Florida tight ends coach Ja’Juan Seider is leaving the staff to pursue another coaching opportunity, The Sun confirmed Wednesday.
Seider was hired a year ago by Jim McElwain to coach the Gator running backs, the same position he coached at West Virginia for four seasons before coming to Florida.
After the coaching change, Seider was retained by new UF coach Dan Mullen, but was then switched to tight ends coach two weeks ago when Mullen hired his running backs coach at Mississippi State, Greg Knox. Seider has never coached tight ends during his 18-year coaching career.
Seider was one of the strongest recruiters on the UF staff the past two years and his departure could impact the final two weeks of recruiting for the Gators.
There are reports that Seider is in line to become the new wide receivers coach at Penn State. He also interviewed for a position with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.
Mullen, who completed his staff two weeks ago, now has another coaching position to fill.