A team spokesman told Brandon Marcello of the Clarion-Ledger that Mirando's departure has nothing to do with any legal issues. Mirando did not speak to media before departing, but he did release a statement through the school's media relations office.
“I want to stress that these issues are personal,” Mirando said. “I look forward to pursuing other opportunities in the future. Finally, I want to thank my friend and mentor Dan Mullen for giving me this chance.”
Mirando was set to lead one of the deepest WR groups in the SEC. A trio of seniors -- Arceto Clark, Chris Smith and Chad Bumphis -- are expected to reliable targets for QB Tyler Russell, who is taking over the full-time starter in 2012. The Bulldogs' WRs set a school record in 2011 with 19 touchdown receptions.
Mirando took over as WRs coach on an interim basis at the end of 2010 season when former WRs coach Mark Hudspeth left to be the head coach at Louisiana Lafayette. Mirando stayed on full time in the role throughout 2011.
Mirando, 26, was the youngest coach on the Bulldogs' staff, and was among the youngest staff members in the SEC. He got his start as a graduate assistant under Mullen at Florida in 2008.
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