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Follow the bouncing Jeff Choate

Jeff Choate, doing a little leisurely web-slinging. (Stanley Brewster/ Energetic traveler Jeff Choate, doing a little leisurely web-slinging. (Stanley Brewster/

By Holly Anderson

Following a one-season gig on Mike Leach's staff, Washington State linebackers coach Jeff Choate left Pullman in January to join up with Sean Kugler in El Paso to serve as UTEP's defensive coordinator. At the time, Kugler called Choate an "Energizer bunny" and praised his constant motor.

That motor, it turns out, is still running, and it's taking Choate on another big geographic hop: Florida announced this morning that Choate has been added to Will Muschamp's Gators staff, where he'll serve as special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach. In a school release, Muschamp praised Choate's "high energy."

A cursory examination of a world map suggests that if Choate's current energetic travel patterns continue, he'll be coaching American football somewhere in the vicinity of Caracas come 2014. We wish Choate the very best of luck with his world tour.

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