Florida Will Hire Jeff Dillman As Strength and Conditioning Coach, According to Report

If Will Muschamp is interested in turning Florida into a football program that is also an NFL factory, having coaches that understand what it takes to mold a recruit into a draft pick could help. Muschamp hiring IMG Academies' Jeff Dillman as Florida's new strength and conditioning coach, as CoachingSearch.com's Pete Roussel is reporting he will, might be a step in that direction. (Only Gators reported that Dillman was in contention to replace former strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti last week.)

Dillman has been the head of physical conditioning at IMG's Performance Institute in Bradenton since 2009, and had worked at both Appalachian State and LSU prior to that. His stint at LSU lasted from 2003 to 2006, overlapping briefly with Muschamp's time in Baton Rouge from 2001 to 2004 as Nick Saban's linebackers coach and defensive coordinator; his talk of being a "grinder" likely meshes with Muschamp's stated interest in having a blue-collar, overachieving team.

IMG Academies, mostly known for its preparation of elite tennis players, has been involved in the professional development of a slew of talented athletes of all types, including such names as Cam Newton, Eli Manning, and Tony Romo, and Gators great Taurean Green is one of a few notable basketball players to roll through the facility. Most recently, IMG helped transform Glen "Big Baby" Davis into this to this hulking player.

Here is video of Dillman "performing a sneak attack."

I have no idea what the context of this is, but it's funny.

You can find Dillman on Twitter at @jeff_dillman.

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