Sources: UF interviews Kerwin Bell

December, 17, 2011
12/17/11
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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp has interviewed at least one candidate in his search for an offensive coordinator.

According to sources close to the situation, Muschamp met with Jacksonville University head coach Kerwin Bell last Wednesday during a break in Bell’s scheduled recruiting trips. The source, which requested anonymity, said Muschamp interviewed Bell on the JU campus and the two went to lunch.

Bell has been JU’s coach for five seasons and led the Dolphins to a 36-21 overall record and two Pioneer Football League titles. He has rewritten the school’s offensive record books since his arrival, and his 2010 offense led all Football Championship Subdivision teams at 486.3 yards per game.

Quarterback Josh McGregor recently wrapped up his career with 11,230 career passing yards -- second all-time among collegiate quarterbacks in state of Florida history -- and 116 career touchdown passes.

Bell quarterbacked the Gators from 1984-87 and was part of the first team to win an SEC title (later vacated). He finished his career with 7,585 yards and 56 touchdowns passing.

Before he was hired at JU in 2007, Bell started the Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic High School football program and went 45-15 in five seasons with one state title.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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