Things got very heated during Saturday’s Florida-Vanderbilt game after a targeting call led to both head coaches shouting at each other across the field.
Things started on a vicious instance of targeting by Florida’s James Houston IV on a punt return, which infuriated the Vanderbilt sideline.
Throwing a block like that when a player isn’t in the play is just disgusting. Two Florida players ejected one being Vosean Joseph who is a big part of this defense. Teams came out defending there coaches and had to separated. Crazy. pic.twitter.com/rJHkqEgT1z
— Andrew Harbaugh (@DHH_Mandrew) October 13, 2018
The situation escalated quickly, as Gators defensive coordinator Todd Grantham began jawing with Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason, which led to Florida coach Dan Mullen getting involved.
Following a targeting call on the Gators, Florida's Dan Mullen and Vanderbilt's Derek Mason exchanged words. pic.twitter.com/ZhTimyBWdj
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 13, 2018
Both benches ended up spilling into the field, and Houston and fellow Gator Vosean Joseph were ejected.
— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) October 13, 2018
Mullen just about lost his mind here, but his team was in the wrong with a nasty block on the return. In the end, nobody ends up looking good after this.