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Napier expected to add defensive line coach Chris Rumph to the army of staff


Florida head coach Billy Napier continues to strengthen his army of staff and has no intentions on stopping just yet.

Rumors are starting to surface the web that Chicago Bears defensive line coach Chris Rumph is expected to leave the Bears’ organization and return to Gainesville after the Bears’ season ends in two weeks. Rumph, who has most of his coaching experience as a d-line coach, is expected to be Florida’s new outside linebackers coach.

“Napier is seeking to bring aboard Chris Rumph from the Chicago Bears, Karl Scott from the Minnesota Vikings and Eric Henderson of the Los Angeles Rams on the defensive side. He also aims to reunite with New York Giants offensive line coach Rob Sale, the source indicated. Those discussions are on hold until those NFL teams complete their seasons,” reported by G. Allan Taylor of The Athletic.

If everything goes as planned, Rumph will be returning for his second stint at Florida. He served as the d-line coach and co-defensive coordinator from 2015-2017 under Jim McElwain.

Rumph has been apart of great success throughout his 18 years as a college coach and contributed part of back-to-back national championships with Alabama as the defensive line coordinator in 2011 and 2012.

Here is Rumph’s full coaching resume below.

South Carolina (1997) — Graduate assistant
Calhoun County High School (1997–2001) — Head coach
South Carolina State (2002) — Defensive backs coach
Memphis (2003–2005) — Outside linebackers coach
Clemson (2006–2010) — Defensive ends coach
Alabama (2011–2013) — Defensive line coach
Texas (2014) — Assistant head coach & defensive line coach
Florida (2015–2016) — Defensive line coach
Florida (2017) — Co-defensive coordinator & defensive line coach
Tennessee (2018–2019) — Co-defensive coordinator & outside linebackers coach
Houston Texans (2020) — Outside linebackers coach
Chicago Bears (2021–present) — Defensive line coach

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