College Football

#7 Florida Gators (8-4)


Florida adds assistant coach Montinar to revamped secondary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Dan Mullen filled an open spot on his staff Friday by hiring former South Florida assistant Jules Montinar to work with defensive backs.

Montinar is scheduled to officially begin his new job Monday. He joins former Auburn assistant Wesley McGriff in the Gators' revamped secondary. Mullen fired Ron English and Torrian Gray the day after the Cotton Bowl, a 55-20 loss in which the Sooners racked up a whopping 684 yards. It was the most any team has ever gained against Florida.

No. 10 Florida allowed 30.8 points a game in 2020. It was the program's most since giving up 41.2 over six games in 1917. The team's secondary was a constant issue.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: K. Trask4283
Passing TDs: K. Trask43
Rushing Yards: D. Pierce503
Rushing TDs: D. Pierce4
Receiving Yards: K. Toney984
Receiving TDs: K. Pitts12
Interceptions: S. Davis2
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 vs. Eastern Washington Cancelled
9/19 vs. South Alabama Cancelled
9/26 at Ole Miss W 51 - 35
10/3 vs. South Carolina W 38 - 24
10/10 at 21 Texas A&M L 38 - 41
10/31 vs. Missouri W 41 - 17
11/7 at 5 Georgia W 44 - 28
11/14 vs. Arkansas W 63 - 35
11/21 at Vanderbilt W 38 - 17
11/28 vs. Kentucky W 34 - 10
12/5 at Tennessee W 31 - 19
12/12 vs. LSU L 34 - 37
12/19 vs. 1 Alabama L 46 - 52
12/30 at 6 Oklahoma L 20 - 55
Southeastern
East
  Conference Overall
7 Florida 8-2 8-4
9 Georgia 7-2 8-2
Missouri 5-5 5-5
Kentucky 4-6 5-6
Tennessee 3-7 3-7
South Carolina 2-8 2-8
Vanderbilt 0-9 0-9
West
  Conference Overall
1 Alabama 10-0 13-0
5 Texas A&M 8-1 9-1
Auburn 6-4 6-5
LSU 5-5 5-5
Mississippi 4-5 5-5
Arkansas 3-7 3-7
Mississippi State 3-7 4-7
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 6118 (4)
Passing Yards: 4543 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1575 (50)
Points per game: 39.8 (13)
Yards per game: 509.8 (9)
Touchdowns: 58 (6)
Field Goals: 19 (6)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5136 (123)
Passing Yards: 3090 (120)
Rushing Yards: 2046 (117)
Points per game: 30.8 (74)
Yards per game: 428.0 (83)
Touchdowns: 44 (120)
Field Goals: 12 (90)
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