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Sources: Dan Mullen filling final Florida Gators staff spot

Dan Mullen's Florida Gators staff is once again intact.

Sources on Friday told FootballScoop that Mullen has moved to pluck Jules Montinar away from the University of South Florida staff to work with the Gators' defensive backs.

A formal announcement of Montinar's addition to the Florida staff, filling the team's last assistant coaching vacancy, could some as soon as today and is expected in the near future.

Mullen, after the Gators surged into College Football Playoffs contention throughout much of the 2020 season before they closed with three-straight losses, revamped his defensive staff – especially in the secondary. Mullen parted with both Ron English and Torrian Gray immediately after Florida's bowl loss.

In Montinar, an Eastern Kentucky graduate who began his career at West Virginia, the Gators are getting a coach who has worked under both Nick Saban and Kirby Smart at Alabama as a graduate assistant, as well as an up-and-coming young coach who also worked at Purdue, Texas State and was a defensive analyst for Smart's Georgia Bulldogs in 2019 before he joined Scott's debut staff at USF.

Mullen earlier initiated his secondary overhaul with the addition of Wes McGriff from rival Auburn.

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