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McCarney to take Gators job



Mccarney2_2 The University of Florida is expected to announce today that USF defensive line coach Dan McCarney is accepting a position on Urban Meyer's coaching staff.

McCarney, who coached one season with the Bulls after being head coach at Iowa State, is expected to carry the title of assistant head coach and defensive line coach, as he did with the Bulls.

He has interviewed this offseason for head coaching jobs at Northern Illinois and South Alabama, but is expected to choose the Gators instead.

McCarney will replace Greg Mattison, who is leaving the Gators after three seasons to take a job with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. McCarney shined in his one season with the Bulls, helping sophomore defensive end George Selvie become a consensus All-American who led the nation in tackles for loss.

-- GREG AUMAN, Times Staff Writer
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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:23pm]


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