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Report: Florida's List Of Candidates To Replace Will Muschamp Does Not Include Dan Mullen Or Rich Rodriguez

On Sunday it was announced that Florida football will part ways with head coach Will Muschamp. According to a report by ESPN's Brett McMurphy, the university's list of coaches that it would like to replace Muschamp will not include two big names: Mississippi State's Dan Mullen and Arizona's Rich Rodriguez.

Mullen was Florida's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach from 2005-2008, and built the Gators' high-powered offenses that won national championships in 2006 and 2008. He has done an excellent job turning the Bulldogs into a solid program, as he has accrued a 45-29 record during his time in Starkville.

Rodriguez does not have any ties to Gainesville, but he is one of the most innovative offensive minds in America, and has been successful just about everywhere that he's coached. He is in the middle of a surprisingly successful year with the Wildcats, and has gone 144-96-2 at his five head coaching stops.

Of course, things can always change, and you should never totally rule someone out when a school with the resources and prestige of Florida is looking for a new coach, but it looks like neither Mullen nor Rodriguez will be the next head coach in Gainesville.