Florida hires Dan Mullen as next football coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida has hired Mississippi State's Dan Mullen as its next football coach.
The Gators will announced the deal late Sunday. Mullen is expected to address his players in Starkville, Mississippi, before the official announcement.
Spurned by Chip Kelly and seemingly unwilling to risk waiting for UCF's Scott Frost to possibly do the same, Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin turned to Mullen. Stricklin and Mullen worked together in Starkville, Mississippi, from 2009 to 2016. Stricklin was Mississippi State's athletic director for seven of those years.
Mullen previously spent four years (2005-08) as Florida's offensive coordinator and won two national championships while guiding Tim Tebow to the top of the school record books.
The Gators have mostly sputtered on offense since.
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