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Torrian Gray announced as Florida Gators' new defensive backs coach

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February

Florida officially named Lakeland native Torrian Gray the team's new defensive back coach Thursday night.

"We're excited to have Torrian join the Gator family," coach Jim McElwain said in a statement.

Gray spent a decade in the same role at Virginia Tech, where he coached five All-America players. The Hokies' pass defense allowed only 185 yards per game and held opponents to a 106.5 passer rating during his tenure; both figures were second in the nation in that span, according to UF.

The graduate of Lakeland's Kathleen High inherits a UF secondary that has been one of the best in the nation and returns star Jalen Tabor. He takes over for Kirk Callahan, who was dismissed last month.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:37pm]

    

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