Although it is not official yet, it appears Ja’Juan Seider, the only assistant from Jim McElwain’s staff retained by new Florida football coach Dan Mullen, is switching roles.
Seider has moved from running backs coach to tight ends coach on the new staff, according to reports.
Greg Knox, who coached the running backs at Mississippi State under Mullen, will have the same role for the Gators, along with coaching special teams.
No official announcement has come from Mullen yet on what roles his assistant coaches will have, other than Todd Grantham being named the defensive coordinator when he was hired. Mullen is not expected to reveal coaching responsibilities for the other assistants until he adds the 10th and final assistant to his staff.
Here, however, is what is anticipated:
- Billy Gonzales will coach wide receivers and serve as the co-offensive coordinator along with John Hevesy, who will remain Mullen’s offensive line coach.
- Grantham is the defensive coordinator and also likely will work with the linebackers.
- Brian Johnson will coach quarterbacks.
- Knox will coach running backs and special teams.
- Seider will be the tight ends coach
- Charlton Warren will be the defensive backs coach.
- Sal Sunseri will coach the defensive line.
- Former MSU grad assistant Christian Robinson will coach linebackers.
Seider got productive play out of the running backs last fall in his first season at UF and was considered one of the best recruiters on McElwain’s staff. He played a key role in the Gators signing two four-star running backs during the early signing period last month — Iverson Clement and Dameon Pierce.