Offensive Skill Coach Possibilities?

In the seemingly never ending search for the assistant coaches that will be hired by Florida head football coach Will Muschamp, we have already discussed the line coaches on both sides of the ball and offensive coordinator types. This time around we present a list of offensive skill position coach possibilities.

There are many coaches out there that could fill a position and coordinator role on offense. Here is a list of several candidates for either or both.

Major Applewhite (QB/RB coach; is RB coach at Texas)
We talked about Applewhite as a possible coordinator hire. He has also coached quarterbacks and running backs in his relatively short coaching career. He has worked with Will Muschamp at Texas for the last few years.

Zach Azzanni (WR coach at Florida)
Azzanni just finished his first year at Florida. In this season we saw the emergence of senior receiver Carl Moore as a third down threat and first time positive influences from sophomore Frankie Hammond and Omarius Hines. Azzanni was the 2009 Football Scoop WR coach of the year at Central Michigan.

Al Borges (QB coach; OC at San Diego State)
Borges has had successful offenses at many places he has been. Most likely a coordinator hire, he doesn't fit the "pro experience" label that Muschamp is looking for in the coordinator position.

Charlie Baggett (WR coach at Tennessee)
Baggett and Muschamp crossed paths when both worked for the Miami Dolphins. He has coached nine receivers in the NFL that reached the 1,000 yard plateau for a single season. His Tennessee receivers had a good year with Danarius Moore and freshman Justin Hunter averaging more than 20 yards per catch.

Greg Davis (QB coach; resigned as OC at Texas)
Davis is not likely a candidate not having served in the professional ranks as a coach. He has however been really successful at many places including North Carolina before his 13 year stint at Texas.

Stan Drayton (RB coach at Florida)
Drayton looks to be a real strong possibility of hanging on at Florida as the running back coach. Known as a big time recruiter and current recruiting coordinator at Florida, Drayton will probably like a more pro oriented style of offense to coach in.

Steve Ensminger (QB/ TE coach; TE coach at LSU)
Ensminger has been a lot of places and at a lot of levels. He has been an offensive coordinator before, but his resume doesn't really fit the bill here at Florida at this time. He was coaching quarterbacks at Auburn during the time that Muschamp was the defensive coordinator for the Tigers.

Robert Gillespie (RB coach at Oklahoma State)
The word around South Carolina was that Gillespie was a great worker, a relentless recruiter, and he really knew how to coach the running back position. A running back for the gators in the 90's Gillespie moved on from South Carolina to Oklahoma State to coach in 2009 and led the Cowboys to the top rushing offense in the Big 12 in his first season. His only connection as of now is Florida being his alma mater.

Stan Hixon (WR coach for the Buffalo Bills)
Hixon was on the staff at LSU in 2003 with Muschamp and has some pro experience now while currently coaching the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo has improved this season and Gator Great David Nelson has been helped by the coaching of Hixon.

David Kelly (WR/ RB coach; WR coach at UCF)
Kelly has been a lot of places in the South including Georgia Tech, LSU, and Georgia. Known as a big time recruiter, he has also been a coordinator under his current boss at UCF, George O'Leary, when the two were at Georgia Tech.

Bobby Kennedy (WR coach at Texas)
Kennedy coached Jordan Shipley, Quan Crosby, Nate Jones, and Limas Sweed among others. Known as a very good recruiter as well, it is unlikely that Kennedy is someone that comes to Florida, but is a name that has to be considered strongly.

Greg Knox (RB coach at Miss. State)
Knox coached at Auburn with Muschamp and is now at Mississippi state. He has coached six players that have been drafted into thTe NFL and has 14 years of experience in the SEC.

Scot Loeffler (QB coach at Florida)
Loeffler just finished his second season as the quarterback coach at Florida. The former Detroit Lions quarterback coach is thought to be a strong candidate to remain on staff, but it is probably dependent on the way Muschamp goes with an offensive coordinator.

Garrick McGee (QB coach; OC at Arkansas)
McGee helped lead Arkansas to a top 10 finish in total offense, third in passing offense, and sixth in pass efficiency. He did a remarkable job at Northwestern before coming to Arkansas three years ago.

Brian White (RB / TE coach; TE and FB coach at Florida)
White has been cast as the tight end and fullbacks coach at Florida and has Aaron Hernandez on his resume as a Mackey Award winner in 2009. He also coached up Ron Dayne at Wisconsin as a running back coach. White is a relentless and big time recruiter as well.

Bobby Williams (RB/WR; coaches TE's and ST's at Alabama)
Four years of experience in the SEC and three in the NFL give Williams a nice resume to look at. He and Muschamp crossed paths with the Dolphins in 2005.

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