The 39-year-old Holmes has tabbed two-time Pro Bowl linebacker and 11-year NFL veteran Levon Kirkland as his defensive coordinator. Kirkland, 44, hasn’t coached at the college level, but he spent a few seasons as a high school coach in South Carolina.
Former University of Florida standout and former Steeler Ernie Mills will coach receivers, and another former Gator, tailback Elijah Williams, will coach the running backs. Williams helped Florida win the 1996 national title and spent four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
Holmes has also named Tallahassee native and former Florida State standout Corey Fuller will coach the defensive backs. Fuller spent 10 seasons in the NFL with Minnesota, Cleveland and Baltimore.
And Florida A&M’s offensive coordinator also has NFL experience. Former Rattlers quarterback Quinn Gray was a reserve in the NFL, spending 2002-07 with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gray is one of the holdovers from the staff of Joe Taylor, who retired in November.
Florida A&M will hold its spring football game on Saturday at 2 p.m.