Florida fires Callahan after 1 year as defensive backs coach

BY foxsports • January 15, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has fired defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan.

Coach Jim McElwain made the announcement Friday, parting ways with Callahan in the middle of the final recruiting push.

McElwain says in a statement that ''we are making a change on our staff. Moving forward, Kirk Callahan will be looking at some other opportunities and he has a long career ahead of him.''

The 30-year-old Callahan completed one season at Florida after spending three years as Central Florida's defensive backs coach. He also played collegiately at UCF and began his coaching career as a student assistant there in 2007. He later served as an intern (2010) and graduate assistant (2011) at Florida.

Callahan is owed $315,000 after signing a two-year contract in January 2015.

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AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org



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