FOUR BITS: Temple, Gorman, Hounshell, Mularkey

By Adam Silverstein
January 4, 2011

1 » New Temple Owls head coach Steve Addazio has made his first hire, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Addazio has tabbed Florida Gators offensive assistant Justin Frye as his offensive line coach. Frye played under Addazio at Indiana and joined Florida’s staff in 2009.

2 » Four-star safety recruit Jabari Gorman (Miami, FL) plans to announce his commitment on Wednesday at the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game and is expected to choose between the Gators and Ohio State Buckeyes. Florida – which desperately needs safety help in the 2011 class – is considered by recruiting analysts to be the favorite to land Gorman. He is ranked as the No. 8 safety (No. 85 overall recruit) by ESPNU and No. 10 safety (No. 174 overall) by Rivals. OGGOA will update you on Gorman’s decision tomorrow.

Current UF commits also participating include five-star quarterback Jeff Driskel (Oviedo, FL) and four-stars tight end A.C. Leonard (Jacksonville, FL), athlete/S De’Ante Saunders (DeLand, FL) and wide receiver Ja’Juan Story (Brooksville, FL).

3 » One Florida commitment who will not be enrolling early next week as originally planned is three-star offensive lineman Chase Hounshell (Kirkland, OH). Hounshell, who remains committed to the Gators, said he will not be graduating early from high school and will instead take his time making his final decision. “I just don’t want to rush the most important decision of my life,” he told the Lake County News-Herald. “I was supposed to be moving down Wednesday, but it looks like I’ll be going back to school.” The only other school Hounshell is considering as of press time is Notre Dame.

4 » Former Florida tight end Mike Mularkey, currently the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, will be interviewing for the head coaching jobs with both the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns at some point this week. Mularkey has served as a position coach and coordinator most of his post-playing career but was head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2004-05.


  1. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Hopefully Jabari commits to us and I still feel confident
    that Hounshell will not de-commit.

  2. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Adam, Does Hounshell’s story seem legit? How much risk is
    there we might lose him (to Notre Dame?!) Hopefully this is just a
    case of a kid wanting to have a complete high school experience
    before moving on to more grown up things.

    • His story is legit…but I personally think it is spin. He said he may not have been to graduate early due to necessary credits. That may have happened and he’s using this as an excuse. Then again players love Addazio, especially OL guys, and losing him may have him second-guessing his choice.

  3. Richard says:

    Are there any other recruits for the Gators that are
    announcing during the under armour or army all american

  4. Swampbabe says:

    Sounds to me like Hounshell HAD to stay in school. I mean, come on, how many football players actually WANT to have a complete high school appearance if they can go to a college town and start the next phase of thier lives? The coaching upheaval gives him a little cover, I think. And please yes, let Jabari pick UF. All that hype around the OSU win didn’t help, that’s for sure.

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