Gonzales leaving Florida for LSU

December, 11, 2009
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Florida's Urban Meyer is losing another longtime member of his coaching staff.

Billy Gonzales, who had been with Meyer since their days at Bowling Green, is leaving to take a job on the LSU staff. The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday night that Gonzales will be the Tigers' passing game coordinator and also coach receivers.

Gonzales had been the Gators' receivers coach since coming to Florida with Meyer in 2005. The last two years, he'd also served as their recruiting coordinator.

LSU had two openings to fill after running backs coach Larry Porter was named the head coach at Memphis and receivers coach D.J. McCarthy resigned Wednesday. McCarthy has been linked to possible NCAA violations that LSU is investigating. The Tigers hired Frank Wilson away from Tennessee to fill Porter's spot, and Gonzales will step in for McCarthy.

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