Florida Football Makes Massive Head Coaching Change

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    Florida head coach Dan Mullen has been fired according to ESPN. Photo via Dale Zanine/USA Today Sports.

    The Florida Gators have reportedly made a significant change to their football coaching staff.

    After suffering a loss an overtime loss to Missouri on Saturday night, Florida has officially parted ways with head coach Dan Mullen. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Low on Sunday afternoon.

    Mullen, who has been fired in the midst of his fourth season as the Gators’ head coach, had led the team to a 5-6 record so far in 2021. Since beating Vanderbilt on Oct. 9, the Gators have lost four straight conference games to LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and Missouri.

    After landing a spot in the SEC Championship game in 2020, the Gators are on the brink of going under .500 this year. The Gators’ final game of the season will be against Florida State this upcoming Saturday.

    During his tenure at Florida, Mullen was 4-0 against Tennessee including a 38-14 victory against the Vols in September of this season.

    According to the report, Greg Knox will take over as the team’s interim coach in the final stretch of the season. Knox currently serves as the Gators’ running backs coach and special teams coordinator.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.

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