Posted May 13, 2013

Report: Florida Gators hire former quarterback Chris Leak as assistant

Florida Gators, SEC, Will Muschamp
(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Will Muschamp has hired Chris Leak as a quality control assistant with Florida. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

One of Florida’s favorite sons is returning to Gainesville. According to a report by Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post, Will Muschamp is set to hire former Gators quarterback Chris Leak as a quality control assistant with the program.

Leak played at Florida under coach Urban Meyer from 2003-06, leading the Gators to the 2006 BCS national championship with a 41-14 victory over Ohio State. He was named the game’s MVP.

Leak was not selected in the 2007 NFL draft, but he signed with the Chicago Bears as a free agent, a team that eventually released him later that year. He then bounced around both the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League, and most recently he¬†fell out of the quarterback competition for the AFL’s Orlando Predators in January.