UF Announces Dan Mullen as HC $36 Million over 6 Years

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    Oh please...go back and look at posts after Mac's 1st presser. Same crap.
     
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      His presser even turned Brindise around. You sir have forgotten to take your medicine. :D
       
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      This is factually not true. I've seen interviews were Urban talked about getting beat, I think by Bama. He said that he and Dan sat down over a weekend and reworded the offense to suit Leak. Mullen as the OC and QB coach was critical and necessary to adapting the spread to fit Lead.
       
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        This is not a very intelligent statement. Are you seriously so dense that you would take Shannon over Mullen?
         
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          Not a fan of Grantham.
           
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            Talk is cheap.

            THROW THE DAMN BALL DOWNFIELD AND OPEN UP THE OFFENSE.

            I know that will never happen.
             
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              OSU did that to land Meyer. Easy with the "not very intelligent" crap. Some of you need to check yourselves.

              It's not SHannon over Mullen...it is something better than Mullen...our 4th choice.
               
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              Tell that to John Brantley. With Daz calling plays, the kid got beat to hell.
               
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              I swear some people here make it damn hard to be Gator fans. Like I said earlier, I am not wildly excited at this hire, but given what is out there I'd just assume it be him if we can't get Kelly or Frost.

              Some people seem to think that Mullen isn't smart enough not to run a 205 lb QB up the middle 25 times a game. I guess we shall see. When Leak was here, they only ran him occasionally. I recall them doing comparisons of him vs Alex Smith at Utah, and Leak's percentage of passes vs runs was higher than Alex Smith's. It is true, most of them were short passes. The offense under Leak was reasonably productive yardage wise, but my recollection sometimes got jammed up in the red zone (Having Tebow helped that). That was actually true under Zook too with Leak's prior short pass happy offense.

              Did they use Leak optimally for his skill set? Probably not, but I'd say they adapted to his skills pretty well while maintaining their core scheme. I have no reason to think they won't adapt the scheme for "Matty Ice" and they won't run him up the middle a dozen times a game.

              With Tebow, it wasn't uncommon to throw it down the field, often off of a play action. Now Tebow didn't throw it as often as Spurrier QB's, but his yards per attempt were above average of most of the QB's at the time as I recall.

              Long term, will Mullen attract pro style or even some 190-210 lb dual threat QB's? Perhaps not, because they won't view his scheme as the matching their skills the best. But we will have to see.

              And for those fans that are offended a 110 lb blonde wife of a coach said she changed her grocery shopping habits due to nagging fans, Jebus Christ grow a friggin pair. I honestly don't care what she says as long as we win games. And if there are actually fans giving the wife of a coach a hard time about sub par Saturday performances, I wouldn't blame the wife for calling them out. If nothing else, the fact that they have already experienced it, and are willing to come anyway, shows they know the drill.

              And we wonder why a Chip Kelly or Scott Frost may not want to come here. But...But...TN is bad too!!!

              All these board experts who know for a fact that Mullen is going to fail, and a few seem to be rooting for him and the Gators to fail. Years ago "experts" on here said they didn't want any part of Dabo Sweeney if he were available. Same for Kirby Smart. A few years ago people here were saying Rich-Rod was the answer.

              I'm just going to let it play out. I don't know what is going to happen, but I am kind of happy for the change, if nothing else, and somewhat relieved that we got a respectable coach who gives us a chance to be respectable. At the end of the day he may suck, but I'll give him at least to the O/B game before I start throwing stones.
               
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                Absolutely. You can see that Dan is really excited to be a Gator again. I grew up with my dad constantly telling me "Why waste your time with anyone that isn't into you? ****'em" And it's the truth. Sure, Kelly would have been a fantastic and exciting hire, and sure Frost is a brilliant guy, but neither of them wanted to be Gators. Dan does. One thing Dan understands is the fan expectations, and he'll do everything in his power to meet this expectations. I just have this gut feeling that he's a great fit for us.
                 
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                  Why not?
                   
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                  I want to dine on a 50 foot buffet of nothing but Mullen-laced crow. I pray that I do. Coachspeak at an opening presser doesn't sway me.

                  Gonzales coming back here interests me, wasn't he the one fighting players?

                  And the only coaches worth $6 million a year at the college level have last names of Meyer and Saban. Cousin Eddie bent Strychnine over big time.
                   
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                    Are they taking Kent with them?
                     
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                      For some of the same reasons cited by the "Negators" on here. But it is what it is. I am not hugely disappointed either.
                       
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                        Great Avatar, alky.

                        Now Punto, you well know Swonkey could never be overrated as a douche. In that category he's worth $7 million.
                         
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                          And for those that think we should hire Spurrier for 1 or two years until we find they next coming of coaching messiah.....:lol:. That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. FFS people. Do you actually pay attention to college football?
                           
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                            Wait...so you agree...lol. This is why I called our fans gutless. You won't stick by your guns. You'd rather go through the motions and then 2.5 years from now...you'll go "I guess I was wrong".

                            This is why we've had three awful hires in a row. Because most of you just bend over and take it.
                             
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                              I missed the first 5 minutes or so, but I thought he handled himself well and answered the questions pretty thoroughly and understandable. It's talk right now and we're waiting for the walk, but I feel some better afterward. As others have noted, I appreciate him telling the team to "rest up" in preparation for the off-season conditioning experience under his leadership. Makes me feel like he realizes our deficit in this area, though he said he hadn't watched much/any video on us. Guessing the piss poor job that was done in S/C has been emphasized from within and/or from SEC contemporaries that faced us. I know he has already lined up in-home visits with some of our commits and he alluded to the importance of this piece. He acknowledged the pressure to win is great among our fans and followers and seemed to embrace that aspect. He didn't dodge the questions about his "lateral move" comments and those of his wife. Emphasized that his wife was happy with the opportunity to return and if she wasn't, probably wouldn't have considered it (though 6 mil/year can help change perspectives, I'm quite sure!). This is what I remember that stuck out to me.

                              He said that Stricklin first called him Friday after Thanksgiving to gauge interest and that he slept on it and called him the next morning to get it going and the deal was done shortly thereafter. If so, it makes me believe that he probably knew he could stay at Miss St as long as he wanted to, but to actually have a shot to compete for the championships, Florida offered the best chance and challenge. In Starkville, he had probably topped out and was held in high regard for what he had done; at Florida, there would be room to rise, but at a risk related to him meeting much higher expectations. Again, 6 mil/year makes it easier to decide, but it looks like he's looking forward to the challenge and is confident he can make a dent.

                              The Old Ball Coach's endorsement helps in my mind as do those of former players. He obviously did something right while he was here before. I'm ready to see what he can do. He may not be the pin-up we were looking for, but after the last two regimes, he don't look so bad. I really wish I knew what the hold up on Norvell was all about. May have missed an explanation of that, but would be interested to know. I just want something I can feel good about where the program is concerned. The void this year was immense. Feeling like we've got a better chance at least.
                               
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                                Just thinking out loud.

                                37 bowl games 3 national championships 8 SEC championships 42 NFL 1st round draft choices 44 Current NFL players 3 Heisman Trophy winners

                                Fuuuuuuuuuuuu(k Frost and Kelly

                                Go Gators!
                                 

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