The Georgia Bulldogs' lopsided loss to the Florida Gators in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party was a sobering experience leading inevitably to one conclusion: changes must be made to the Red and Black coaching staff.
Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was a Steve Addazio hire. The two worked together at Syracuse, and Austin said Addazio called him a few days before National Signing Day to gauge his interest in the job in case it came open. This means Meyer and Addazio knew George Edwards might be planning to skip town before signing day.
UF spokesman Steve McClain said interim coach Steve Addazio will "coordinate" the hiring of a new defensive coordinator while coach Urban Meyer takes his leave of absence. UF was surprised by a departure that was not orchestrated to secure the recruiting class before he left, McClain said.