Florida’s defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan will not be returning to the Gators next year.

UF coach Jim McElwain announced the move on Friday.

“We are making a change to our staff,” McElwain said in a release. “Moving forward, Kirk Callahan will be looking at some other opportunities and he has a long career ahead of him.”

The 2015-16 season was Callahan’s first year coaching at Florida after leaving UCF, where he was also the defensive backs coach from 2012-14.

The 30-year-old also played college football at UCF from 2003-2006 and served as a student assistant for the Knights in 2007. 

Under Callahan, Florida’s defensive backs finished with a combined 13 interceptions, and had one player named a first-team AP All-American: junior cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III.

UF has not yet named Callahan’s replacement.  

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