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Former Iowa State coach McCarney will be an assistant at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida added former Iowa State coach
Dan McCarney to its defensive coaching staff Friday.

McCarney, 54, was at the helm at Iowa State for 12 seasons
before spending 2007 at South Florida as an assistant head
coach. He now takes that position in Gainesville.

Florida coach Urban Meyer called McCarney a "great addition."

"His experience as a head coach will be invaluable. He has a
proven record as a recruiter and a development of talent and I have
a tremendous amount of respect for him as a coach and a person,"
Meyer said in a statement Friday.

McCarney, a 30-year collegiate coaching veteran, led Iowa State to five
bowl games and was the Big 12 coach of the year in 2004.

An Iowa native, McCarney is the winningest coach in Iowa State history.
At USF, McCarney mentored defensive end George Selvie, who was an
All-American as a sophomore and a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski
and Ted Hendricks Awards. While at Wisconsin, the Badgers earned their first Big Ten title in 31 years.