Florida extends defensive assistant Corey Raymond, per report
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.
Florida has finalized a contract extension with defensive backs coach/assistant head coach Corey Raymond through January 2025, a source tells @on3sportshttps://t.co/DlIXY67ten
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) March 16, 2023
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This is a good decision, he’s a great coach.
An absolutely great recruiter, definitely our best.
Raymond is one of the best position coaches in CFB. Glad he’s been given more responsibility and recognized.
As for recruiting, we’re about to find out to find out how much of it is due to the position coaches and how much is due to the HC and recruiting staff now that “great recruiter” KC is being replaced by “terrible recruiter” Billy Gonzalez at WR coach.
My money’s on the HC and recruiting staff.
I would call it a team approach in practice, with final decisions of course retained by the boss. Assuming that the staff is as coherent as it seems, that’s only logical. Understand some of the angst out there in the context of expectations for an instant number 1 recruiting class – but that was never realistic given the starting hole. That will only be corrected by performance on game day, translated to w-i-n-s. If we get traction this year, the uptick in the outyears should likewise logically follow. I suspect that there will be a different tune sung in ’24, but that remains to be seen until ’23 is in the record books.
Here we have another veteran coach with a proven track record of excellence. In contrast to Billy G though, this one is considered an ace recruiter.
How in the world did a clueless, over his head, Sunbelt wannabe pull Raymond away from his alma mater for a lateral move?
This has to be one of the seven wonders of the sports world
Wow, you must not have many brain cells to make a comment like that. EVERYONE knows that LSU new HBC Kelly did not retain Raymond… so Raymond was not “pulled away”.
Napier recognized the talent, Kelly did not. But anyone with brain power knows this story…
Shadow, RealCo is using sarcasm.
I don’t think so, Tim…
Cojones really believes that shhht…nice to see G8r fans policing their yard and throwing out warranted blllshtt flags.
All that aside, I really like Raymond…going to have to up his recruiting game but he seems to be a no nonsense kind of guy…UF needs that. imho of course…
Who’s Tim? Are you shaking hands with ghosts like your man in DC?
“going to have to up his recruiting game”
No one can compete with UGA, they have the bestest of evrything
I’m guessing you weren’t a fan of Tim the tool man Taylor. I forget…shows like Home Improvement were probably a little to right leaning for your woke taste…my bad.
Speaking of the man in DC, I heard that like your thoughts on Corey, Lets go Brandon’s a hail of a recruiter…by the way, Billy didn’t “steal” him away from LSShoe, Corey was fired by Kelly, maybe “not retained” is a better word for you woke folk…can I get a G8rB8 chant?
The other day you brought up Gabe the Alabama fan and now Tim the tool man out of the blue and outside any context in the conversation.
These episodes are getting too frequent I suggest you see a real doctor to see if that DIY lobotomy of yours can be reversed
Keep shakin the bush, boss…no one will notice when you scamper out the back door when confronted with your blllssht hypotheticals being called out…
~Paul Newman (as opposed to Jamie Newman)
Cojones, although I’m guilty of the same, had I the caliber of your sarcastic wit I wouldn’t dignify those comments with a response.
Hump, has rain been keeping you cooped up and off the golf course? You seem to be taking every opportunity to inject vinegar into the conversation.
If you Google “Corey Raymond not retained by Brian Kelly,” you will see several stories about the fact that Kelly tried to keep Corey Raymond but Raymond decided not to stay. A Sports Illustrated story mentioned the “devastating news” that Raymond was going to Florida.
Not sure where the vinegar was, Nash. It was a g8r fan that called bs on palley’s contention. I am not going to diss on Corey too much as I think he is a very very good DB coach. Fact is he wanted more at LSU than Kelly was going to offer, so he gave up his alum loyalty (thru that part in just for you) and took a better paying gig with the monicker Asst Head Coach in Gainesville. Who can blame him. Like I told palley above, I really like Raymond as he seems to be a no-nonsense kind of guy. UF certainly needs that. If he can become a better recruiter he will certainly be the star of the staff…
Your recent posts have been a little vinegary, Leghumper, you feeling ok? CBN was savvy to bring Raymond to his staff, he’s a great coach and recruiter.
