Derek Mason, Dan Mullen and Todd Grantham all got into it after a huge hit on a kickoff return. 

By Michael Shapiro
October 13, 2018

Tempers flared just before halftime of Florida's win over Vanderbilt on Saturday as both benches cleared onto the field following a hit by Gators linebackers James Houston that drew a targeting call on a punt return.

The most intense moments of the scuffle didn't come from the players, though, as Florida coach Dan Mullen and Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason engaged in a screaming match near the Gators' sideline, with some help from Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

It's been an intense SEC contest from the opening kickoff at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville. Florida picked up another personal foul penalty before the two ejections in the second quarter, an unsportsmanlike conduct flag on Vosean Joseph leading to a Commodores touchdown. When both teams were given unsportsmanlike conduct penalties following the altercation, Joseph’s second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty resulted in his ejection.

Watch Mullen and Mason's war of words below:

Mullen didn't address the back-and-forth before heading to the locker room for halftime, telling ESPN's Tom Luginbill, "We're not going to get into that."

Vanderbilt led Florida 21–10 at the time, but the Gators got a field goal before the break and rallied in the second half to win 37–27. The Commodores are still searching for their first SEC win of 2018, while Florida sits at 4–1 in conference play. 

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