Report: Florida Losing O-Line Coach Mike Summers To Louisville

    Florida is losing a coach to Louisville, as Mike Summers is reportedly departing Gainesville. He will become the new O-Line coach for the Cardinals.

    January 14, 2017

    Florida is losing a coach to Louisville, as Mike Summers is reportedly departing Gainesville. He will become the new O-Line coach for the Cardinals.


    Florida offensive line coach Mike Summers is leaving Gainesville.

    According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Summers will leave for the same job at Louisville. He had one year remaining on his Gators contract, making $498,500 per season.

    Summers was the lone holdover from former head coach Will Muschamp’s staff, but he was kept on by Jim McElwain for the first two years of his tenure. The Gators now have a second opening on the staff.

    Florida promoted co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Randy Shannon to fill Geoff Collins’ DC role, but it has not yet hired his replacement.

    Summers was previously on Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino’s first staff at Louisville as well as at Arkansas and the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. He was also an assistant at Kentucky under Joker Phillips.

    The ‘Ville has led the nation in sack yards allowed the past two seasons, and Chris Klenakis’ unit struggled mightily in the Cards’ final three games. Louisville surrendered 11 sacks in the loss at Houston and eight in the loss to LSU in the Citrus Bowl. Klenakis is expected to remain on the staff as tight ends coach.

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