Dixon left Raleigh Thursday evening, and we cannot confirm that he was offered the position at this time.
A four-year letterwinner at the University of Florida (1980-83), Dixon was a first-team All-SEC selection his senior season and also garnered honorable mention All-American honors for his play at wide receiver.
He has spent his entire coaching career at the University of Florida, a career that spans seventeen seasons. He was nominated for the 2000 Broyles Award and a finalist for the 2001 Broyles Award, which honors the most outstanding assistant coach in college football.
Dixon has coached 22 Gator players who signed NFL contracts (Reidel Anthony, Reche Caldwell, John Capel, Chris Doering, Tre Everett, Daryl Frazier, Jabar Gaffney, Jacquez Green, Brian Haugabrook, Aubrey Hill, Ike Hilliard, Harrison Houston, Darrell Jackson, Jack Jackson, Willie Jackson, Taylor Jacobs, Nafis Karim, Travis McGriff, Ernie Mills, Travis Taylor, Ben Troupe and Alex Willis), and under his tutelage from 1994-2002, a Gator receiver was drafted each year and a total of 14 receivers were taken during that period of time.
He has coached eleven wide receivers at Florida who received All-America recognition and 10 first-team All-SEC selections. From 1994-2002, a UF wide receiver was named first team All-SEC in each season.
Dixon has participated in 18 bowl games as a player or coach, and has coached on six SEC title teams and the 1996 National Championship team.
Information courtesy of Gator Zone