June 24, 2024

The Florida Gators have strategically enhanced their football staff by hiring Beyah Rasool as an analyst to bolster their defensive unit. This move, first reported by Matt Zenitz, follows Rasool’s brief but impactful tenure at Bowling Green, where he served as the cornerbacks coach and special teams assistant in the 2023 season. During his time there, Rasool significantly improved the Falcons’ secondary, which ranked fourth nationally with 17 interceptions and led the country with 28 takeaways.

Under Rasool’s guidance, starting cornerbacks Jordan Oladokun and Jalen Huskey each recorded four interceptions, tying for 19th in the nation. Huskey earned first-team All-MAC honors, Oladokun made the second team, and Davon Ferguson received third-team recognition. The Falcons’ defense also excelled overall, ranking 25th in total defense (326.1 yards per game) and 12th in passing yards allowed (179.8 yards per game). In contrast, the Gators struggled with turnovers, finishing last in the nation with just three interceptions in 2023.

Where Are they Now? Beyah Rasool - ArizonaVarsity

Before his role at Bowling Green, Rasool spent two years as a senior defensive analyst with the Arizona Wildcats.

Although the Gators’ on-field coaching positions are filled, head coach Billy Napier has shown interest in the NCAA Oversight Committee’s potential decision to lift the cap on the number of on-field coaches. Napier has noted that such a change would be beneficial, allowing for better workload management and more effective team impact, considering the increased responsibilities due to recruiting, evaluation, and relationship-building amid the transfer portal era.

By adding Rasool, the Gators aim to enhance their defense and leverage his expertise in developing top-tier defensive backs and fostering a winning culture.

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