Florida defensive line coach Chris Rumph is reportedly staying in Gainesville, despite being pursued by the national champion Clemson Tigers.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported Thursday that Rumph had “received overtures from Clemson” but elected to remain with the Gators.
“He wants to remain at Florida on (head coach) Jim McElwain’s staff,” a source told McMurphy.
Clemson is looking for an assistant after defensive ends coach Marion Hobby took a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi reported Rumph “never entertained an offer” from the Tigers.
I'm told Florida's @CoachRumph never entertained an offer to join Clemson's staff.
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) January 19, 2017
Rumph just finished his second season on Florida’s staff. He previously coached with McElwain at Alabama. Before that, he was an assistant at Clemson from 2006-10. The defensive line coach helped the Gators rank No. 5 in the country in total defense in 2016.