Florida hires Drayton, Durkin

Updated: January 5, 2010, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's unsettled coaching staff is starting to take shape, with Stan Drayton and D.J. Durkin accepting assistant coaching positions.

Drayton is returning to Gainesville as running backs coach, the same position he held between 2005 and 2007. He spent the last two years at Tennessee (2008) and Syracuse (2009). Drayton replaces Kenny Carter, who is joining Charlie Strong at Louisville.

Durkin comes to Florida as linebackers coach, taking on a role Strong held the last five years. Durkin spent the last three years at Stanford, where he worked with defensive ends and coordinated special teams.

A defensive graduate assistant under Urban Meyer at Bowling Green (2001-02), Durkin also worked at Notre Dame (2003-04) and Bowling Green (2005-06).


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