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From worst to first, Gators hire Washington assistant

GAINESVILLE -- Former Washington assistant coach Brian White was named the University of Florida's tight ends coach on Wednesday. White, 44, coached special teams and tight ends at Washington in 2008.

Nice change of scenery, I'd say. Washington went 0-12 in 2008 while UF won the national title. Apparently, White and UF coach Urban Meyer are longtime friends.

Washington's record last season shouldn't be a reflection of White's talents as an assistant coach and recruiter. He won a national assistant coach of the year award in 2004 while at Wisconsin, where he coached for 11 seasons (1995-2005). He was the Badgers' running backs coach in 1999 when Ron Dayne won the Heisman Trophy.

White replaces former UF tight ends coach John Hevesy, who joined former UF offensive coordinator Dan Mullen at Mississippi State.

Well educated, White has an undergraduate degree in history from Harvard University (1986), a Master's degree in communications from Fordham University (1987) and a Master's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame (1990). 

Brian White Coaching Experience

2008

Washington (Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends)

2006-07

Syracuse (Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends)

1999-2005      

Wisconsin (Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs)

1995-98          

Wisconsin (Running Backs)

1994               

UNLV (Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers)

1993               

Nevada (Wide Receivers)

1991-92          

UNLV (Running Backs)

1990               

UNLV (Quarterbacks)

1988-89          

Notre Dame (Graduate Assistant)

1986-87          

Fordham (Graduate Assistant)

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