Florida to add Jeremy Darveau in assistant role

By Adam Silverstein
February 18, 2014

The Florida Gators are set to add a new member to their football staff with Southwest Minnesota State offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Jeremy Darveau agreeing to join the program and assist with the offensive line.

FootballScoop.com cited sources that said Darveau would be taking the job, but he made an announcement on his own early Tuesday morning via Twitter.

“Want to thank everyone at SMSU for a GREAT 6 years,” he wrote. “I am also excited to start the next chapter in my career with the Univ of Florida Gators”

Darveau redshirted and played one season at Kentucky before transferring to Dodge City Community College. He transferred to Louisville in 2004 and played under new Florida offensive line coach Mike Summers for two seasons with the Cardinals, starting seven games as a junior and 12 more as a senior. Louisville posted a 20-4 record combined in those two seasons.

He played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe and Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League each for one season. In 2008, he accepted his first coaching job overseeing tight ends for SMSU. Darveau held that position again in 2009 and was promoted to offensive line coach/run game coordinator in 2010. He was moved up to offensive coordinator ahead of the 2013 campaign.

Seeing as the Gators already have an NCAA-maximum 10 coaches on their staff, Darveau’s official position with the team is not yet clear. Chances are he will join the program as a graduate assistant or quality control coach.

OnlyGators.com has reached out to Florida for comment and/or confirmation.


  1. Timmy T says:

    Welcome aboard. Please help shore up our O-line, please.

  2. Nathaniel says:

    It seems reasonable to assume that Summers was part of (if not behind) the decision.

    What do you think were the goals behind this hire?

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