Florida has reportedly extended defensive assistant Corey Raymond, according to Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports. Based on what head coach Billy Napier has said recently, Raymond will be heavily involved with the secondary continuing moving forward. Raymond’s title for 2022 was cornerbacks coach. It has been reported that he will coach the entire secondary in 2023.

“He’s still working with the safeties,” head coach Napier said of Armstrong. “I think we’re sticking with kind of just our overall plan relative to improving the defense from an efficiency standpoint … I would say the plan prior to Patrick’s departure was to make Corey the secondary coach.”

Raymond originally came to Florida after spending years at LSU — his alma mater — where he was heavily involved in the development of 7 first-team All-Americans and 14 NFL Draft picks. He came to Florida last season as the cornerbacks coach and defensive assistant head coach.

It will be interesting to watch how he continues to climb the ranks moving forward.