Florida D-line coach Bryant Young resigns
Saying he feels the need to spend more time with his family, Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young resigned today.
Young, 41, had been a member of coach Will Muschamp's staff since 2011. He is married with 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. "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 (Will) Muschamp and will also miss the dedicated staff at this university."
Young who had a 14-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, began his coaching career in 2009 as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame, and served on season as defensive line coach at San Jose State in 2010p0 before joining the Gators.
"We are very thankful for Coach Young's contributions to the program and I respect his decision,'' Muschamp said. "This is strictly a personal decision and has nothing to do with NCAA compliance, but just an opportunity to evaluate his future path. 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."
With eight other assistants responsible for the quarterbacks, running backs, wide recievers, tight ends, offensive linemen, defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs, it is unclear whether Muschamp will replace Young or if he'll shift responsibilities among the current staff.