Billy Napier has reportedly decided on one of his new on-field assistants. Multiple outlets are reporting that off-field staffer Russ Callaway will be named tight ends coach.

Callaway joined the Florida support staff in 2022. He spent the 2021 season as an offensive assistant with the New York Giants and was an analyst at LSU in 2020.

Callaway was an assistant at Samford for 5 seasons as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2017-19) and wide receivers coach (2015-16). Prior to Samford, Callaway was the recruiting coordinator at Murray State and worked with wide receivers.

Callaway was on staff at Alabama for the Crimson Tide’s back-to-back BCS titles in 2011 and 2012, assisting Kirby Smart by working with the inside linebackers. Napier was also on the 2011 Alabama staff as an analyst.

Callaway played quarterback at Valdosta State, graduating in 2010. As Florida’s new tight ends coach, Callaway fills the vacancy created by William Peagler’s departure to join the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff.

Florida held the first of its 15 spring practices on Saturday. The Gators have not yet named a new wide receivers coach after the departure of Keary Colbert.