Florida Gators in the NFL: Sporting News names Mike Mularkey NFL's top assistant
Former Florida Gators tight end and current Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey was named the Sporting News' assistant coach of the year.
Under Mularkey, quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons won the AFC South with a 13-3 record and average 341.1 yards of total offense per game.
Atlanta hosts the Green Bay Packers at the Georgia Dome in the NFC Divisional Playoff Round Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on Fox.
Gators in the NFL Playoffs
There are many Florida Gators participating in the NFL Playoffs this season, including Will Muschamp's new coordinators.
Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis served in the same role for the Kansas City Chiefs, who lost to the Baltimore Ravens 30-7 in the first round last weekend.
Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is currently serving as the Seattle Seahawks' defensive line coach and will face the Chicago Bears Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on Fox after defeating the New Orleans Saints last weekend.
Other Florida guys coaching in the NFL playoffs include offensive coordinators Mike Mularkey (Falcons) and Brian Schottenheimer (Jets).
Here's a list of former Gators whose teams advanced to the NFL Playoffs this season:
- Alex Brown, Saints*
- Riley Cooper, Eagles*
- Jermaine Cunninham, Patriots
- Aaron Hernandez, Patriots
- Bobby McCray, Eagles*
- Mike Peterson, Falcons
- Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers
- Brandon Spikes, Patriots
- Fred Taylor, Patriots
- Gerard Warren, Patriots
- Major Wright, Bears
- DeShawn Wynn, Saints*
- * = team eliminated
Eagles agree to contract with Cornelius Ingram
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Florida Gators tight end Cornelius Ingram to a new contract.
Ingram was selected by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, but struggles with knee injuries have limited his playing time and most of his work came with Philly's practice squad this season.