The search has finally come to an end. has hired George Edwards as its next defensive coordinator. Edwards will replace Charlie Strong who left the Gators to become the head coach at . There was speculation would stay in-house and possibly promote safeties coach Chuck Heater to the position, but in the end the Gators went to the NFL, hiring Edwards away from the Miami Dolphins where he coached linebackers (including former Gator Channing Crowder).Edwards is no stranger to the program and has plenty of links to the school. He was a linebacker at Duke under Steve Spurrier and coached with the Gators under the visored one. Edwards joined up with Spurrier again in the NFL with the Washington Redskins. He will actually be replacing the man that was further down the list when he was hired....

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