Report: UF replaces special teams coach


Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

Florida coach Will Muschamp has made a change on his coaching staff, replacing first-year special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach Jeff Choate with Coleman Hutzler, who has held the job at New Mexico the past two seasons, according to at least two reports Thursday.

UF would not confirm the coaching change Thursday night that was reported earlier in the day by FootballScoop.com and CoachingSearch.com.

Hutzler has a Florida connection, having been a special teams assistant for the Gators under D.J. Durkin in 2010-11. Before that, Hutzler and Durkin worked together for two seasons at Stanford, where Durkin coached linebackers and special teams and Hutzler assisted with special teams.

The coaching change could be announced by UF today, leaving Muschamp with two vacancies to fill on his staff — offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

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