UF hires new special teams coordinator, still waiting on OC and OL coach hires

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Florida officially announced the hiring of special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler from New Mexico. Former special teams coordinator Jeff Choate resigned.

“Coleman is a young coach with a very bright future,” said Muschamp in a school release. “He has a great work ethic and obviously is very familiar with our special teams’ schemes. It will be a seamless transition for our players.”

Said Hutzler: “I’m excited to be returning to Gainesville and be a part of the Gator family again. I enjoyed my time there and have the utmost respect for Coach Muschamp and the administrative team in place at Florida. I understand the value placed on special teams under Coach Muschamp, and look forward to getting to work.”

Hutzler was a defensive and special teams assistant under Muschamp in 2011, a position he held under Urban Meyer in 2010 as well.

Hutzler is the first of three known assistant changes for Florida, and we’re still waiting on the offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach announcement. Southern Cal’s Clay Helton is thought to be leading the pack for the coordinator position, and Texas’ Stacy Searels is thought to be leading the pack for the offensive line coach.

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