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Muschamp names new special teams coordinator

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Updated: 12/20/2013 10:57 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp named Coleman Hutzler as the new special teams coordinator.

Hutzler spent two seasons at the University of New Mexico as the special teams and outside linebackers coach.  He takes over for Jeff Choate, who resigned.

"Coleman is a young coach with a very bright future," said Muschamp. "He has a great work ethic and obviously is very familiar with our special teams' schemes. It will be a seamless transition for our players."

Hutzler is returning to the Gators.  He worked with the defense and special teams coaching staff from 2010-11.

"I'm excited to be returning to Gainesville and be a part of the Gator family again," said Hutzler. "I enjoyed my time there and have the utmost respect for Coach Muschamp and the administrative team in place at Florida. I understand the value placed on special teams under Coach Muschamp, and look forward to getting to work."

New Mexico's kickoff return unit ranked 16th in the nation in 2013, with a 24-yard return average.
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