Steve Addazio has been named as the new offensive coordinator of the Gators. He previously has been an offensive coordinator at Indiana and was a candidate for the Syracuse head coaching job this offseason. He has been the offensive line coach in his four seasons at Florida under Urban Meyer.
Addazio was not the trendy name all the armchair athletic directors were picking, as that honor goes to receivers coach Billy Gonzalez. The next question then is if Gonzalez leaves to become offensive coordinator for Dan Mullen at Mississippi State, as that rumor has been circulating for a couple of weeks now. For the record though, I can’t find any evidence of such a move being possible in anything more reputable than random message board posters throwing things against the wall to see if they stick, so take it with a grain of salt.
The blurb from Gatorzone.com reminds everyone that offensive game planning and play calling are and have been a group effort, and that the other offensive assistants will continue to be involved. It remains to be seen who will end up the quarterbacks coach.