A report earlier in the day on Monday from @Brody_IAKOW on Twitter that said Oregon receiver coach Matt Lubick would be named the receiver coach at Florida has been confirmed by a source late Monday at FightinGators.com. Deals of a contract have not been provided, but it is expected that Lubick would be heading to Gainesville shortly after the National Championship Game Monday night.
Connections between McElwain and Lubick seem to come from Lubick’s father Sonny Lubick who was the head coach at Colorado State for the last 15 years of his career that ended in 2007. McElwain has already talked about his healthy friendship with the elder Lubick so it is no surprise that the younger Lubick and McElwain would be familiar with each other.
The 42-year old Matt Lubick fits a lot of what McElwain is looking for in an assistant. He’s a young guy and a good recruiter with a history of coaching in the SEC. Lubick spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons coaching receivers at Ole Miss. He has been a part of prolific offenses in the last five years at both Duke and Oregon.
McElwain hinted Wednesday that the future position coach was still coaching and we would have to wait for the right time to make things happen.
"There's a lot of things going on out there in the world of football, you guys know," he said Wednesday. "I do know this, I think you guys will be happy with him."
The Gators will be hiring their seventh receiver coach in seven years and some form of consistency at the position is greatly needed. A coach that can teach and recruit both is something that the Gators haven’t had in seven years.
We will be following this story very closely as the Oregon game with Ohio State ends and the chance of hiring Lubick increases and knowing full well nothing is certain until the ink is dry.