UF Receivers Coach Resigns

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    GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 05: Loucheiz Purifoy #15 of the Florida Gators asks the crowd for noise during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Loucheiz Purifoy

    The Florida Gators’ wide receivers won’t take the field for another couple of months, but they will have a new position coach after wide receivers coach Joker Phillips tendered his resignation on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

    Phillips took over as wide receivers coach in December 2012 after he was fired by the University of Kentucky as the team’s head coach. Phillips compiled a 13-24 record as a head coach before coming to UF.

    With Phillips now out, Gatorzone.com is reporting that former University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak will take over as the new receivers coach. Leak led UF to a national championship in his senior season in 2006.

    The Gators are expected to debut a new offense this fall after the team struggled to put up any consistent offense last season. Florida finished the season with a losing record including blowout losses to Missouri and Florida State and a homecoming loss to Georgia Southern.

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