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Former UM receivers coach Aubrey Hill resigns from Gators; implicated in Yahoo! Sports report

Former University of Miami receivers coach Aubrey Hill, a Miami native, has resigned from the same position at the Universty of Florida.

Hill's last season at UM was in 2010.

Hill was implicated by Yahoo! Sports as allegedly being involved in impermissible recruiting activies in the UM-related case involving former UM booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro, and Shapiro's alleged accomplice, former UM equipment manager Sean Allen.

"Aubrey informed me he was resigning for personal reasons that have nothing to do with the University of Florida ,'' Florida coach Will Muschamp said in a written statement. "Aubrey didn't want to be a distraction to our team and our football program and he thought it was best for him to move on.

"I appreciate Aubrey's efforts and wish him the best moving forward. He will always remain a Gator.''

 Hill played at UF in the early 1990s.

 "I have too much love and respect for this program to become a distraction as I deal with some personal issues,'' Hill said in a written statement. "I'm thankful for the opportunity to have worked with Coach Muschamp, a tremendous staff and great group of players. The future is very bright here and the University of Florida will always have a special place in my heart. Go Gators.''

  Florida announced that UF offensive coordinator Brent Pease, a former receivers coach at Boise State, will work with wide receivers along with graduate assistant Bush Hamdan.

 SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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