[Update] UCLA Set To Interview Former Florida Co-Defensive Coordinator: Teryl Austin

GAINESVILLE, FL - APRIL 10: Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin of the Florida Gators during the Orange & Blue game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on April 10, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Not Chuck Heater, but Teryl Austin according to ESPN's Joe Schad:

Florida DC Teryl Austin will visit w UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel Friday

Texas also had been looking at Austin -- as a back up plan -- before getting Manny Diaz. What else do we know about Austin?

We give you the most famous Florida football fan on the internets: Spencer Hall from EDSBS:

We know little about him, mostly because he got to prove so little working with a defense whose defensive line offered no pass rush and whose counterparts on offense often put them in perilous starting field position. (Safeties this year will hopefully not get used to the sight of the goal line running through the arch of their cleats.) We know little of his recruiting prowess since he was hired after signing day and has yet to attach a significant recruit to his resume. We know his defenses did a few things well, most notably defending the pass (13th in the nation overall,) though the interception machine promised by Will Hill and Ahmad Black in the defensive backfield never materialized. 

Other than those things, the data set is small and statistically insignficant at the college level. He is an alliterative namer of children. He spells his name oddly. He played for the Montreal Machine of the World League of American Football.

He wasn't kidding about Montreal Machine.  He resume doesn't sound as impressive as Heater, yet when Charlie Strong departed for Lousiville the Urbanator decided to promote him as DC instead of Chuck Heater. I have seen Heater referenced as co-DC but during the bowl game it was Austin who was being referred to as Florida's DC.

Right now, not sure what else to make of Austin beyond those notes. Thoughts?

UPDATE (A): Pitt Panthers are also looking for coaches these days. Pitt fans seem to think of Austin pretty highly hoping he comes back to his alma mater as a DC. Check the comments in this roundup on Pitt Blather.

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