TWO BITS: Tyrone Nix-es Gators, volleyball falls

By Adam Silverstein
December 11, 2009

1 » Ole Miss Rebels defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix, who met with Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer earlier in the week and was offered a contract to replace now-Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong, has turned down the deal according to a report from The Clarion-Ledger. “I’m happy to be a Rebel,” Nix said. He will also receive a raise according to head coach Houston Nutt, likely because Ole Miss had to match Florida’s offer for his services. It remains to be seen if the Gators will continue looking outside the program for Strong’s replacement or if Meyer will turn to one of his current assistants instead.

2 » No. 1 Penn State Nittany Lions (35-0) swept No. 14 Florida volleyball (25-6) 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-21) on Friday evening in the 2009 NCAA Tournament regional semifinals at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Though the Gators have been eliminated from the tournament, senior libero Elyse Cusack became the Southeastern Conference‘s all-time career leader in digs during the match (2,138). OGGOA would like to congratulate Elyse for her huge accomplishment!


  1. Aligator says:

    wow, i wonder how coach mccarney and coach heater feel about all of this?

  2. SC Gator says:

    McCartney has said before that he wants to be a head coach again, which might be why he was passed on. No idea about Heater.

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