Florida DL coach Bryant Young resigns
[dropap]F[dropcap]lorida defensive line coach Bryant Young resigned Wednesday, citing personal reasons.
Young released a statement through the University:
“After heavy consideration and giving over two decades to the game of football, I have made a personal decision to resign from my position at the University of Florida in order to pursue more time with my family. I am humbled by and grateful for the opportunity I have had to positively influence the hardworking student-athletes and young men whom I will surely miss.
“However, I have come to the realization that it is time to invest more in my family during this fleeting season in life. I have truly loved my time being a Gator, enjoyed a great working relationship with coach Muschamp and will also miss the dedicated staff at this university.”
Young, a former Notre Dame star who spent 14 seasons in the NFL, joined Florida’s staff in 2011 after spending a year at San Jose State (2010) and a year at Notre Dame (2009).
At Florida, he was reunited with then-defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, his former position coach with the 49ers. Quinn left the staff in January to become defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks.
Linebackers coach D.J. Durkin was promoted to defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Brad Lawing was hired away from South Carolina to work alongside Young.
“We are very thankful for coach Young’s contributions to the program and I respect his decision,” Will Muschamp said in a statement. “This is strictly a personal decision and has nothing to do with NCAA compliance, but just an opportunity to evaluate his future path.”