Florida will have six of nine assistant coaches' spots filled, and possibly more by the time you read this. Over the weekend, we found out that new coach Will Muschamp would be hiring Charlie Weis in a huge coup. The Palm Beach Post noted that Weis' son was set to attend Texas and work for Muschamp. When Muschamp took the Florida job, Weis' son decided to go to Florida and his father decided to follow. (Apparently, when the new football coach is a reference, a student can have their application processed and approved quickly. Or the younger Weis was already accepted to UF and this worked out pretty nicely for him and the Gators.)
Muschamp retained three coaches; running backs coach Stan Drayton, LB and special teams coach D.J. Durkin, and tight ends coach Brian White (who I assume keeps his job because he has done well recruiting California, since UF did not use tight ends in 2010). Muschamp added former Gators receiver Aubrey Hill, who was coaching receivers at Miami for the last three seasons. Defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson was the other new hire. He comes from Texas Tech, and previously played in the NFL and worked under Muschamp at Auburn. Hill and Robinson are both Miami-area natives.
Bringing in Weis is a big deal, even if you're disappointed about not being able to make jokes about his weight or epic fail at Notre Dame. Besides, he offers a "decided schematic advantage" that cannot be matched. The rest of the guys don't really move the needle for me. What do you think? Or should we wait for who ends up being the defensive coordinator?
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