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Ex-UK Coach Phillips Indeed Hired By Gators

A tip of the cap to Pete Roussel at  When you’re in the business of helping coaches land jobs, it raises some questions about credibility.  “Is this true or is he simply trying to help out a friend/client by floating his name?”

Well, Roussel — to my knowledge — was the first to float the idea of ex-Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips landing at Florida as Will Muschamp’s new receivers coach.  And this afternoon, Phillips was indeed announced as the Gators’ new receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. 

Muschamp’s comments:


“We are excited to have Joker join our staff.  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 player.  Joker is obviously very familiar with the Southeastern Conference and has always done a great job in recruiting.”


Phillips, fired last month at his alma mater after three years, will now face the kids he recruited to Lexington next season.

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