D.J. Durkin Joins Coaching Staff at Florida

Jan. 5, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - D.J. Durkin, who served as special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach at Stanford for the last three seasons, has been named an assistant coach at the University of Florida, where he will serve as linebackers coach.

Durkin joined the Cardinal after serving two seasons on the coaching staff at Bowling Green State University, his alma mater, where worked with the defensive ends in 2005 before taking over responsibilities with the linebackers and special teams in '06.

Durkin began his coaching career at Bowling Green, where he was a four-year starter for the Falcons from 1997-2000. Following graduation, he served as a defensive graduate assistant for on Meyer's staff for two seasons (2001-02). In 2001, BGSU's defense ranked first in the Mid-American Conference in total defense, as well as four other major categories. In 2002, the Falcons finished with a 9-3 record and were ranked in the Top 20 in both major polls.

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