June 15, 2024

The Florida Gators have bolstered their defensive lineup by bringing on Beyah Rasool to their football program in an off-field capacity as an analyst, as first revealed by Matt Zenitz.

Rasool joins after a short stint at Bowling Green, where he served as the cornerbacks coach and special teams assistant in the 2023 season. Despite his brief tenure, Rasool made a noticeable impact as evidenced by the improvement in the Falcons’ secondary performance, particularly in interceptions and takeaways.

Under Rasool’s guidance, Bowling Green achieved impressive statistics, ranking fourth nationally in interceptions and leading in takeaways. Notably, starting cornerbacks Jordan Oladokun and Jalen Huskey both ranked 19th in the nation with four interceptions each. Huskey received first-team All-MAC honors, Oladokun received second-team recognition, and Davon Ferguson earned third-team All-MAC accolades.

Overall, Bowling Green’s defense excelled, ranking 25th nationally in total defense and 12th in passing yards allowed. In contrast, the Gators struggled in forcing turnovers, finishing last in the country with only three interceptions in 2023.

Before his tenure at Bowling Green, Rasool served as a senior defensive analyst with the Arizona Wildcats for two years.

Although the Gators’ current on-field coaching staff is set, head coach Billy Napier has shown interest in the NCAA Oversight Committee’s potential decision to remove restrictions on the number of on-field coaches. Napier emphasized the advantages of such a change, noting the increased workload and responsibilities of assistant coaches in today’s college football landscape.

With Rasool’s addition, the Gators aim to enhance their defensive capabilities and leverage his track record in developing talented defensive backs and fostering a winning ethos.

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