AP source: Florida fires 2 assistants after defensive fiasco
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)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A person familiar with the situation says Florida coach Dan Mullen has fired two defensive assistants in the wake of the unit’s worst season in more than a hundred years. The Sooners racked up a whopping 684 yards — the most any team has ever gained against Florida — in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night. The Gators played without three defensive starters in the Cotton Bowl. Even with those give guys, Florida’s defense was mostly a debacle.
Smith, Pitts are the real stars of SEC's Alabama, Florida
Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts are the real stars of the leagues most potent offenses. Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts are the real stars of the league’s most potent offenses. “He’s great at the point of attack.”Added Smith: “Pitts, he just makes unbelievable plays.”Pitts was in the middle of a cautious and costly decision last week. Pitts is a lock for the Mackey Award given annually to college football’s top tight end. But anyone who has watched even a little bit of Alabama and Florida this season knows who the real stars are.
UF defense gets reinforcements in time for Auburn game
Starting linebacker Ventrell Miller missed last weeks game against Towson after injuring his hamstring against Tennessee two weeks ago. Starting safety Donovan Stiner was suspended from the first half of the UT game after getting called for targeting in the second half against Kentucky. Those eight defensive players along with starting wide receiver Freddie Swain, who missed last Saturdays game with an unspecified injury are good to go for Saturdays game. UF coach Dan Mullen announced after Saturdays game that the five injured players who missed against Towson were returning this week. So with all those guys, though, we'll get them some reps this week leading into the game."dailycommercial.com