Former Florida Gators quarterback and 2007 BCS National Championship Game Chris Leak is returning to Gainesville to help out the football team. It was reported on Monday afternoon that Leak would be joining Will Muschamp’s staff at Florida.
From Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post:
Florida coach Will Muschamp says the program hired ex-QB Chris Leak as a quality control assistant.
— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) May 13, 2013
The former Gators team captain spent some time in the NFL after joining the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent, but he failed to make the final roster. He then bounced around the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders before finishing off in the Arena League with the Jacksonville Sharks and Orlando Predators.
Leak was an incredible leader during his time in Gainesville. Muschamp is hoping his familiarity with the Gators program and leadership skills will translate to the coaching game. He served as a college football analyst for SiriusXM and CBS Sports Network.
[H/T: CBS Sports]