What, are you kidding GFA? It’s common knowledge that Napier ruined an excellent coach by bringing him to Florida. Just like, I might add, he ruined Florida football by bribing Stricklin into letting him be the head coach! (:
Only Mertz can save us now! Should something happen to him before September, I shudder to think of the next 100 years.
Graham the Mertziless and his hoard of Fighting Gators will decimate the SEC this fall! Woe to those foolish foes who don’t heed this warning.
So the Oracle of Mr. Truth has predicted it. So it must be!
Glad you are back doc! :)
I stand corrected, Mertz will make sure that Raymond is at the top of his game despite any ruination so far, Mertz will be the best QB/DB ever. ;)
Now that’s what I call a snappy response in an otherwise sea of vinegar!
Amazing how Cojones, of all the people, could be considered “woke”. Perhaps if he just appended a (: to his posts, people would get his first-class use of sarcasm? But then again, that would spoil the impact. Like revenge, a dish of sarcasm is best served ice cold!
Needling mee palley about being woke was100% sarcasm, Doc. Any one that has spentanytime on this thread knows better, can’t get any more anti woke than him. One mans vinegar is another person’s sarcasm I suppose but all that aside what I really would like to say is I sincerely send you my condolences for the loss of your friend. May he rest in eternal peace
Thank you, I’m sure you would have loved Bob as much as every man who served under him. From what I gather about your Pops, he was a helluva soldier – that was General Bob G. too, a soldier’s soldier.
Unfortunately, the rest of your message came in with static, broken and stupid. Must be something to do with Georgia antennas in transmission selector mode. (:
Billy should have made him DC instead of hiring that youngster.
Something about the way it all went down tells me Raymond could’ve had the DC gig if he wanted it. He appears to be a position specialist who prefers hands-on coaching.
So, Napier rewarded him with the symbolic “Assistant HC” title that also boosts his pay instead.
He rewarded him with the Asst HC title and mucho more dinero to lure him away from Kelly. I doubt he was ever offered the DC job and turned it down, I think he is just more comfortable in his DB/Secondary role…
I agree. Read what I wrote again. I didn’t say he was ever “offered” the DC job. I said he might’ve gotten it IF he wanted it, which I don’t believe he ever did.
GatorPhil…Hiring a 29 year old as the DC does seem like a hit or miss hire, but the kid might be a great DC. Time will tell.
Right there with you AFan. Saban made P5 DC at the ripe old age of 32. Smart became Alabama’s DC at the age of 33.
Maybe, Phil believes 4-5 years experience is what turns a child into a serious P5 DC.
Hey StL what happened to doc, he hasn’t posted in a while
Don’t know, but he gets involved in church activities and out-of-town gun shows. He may be away from his computer.
I just got back from a funeral in Little Rock. Nash and I will see you in Hogtown 13Apr23, but before that I’m limiting my posts to the Georgia page. (:
Glad to hear back from you Neal. Cojo was worried.
Sorry to hear about the reason you were away.
My battalion commander back in 3rd Infantry, 1984. I was his S-3 (operations officer) in those days, so we were very close – which I always appreciated, since it would have been within his purview not to retain me when he took command what with me only in that position for less than a month. He went onto retire as a general; me, I obviously had a better chance of becoming a nun. Bob was a great soldier and a great American, I couldn’t have lived with myself if I didn’t go even if it was a long drive.
God bless our veterans. Thanks doc for all you have done in service of this great country and condolences on your loss
GOAT for sure but corners underperformed last year. I assign it to Toney’s scheme – ideally Armstrong doesn’t screw things up so Raymond can do his thing like he did at lsu
That’s realistic, Les. Right now I’m expressing my own confidence in Napier’s assessment, but like everything else …. we’ll see how it plays out. Personally, I have a feeling that a whole lot of redshirts will be burned this year.
You’re probably right Neal. However, with only 20 true freshmen this season, every burned red shirt will be an indictment of the other 65 players on the squad this fall.
Last season we had 12 red shirts burned in a class of 21. Hopefully, that number drops down to less than 5 this season.
I wouldn’t count on only 5, but like everything else, we’ll see.