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Bill Miller

  • Associate Head Coach (Linebackers)
  • (As of Jan. 7, 2005)

Coaching Experience:
2004 Florida (Associate Head Coach/Linebackers)
2003-2004 Florida (Linebackers)
1999-2002 Michigan State, Defensive Coordinator
1995-1998 Miami, Defensive Coordinator
1989-1994 Oklahoma State, Defensive Coordinator (Linebackers and Defensive Backs)
1986-1988 Minnesota, Assistant Coach (Defensive Backs)
1983-1985 Nevada-Reno, Defensive Coordinator (Secondary)
1981-1982 Drake, Assistant Coach (Secondary)
1979-1980 Oklahoma State, Graduate Assistant
1978 Texas Arlington, Graduate Assistant

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Has 27 years experience as a collegiate coach (Michigan State, Miami, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Nevada-Reno, Drake, Texas Arlington).
  • Has been a defensive coordinator for 17 of his 27 years coaching
  • Has been a part of five teams that have won Conference Championships ('81 Missouri Valley, '83 Big Sky, '85 Big Sky, '95 Big East, '96 Big East)
  • Has recruited the South Florida area for 19 years
  • Coached the SEC's leading freshmen tacklers in each of his two seasons at UF (Channing Crowder in 2003 and Brandon Siler in 2004). Crowder and Siler each earned freshmen All-America honors
  • Coached freshman Brandon Siler in 2004 to a team-best 77 tackles. Siler became only the second freshmen in school history to lead UF in tackles (joining Scot Brantley in 1976).
  • UF's top three linebackers in 2004 were freshmen or sophomores and UF played the Vanderbilt game without four scholarship linebackers, forcing UF to start a freshman walk-on linebacker for only the second time in school history
  • In first season at Florida in 2003, coached freshman Channing Crowder, who led the SEC and all freshmen nationally in tackles per game.
  • Under his guidance, Channing Crowder and Earl Everett were named to the SEC All-Freshman team, while Crowder was named The Sporting News' SEC Defensive Freshman of the Year.
  • In 2001, led Michigan State's defensive squad to the nation's 14th best pass defense at 176.1 yards per game, tops in the Big Ten.
  • Nominated for the Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant coach, in 2000 and 2003
  • In 2000, Miller's defensive squad led the Big Ten in total defense for the second consecutive year (318.3 yards per game, 22nd nationally). The Spartans also led the conference in pass defense (164.1 ypg, 7th nationally), and pass efficiency defense (104.5 rating, 22nd nationally).
  • The Spartan's 1999 defensive unit led the Big Ten and finished fifth nationally in rushing defense allowing only 77 yards per game and finished 12th in the nation in total defense giving way to just 299 yards per game. They also finished tied 22nd in the nation in scoring defense with 19.2 points per game.
  • The 1999 defense unit was part of a Spartan's team that finished 7th in the final Associated Press Poll and tied for first in the school's history with 10 wins, including a victory over Florida in the Citrus Bowl.
  • Coached the last Spartan defense to record a shutout on November 13th, 1999 vs. Northwestern.
  • In 1997 Miller' defensive unit led the Big East in pass defense, allowing only 177.3 yards per game and in 1998 was second in the Big East in rushing defense permitting 135.6 yards per game.
  • Miller's defense contributed to the Hurricanes back-to-back Big East Conference co-championships in 1995-96.
  • The Hurricanes defense also contributed to victories at the 1996 Carquest Bowl over Virginia and the 1998 Micron PC Bowl over N.C. State.
  • Served as an assistant coach under Jimmy Johnson at Oklahoma State. Dave Wannstedt and current NFL Miami Dolphin assistant coaches Pat Jones, Keith Armstrong and Tony Wise were also assistants on same staff.
  • In 1986 at Minnesota, the Gophers defense helped upset top-ranked Michigan 20-17 and earned a trip to the Liberty Bowl.
  • As Defensive Coordinator at Nevada-Reno, the Wolf Pack won the Big Sky Conference in 1983. The 1983 and 1985 Nevada-Reno teams advanced to the I-AA National Semifinals.
  • His 1983 and 1985 squads led the Big Sky Conference in total defense, where it also ranked third nationally, as well as led the nation in turnover margin.
  • In his first year at Drake, Miller's secondary contributed to a 10-1 record and a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title.

