Report: Florida to hire Joker Phillips as WR coach

UPDATED STORY: Hire of Joker Phillips made official

A report Monday morning from FootballScoop.com notes that Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp has decided to hire former Kentucky Wildcats head coach Joker Phillips as the team’s new wide receivers coach.

According to the website, Phillips will coach receivers while also handling “additional duties.” His hiring will be announced later in the week and he will officially begin working for Florida on Thursday.

The Gators coaching staff is currently out recruiting. It is expected to return to Gainesville, FL to restart practice on Dec. 14-15.

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