GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida has hired Arizona Cardinals
defensive backs coach Teryl Austin as its defensive coordinator.
Austin comes to the Gators with 19 years of coaching experience,
including 12 at the college level and the past seven as an NFL
assistant. He spent the last three years with the Cardinals, and
the previous four with the Seattle Seahawks. He helped lead both
teams to the Super Bowl.
Austin also coached at Penn State (1991-92), Wake Forest
(1993-95), Syracuse (1996-98) and Michigan (1999-2002). He replaces
George Edwards, who left after a month to take the same position
with the NFL's Buffalo Bills.
He worked alongside Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio
at Syracuse and quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler at Michigan.