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UCF Defensive Backs Coach Kirk Callahan Expected to Accept Same Position at UF

UCF’s anticipated loss is the Gators’ gain as defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan will reportedly accept the same position with UF.

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The coaching carousel continues to spin for UCF. Defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan will reportedly leave for the same position with the Florida Gators. Callahan helped oversee a defense that was statistically dominant this year and enjoys a reputation as an excellent recruiter with ties to the Tampa area. This was Callahan's third year coaching DBs for UCF.

For UCF, the news adds to upheaval on the defensive side of the ball. Just a week ago, defensive coordinator Tyson Summers left for the same position at Colorado State. UCF already has to contend with significant player change-over as many key defensive players graduate. From Callahan's unit, the Knights will lose Brandon Alexander, Clayton Geathers, and Jordan Ozerites. Now, the Knights have another hole to fill.

The Gator made an excellent move in hiring Callahan. Callahan will replace recruiting ace Travaris Robinson who followed Will Muschamp to Auburn. Along with the recent hiring of former Canes HC Randy Shannon to coach linebackers, this move suggests an increased commitment by the Gators to capture elite Florida high school talent.

An official announcement is expected early this week.