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Florida WR coach resigns suddenly

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With preseason camp just getting under way, now is not the time for coaching turnover in any capacity. Yet, that’s exactly what Florida is facing as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill has resigned, according to a school release.

Officially, Hill is resigning for “personal reasons”, but the assistant coach was mentioned in Charles Robinson‘s most recent report on the University of Miami/Nevin Shapiro allegations. Specifically, Hill, who is a former assistant coach at UM, reportedly aided in impermissible recruiting tactics of local high school football players.

“I have too much love and respect for this program to become a distraction as I deal with some personal issues,” Hill said in a statement. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to have worked with Coach Muschamp, a tremendous staff and great group of players. The future is very bright here and the University of Florida will always have a special place in my heart. Go Gators.”

Hill is also mentioned in Robinson’s damning report from 2011 profiling years of alleged NCAA violations at Miami, with Shapiro as the cornerstone of the investigation. The NCAA is still investigating UM and there’s no timetable for when that’ll be over. Hill’s resignation doesn’t exactly instill confidence for Miami, though.

Florida has not named a replacement for Hill, who was entering his second season with the Gators, and coach Will Muschamp said he will not do so until the end of this year. In the meantime, offensive coordinator Brent Pease and graduate assistant Bush Hamdan will coach the wide receiver unit.

(Photo credit: UF athletics) 

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20 Responses to “Florida WR coach resigns suddenly”
  1. 1974gator says: Aug 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    I was wondering if/when he had any hand in the UM violations and how it might affect us. I believe he will be cleared of the charges. If he resigned volutarily it shows he really does care about what damage it may have caused the Gators. That said, it is probably a good idea to interview all of our 2012 and 2013 recruites concerning coach Hill (knowing Jeremy, it’s already being done).

  2. jimmy53 says: Aug 3, 2012 10:31 AM

    1974gator: Cleared of charges?? He facilitated meetings at restaurants and rides home with booster Pee-Wee Allen (Shapiro’s buddy), which are violations–I’m not sure how you get cleared of that. That being said, Hill has been suspect as a WR’s coach for a while, this was not a great hire by UF, and now it’s been corrected.

  3. tlmoon2112 says: Aug 3, 2012 10:37 AM

    Sucks but knowing Jeremy and Will, they will replace him with a winner.

  4. roundup5 says: Aug 3, 2012 10:42 AM

    That guy Shapiro was willing to talk to the NCAA.
    How long does it take to do a simple investigation? But then, we are talking about the NCAA!

  5. houndofthebaskervols says: Aug 3, 2012 11:31 AM

    Hill woke up and realized Florida has no QB to throw to his receivers, and that his head coach is a total moron. I dont blame him for leaving. LOL

  6. latrobe21 says: Aug 3, 2012 12:02 PM

    Or, maybe he was caught in the locker room showers with a kid . . .

  7. BrownsTown says: Aug 3, 2012 12:21 PM

    “How long does it take to do a simple investigation? But then, we are talking about the NCAA!”

    The NCAA only levies penalties when the subjects confess. Miami is using the Cam “Sgt Shultz” Newton defense, so the NCAA is spinning their wheels asking nicely for the players and coaches to admit guilt.

  8. jimmy53 says: Aug 3, 2012 12:47 PM

    BrownsTown said “The NCAA only levies penalties when the subjects confess.”

    You wanna bet Joe Paterno and PSU would disagree with you….

  9. therealgts says: Aug 3, 2012 12:57 PM

    Pretty shameless post Latrobe

  10. latchbeam says: Aug 3, 2012 1:21 PM

    Miami is DIRTY!!!! Of they were in the Big Ten, imagine how long their players would have been suspended!? Makes the tatoo scandal look laughable.

  11. therealgts says: Aug 3, 2012 1:40 PM

    Every single post you ever make goes back to how unfairly Ohio State got treated. Every single one. Get over it.

  12. latchbeam says: Aug 3, 2012 3:50 PM

    It’s nice to have a fan that reads my posts… thanks! But not every post is about that. I just posted that Clemson being ranked 14th in the preseason poll was a total embarrassment.

  13. onbucky96 says: Aug 3, 2012 5:10 PM

    Ah, the purity of college football in Florida.

  14. 35longmiles says: Aug 3, 2012 6:49 PM

    Meanwhile, Miami drops a huge shit in their pants.

  15. neauxgeaux44 says: Aug 3, 2012 7:58 PM

    Gayturds are so irrelevant….still wishing that little Timmy comes back? Lmao…

  16. jmb795 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:52 PM

    Hill is a liability. The poop’s fixin’ to hit the fan at the U and Hill is at ground zero in those investigations. Foley knows it and doesn’t need the angst. Smart move for the Gators to cut their losses now. Dumb move to hire him in the first place.

  17. gocanesfinsjags says: Aug 3, 2012 9:09 PM

    It’s amazing to me that fans are still pissed off and jealous of how GOOD the Canes were 20 YEARS AGO. They continue to bash them and “live in the past” when they were Thugs and Show boaters (but, they were UNBEATABLE). They continue to pile it on and think they are guilty of all these things (that NO OTHER colleges) can do, especially the beloved Gators and Noles…check the arrests over the last several years….check your facts and get back with me….GO CANES !!!!!!!

  18. grudenthediva says: Aug 3, 2012 9:44 PM

    It’s amazing to me that fans are still delusional and hold onto how GOOD the Canes were 20 years ago. Check your narrow bowl eligibility and get back to us.

  19. 1974gator says: Aug 3, 2012 9:55 PM

    jimmy53 – glad to know you are so tuned-in. Being judge, jury and having already sentenced him must be nice for you. You are so special.

  20. joeswatzell says: Aug 5, 2012 6:39 PM

    I hate to say Gator Nation should have known this was AT LEAST a possibility. You can’t work for “da U”, and do things their way, and not walk away without SOME stink following you.
    That way of doing business is a decision, not something your boss forces you to do. You either accept/feel it is OK/necessary, or you know it is wrong and don’t do it.

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