Skip to content

Florida D-line coach resigns for personal reasons

Young_Bryant.jpg.pagespeed.ce.Z_BULawra7

Looks like Will Muschamp is in the market for a new position coach.

In a statement released by the school on Wednesday, Gators defensive line coach Bryant Young announced he was stepping down for personal reasons. Namely, to spend more time with his family, as the release notes Young and his wife have six children.

“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.” said Young, who just completed his second season with the Gators. “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.”

In 2012, Florida boasted a top-five rushing defense and scoring defense, and a top-10 total defense. In 2011, Florida ranked ninth in the nation in total defense.

“We are very thankful for Coach Young’s contributions to the program and I respect his decision. This is strictly a personal decision and has nothing to do with NCAA compliance, but just an opportunity to evaluate his future path,” Muschamp said. “I always have, and will continue to be very supportive of Coach Young and his family. Our entire staff will be there for him to provide any assistance and guidance in the future. We wish he and his family nothing but the best.”

Young previously coached at San Jose State and Notre Dame, his alma mater.

Permalink 8 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Florida Gators, Rumor Mill, Southeastern Conference, Top Posts
8 Responses to “Florida D-line coach resigns for personal reasons”
  1. cuckflemson says: Apr 10, 2013 6:12 PM

    Didn’t they just hire Lorenzo Ward away from Scar to be the Dline coach?

  2. canetic says: Apr 10, 2013 6:33 PM

    In Gator Country this means that he’ll be coaching at Ohio State in a week. Gainesville — where men go to realize they “want to spend more time with their families”

  3. gotampabay52 says: Apr 10, 2013 6:55 PM

    Still waiting to see a gator qb to be good in the NFL Go Canes

  4. floridacock says: Apr 10, 2013 7:46 PM

    @cuckflemson

    No, Brad Lawing left USC when he caught his wife with Dabo. This was the plan all along. Muschamp is trash

  5. thefiesty1 says: Apr 10, 2013 7:52 PM

    Looks like he’s been spending way too much time with his wife. 6 kids?? Doesn’t he know what causes that? Let’s see where he shows up coaching next, he has 6 kids to support.

  6. gatorcheme says: Apr 11, 2013 12:11 AM

    “This is strictly a personal decision and has nothing to do with NCAA compliance…”

    Huh? Did I miss something?

  7. cuckflemson says: Apr 11, 2013 8:18 AM

    @floridacock,
    That’s who I meant. Don’t know why I typed Ward. But I thought Clowney was the one sleeping with Mrs. Dabo?

  8. tlmoon2112 says: Apr 11, 2013 11:02 AM

    Hate seeing B.Y. especially as a hard core Gator and Niner fan but if he needs to invest in his family, so be it. Best of luck boss!!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!