*Update, 11:55 a.m.* The Gainesville Sun and 247Sports have each refuted a Sports Illustrated report stating Texas defensive line coach Chris Rumph has accepted the same position at Florida. Rumph has been offered a job at Florida but has not accepted it, according to the new reports.
Sports Illustrated is reporting that Texas defensive line coach Chris Rumph has accepted the same position at Florida.
Rumph would be reunited in Gainesville with new Gators coach Jim McElwain, his old co-worker on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama. An opening has become available as McElwain’s line coach, Terrell Williams, is reportedly bolting Florida after a month to coach with the Miami Dolphins.
Neither Texas nor Florida has confirmed the report.
Rumph has a sterling reputation in recruiting and is credited for helping the Longhorns sign five players on Wednesday: Defensive linemen Du’Vonta Lampkin, Charles Omenihu, and Quincy Vasser, running back Chris Warren, and safety DeShon Elliot.
With Rumph moving on, Texas coach Charlie Strong must now make two hires to his staff. On Wednesday, Strong said he wanted to get through signing day before immersing himself in the search for a tight ends coach.