Florida hires Rob Sale as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach

By Adam Silverstein
January 11, 2022
Florida hires Rob Sale as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach

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With the NFL regular season now over, some of the hires long expected to join new head coach Billy Napier’s staff from the league have become available. The first of those hires on their way to the Florida Gators is Rob Sale, who will take over as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

Sale spent the 2021 season as offensive line coach for the New York Giants. He will return to college football after just one year in the NFL. Sale took the Giants job after leaving Napier’s staff at Louisiana where he served as offensive coordinator and offensive coach from 2018-20.

Napier added Sale to that staff after working with him at Arizona State in 2017. Sale was running game coordinator and offensive line coach alongside Napier, who was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. They were also both offensive analysts at Alabama in 2011.

Sale will have Darnell Stapleton, who was previously hired as assistant offensive line coach, helping him lead the position as he coordinates Florida’s offense. Napier previously announced that he will serve as his own quarterbacks coach.

With Sale now in the fold, Napier has completed the offensive side of his coaching staff. Jabbar Juluke (running backs), Keary Colbert (wide receivers) and William Peagler (tight ends) were all previously in the fold. There are two positions on the defensive staff remaining, including an expected co-coordinator role.

There is no indication that the Gators will have a coach dedicated to special teams. Only seven of 65 Power Five teams operated without a special teams coach during the 2021 season.

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