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Florida adds assistant coach Montinar to revamped secondary

Jan. 22, 2021 4:46 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen filled an open spot on his staff Friday by hiring former South Florida assistant Jules Montinar to work with defensive backs. Montinar is scheduled to officially begin his new job Monday. He joins former Auburn assistant Wesley McGriff in the Gators'...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, Samford running back Jay Stanton (20) is tackled by Auburn defensive tackle DaQuan Newkirk (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 a little more than a week after landing Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Florida rebuilds D-line by adding transfers Newkirk, Shelton

Jan. 14, 2021 6:22 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program Thursday, a little more than a week after landing ex-Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. The duo should...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, middle, offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood, left, and Landon Dickerson, right, celebrate with the trophy, after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Sarkisian, Bama stars deliver big numbers in OC's finale

Jan. 12, 2021 1:27 AM EST

Steve Sarkisian took full advantage of three of the most dangerous weapons in college football in their final act together. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator put on another dominating play calling clinic during Monday night's 52-24 win over No. 3 Ohio State in the College Football Playoff...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day hugs quarterback Justin Fields after their win against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 49-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

No. 1 Alabama faces No. 3 Ohio State for CFP championship

Jan. 11, 2021 10:00 AM EST

College Football Playoff national championship: No. 1 Alabama (12-0) vs. No. 3 Ohio State (7-0), Monday, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN) at Miami Gardens, Florida. Line: Alabama by 8 1/2. Series record: Alabama 3-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Crimson Tide will play for their sixth national championship under coach Nick Saban, 13th...

Oklahoma wide receiver Marvin Mims (17) catches a touchdown while being defended by Florida defensive back Donovan Stiner (13) during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between Oklahoma and Florida at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.(Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Florida tabs veteran SEC coach McGriff to coach secondary

Jan. 9, 2021 4:15 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida announced the hiring of Wesley McGriff as its secondary coach Saturday, replacing two assistants coach Dan Mullen fired after the team's worst defensive season in more than a hundred years. Mullen parted ways with secondary coaches Ron English and Torrian Gray last week....

Oklahoma wide receiver Charleston Rambo (14) catches a touchdown pass next to Florida defensive back Jaydon Hill (23) during the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Oklahoma deals with roster changes after Cotton Bowl win

Jan. 5, 2021 4:03 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has had a flurry of roster activity in the days following its blowout win over Florida in the Cotton Bowl. Receiver Charleston Rambo announced plans to enter the transfer portal Monday on Twitter. He was a preseason All-Big 12 receiver this season, but quarterback Spencer...

Florida coach Dan Mullen, center, watches play against Oklahoma during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Questions rise about Dan Mullen's coaching future at Florida

Jan. 5, 2021 1:46 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen could be on the verge of opting out. One week after insisting he hadn’t even thought about the NFL, there are reports that Mullen might walk away from the Gators, telling NFL teams he’s interested in making the jump to the pros. It was...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms up before the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, leading a contingent of five Alabama players on the first-team offense. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Heisman Trophy Preview: Loads of offense in four finalists

Jan. 4, 2021 2:26 AM EST

Two Alabama teammates, quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith, join Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Florida quarterback Kyle Trask as the finalists for the 86th annual Heisman Trophy. The winner will be announced Tuesday. A rundown of the finalists: MAC JONES, junior, QB, Alabama BIO: The...

Alabama players celebrate their 31-14 win against Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

6 years later, Alabama and Ohio State go at it again

Jan. 2, 2021 11:38 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Ohio State upset Alabama in the semifinals of the first College Football Playoff on the way to the Buckeyes' last national title, it seemed like the start of budding postseason rivalry between the two traditional powers. Instead, Clemson became the Crimson Tide's nemesis and...

Florida coach Dan Mullen, center, watches play against Oklahoma during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

AP source: Florida fires 2 assistants after defensive fiasco

Jan. 1, 2021 9:11 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen wasted little time identifying problem areas following his team's worst defensive season in more than a hundred years. Mullen fired secondary coaches Ron English and Torrian Gray, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The...