Florida Football News: Defensive Coordinator DJ Durkin To Coach Gators In Bowl Game

The Florida Gators wasted no time naming a head coach for their bowl game after becoming eligible for the postseason with a 52-3 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

According to multiple reports, defensive coordinator DJ Durkin will helm the Gators in departing head coach Will Muschamp's stead.

Per an ESPN report, "the last time Florida used an interim head coach was in the 2004 Peach Bowl. Defensive coordinator Charlie Strong coached that game, which Florida lost 27-10 to Miami. Strong stayed on as part of Meyer's staff that won two national championships in four years."

The 36-year-old Durkin is in his fifth season in Gainesville, and he stands as one of just two coaches still on staff from the Urban Meyer era.

Durkin joined the team as a special teams coordinator in 2010. He replaced Dan Quinn as the program's defensive coordinator back in 2013.

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