Departing Florida coordinator Brian Johnson issues thanks to Gator Nation
If you missed the news, Florida offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson is leaving Gainesville as he’s landed the quarterbacks coaching position with the Philadephia Eagles under new coach Nick Sirianni.
This comes after Johnson was named a semifinalist for the Broyles Award this season, given annually to the nation’s best assistant coach.
The recognition for Johnson’s hard work comes after Kyle Trask had such a huge season, as the Gator quarterback was named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, but the Florida assistant coach has been doing an outstanding job for Dan Mullen for several seasons now.
He played a part in the development of Feleipe Franks and Dak Prescott, dating back to his time at Mississippi State with Mullen.
Now as he departs for the NFL, Johnson wanted to make sure he didn’t start the next chapter of his career without saying goodbye to the school and fans that helped him advance to the NFL.
“My family and I will always cherish our time in Gainesville. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to have coached and recruited some outstanding young men, work with some amazing people, and represent an elite fan base. Wishing Gator Nation nothing but the Best!”