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‘Right guy for the job'

The idea was to eliminate a transition. Florida head coach Will Muschamp moved fast enough to avoid one. When former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was announced as the new defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday afternoon, Muschamp didn't drag his feet. In just over an hour, his decision to promote linebackers coach D.J. Durkin was official. It was a part of the plan.

The plan actually started when Will Muschamp took the job at Florida. It wasn't a conscious plan at that point, but Muschamp was immediately impressed with linebackers coach D.J. Durkin, who was the only defensive coach retained from the previous coaching staff. It wasn't a mistake. As the defensive staff spent time game planning during the last two seasons, Muschamp came to find that Durkin was...

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