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Blue grass welcome for Gators’ Joker Phillips, Brent Pease

 

Miami Herald Writer

Saturday’s game against Kentucky will be a homecoming of sorts for two Florida coaches.

Wide receivers coach Joker Phillips was a four-year letterman at Kentucky and was later the team’s coach from 2010 to ’12.

“Anytime you spend a lot of time at a place, you have some great memories. I know as a former player and coach there, no question it’s going to be emotional [for him],” coach Will Muschamp said.

Meanwhile, Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease coached at UK in 2001 and ’02 as its coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

“I’ve got a lot of friends there,” Pease said. “It’s a great place.”

• Wideouts Demarcus Robinson and Latroy Pittman will return to action Saturday.

Pittman, a sophomore, was suspended for Florida’s first three games. Robinson, a true freshman, was suspended for the Tennessee game for violating team rules.

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