FOUR BITS: Loeffler, McCarney, 2010 class

By Adam Silverstein
January 10, 2010

1 » As previously reported by OGGOA, Florida Gators quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler has removed his name from consideration for the Central Michigan Chippewas‘ head coaching job. Instead, his duties at Florida will be increased and he will assist interim coach and offensive coordinator Steve Addazio with play calling. Loeffler, Addazio and new wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni all worked together on game planning for the 2010 Sugar Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

2 » Staying on the coaching front, assistant head coach and defense/defensive line coach Dan McCarney will be seriously considered for the top job with the USF Bulls. McCarney, who coached at USF in 2007, is a prime candidate for the position because of his experience both in Tampa and coaching college football in general. However, he is not the only option for the Bulls and whether or not he gets an offer remains to be seen. McCarney is also said to be very happy in his role with Florida and may not necessarily be interested in becoming a head coach again when he is already working in a comfortable situation.

3 » Gerry Hamilton of Scouts, Inc. has taken a long look at the Gators’ 2010 recruiting class, calling it one for the ages. Florida “already [has] the nation’s top class, but this could turn into the best of all time,” he writes. The Gators are still in the running for top prospects at linebacker, offensive line, defensive line, QB and WR.

4 » Should you be on campus in Gainesville, FL, expect to see at least three more high schoolers walking around this week. Newly re-committed five-star safety Matt Elam, four-star tight end Gerald Christian and four-star defensive back Jaylen Watkins are all traveling to school from the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl that took place Saturday in San Antonio, TX. They will join the eight other early enrollees already taking classes at the University of Florida.


  1. O-town Gator says:

    What probably makes Dan McCarney attractive to USF is that he’s had head coaching experience in the past (Iowa State) in addition to having been part of the USF staff before he was hired away by Urban Meyer. However, in certain cases following your heart is never wrong, and if he feels he has a future at Florida and is happy on Coach Meyer’s staff, nobody should hold it against him if he decides to stay in Gainesville.

  2. Gio Showtime says:

    Kyle Prater, Dillon Baxter update?

  3. Both are upset, I don’t think either officially decommitted, but both are considering other options. Rumors have the Gators heavily pursuing Prater.

  4. Gio Showtime says:

    gatorcountry has an article about Hendrix and one about Jeffcoat, can’t access them though. says Hendrix very impressed

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