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Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young is stepping away from football to spend more time with his family.
Young announced at a team meeting Wednesday that he is resigning after more than two decades of college and professional football.
A four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle who spent 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Young joined coach Will Muschamp's staff in 2011 after one year at San Jose State and another at Notre Dame.
''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,'' said Young, a father of six who earned about $40 million during his NFL career. ''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 inve...
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Florida Gators defensive line coach Bryant Young has decided to resign from his position in order to pursue more time with his family.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Life as a college football coach and father of six is a challenge, one Gators defensive line coach Bryant Young has decided to take a break from.
In a team meeting Wednesday afternoon, Young informed the Gators that he was resigning for non-football reasons.
After heavy consideration and giving over two decades to the game of football, I have made a personal decision...
If it feels like we’ve heard this before, it may be because we have. But this time it feels different, so let’s go ahead and give Bryant Young the benefit of the doubt. Young resigned from his position as the Florida Gators’ defensive line coach earlier this week, citing wanting to spend more time with his family.
Young, who has six kids, feels it’s time for him to spend...
Florida defensive tackles coach Bryant Young announced on Wednesday that he has resigned from his position on the staff to spend more time with his family. Young, a father of six children, served two seasons on the Florida staff and informed the football team in a meeting on Wednesday.
Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young has resigned, according to multiple news sources. According to Yahoo Sports, Young told the Gators at a team meeting on Wednesday that he was leaving to spend 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...
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