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Former Gator Assistants Do Well In Opening College Football Season

The 2011 college football season is now officially underway after opening games last night and some of those games involved former Gator assistant coaches who are now in charge of their own programs.

Former Gator defensive coordinator Charlie Strong is in his second season at Louisville and the Cardinals opened the season with a 21-9 win over Murray State. Former Gator offensive coordinator Dan Mullen is now coaching nationally ranked Mississippi State and they opened with a nice 59-14 win over Memphis.

Former Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio is in his first year as head coach at Temple and he began with a win as the Owls top Villanova 42-7. And former Florida defensive line coach Dan McCarney is now the head man at North Texas but unfortunately his debut was a losing one, dropping a road game at Florida International University.

In other action Thursday, nationally ranked Wisconsin buries UNLV 51-17; Syracuse rallied to beat Wake Forest and Georgia Tech beat Western Carolina 63-21.

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