Former Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs is joining Florida as its executive associate athletic director, the Gators announced Tuesday afternoon."Florida Athletics is fortunate to have someone of Jay's caliber joining the (University Athletic Association)," Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin said in a statement. "His character, vision, experience and ability to connect with people will be tremendous assets to our department. Additionally, having served in a leadership role in the SEC, Jay understands the great privilege and responsibility we have as a member of this wonderful conference. It's exciting to have Jay joining the Gators."Jacobs, who went to high school in Jacksonville, spent 13 years as the Tigers' athletic director and three decades in Auburn's athletic department. He replaces Mike Hill, who left UF in March to become the AD at Charlotte.