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Written by Andrew Spivey, December 23, 2014, 5 Comments,
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Head coach Jim McElwain made news on Tuesday as the Florida Gators hired former Michigan and Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to be the new offensive coordinator at Florida.

Nussmeier is known for being a solid recruiter of the quarterback position and has landed some big prospects in his coaching tenure.

Gator Country.com talked to several of Florida’s top targets and commits to get their reaction on the hiring of Nussmeier and the feedback was relatively positive.

 

Florida commits

Offensive lineman Tyler Jordan-“I like the hire, I know he’s got a good relationship with Coach Mac, and he’s been a successful offensive coordinator in the past. I’m excited.”

Tight end Kalif Jackson-“I don’t know much about him right now. However, I do know he produced some studs at Bama.”

 

Florida targets

Miami offensive line commit Tyree St. Louis-“I feel he will be a great addition to the Florida crew and he will give them a great shot at restoring Florida’s offense to what it used to be.”

Tight end Chris Clark-“I’m happy for him and his family.”

Miami running back commit Mark Walton-“I think it’s another step to an explosive offense for Florida. He showed that he can mix up his play calling from and to pass and he showed success when he was at Michigan.”

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Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. Wilbur_36December 24, 2014, 9:19 am

    Tim Tebow made Meyer successful. Meyer did not make Tebow successful. So really the only tow coaches we have ever had in my lifetime was Ray Graves and Steve Spurrier.. So Coach Mac needs to look at their record and how they played the game.

    • wpelfrey5December 25, 2014, 11:16 am

      I agree 1000% with this comment. Meyers recruits made him. Look at him in 2010…he quit. .he gave up….urban Liar will win a violations case from the ncaa before he wins another title in Ohio

    • wci347December 25, 2014, 12:25 pm

      It goes both ways. You have to get the Harvins and the Tebows committed. The. You have to use them correctly and develop them. Muschamp could so neither on the offensive side of the ball

    • scooterpDecember 26, 2014, 8:41 am

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but part of being a HBC is recruiting. You can’t knock a coach or call him a fraud because he recruited successful players…or claim that a coach is great only if he wins with inferior talent. Meyer was and is a damn good coach. Yes, coaching in the SEC probably burned him out and his health issues at the time were widely documented. Even if he would have stated what the “real” reason was for leaving (if there is one) it wouldn’t have made a difference, you guys would have still hammered him on the message boards….whatever, I got over a long time ago. He was the head man in charge when we were on top of the CFB universe and did us a favor when he left when he did. If you still want to look petty with the sour grapes 4 years later, then it sounds more like a YOU problem more than anything else. Do yourself a favor and let it go, I promise you’ll feel a lot better.

  2. ccsdkDecember 24, 2014, 12:31 pm

    It feels like some thing special is going to happen in January. I think Mac could will have Gator Nation excited.
    -GG

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Head coach Jim McElwain made news on Tuesday as the Florida Gators hired former Michigan and Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to be the new offensive coordinator at Florida.

Nussmeier is known for being a solid recruiter of the quarterback position and has landed some big prospects in his coaching tenure.

Gator Country.com talked to several of Florida’s top targets and commits to get their reaction on the hiring of Nussmeier and the feedback was relatively positive.

 

Florida commits

Offensive lineman Tyler Jordan-“I like the hire, I know he’s got a good relationship with Coach Mac, and he’s been a successful offensive coordinator in the past. I’m excited.”

Tight end Kalif Jackson-“I don’t know much about him right now. However, I do know he produced some studs at Bama.”

 

Florida targets

Miami offensive line commit Tyree St. Louis-“I feel he will be a great addition to the Florida crew and he will give them a great shot at restoring Florida’s offense to what it used to be.”

Tight end Chris Clark-“I’m happy for him and his family.”

Miami running back commit Mark Walton-“I think it’s another step to an explosive offense for Florida. He showed that he can mix up his play calling from and to pass and he showed success when he was at Michigan.”

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