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Source: Gator asst.  Gray leaves for NFL

The Florida Gators are looking for another assistant coach  according to sources with Fightin’ Gators. Defensive back coach Torrian Gray will be departing for a defensive back coaching position in the NFL according to the source, just a year after being hired away from his Alma Mater Virginia Tech.

Gray coached a terrific secondary in 2017 with the Gators finishing second in the country in passing yards allowed (148.5/game) and tops in the country with a rating of 92.87.

The Gators will lose three players in the secondary to the NFL and likely at least two in the first round in corners Teez Tabor and Marcus Maye.

Florida head coach Jim McElwain just filled one coaching position with the addition of offensive assistant Ja’Juan Seider.  He is looking to fill another assistant spot with the loss in early January of offensive  line coach Mike Summers who took the same position at Louisville.

Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins left for the head coaching job at Temple in December and Randy Shannon was promoted to that spot on the squad. Technically the Gators would be down two defensive coaches with the loss of Collins and Gray, but it is believed that running backs’ coach Tim Skipper will slide over to coach linebackers, a position he has coached before and reportedly would like to coach again.

Stay tuned to Fightin’ Gators as we bring you more on the coaching search at Florida. 

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