MSU's Dan Mullen could become Florida Gator

Beth Cruz
November 27, 2017

Yahoo Sports first reported Florida's intentions.

The Florida Gators are targeting Mississippi State's Dan Mullen as its next football coach, according to a source with the Associated Press (AP).

Mullen went 69-46 during his time in Starkville and led the Bulldogs to eight consecutive bowl games. Schiano has served as Ohio State's defensive coordinator for two seasons after spending three years as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Like Tebow, he's one 10 players in FBS history and the second player in SEC history to pass for 8,500 yards and rush for 2,000 yards. Mississippi State will play in a bowl game for the eighth straight season.

Former Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Sticklin is now Athletic Director at Florida and has reportedly been in contact with Mullen about the position. He has been a rumored candidate for the opening at Tennessee, also in the SEC, but Florida looks like a far better fit.

For the first time in nearly ten years, there will be a new head coach leading the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

No doubt, Florida fans will have a mixed reaction if Mullen ends up being the successor to Jim McElwain. Kelly reportedly interviewed for the Florida job a week ago but it's unclear if he ever had a formal offer from the Gators.

Campbell has become one of the hottest coaching prospects in the nation after leading Iowa State to a surprising 7-4 record including wins against Big 12 giants Oklahoma and TCU.

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