Late last week, the Florida Gators announced that six offensive players, including three offensive lineman would be transferring out of the program. Although that is a lot of players, it didn’t raise many eyebrows, because the Gators had one of the worst offenses in college football season, which is the main reason why they wound up with a 4-8 record. Plus, head coach Will Muschamp fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis.
One of those players, junior Ian Silberman, has already graduated. Since Silberman has graduated already, he can play for his new school next season whereas the other Gator transfers will have to sit out a year (Two examples are ex-Gator offensive lineman Matt Patchan, who had a very good year for the Boston College Eagles this season and former North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson, who led the Wisconsin Badgers to the Rose Bowl after spending four years with the Wolfpack).
According to Robbie Andreu of the Gainsville Sun, Silberman will transfer to Louisville. Louisville head coach Charlie Strong was once the Florida defensive coordinator and still has a great presence in the state. Strong previously accepted transfers from former Gator wide receiver Robert Clark and tight end Gerald Christian.
He’ll likely slide in at right guard.