The news finally broke Sunday evening. After years of the fanbase calling for the job of multiple assistant coaches, multiple reports are confirming that Florida has parted ways with defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and OL coach John Hevesy. Bruce Feldman was the first to report the story.
SOURCE: DC Todd Grantham and OL coach John Hevesy are being let go at UF.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 8, 2021
The news comes on the heels of Florida dropping a 40-17 game against South Carolina and being thoroughly embarrassed on the defensive side of the ball.
Grantham is the highest paid assistant coach in program history after receiving an extension following the 2019 season.
The Gators defense allowed a historically bad 30.8 points per game in 2020, and are allowing 24.7 this season despite games with FAU and South Florida.
Hevesy has worked alongside Mullen dating back to 2001 at Bowling Green when both were assistants under Urban Meyer.
Hevesy’s line was much maligned as the offensive line never took the leap that was expected, particularly in the passing game.
Wesley McGriff will take over playcalling for the defense and graduate assistant Michael Sollenne will coach the offensive line.
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That’s a start, but Mullen needs to use Pierce and Bowman more and then substitute in Davis and Wright. Plus more passes down field, some of his plays and stubborness to stick with certain players all the time is a hinderance. Bowman and the other transfer running back Linnegard ought to know the playbook by now.