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Chomping at Bits: Details of Dan Mullen’s contract, Jim McElwain’s buyout released

Florida settles the financial details with their new and old head coaches.

NCAA Football: Florida-Head Coach Dan Mullen Press Conference Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Florida releases Jim McElwain’s buyout, Dan Mullen’s contract information: The Gators’ former head coach’s negotiated buyout is $7.5 million, rather than the $12.9 million in his contract. McElwain will receive payments through 2021, with both sides agreeing not to disparage each other. Florida’s new head coach is the now the second highest paid coach in the SEC, was allotted $5 million to hire assistants, and has several performance bonuses in his contract. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Dan Mullen’s history with QBs: A look at past signal callers coached by the Gators’ new head coach. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gators targeting Mississippi State recruits: New Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales spent Tuesday in Mississippi visiting four-star WR Bulldogs commits Malik Heath and Stephen Guidry. (Annie Costabile, Clarion Ledger)

QB recruiting: Mullen is hitting the recruiting ground running, and was visiting No. 1 overall recruit (and Georgia commit) Justin Fields yesterday. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

UF to emphasize strength and conditioning program: Scott Stricklin noted the critical need in that department in his statement announcing Mullen’s hire, and in comments to reporters. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

2019 athlete Maurice Goolsby decommits from Gators: The four-star made the decision after the coaching changes at Florida. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Florida women’s basketball picks up home win: Led by Haley Lorenzen’s third double-double of the season, the Gators defeated Jacksonville, 69-59. (Kelly Shipp and Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

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