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Lawing headed to Florida

According to reliable sources, South Carolina defensive line coach Brad Lawing will accept a position at Florida under Will Muschamp on the defensive staff for the Gators.

Brad Lawing

Lawing flew to Gainesville, Fla., to meet with Muschamp and company and sources at both programs said the "deal is done".

Lawing is one of the longest-tenured assistants in modern Gamecock history. He worked at South Carolina from 1989-98 under head coaches Sparky Woods and Brad Scott before returning to Columbia in 2006 under current head coach Steve Spurrier.

While with the Gamecocks under Spurrier, Lawing was responsible for coaching Cliff Matthews (Atlanta Falcons), Melvin Ingram (first round draft pick, San Diego Chargers) and current All-American Jadeveon Clowney among others.

There is a connection with Lawing and Mushcamp- both have served under current Alabama head coach Nick Saban in various capacities. Lawing was at Michigan State under Saban while Muschamp coached with Saban at LSU.

There has not been an offseason since Spurrier has been at South Carolina without at least one assistant coaching change.

Behind the scenes on Lawing's departure

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