After a six-year head-coaching stint in Starksville, Dan Mullen returns to Gainesville to be the next head coach at Florida. Mullen served as the Gators' offensive coordinator/quarterback coach from 2005-08 before taking the Mississippi State job.
Gator country couldn't be happier to welcome Mullen back, with even a few Gainesville legends chiming in on the hiring:
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) November 26, 2017
— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SteveSpurrierUF) November 26, 2017
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) November 26, 2017
— Scott Stricklin (@ScottStricklin) November 26, 2017
Mullen's former Bulldogs QBs also wished him luck at Florida:
Thank you coach Mullen for building this program into what it is today. But a program is bigger than 1 person! We pride ourselves on our ability to always give relentless effort and I am very excited to be able to lead this team to a new level next season! #HaiIState
— Nick Fitzgerald (@nickfitz07) November 26, 2017
"I'm happy for @CoachDanMullen & his family to be joining back with @ScottStricklin. Florida's players & fans are very lucky. He knows his players, knows how to get the best out of each individual, and his confidence is contagious for the whole program." -- @dak pic.twitter.com/ahNU1N8ynF
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) November 27, 2017
Circle Sept. 29, 2018, on the calendar. That's when Mullen will lead his Gators into Davis Wade Stadium.
-- Paul Saldaña