Reports: Florida completes coaching staff by hiring David Turner as DL coach

Florida’s 2019 coaching staff appears to be complete.

Dan Mullen is set to hire UTSA’s David Turner as his new defensive line coach, per multiple reports and sources.

The two have a long history together; first, Mullen retained him at Mississippi State when he took over in Starkville in 2009, and then hired him again for a second stint in 2013. After leaving MSU in 2015, he spent two years at Texas A&M before leaving for San Antonio.

Turner, who’s journey has also included stops at Alabama and Vanderbilt, boasts varying amounts of responsibility for a laundry list of players, including recruiting Fletcher Cox and Pernell McPhee at Mississippi State, and working hands on with Myles Garrett at A&M. He’ll have plenty of talent to work with in Gainesville, too, including Jabari Zuniga and Elijah Conliffe.

This appears to be a good hire for Florida, particularly given the history Turner has with Mullen. Let’s see how quickly he can get his recruiting career with the Gators off and running.

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