On Wednesday it was announced that Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young had resigned from his role with the Gators.
According to Scott Carter of GatorZone.com, Young cited personal reasons, most notably to pursue more time with his family.
“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,” Young said in a statement. “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 Muschamp and will also miss the dedicated staff at this university.”
Young was brought onto head coach Will Muschamp’s inagural staff at Florida. He got his coaching start at Notre Dame under Charlie Weiss in 2009 as a graduate assistant, and then took over defensive line duties for San Jose State in 2010.
“We are very thankful for coach Young’s contributions to the program and I respect his decision,” Muschamp said in a statement. “This is strictly a personal decision and has nothing to do with NCAA compliance, but just an opportunity to evaluate his future path.”
Young played his college football with Notre Dame (1990-1993) and then spent 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers (1994-2007), before jumping into the coaching ranks.
From the Gator Nation, we wish Young the best in his future endeavors.