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The Florida Gators are expected to announce the homecoming of former defensive coordinator Charlie Strong and quarterback, Kerwin Bell.

Pat Dooley broke the news that Dan Mullen was planning to hire Strong to an off-field analyst position. However, it was Buddy Martin who later broke the news that Bell would be joining the staff as well.

Martin made the announcement via Twitter, saying, “My sources say both Charlie Strong and his USF offensive coordinator Kerwin Bell are about to be added as Dan Mullen’s analysts.” Strong was an integral piece to the Gators’ national championship seasons in 2006 and 2008 before leaving to become the head coach at the University of Louisville. Bell started as the Gators’ quarterback from 1984-1987 and spent the remainder of his playing days in the NFL and the CFL. As the head coach of Division II Valdosta State, Bell led the Blazers to a 14-0 record, a national championship, and his offense averaged 52 points per game.

The addition of these two Gators will only strengthen Florida’s program with their astute knowledge of the game, the culture, and the South Florida recruiting footprint that the Gators have been working so diligently to reestablish.

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