Barring some sort of bowl matchup, the Florida Gators and the Miami Hurricanes won't meet again on the football field until 2013, but the two programs are always locked in an intense recruiting war for players and, occasionally, personnel. Wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill was one of the few staffers that Canes coach Al Golden planned to keep from the Randy Shannon regime, but Hill surprisingly turned around ten days later and announced he was taking the same position at the University of Florida under its new coach, Will Muschamp. Muschamp couldn't help but rub it in at a recent booster meeting.
"He called me more than I called him," Muschamp said at a meeting of boosters in Lakeland. "He wanted to get out of Miami. I don't blame him."
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The Orlando Sentinel reports that the crowd erupted in applause.
Hardy-har-har. Hill, however, played for the Gators in college and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in Gainesville, so his switch wasn't that much of a surprise. Golden latter hired George McDonald as his wide receivers coach. He previously held the same position with the NFL's Cleveland Browns.
The Sentinel also reports that Muschamp apparently sidestepped an opportunity to rag on both the Seminoles and the Georgia Bulldogs (his alma mater).