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Dan Mullen Was Asked About Sideline Blowup With Todd Grantham

Florida football head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the Peach Bowl.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Dan Mullen of the Florida Gators reacts in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Florida took down Kentucky pretty handily on Saturday with a score of 34-10.

But, the game wasn't necessarily a great one for the Gators -- especially early on. Going into the half, Dan Mullen and his squad were down 10-7.

Led by Heisman-contending quarterback Kyle Trask, the Gators have had one of the most high-powered offenses in the NCAA this year. Florida's defense on the other hand has left a little to desire, allowing 30+ points in three games this season.

Coordinator Todd Grantham and his defensive unit continued those struggles in the first half of Saturday's game. Mullen made sure Grantham knew how he felt about that.

The fiery head coach ripped into his defensive coordinator on the sideline after tensions finally boiled over.

Grantham apparently responds positively to criticism. The Gators shut out the Wildcats for the remainder of the game, completely blanking them in the second half. With a comfortable multiple-possession win, Mullen was able to joke about the outburst after the game.

On a more serious note, Mullen responded to a follow-up question about his team's defensive play in the first half.

No. 6 Florida will look to continue riding its offensive success next week when they travel to Knoxville to take on Tennessee.