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Former Oklahoma Staff Member Ty Darlington Leaving for Florida

Former Oklahoma offensive lineman Ty Darlington has been on the Sooners coaching staff since 2017, but will leave his alma mater to join Billy Napier’s staff at Florida as a quality control coach, according to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman.

Darlington played center for the Sooners from 2012 to 2015 and won both the William V. Campbell and Wuerffel trophies during his time in Norman. Darlington spent time coaching quarterbacks under Lincoln Riley and became the Sooners’ interim quarterbacks coach when Riley left for USC back in November.


Darlington announced that he was leaving the program via Twitter on Tuesday evening shortly before his new title with UF was made available to the media.

“I am so incredibly blessed to have been a Sooner, and I will be a Sooner for the rest of my life,” Darlington wrote. “For the last 10 years, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve this university as a player and a coach. This chapter at the University of Oklahoma is coming to a close, but what a ride it has been!”

Originally from Apopka, Florida, Darlington will now be just over 100 miles from home with his new gig in Gainesville. The Oklahoma staff spoke highly of Darlington as a coach and expect him to be a rising star in the profession.

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