Florida Gators name Steve Addazio offensive coordinator
Florida coach Urban Meyer chose offensive line coach Steve Addazio to succeed Dan Mullen as offensive coordinator. Mullen, who is leaving to become coach at Mississippi State, still is expected to call plays when the top-ranked Gators play No. 2 Oklahoma in the BCS title game Jan. 8 in Miami. “I’m excited to keep the continuity of our play calling within our current staff,” Meyer said in a statement. “Steve has played a key role in our offense in his time at Florida. Our entire offensive staff is involved in game planning and scripting plays. As always, I will remain very involved in the offensive game plan.”
Addazio was Indiana’s offensive coordinator before arriving at UF in 2005. He has worked with Meyer six years. “I’m extremely humbled because I know it is a group effort of our offensive staff and players that have made us successful and will continue to make us successful,” Addazio said.