Florida great Dallas Baker reportedly lands new coaching position at MAC school
Florida great Dallas Baker has landed a new job.
Baker was the wide receivers coach at Marshall, but was part of the staff that was released after the firing of former coach Doc Holliday in January. Last season was his fourth at Marshall, but Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported that, according to sources, Buffalo is hiring Baker to be the school’s wide receiver coach. Baker is a former first-team All-SEC wide receiver at Florida and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Baker played for the Gators from 2003-06 and was a two-time captain, according to his Marshall bio. As a senior, Baker delivered career-highs for receptions (60), receiving yards (920), and receiving touchdowns (10), and was a first-team All-SEC selection. He helped lead the Gators to their first SEC title in six years and their second national championship, a game in which he caught a touchdown pass in a 41-14 rout of Ohio State in the 2007 BCS Championship game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers chose Baker in the 2007 NFL Draft, where he played from 2007-09, and won a Super Bowl with the organization following the 2008 season. He later played in the Arena Football League.
Although Buffalo has not announced the hire, Baker’s Twitter profile already reflects the job change.