What’s at stake in Florida’s coaching search


The state’s top two candidates for Florida’s vacant Florida head coaching job have reportedly both been offered jobs.

Sources tell the Orlando Sentinel that defensive coordinator Dan Mullen is expected to interview for Florida defensive coordinator Dave Doeren’s job in a state that is still considering its next coach.

Mullen, who was recently named Florida’s defensive coordinator after Mike Shula was hired to replace Lane Kiffin, was hired by Oklahoma last year after Kiffin was fired.

He’s also been mentioned as a potential candidate for Oklahoma’s vacant head coaching position.

Mullens’ current contract expires in January 2019, but he’s reportedly expected to land a job soon.

Doeren, who also served as defensive coordinator at TCU from 2009-2012, was promoted to head coach in March after a four-year stint with the Horned Frogs.

He previously served as the linebackers coach at Alabama from 2004-05.

He also was the defensive coordinator for the Houston Cougars from 2003-06.

Doernes wife, Tia, is the daughter of former LSU coach Les Miles.

Mullins current contract with the Cowboys expires after the 2017 season.

Florida has been searching for its next head coach since Mike Garrett was fired last November after the team failed to make the NCAA Tournament for three consecutive seasons.