Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young has resigned, according to multiple news sources.
According to Yahoo Sports, Young told the Gators at a team meeting on Wednesday that he was leaving to spend more time with his family.
”After heavy consideration and giving over two decades to the game of football, I have made a personal decision to resign from my position at the University of Florida in order to pursue more time with my family,” he said in a statement. ”I am humbled by and grateful for the opportunity I have had to positively influence the hardworking student-athletes and young men whom I will surely miss.
”However, I have come to the realization that it is time to invest more in my family during this fleeting season in life.”
”We are very thankful for Coach Young’s contributions to the program and I respect his decision,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said. ”This is strictly a personal decision and has nothing to do with NCAA compliance, but just an opportunity to evaluate his future path.”
BOTTOM LINE: Although Bryant Young won’t miss the money – he’s made plenty of it from his time in the NFL – we do have a question: Why would there be any compliance questions? Young wasn’t talked about as having any possible misdemeanours – in fact the only person who HAS had accusations levelled at him was Muschamp himself – which he has denied. The Gators are going to really, really miss Young – this was a coach who developed future NFL first round talent in Shariff Floyd and Dominique Easley.
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