Texas DL coach Chris Rumph heads to Florida, Longhorn signees unhappy

Chris Rumph (right) spent one season at Texas. (USATSI)
Chris Rumph (right) spent one season at Texas. (USATSI)

As reported during the week, Texas defensive line coach Chris Rumph has indeed left the Longhorns staff to accept the same position at Florida -- and left some unhappy new Texas signees behind.

The Gators made Rumph's hire official Friday with an announcement in which Jim McElwain said Rumph was "someone who will positively affect our players’ lives -- both on and off the field.” McElwain and Rumph briefly served on the same Nick Saban staff at Alabama, where Rumph coached from 2011-13. 

From there Rumph spent a single season in Austin, where he helped the Longhorns to a 40th-place finish in FBS yards per-carry allowed and 11th in the (virtually) final 247Sports' composite team recruiting rankings. He will replace Terrell Williams, the former Oakland Raiders line coach who joined McElwain's staff for only a few weeks before deciding instead to coach for the Miami Dolphins.

Coming less than 48 hours after Signing Day, Rumph's decision -- much like that of Stan Drayton, the Ohio State running backs coach who left for the Chicago Bears and angered Buckeyes signee Mike Weber -- has not sat well with some Longhorns signees. Here's three-star defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin on Thursday:

And on Friday:

Here's three-star defensive end Charles Omenihu:

At least where the Longhorns are concerned, all's well that ends well:

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