Playing Career

  • A two-year starter (1977-78) at strong safety at Texas Arlington after transferring from Hutchinson (Kan.) Junior College where he was named the team's Most Inspirational Player. He also won the Dr. John Dearing Most Dedicated Player award as a member of the Texas Arlington squad.

Prominent Players Coached

FLORIDA

  • DE CHANNING CROWDER - First team All SEC as a freshman in 2003. SEC defensive freshman of the year and a Scripps/FWAA freshman All-American in 2003. Led the SEC and all freshmen nationally in tackles per game in 2003.
  • LB EARL EVERETT - Second-team All-SEC (Coaches) in 2004
  • LB BRANDON SILER - Football Writers Freshman All-America team and SEC Freshman of the Year by league coaches. Led UF in tackles as a freshmen, becoming only the second UF frosh to do so in school history.

MIAMI

  • DE KENNY HOLMES - Named first team All-Big East Player in 1995 and 1996. Selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
  • S CARLOS JONES - Named second team All-Big East Player in 1995Selected in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.
  • DE KENARD LANG - Named second team All-Big East Player in 1995 and 1996. Selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
  • LB RAY LEWIS - Named first-team All-American in 1995 and finalist for the 1995 Butkus Award. Member of the 1995 Playboy All- America Team. Selected to the first-team All-Big East in 1995. Led Miami defense in tackles his sophomore and junior years, setting consecutive records for solo tackles by a LB with 91 in 1994 and 95 in 1995. Ranks second and fourth in UM history for tackles in a season with 160 in 1995 and 152 in 1994. Won the 1995 Jack Harding Award, given to UM's most valuable player. Leader of the Baltimore Ravens defense that won the 2000 Super Bowl title. Selected in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.
  • S TREMAIN MACK - Named first team All-Big East Player in 1996. Won the 1996 Jack Harding Award, given to UM's most valuable player. Selected in the fourth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • LB DAN MORGAN - Winner of the 2000 Bednarik Award, given to the College Defensive Player of the Year. Winner of the 2000 Nagurski Trophy, given to the best defensive player. Also winner of the 2000 Butkus Award, given to the nation's best linebacker. He is the first player in college football history to win all three awards in the same year. Named first team All-American in 2000 by the AP, Football Writers Association, The Football News, The Sporting News, Walter Camp, and the National Football Foundation. Unanimous selection as the 2000 Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Three time first team All-Big East selection. Set a new Miami record for career tackles with 532, also a Big East record. Became the first player in UM history to record 100 or more tackles in each of his four seasons. Selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
  • LB TWAN RUSSELL - Named first team All-Big East Player in 1996. Selected in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
  • CB DUANE STARKS - Named first team All-Big East Player in 1997. Selected in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.
  • DB MARCUS WIMBERLY - Selected in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
  • LB NATE WEBSTER- Selected in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

MICHIGAN STATE

  • CB RENALDO HILL - Tied for third on MSU's career passes broken up list with 36. Selected in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
  • S ARIC MORRIS - Seventh on MSU's career tackles list with a total of 350. Selected in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
  • LB JULIAN PETERSON - MSU's all-time leader in tackles for losses with 48 for a combined total of 215 yards. Second on MSU's career quarterback sacks list with 25. Recorded the two most productive seasons in the tackles for loss category with 30 in 1999 and 18 in 1998 and the had the second most quarterback sacks in a season when he tallied 15 in 1999. Selected in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
  • DT JOSH SHAW - Selected in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
  • LB ROBAIRE SMITH - Fourth on MSU's career tackles for loss list with 38 for a total of 169 yards and fifth on the career quarterback sacks list with 22. Selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
  • LB JOSH THORNHILL - Fourth on MSU's career tackles list with a total of 395 and tied for fifth on the career tackles for loss with 33 totaling 88 yards. Signed with the Detroit Lions as a rookie free agent in 2002.
  • LB T.J. TURNER - Selected by the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.

