Gators Replace Gonzales And Speak To Ole Miss D-Coordinator

First, the confirmation of Billy Gonzales replacement from Jeremy Fowler;

Florida coach Urban Meyer announced he's scooping up Central Michigan's Zach Azzanni to replace Gonzales.

"Zach and I worked together when I was the head coach at Bowling Green," Meyer said in a UF release. "He is a tireless worker, relentless recruiter and a great teacher of fundamentals. He is also very familiar with our philosophy and will be a good fit with our players and staff."

ESPN's Chris Low has more on Meyer speaking to Ole Miss' D-coordinator. Wait for the Yankees-Red Sox element;

It looks like Urban Meyer's top choice to replace Charlie Strong as defensive coordinator is Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix, who's already met with Meyer about the job. Nix has done an excellent job with the Rebels' defense the past two seasons and could also be in the mix at Georgia.

That Nix is also being looked at by Georgia makes him the Roy Halladay of the SEC. Of course, price is never an issue for the Gators or Bulldogs, so the man is going to get paid. However, the current thinking that Charlie Strong will not bring any assistants to Louisville gets blown up if Nix is hired. Florida has very good position coaches in d-line coach Dan McCarney (who was d-coordinator at USF), assistant d-coordinator and safeties coach Chuck Heater, and corners coach Vance Bedford. If one of those guys think they should be the new d-coordinator, of if a new guy wants his own staff, heads will roll either voluntarily or not. 

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