Former Florida DB Vernell Brown announces he's joining Dan Mullen's staff

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    Homecoming: Former Florida DB Vernell Brown announces he's joining Dan Mullen's staff

    https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/f...rown-announces-hes-joining-dan-mullens-staff/

    It appears that Dan Mullen is bringing back one of Florida’s own to join his staff.

    Former Gators DB Vernell Brown, a Gainesville native, announced on his Facebook page that he was joining Mullen’s staff as the director of player development.

    “I have been offered & will accept the opportunity to join my alma mater & Head Coach Dan Mullen’s Football staff as the Director of Player Development at the University of Florida,” Brown wrote.

    Brown’s Florida career started under Steve Spurrier and finished under Urban Meyer (and Mullen) in 2005. He will replace Drew Hughes, who left for Tennessee’s staff in the same capacity this past January. He made 11 starts in 45 games for the Gators.

    Most recently, Mullen hired Cordell Landers as the assistant director of player personnel. UF’s website currently lists staffers EK Franks and Otis Yelverton as assistant directors of player personnel, too.
     
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      Wasn’t he involved in that failed trick play we tried to run against Michigan at the end of the game. Just remembered Grossman was carving them up trying to lead us back, and we ran that trick play. He was a decent player though, hope he does a great job.
       
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      Well, Ron Zook.
       
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        Zook is our 2nd best coach since SOS left
         
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          Hilarious, huh?

          Remember when we got on Zook for producing top 25 defensed with top 3 talent?

          Now apparently we will be quite happy if we manage a top 80 offense.
           
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            and it isn't close
             
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                Great news for Vernell! Welcome back to the Swamp....now keep em in line.
                 
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                  Well, he still was on the headset when the play was called....
                   
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                  I always thought Brown had a lot of character. Hopefully he can be a quality role model in that position
                   
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                    I love seeing former players come back to be part of the program. I feel like they have a passion and understanding that can't be replicated by somebody who is not a Gator.

                    Welcome Vernon! Make us proud.
                     
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                      Every time we hire a new coach, Zook moves up higher on the list. Hell the way it's going they will have to hang a banner for Zook in the stadium. Stricklin must reverse this trend now.
                       
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                        You misspelled 'purty neat'
                         
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                          and yet that is a purty neat kind of deal, you know what I mean?

                          people wonder why the quarterbacks couldn't understand what the hell he was saying.
                           
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                          Re-HireTheZooker.com ?
                           
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                          True, LOL
                           
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                          Next up, Vernon Mad Max Maxwell to help coach and toughen up the basketball team.
                           
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                          I’m glad to read this. Vernell was an overlooked, undersized legacy player that made his mark. His dad and uncles played in my era. I love having a guy like him on the staff - along with Ahmad Black and whoever else pops in.

                          I found this article, which hits on the huge upside of college football.

                          http://www.alligator.org/app/pt2/051104kickoff.php
                           
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                            In case anyone missed this. I've been spamming it around. Former Gators know what's it's all about here.
                             
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                              Hearing Mullen stress non-stop relentless effort reminds me a lot of Meyer. I remember that was the company line when he was here...
                               

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