Ex-NFL QB Charlie Fry joining McElwain's staff at Florida

BY foxsports • July 30, 2015

The Florida Gators are set to begin their first fall practice under head coach Jim McElwain and will get the chance to meet their newest coach at the same time, as former NFL quarterback Charlie Fry has been added to the staff this week, according to the Gainesville Sun.

This will not be Fry's first foray into coaching, as he served as an offensive coordinator the past two seasons for Wekika High School. 

Fry was a third-round draft pick in the 2005 NFL Draft and played six seasons in the NFL before injuries forced him to retire. Expect Fry to help bring a knowledge and understanding of the quarterback position that few of his peers could possess in Gainesville. 

McElwain explained his method of building a coaching staff as a model learned from Nick Saban during their time together at Alabama. 

“It’s something that I was kind of a part of (at Alabama), I saw the value of,” McElwain said. “We did the same thing at the place we just came from (Colorado State) and it helped us be successful. So bringing that here is just something philosophically that we believe in and something that our administration is totally behind.

“We’re getting close to the model that we’re after. We’re at the University of Florida, we’re going to fit that model to what’s best for us.”

(h/t Gainesville Sun)

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