Florida has hired a new assistant football coach. Coleman Hutzler will return to the Gators as the special teams coordinator. Hutzler was previously on the Florida staff during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, working with current defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin.
Hutzler’s hiring comes after special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach Jeff Choate resigned to pursue other football opportunites. Choate leaves Florida after only one season with the program.
Hutzler spent the past two seasons at New Mexico where he led special teams and coached outside linebackers. The Lobos kickoff return unit featured Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year Carlos Wiggins. Wiggins was the only player in the nation to return three kickoffs for touchdowns during the 2013 season.
Prior to his first stint at Florida, Hutzler was on John Harbaugh’s staff at Stanford.
Will Muschamp is one step closer to filling his staff for the 2014 season, although there’s still a big position to fill we’re all impatiently waiting for.