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Antonya English

Gator football coaches going all-out with social media

Florida wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips and several members of the Gators' assistant coaches are on an all-out Twitter campaign to raise awareness about the Florida football program and its staff.

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Florida wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips and several members of the Gators' assistant coaches are on an all-out Twitter campaign to raise awareness about the Florida football program and its staff.

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Florida wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips didn't join the staff until December, but you'd think the former Kentucky head coach had been with the Gators for years if you've checked out his Twitter account lately.

Phillips and several members of the Gators' assistant coaches staff are on an all-out Twitter campaign to raise awareness about the Florida football program and its staff.

Afterall, their audience is high school players, so what better medium to get the message out?

Over the past several days, Phillips has Tweeted photos of his new stationary, which touts the program, and a poster that states he's actively looking for players who want to become a part of the Gator Nation.

One of his Tweets read: "Calling on EVERYONE to join #GatorNation We want future Gator Greats not future Gator Bait #ComePlayWRForTheJoker - with this photo.

Here's an example of a Tweet with information on assistant Derek Lewis.

And another on O-line coach Tim Davis.

And yet, more from coach Phillips.

Florida head coach Will Muschamp is the least active of the staff on Twitter, and he was asked on Tuesday about his involvement in the new Twitter campaign, Muschamp sheepishly acknowledged that he may not be burning up social media, but he's involved - sort of.

"I think it’s good," Muschamp said of the way his assistants are all over social media. "Social media now days — they all follow all that stuff. I don’t know what to say (laughing). I’m not like a starting five guy on social media, but I’m on the team. I’m a walk–on. I’m battling for reps, hanging in there, swinging.”

 

 



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