GAINESVILLE -- Florida Gators assistant coach Billy Gonzales has been hired as an assistant offensive coordinator at Louisiana State.
Gonzales accepted the position on Thursday. He was the receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for the Florida coach Urban Meyer. Meyer informed recruits on Thursday that Gonzales would no longer be recruiting for Florida.
This is a major blow for Florida. Gonzales, who recruited Broward and Palm Beach counties, has been with Meyer since his college days. Meyer was Gonzales' receiver's coach at Colorado State and Meyer later hired Gonzales on his first staff at Bowling Green. He followed Meyer to Utah and then to Florida.
On Wednesday, former Florida defensive coordinator was named head coach at Louisville.