Bills hire Gators defensive coordinator Edwards

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - George Edwards has abruptly left the
Florida Gators to become the Buffalo Bills new defensive

Edwards' hiring was announced by the Bills on Thursday, only 27
days after he had been hired to the same job under Gators coach
Urban Meyer. University of Florida officials were not immediately
available for comment regarding Edwards' departure.

Edwards becomes the latest addition to a staff assembled by
Bills coach Chan Gailey, who took over two weeks ago.

Gailey was the Dallas Cowboys head coach in 1998 when he hired
Edwards as a linebackers coach. Edwards has 19 years of coaching
experience, including the past 12 in the NFL.

He spent the past five years as a linebackers coach with the