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Gators hire Kurt Roper as OC

Updated: December 26, 2013, 7:41 PM ET
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Kurt Roper will leave Duke to take over as Florida's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, UF announced Thursday.

Roper will coach the No. 24 Blue Devils offense in Tuesday's Chick-fil-A Bowl against No. 21 Texas A&M.

Contract details were not immediately known, though the Gainesville Sun reported he will make $600,000 a year.

Florida head coach Will Muschamp expects Roper, his third offensive coordinator in four seasons, to bring new elements to the pro-style ...

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