By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
Florida's wide receivers coach suddenly resigned Friday, opening the door for the Gators to promote Bush Hamdan to the full-time staff. Hamdan had been hired as a graduate assistant.
Hamdan and offensive coordinator Brent Pease, the former offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Boise State, will work together to coach the receivers. Pease also is the quarterbacks coach.
Wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill resigned for personal reasons. He has been tied to the recruiting scandal at Miami.
“I feel confident that Coach Pease and Coach Hamdan will step right in and provide the wide receivers with the coaching and teaching they need to be successful,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said in a press release. “Coach Pease was very involved with the wide receivers during the spring and has 10 years of experience coaching wideouts, including five at Boise State.
“Coach Hamdan played quarterback for Coach Pease at Boise State and is the most familiar of anyone on our staff with the terminology and philosophy of Coach Pease’s offense. He played a key role in installing our offense this past spring. We feel like this is a good plan for the fall and I will make a decision in December about moving forward.”
Hamdan was a backup quarterback for the Broncos in 2007 and 2008, when he lost close battles for the starting job to Taylor Tharp and Kellen Moore.
Pease was the Broncos' wide receivers coach from 2006 to 2010. He became the offensive coordinator in 2011.
Moore has started strong in training camp with the Detroit Lions, MLive reports.