Former Florida QB Austin Appleby has joined Jim McElwain's Staff at CMU

Florida v Arkansas

Florida v Arkansas

Former Florida QB Austin Appleby is now a coach.

He is now listed as a quality control assistant (support staff position) on CMU's webpage. The Chippewas are coached by former Florida head coach Jim McElwain .

Appleby transferred from Purdue to Florida in 2016 to play for McElwain.

CMU has quite a few Florida connections:

  • Defensive coordinator Robb Akey – former UF staffer under McElwain; promoted to defensive line coach by interim head coach Randy Shannon in 2017
  • Linebackers coach Mark Debastiani – former UF staffer; linebackers coach for Outback Bowl following the departure of Geoff Collins
  • Offensive coordinator Charlie Frye – consultant at Florida during McElwain tenure
  • Wide receivers coach, assistant head coach Kevin Barbay – director of player development at Florida under McElwain
  • Defensive line coach Justin Hinds – former UF graduate assistant
  • CB Brian Edwards – 2017 Florida signee who has transferred to Central Michigan