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Thursday, January 27, 2022

UF hired assistant Vance Bedford to round out its 2008 football coaching staff on Tuesday, according to a press release.

Bedford, who coached Michigan's secondary last season, will coach cornerbacks at UF.

"I have worked with Vance at Colorado State when he was the defensive backs' coach and could see that he had a bright future ahead of him at that point," Meyer said in the release. "He has coached at all levels, from high school to the NFL, and has a proven ability to work with and develop some of the top defensive backs in the nation. Vance will be a great addition to our coaching staff."

Bedford has 15 years of collegiate coaching experience and six years of NFL coaching experience with the Chicago Bears.

He spent three years with Meyer at Colorado State from 1990-92.

Florida's previous cornerbacks coach, Chuck Heater, will now coach safeties.

Here are the coaching duties for the 2008 season:

Steve Addazio - Assistant Head Coach, Offense/Offensive Line

Vance Bedford - Cornerbacks (replacing John "Doc" Holliday")

Kenny Carter - Running Backs (replacing Stan Drayton)

Billy Gonzales - Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Chuck Heater - Assistant Defensive Coordinator/Safeties John Hevesy -

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Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line

Dan McCarney - Assistant Head Coach, Defense/Defensive Line (replacing Greg Mattison)

Dan Mullen - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Charlie Strong - Defensive Coordinator, Associate Head Coach/Linebackers

Strong takes over the full responsibilities of defensive coordinator after splitting them with Mattison last year.

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