Wesley McGriff will not coach at Florida beyond the 2021 season

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Another Florida assistant coach has received word about the program’s plans beyond the 2021 season. That coach is Wesley McGriff.

McGriff, who serves as UF’s safeties coach, is not being retained by Billy Napier, sources tells Gators Online; however, the well-established assistant is still coaching in this month’s Gasparilla Bowl between Florida and UCF.

As expected, McGriff will have plenty of suitors once his time at Florida officially comes to an end. The Tifton, Georgia native has ties all across the country and 30-plus years of college coaching experience as well.

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Over the last 24 hours, GO also reported the program’s plans to part ways with cornerbacks coach Jules Montinar and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee. With Napier entering year No. 1 in Gainesville, Florida is bringing in a boatload of new faces to the program.

Patrick Toney, who is following Napier from the Ragin’ Cajuns’ program, has already been named the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.

McGriff’s first SEC experience came in 2001 as the running backs coach at Kentucky. He coached the Wildcats’ cornerbacks in 2002 as well. From there, he moved on to serve as Baylor’s recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach for four seasons before taking over as defensive backs coach at Miami.

In 2009, McGriff tutored All-America defensive back Brandon Harris, seven-year NFL veteran safety Kenny Phillips (2007 All-American and first-round NFL draft pick), and Green Bay defensive back Sam Shields. The Hurricanes ranked 29th in total defense that year.

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