NEVADA-RENO

  • DB PATARICK HUNTER - Selected to the University of Nevada-Reno All-Century team in 1999. Selected in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft by Seattle
  • LB HENRY ROLLING - Inducted into the University of Nevada-Reno Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 and selected to the university's All-Century team in 1999. Selected in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft by San Diego.

OKLAHOMA STATE

  • LB KEITH BURNS - Named to the All-Big Eight team in 1992 and 1993. Played in the 1993 East-West Classic. Selected in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.
  • DB MIKE CLARK - Named to the All-Big Eight team in 1990.
  • LB SIM DRAIN - Named to the All-Big-Eight team in 1989. Played in the 1989 Senior Bowl. Fourth on OSU's career tackles list with a total of 381.
  • DE JASON GILDON - Named to the All-Big Eight team in 1991 and 1993. Played in the 1993 Blue-Gray all-star game. Tied for 16th on OSU's career tackles list with a total of 266. Selected in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • LB LINC HARDEN - Played in the 1994 East-West Classic. Selected in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.
  • DT STACEY SATTERWHITE - Named to the All-Big Eight team in 1990 and 1991. An Academic All-Big Eight member in 1989, 1990, and 1991. Played in the 1992 Japan Bowl all-star game.
  • DE MIKE WOOLRIDGE - Named to the All-Big Eight team in 1992. 14th on OSU's career tackles list with a total of 275.

NFL Players (Round drafted)

LB Keith Burns (7th) -
OSU '94- Denver Broncos
DE Jason Gildon (3rd) -
OSU '94- Pittsburgh Steelers
LB Linc Harden (4th) -
OSU '95- Dallas Cowboys
CB Renaldo Hill (7th) -
MSU '00- Arizona Cardinals
DE Kenny Holmes (1st) -
UM '96- Tennessee Titans
CB Patrick Hunter (3rd) -
Nevada-Reno '85- Seattle Seahawks
CB Carlos Jones (7th) -
UM '96-Seattle Seahawks
DE Kenard Lang (1st) -
UM '96- Washington Redskins
DE Jevon Langford (4th) -
OSU '96- Cincinnati Bengals
LB Ray Lewis (1st) -
UM '95- Baltimore Ravens
S Tremain Mack (4th) -
UM '96- Cincinnati Bengals
LB Dan Morgan (1st) -
UM '01- Carolina Panthers
S Aric Morris (5th) -
MSU '00- Tennessee Titans
LB Julian Peterson (1st) -
MSU '00- San Francisco
LB Henry Rolling (3rd) -
Nevada-Reno '85- San Diego Chargers
LB Twan Russell (5th) -
UM '96- Washington Redskins
DT Josh Shaw (5th) -
MSU '020- San Francisco 49ers
DE Robaire Smith (6th) -
MSU '00- Tennessee Titans
CB Duane Starks (1st) -
UM '97- Baltimore Ravens
LB Josh Thornhill (FA) -
MSU '01- Detroit Lions
LB T.J. Turner (7th) -
MSU '01- New England Patriots
DE Dimitrius Underwood (1st) -
MSU '99- Minnesota Vikings
LB Nate Webster (3rd) -
Miami '00- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DB Marcus Wimberly (5th) -
UM '96- Atlanta Falcons

Personal Information

Birthdate: June 18, 1956
Hometown: Hutchinson, Kan.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Texas Arlington in 1978
Marital Status: Married to the former Lisa Swanson of St. Paul, Minn.
Children: Cole (13), Jackson (10)

Bowl Games as a Coach
1986 Liberty
1998 Micron PC
1996 Carquest
2000 Florida Citrus
2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic
2004 Outback Bowl
2004 Peach Bowl

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