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Florida fills final coaching vacancy with South Carolina defensive line coach Brad Lawing



Florida has filled its final vacancy on its football staff.

Former South Carolina defensive line coach Brad Lawing has been hired as Assistant Head Coach/defensive line coach, sharing the latter duties with current assistant coach Bryant Young.

"We are excited to have Brad Lawing join our coaching staff," Florida head coach Will Muschamp said. "His track record speaks for itself. His nearly three decades of experience coaching defensive lineman, his familiarity with the SEC and our shared philosophical beliefs make him a perfect fit for our program."

Lawing has 33 years of coaching experience, including 29 on the defensive line. He has been South Carolina's defensive line coach since 2006 and just finished his 17th season in Columbia. Lawing was also with the Gamecocks' program from 1989-98, prior to his most recent tenure. In his time at South Carolina he helped produce numerous NFL players, including Melvin Ingram, Eric Norwood, Corey Miller, Gerald Dixon and Henry Taylor.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with Coach Muschamp and the entire Gator coaching staff," Lawing said. "Coach Muschamp and I share the same philosophical beliefs defensively. I've enjoyed the many years I've had in South Carolina and I'm grateful for the opportunities Coach (Steve) Spurrier provided to me."



[Last modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:26am]


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