UF's Muschamp hires Leak


Former Florida championship quarterback Chris Leak makes an appearance during the Orange and Blue Debut in Gainesville on April 6.

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Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:12 p.m.

Former Florida quarterback Chris Leak has reconnected with the Gators.

Leak, who helped lead UF to the national championship in his senior season in 2006, has joined Will Muschamp's staff as a quality control coach, with the plan to launch a career in coaching.

As a quality control coach, Leak will not be assisting on the practice field. He will have duties in the coaches' office, including breaking down film.

Leak took over as the Gators' starting quarterback during his true freshman season in 2003. In UF's victory over Ohio State in the BCS Championship game his senior season, Leak was named the game's most valuable offensive player.

Leak is not the only new face around the football complex.

Two members of the 2013 recruiting class — offensive tackle Trenton Brown and safety Marcell Harris — are enrolled in classes for the Summer A semester, which began Monday.

Brown, a junior college transfer, and Harris, a top-rated safety prospect, are expected to compete for possible early playing time when camp opens in August.

Contact Robbie Andreu at 352-374-5022 or andreur@gvillesun.com.

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