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VIDEO: Dan Mullen Calls Hit on Kyle Trask 'Dirty'

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Head coach Dan Mullen of the Florida Gators looks on during the second quarter of a game against the Auburn Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Dan Mullen's Florida Gators held a narrow 17-13 lead over the Auburn Tigers at halftime on Saturday. That didn't stop him from scowling on his way to the locker room.

Mullen was apparently still displeased about a quarterback hit from earlier in the game, one removed his starting quarterback Kyle Trask. Speaking with Jamie Erdahl of CBS before joining his team, Mullen apparently wasn't ready to let bygones be bygones.

The head coach first remarked that Trask would be fine and would in fact reenter the game. He described the injury a "light sprain to his MCL". His interview, however, wasn't over without a slight jab at both the opponent and the SEC.

"Hopefully, the league tries to keep quarterbacks safe from dirty plays," Mullen remarked.

Trask was forced out of the game earlier in the first half when a low hit from Auburn defensive lineman Marlon Davidson came after he released the ball. Social media users noted that Davidson's hit could've been avoided if Florida blocker Stone Forsythe wasn't holding him, putting him in Trask's path. No penalty was called on either side, and Emory Jones stepped in for Trask after the hit.

Florida continues to lead 17-13 in the third quarter.