Dan Mullen reportedly promoting Florida staffers after dismissing Todd Grantham, John Hevesy
Florida has reportedly let go of two assistants on Dan Mullen’s staff: Todd Grantham and John Hevesy. The Gators still have 3 games remaining on the 2021 regular-season schedule. If UF wins two of those games, it will be bowl eligible. While nothing is official yet, likely replacements as defensive play-caller and offensive line coach for the remaining games are being reported.
Two names are being reported to take over the defensive coordinator role. Corey Bender of Rivals’ Gators Territory reports that secondary coach Wesley McGriff, who has prior experience as an SEC defensive coordinator, will be promoted to play-caller. Ethan Hughes of Gator Country reports that the defensive play-caller will either be McGriff or Paul Pasqualoni. A former head coach at Syracuse, Pasqualoni is on UF staff as a “special assistant.”
Hughes and The Gainesville Sun’s Zach Abolverdi are reporting that grad assistant Michael Sollenne will coach the offensive line in Hevesy’s absence.
Florida’s offensive line will be coached by grad assistant Michael Sollenne for the remainder of the season. https://t.co/ZIRDTrofOd
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) November 8, 2021
I’m hearing Wesley McGriff will be taking on play-calling duties for the rest of the season. https://t.co/f3VRkXHejP
— Corey Bender (@Corey_Bender) November 8, 2021
It is believed that either secondary coach Wesley McGriff or special assistant Paul Pasqualoni will serve as the defensive play-caller for the remainder of the season, while graduate assistant Michael Sollenne will serve as the interim offensive line coach. https://t.co/3um3K6OlNm
— Ethan Hughes (@ehughes97) November 8, 2021