The National Football Post reported late Tuesday night that Arizona Cardinals defensive back coach Teryl Austin would be in Gainesville, likely today, to interview for the Gators’ vacant defensive coordinator’s position. The NFP attributed the information to an NFL source.
As UF has done throughout coaching searches under Urban Meyer, virtually no information is coming out on the process from Florida’s end.
Smith has been the Cardinals’ secondary coach for the past three seasons. Before that, he held the same responsibility for three years with the Seattle Seahawks. He has coached in two Super Bowls.
UF interim head coach Steve Addazio is heading up the search for a new defensive coordinator. The job opened when George Edwards surprised UF by accepting the defensive coordinator’s job with the Buffalo Bills last week, less than a month after he was hired by Meyer.
Another name that has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Edwards is Clemson co-defensive coordinator Charlie Harbison.
It appears UF will name a new defensive coordinator in the next day or two.