Ron English is the safeties coach for the Florida Gator football team; he joined the staff in 2017. This year, he is getting his position players ready for the upcoming season.
The recruiting process for college football coaches is always a fun interesting things as you get to know the players and players get to know their coaching staff when committing to a school. Seeing your coach with a good personality can help a player feel comfortable.
Coach English recently had a picture of him go viral thanks to his graphic design guy, Kevin Camps, who took the picture of him and John Herron in his wife’s “69 Mercury Marquis” taking a stroll on campus.
Gators Upcoming Season
The Gators prepare for the first game of the 2020 college football season, facing off against Ole Miss in Week One. In today’s world there a lot of things going on from COVID- 19 to social injustice.
Coach English talks about this upcoming year for the Gators and how him and the coaching staff is adjusting to change.
“Attitude is key and if you know constant changes are coming then it’s not as hard to get adjusted but getting used to wearing a mask takes a little bit of adjustment too,” he said. Working on social issues going on in the world you have to listen and continue to ask questions from the players. Players are doing well with handling all the curve balls.”
Rotation this year at the safety spot will hopefully keep players fresh as younger players continue to learn and improve everyday.
Trey Dean III has moved to safety after playing corner and the “star” position previously on defense. English feels he had his best scrimmage this past week and says Dean is really adapting to his new position. Veterans Donovan Stiner and Shawn Davis are doing some good things at the position as well and should see significant playing time this year.
Florida signed some nice safety prospects and one freshman is making some nice progress according to English. Tre’Vez Johnson is working hard to possibly get into the mix at the position as he continues to learn and improve.