Mullinz' grade for the first year

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Grade Mullinz first year

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  1. GR8 2B

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    We're not grading the team, we're grading Mullen and his performance his first year. You've got to consider what a guy started with before you can evaluate how far he's come. I agree with you that the Gators, as a team, are not where they should be according to the Gator Standard. That's not the question posed in this thread. Mullen should get an A- or better based on what he's accomplished this, his first year, given what he started with.
     
    • Swamp Donkey

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      Maybe. CUM is without a doubt the best special teams coordinator in history. I can't imagine who else would even be in the conversation frankly.

      CUM was never an offensive coordinator or defensive coordinator, anywhere. I'm not sure I can come up with another example of that happening. However, he demanded excellence from those that he hired and encouraged him to move on when they didn't meet the standard.

      That's really the hard part, firing people that you like. There's a reason the really great coaches are total azzholes.

      As for Mullinz Xs and Os, he does run a pretty simplistic system, no doubt. That's not necessarily a bad thing. We will see what he can land better talent and continue improving. In the end, that is how he will be judged.

      10-3 and a 45th ranked offense earns an A this year, not so much in years to come.
       
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        Besides the husband of one of my partners, I can't even name a ST coordinator from another school. But yeah, Urbie was the man.

        I know many of you want English and a few others gone, but I'm willing to wait and see what happens in year two before coming to that conclusion.

        Once they got comfortable in the new system, the offense took off. We may have finished 45th, but we played like a top 20 to maybe top 10 offense the last 4 games of the season. Some of that was the D's we played against, but a lot was improvement from Franks and the game slowing down for the whole unit.

        In my mind, recruiting is the only question. He'll never be Urbie, but he'll continue to improve, especially once the Fooley stench is removed in the form of better facilities.
         
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          Absolute joke that brian kelly got coach of the year
           
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                * A B plus in on the field Coaching.
                * A B minus in recruiting.
                * A n A plus in attitude and P.R. and bringing the fun back to Gator football.
                 
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                The question was how do you grade his first season not season and early signing class. My A+ is for the season alone.
                 
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                  Somewhere between B & B+ for reasons already mentioned...ugly home losses to KY and Mizzou. Throw in a couple of squeakers against Vandy and SC and looking outclassed against UGA so I have him outside of A range. The positives, and there are plenty, are great W’s against LSU, FSU & Michigan. Also, the team as a whole & Franks specifically looked much improved at year end so DM gets credit for those items. All in all, a good/very good season. I’m optimistic about the future and it was actually fun (for the most part) watching Gator football again.
                   
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                    He gets an "A" from me if for no other reason than he made Florida football fun to watch again. (It probably should be noted that thanks to the previous 7 seasons, my bar was set very low this year.) Even in the games which we lost you could see what he was trying to do and visualize it being successful down the road. In the years since Urbs left there have been a few "successful" seasons with double digit wins, but you always felt you had to attribute it to some very good defenses and an SEC East which was shadow of its former self. Many of those victories were actually painful to watch (though as someone who lives in Dawg country, the 2014 UF-UGA game was joy to watch even though - or perhaps particularly because - Treon only attempted 6 passes)....

                    Mullen's offense is obviously still a work in progress, but it his work with Feleipe was nothing short of miraculous (If for no other reason the improvement of TD to INT ratio - who saw that coming?) I know a lot of posters here believe Franks has reached his ceiling and i can't blame them for thinking so, but based on this year's improvement, CDM gets the benefit of the doubt from me on his ability to get even more next season. While still not great, the O-line was much better than last season and also exceeded most everyone's expectations. As for the receivers, they seemed to get far more separation than under Butters and I was impressed all season with their downfield blocking. (Hopefully next season Feleipe or one of the Jones' can actually hit them with a pass in stride consistently...)

                    Many of the previous posts have covered the broken parts of the program CDM fixed (S&C, attention to detail, etc.) and have rightly noted recruiting is no where near where it needs to be (though this current class may yet have some pleasant surprises), so I won't rehash them here. And yes, the loss (and the way we lost) to Mizzou was troubling (and is what kept me from giving CDM an A+), but when taken in totality, it was an incredible 1st season. Next year the bar will be much higher and achieving an "A" in my class room will be more difficult, but for what he accomplished in twelve plus months, I have say, helluva job.
                     
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                      Fvvk your rules. A+
                       
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                        He's basking in something alright.... (if there's not a video beneath this, then hit F5)

                         
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                          I had to correct myself. The thread title was first year. I guess that would include recruiting. My bad dude
                           
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                            I am saying a solid A minus. The UK lost hurts because of the long lasting streak ended. However, I believe it was a blessing in disguise. Notice how it brought about a new attitude. I kept seeing the players keep growing in true grit. Seeing Franks running like a Mack truck on Saturday showed us that Dan is the man. I never thought I would see the day where the boys are sold out to do whatever it takes to move the chains and play hard all 4 quarters
                            Dan had our boys ready for the bowl game. I don't care what some people say, when you beat the tar out of an opponent in a ball game. Kids notice. I believe we will rise in our recruitment numbers. Kids are already starting to plans for visits. Why? We made Michigan look like a scout team. Dan's vision is heading in the right way and I am looking forward to Smart making a 4th and dumb against us next year. UGA fans are already starting to worry about the game next year and I love it.
                             
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                              Mullinz? He will always be Mullinz. I have too much respect for Nats Moore to ever change that.
                               
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                                Florida - beats Meatchikn
                                Ugly - loses bowl
                                Clowns- no bowl
                                Tinerc - no bowl
                                scUM - loses Bowl
                                Chumpcawks - loses Bowl
                                Central - loses Bowl
                                Crackumbus- loses recruiting edge over us

                                Other than Saban dying, what more could we ask for. Come on, Mullinz, get that recruiting going.
                                 
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                                  I gave Dan an A. No SEC title, no plus. There was no time during the year that I thought he was out coached. He got this group to play above themselves for most of the season. If our players were outplayed i.e. Kintuck Mizzou Jawja, then most of the blame lies with guys wearing numbers.
                                  As for recruiting, it should get easier given the product on the field. He now has something to sell. Whether he can build on it remains to be seen. The foundation is there.
                                   
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                                    @DK_Thompson: Florida will finish the season with the 22nd ranked scoring offense in 2018. It had not finished higher than 43rd in the last 8 years - with the average over those 8 years ranking 79th in the FBS. #Gators
                                     

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