Meyer Hires New Defensive Coordinator
George Edwards was added to the Gators Football staff as an assistant coach, head coach Urban Meyer announced Friday morning. Edwards will serve as Defensive Coordinator and work specifically with the inside linebackers. Chuck Heater will serve as co-defensive coordinator.
“George is a tremendous teacher of the game of football,” said Meyer. “He has proven himself at the highest level in the National Football League, but his roots started at the college level at Florida and in the SEC. He is a great addition to our staff and will be a great coach and mentor to our players.
Edwards possesses 19 years of coaching experience, including the past 12 in the NFL. Most recently, Edwards completed his fifth season working with linebackers for the Miami Dolphins, the past two focusing solely on inside linebackers.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the UF coaching staff,” said Edwards. “I started my career at the college level at Florida and I enjoy teaching and molding young men. I am looking forward to working with a great group of people at Florida and a great group of players.”
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