Follow the bouncing Jeff Choate

Wednesday April 17th, 2013

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."

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