Florida hires new DB coach from NFL ranks
UPDATE: Florida has officially announced the hire of Torrian Gray.
The Florida Gators recently lost DB coach Charlton Warren to the Georgia Bulldogs, but it didn’t take long for them to find a replacement.
The Gators dipped into the NFL ranks to bring back an assistant who was in Gainesville in 2016 and 2017 as a member of Jim McElwain’s staff.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, the Gators and head coach Dan Mullen are hiring Torrian Gray, who has spent the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins:
SOURCE: Torrian Gray is headed back to Florida as defensive backs coach. Gray, who held the same post with the Gators in 2016, spent the past two seasons coaching the Washington Redskins secondary. He was in the mix for other Power 5 opportunities but… https://t.co/uTgWrYUUwN
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 21, 2019
The position reportedly came down to Gray and former Gator Marquand Manuel, who has served as the Atlanta Falcons’ defensive coordinator the past two years.
Gray is a Virginia Tech alum, but obviously has experience in Gainesville, and we’ll see how he handles coaching a talented group of Florida defensive backs in 2019 and beyond.