least things I think are interesting. Links are the currency of bloggers. We give out five or so everyday. Sometime it would be cool if the sites we linked to reciprocated. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Good interview...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Rumblings About Syracuse’s Two-QB System Would Be A Big Mistake

According to Nate Mink of the Post-Standard, the Syracuse coaches have not ruled out a two quarterback system. Luckily, quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said on record he doesn’t think that’s “the way Shafer would go.” Let’s hope not. While it’s fine to play your cards close to the vest, it doesn’t help anyone to rotate QBs in and out every few possessions once games start...
Via Orange Fizz
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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