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Florida parts ways with Mullen after four seasons

10 days ago
Florida Athletics
Photo: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida has parted ways with football Head Coach Dan Mullen, Athletics Director Scott Stricklin announced Sunday.

Special Teams Coordinator / Running Backs Coach Greg Knox will serve as interim coach for the FSU game.

A veteran of 20-plus seasons in the SEC, including four at Florida, Knox has previously also served as interim coach at Mississippi State in 2017, leading the Bulldogs to a 31-27 win over Louisville in the TayxSlayer Bowl.

Mullen finished with a 34-15 record at UF after four seasons at the helm.

During his tenure at Florida, Mullen won 21 SEC games and led the Gators to three New Year Six Bowls and the SEC Championship Game in 2020.

The Gators are 5-6 (2-6 SEC) in 2021.

Stricklin explained in a press conference that he is looking for more "sustained success" in the program. For more of Stricklin's comments, click here.