Gators get big boost from return of LB Jarrad Davis
Published on Wednesday, 1/20/16, at 1:54 a.m. Eastern.
The 2016 Florida Gators will be in much better shape defensively thanks to the return of linebacker Jarrad Davis, who announced his intentions to come back to school for his senior year on twitter Monday afternoon.
Davis sent out the following tweet: “One last ride as a Florida Gator!! Honored to wear the Orange & Blue one more time#GatorNation#BDN.”
Also, Marcus Maye decided not to enter the NFL Draft early. Maye tweeted: “One more go round!!”
Davis finished the 2015 campaign with 98 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, seven QB hurries, one forced fumble, one interception and four passes broken up.
Maye tallied 82 tackles, two interceptions, 1.5 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, six passes broken up and three QB hurries. He has four career interceptions and six career forced fumbles.
In other UF news, Jim McElwain recent parted ways with secondary coach Kirk Callahan, a 30-year-old coach who had one year remaining on his $315,000 annual contract. UF will owe Callhan that amount if he doesn’t land another coaching job.
Sportsbook.ag has the Gators with 50/1 odds to win the 2016 national title.