Frost turns down Gators coaching job; UF now looks at Mullen

Florida expected to hire Dan Mullen

Florida expected to hire Dan Mullen

The Gators hired former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Sunday evening.

ESPN's Chris Low reports that Florida is finalizing a contract with Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen to serve in the same capacity. He now holds a 69-46 (33-39 SEC) head coaching record and has led the Bulldogs to seven consecutive winning seasons.

The Bulldogs are 8-4 overall and 4-4 in the SEC this season. He is the second-winningest coach in Mississippi State history. Mississippi State will play in a bowl game for the eighth straight season. The 45-year-old Mullen is already getting paid $4.5 million, but word is the school is willing to bump him up to around $6 million and also making an even stronger financial commitment to his staff.

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A major factor in Mullen's hire is athletic director Scott Stricklin. Kelly reportedly interviewed for the Florida job a week ago but it's unclear if he ever had a formal offer from the Gators. The school had conversations with Chip Kelly and Scott Frost, who both indicated better fits may be available at a place other than a high-profile SEC school.

As a bad season wound down, the University of Florida got a head start on the search for a new football coach by firing Jim McElwain. Florida finished its season 4-7 after Saturday's 38-22 loss to Florida State.

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