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Report: Florida Gators Interview Kerwin Bell For Offensive Coordinator Position

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According to an Associated Press report, head coach Will Muschamp has met with Jacksonville University coach Kerwin Bell regarding the open offensive coordinator position for the Florida Gators. The report cites a source saying that Bell met with Muschamp on the University of Florida campus on Wednesday.

As we are very well aware of, Kerwin Bell has been the head coach of the Jacksonville Dolphins since 2007, and has lead them to a 36-21 record during those five seasons. While leading the Dolphins, Bell has won two Pioneer Football League titles, and lead the FCS in total offense in 2010.

Here is what we said last week regarding Kerwin Bell:

It seems that anytime the Gators have an opening at the offensive coordinator position, Bell's name comes up. Bell, who is 46 years old, walked on to the Gators football program and eventually rose to become the starting quarterback under head coach Galen Hall.

While his, uh, greatest moment as a player might be this infamous video, there is no doubt that Bell knows Florida recruiting, the high schools in the state, and everything else it takes to recruit in the state of Florida. He also has a decent overall record with Dolphins at 36-21.

More importantly for some fans, Bell is a Steve Spurrier acolyte, having done his own bit of graduate assistant work under the Ol' Ball Coach. A potent passing game will always win over the Florida faithful.

Also included in the report, is the fact that it is unclear whether Muschamp has interviewed anyone else for the position. Todd Monken, Mike Shula, Dirk Koetter, and Bill Lazor were also listed as possible replacements within the original article.