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Phillips has experience developing receivers

When Joker Phillips was fired at Kentucky earlier this season, Florida head coach Will Muschamp didn't waste time reaching out to him. He wanted to let Phillips know that he was sorry that it came to him being fired and he was in Muschamp's thoughts. The Florida head coach was unsure if Phillips wanted to take a year off or get back into coaching, but he didn't waste much time asking.

"Would you be interested in coaching the Gators?" Muschamp recalled asking Joker Phillips. There wasn't much hesitation on the other end of the phone. "I would absolutely," Will Muschamp recalled Phillips saying back to him. From that conversation on, there wasn't much else to be done. Muschamp described the process as "pretty easy." He's hoping the transition from graduate assistant Bush...

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