Florida football: After month-long coaching search, Dan Mullen will be introduced Monday
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Florida has its football coach
The Gators’ month-long search for a new football coach is over. The school announced Sunday that it hired Mississippi State coach and former Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen to replace Jim McElwain. Mullen will be introduced at a news conference Monday afternoon.
Some highlights on the hiring:
- Mullen knows what it takes to win at Florida — now he has to go out and do it.
- He might not have been the splash hire fans were looking for, but Mullen was the right hire.
- Current players and recruits reacted to Mullen’s hiring.
- Now that the Gators have their coach, here’s what needs to get done next.
- One of Mullen’s key points for success: Knowing how to develop quarterbacks.
In other Florida football news
- The Gators closed the 2017 season with a 38-22 loss to Florida State on Saturday.
- Quarterback Feleipe Franks said he won’t dwell on critics after disappointing debut season.
- Randy Shannon discusses his potential future with Florida.
- The Gators need a total reset on offense.
- Redshirt sophomore tight end Kalif Jackson announced Sunday he will transfer.
- Florida’s 20 seniors were honored before the game. Wide receiver Brandon Powell had his best collegiate game to close out his time at Florida.
Basketball has positive showing at PK80
The seventh-ranked Gators men’s basketball team went 2-1 at the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore., defeating Stanford on Thursday and No. 17 Gonzaga in a double-overtime thriller on Friday before falling 87-84 to No. 1 Duke on Sunday.
Volleyball a No. 2 seed
The Florida volleyball team, which clinched a share of its 23rd SEC title Friday, was named the No. 2 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament and will have the chance to host postseason play until the semifinals if it advances far enough. The Gators open play Thursday at 7 p.m. ET against Alabama State.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Defensive back Brian Edwards:
Need That Check 💳& Respect ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/y0RAsa1iUN
— 🅱️rian Edwards (@LockEmUp_6) November 26, 2017
Linebacker Vosean Joseph:
Work Starts Now
— Vosean Joseph (@gloryboy_Sean) November 26, 2017
Defensive back Quincy Lenton:
2018 my year ..
— Leno (@QuincyLenton01) November 26, 2017
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