Dan Mullen is OUT!
Dan Mullen is out as the Florida football head coach. The announcement happened on Sunday. The Gators suffered an overtime 24-23 loss at Missouri, resulting in a 5-6 overall record (2-6 SEC). There is no surprise for the decisions made for the organization.
Joe Aguiar, the host of All 4 Downs Podcast, stated that Mullen needed the hook last season. He felt indifferent to the safety of the fans when he wanted a whole house for a home game after a Texas A&M loss in College Station. Then, Florida had to postpone the LSU game because of the coronavirus spread. Later in the season, Florida had a chance to clinch a playoff spot but lost to LSU. Afterward, they lost the SEC Championship to Alabama. At the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Florida starters elected not to play because of a potential NFL draft selection. They failed to compete against Oklahoma, losing 55-20.
During this season, Mullen could not decide who would be the primary Quarterback. Emory Jones and Anthony Richardson shared the snaps. Also, the Gators have given up an average of over 28 points a game, with Samford scoring 52 points. It is unheard of for an SEC team to give up so many points to a subdivision team.
Greg Knox will be the interim head coach. Who will be the next potential head coach?
- Billy Napier
- Mario Cristobal
- Dan Quinn
- Bill O'Reilly
- Luke Fickell
- James Franklin
I would like to see Luke Fickell or Dan Quinn become the head coach. Bill O'Reilly has been an offensive coordinator this season under Nick Saban. Napier has been considered a favorite for many programs, but Florida is not the right fit for him. Franklin is a vital consideration for the USC job.
At this moment, there are two SEC head coaching jobs available - LSU and Florida.