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Gators set to nab long-time Gamecocks assistant

Brad Lawing

Almost exactly a month ago to the day, Auburn announced that long-time Georgia assistant Rodney Garner was leaving the Bulldogs for a job on Gus Malzahn‘s first Tigers coaching staff.

Reportedly, Florida’s set to do the same to another SEC football program as well.

While neither school involved has officially announced the move, multiple media outlets are reporting that the Gators have hired Brad Lawing as their new defensive line coach.  Lawing would replace Dan Quinn, UF’s defensive coordinator who left last week for the same job with the Seattle Seahawks.

Quinn had also served as the Gators’ DL coach.

Lawing has spent 17 of the past 24 seasons as a Gamecocks assistant.  His first stint lasted 10 seasons (1989-98); his second has lasted seven years, returning to Columbia in 2006 during Steve Spurrier‘s second season as head coach of the Gamecocks.

Lawing also spent four seasons at Michigan State between his USC stints, with his first year with the Spartans coming in Nick Saban‘s final year before leaving for LSU.

(Photo credit: South Carolina athletics)

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4 Responses to “Gators set to nab long-time Gamecocks assistant”
  1. Woody Bass says: Jan 21, 2013 9:57 AM

    Reblogged this on Woody Bass.

  2. woebegong says: Jan 21, 2013 10:17 AM

    I am wondering, if at all, how this move might affect guys like Clowney and a few other of their stellar linemen.
    He sure has been around a long time as a position coach though. Is he maybe looking to move up in responsibility and thinks the Gators offer him that best chance?

  3. floridacock says: Jan 21, 2013 10:40 AM

    Personal issues. His wife left him, so he is movin out. Was not unexpected. Carolina did fine when there DC left last year, they will be fine. He is not head coach or DC worthy. Good recruiter though

  4. blueglaze says: Jan 21, 2013 3:23 PM

    And now the number one recruit has UF in his top three… Coincidence?…

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