Sugar Bowl 2013: Joker Phillips will not coach Florida Gators wide receivers

Andy Lyons

The coach will be observing the play of Gators wide receivers, but he will maintain a hands-off role until the season is over.

Recently-named Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips will not be working with Gator players prior to or during the 2013 Sugar Bowl, according to The Gainesville Sun.

Phillips, who comes to Florida after going 13-24 as the head coach at Kentucky for three seasons, will be observing the play of the wide receivers, however he will not be involved in hands-on coaching until the season is over. Graduate assistant Bush Hamdan will assume the position during practices and the bowl game.

The Sun reports that Phillips has already been involved with the team's recruiting and has attended practices. He has over 20 years coaching experience and has served as a wide receiver coach for various teams including Minnesota, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Kentucky.

The Gators will play the Louisville Cardinals in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, which will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 2 at 8:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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