Aubrey Hill is out at Florida

Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Friday that receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill has resigned.

The Gators open preseason practice later Friday.

Most of the buzz surrounding Hill's resignation revolves around his name being mentioned in the Nevin Shapiro mess at Miami. Shapiro is the former Miami booster who allegedly provided improper benefits to Miami players from 2002-10. Hill was the receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Miami from 2008-10. He reportedly delivered recruits to Shapiro's home and luxury suite.

Muschamp said in his statement that Hill's resignation was for personal reasons and had nothing to do with Florida. Hill, who played at Florida, didn't go into details, either, but did say he didn't want to be a distraction for the Gators.

We'll have more on this story later on the SEC blog and any consequences it could have for the Gators on the field or the recruiting trail.