The nine assistant coaches under Urban Meyer in 2010 all have jobs now. The lastest (and last) to hook up with a school was former Gator wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni, who was named the offensive coordinator at Western Kentucky on Thursday.
Two of Meyer’s assistants, of course, were retained by new UF coach Will Muschamp — linebackers coach and special teams coordinator D.J. Durkin and Brian White, the tight ends/fullbacks coach who now is now the running backs coach.
Two more Meyer assistants followed Steve Addazio to Temple — Chuck Heater and Scot Loeffler. Heater, a long-time Meyer assistant, is the defensive coordinator for the Owls, while Loeffler, UF’s quarterbacks coach the past two years, is the offensive coordinator.
Here’s where the other Meyer assistants are now working:
• Teryl Austin, who was hired away form the NFL a little over a year ago to be the Gators’ defensive coordinator, has returned to the NFL, where he is the new secondary coach for the Baltimore Ravens.
• Dan McCarney, the popular defensive line coach under Meyer, is the new head coach at North Texas.
• Stan Drayton, who was in his second stint as UF’s running backs coach, is now the wide receivers coach at Ohio State. Drayton, who was also UF’s recruiting coordinator, is an Ohio native.
The fact Meyer’s assistants all have jobs has an impact on the athletic budget at Florida. Meyer’s assistants were all under contract at UF through the 2011 season. But now that they have other jobs, UF has no further financial obligation.