BREAKING: Kirk Callahan will not return to Florida Gators

First year defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan will not be returning to the Florida Gators staff effective immediately. After just one year on the job, Jim McElwain has decided to move in a different direction at the position. McElwain will meet with his team on Friday to make them aware of the staff change.

“We are making a change on our staff,” McElwain said in a release from the University. “Moving forward Kirk Callahan will be looking at some other opportunities and he has a long career ahead of him.”

Callahan was a graduate assistant at Florida from 2010-11 before being hired by his alma mater, the University of Central Florida. Callahan played defensive back at UCF from 2003-2006 and served as a graduate assistant in 2007, before moving on to North Carolina for two seasons as a graduate assistant as well.

With just three weekends until National Signing Day, the Gators have not decided on a replacement for Callahan.

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC