Dan Mullen is out as Florida‘s football coach, sources told ESPN on Sunday.
Greg Knox, Florida’s running backs coach and special teams coordinator, will fill in as interim coach, sources said.
A staff meeting was called for 1 p.m. ET and a team meeting for 1:30. The Gators have lost five straight games to Power 5 opponents and are 5-9 against Power 5 teams dating back to last season.
Mullen, in his fourth season at Florida, had the Gators in the SEC championship game last season, but they need to beat Florida State on Saturday to avoid a losing season.
Mullen has a buyout of $12 million, and he is owed $6 million within 30 days with the remaining $6 million to be paid out yearly in $1 million payments.