Latest Dan Mullen News

Florida hires La-Lafayette coach Napier to replace Mullen

Nov. 28, 2021 15:25 PM EST

Florida hired Louisiana-Lafayette’s Billy Napier on Sunday to be the Gators' next football coach. The move ends a quick process that landed Florida its top target one week after it fired Dan Mullen. The 42-year-old Napier will remain with the Ragin...

Florida tops rival FSU 24-21 for 3rd straight in series

Nov. 27, 2021 18:01 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Carter made his way to one corner of the Swamp and found himself celebrating alongside the Florida band. His next move? Directing, of course. “I stayed on beat!" said Carter, one of 27 seniors playing their final game...

Bowl game, bragging rights at stake for rivals FSU, Florida

Nov. 26, 2021 09:47 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Malik Davis, one of a dozen Florida players dealing with a second coaching change in their college careers, got a chance to address teammates earlier this week. His message was simple and succinct. “Even...

Mizzou's Drinkwitz returning to Arkansas for rivalry game

Nov. 25, 2021 03:23 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Just 45 miles of interstate highway separate Eli Drinkwitz from where he started and where he is now as Missouri's head football coach. Raised in the small Arkansas town of Alma, Drinkwitz will come full circle Friday when his Tigers visit No....

It's rivalry week around the SEC, and they do just mean more

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings. “If you don’t have success in this game, I don’t care what else you accomplish in the season, there’s always a ‘but,’" Saban said....

Coaching stability separates Big Ten from other conferences

Nov. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EST

Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck sees the rampant coaching turnover going on this season and feels grateful about his relative security. “There are a lot of things going on around the country, coaches who had great years last year that don’t have jobs now a year later,”...

No. 3 Alabama flawed but battle-tested _ unlike last year

Nov. 22, 2021 17:56 PM EST

This Alabama team is still winning football games but that aura of seemingly invincibility that normally looms over the Crimson Tide is long gone. Last year Alabama made it look so easy in its season-long romp to the national championship, being truly challenged only...

Florida turns to longtime SEC assistant Knox amid transition

Nov. 22, 2021 17:55 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Greg Knox is stepping in for Dan Mullen for the second time in five years. A 27-year veteran of Southeastern Conference football and a winner in his only game as an interim head coach, Knox knows how to handle a staff. He knows how to handle players. He knows how to...

Florida fires coach Dan Mullen, completing stunning fall

Nov. 21, 2021 16:29 PM EST

One bad season at Florida was one too many for Dan Mullen. The standard for success when it comes to coaching the Gators is about as high as it can get in college football. Florida fired Mullen on Sunday, a day after his sixth loss in nine games, two...

AP source: Florida fires football coach Dan Mullen after Gators lose for 6th time in 9 games

Nov. 21, 2021 13:34 PM EST
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — AP source: Florida fires football coach Dan Mullen after Gators lose for 6th time in 9 games.