I hated the day that I heard Mullen was going to be our next coach. I wanted his ass out of Gainesville when he left for MS and didnt want to hear his name again. Never liked the guy but still attempted to support him. As of now, I like BN and I feel like he will change his demeaner from passive and humble to aggressive on the field. I hope he understands the pressure. I think he does.
It’s not up to the coaches. It’s all about the $$$.
Both programs get the financial equivalent of an 8th home game (7 when we had 11 game schedules.) That has been a significant boost to football and the UAA overall. Years ago it was the reason we were among the few programs that ran a surplus. And it’s why we historically haven’t scheduled a 5th away game, hence the rarity of home & home non conference series aside from f$u.
I have no idea how that stacks up today in terms of net $$$ or how that affects the bottom line year to year, but the game stays in Jax indefinitely as long as it makes money for both teams.