Florida coach Dan Mullen is familiar with being in the rivalry game in Jacksonville against Georgia, and he’s aware of what’s at stake.

“A lot fun to play in this game, Florida-Georgia, fun game to be a part of,” he said at his regular press conference on Monday. “Great playing it in Jacksonville, which is a really unique scene for college football and a lot of fun. Obviously a great challenge. Georgia is obviously one of the best teams in the country. An offense that can put up a lot of points, they’ve got I think the top defense in the league, so very, very talented team at every position.”

Asked about the NCAA waiver for Georgia transfer Brenton Cox, Mullen said, “we’re working with NCAA on that with some more information.”

About the location, Mullen noted the history of the game being in Jacksonville since 1933 except for twice when the stadium was under construction for renovations.

“I’m never somebody to say, ‘Oh, that’s just how we’ve always done it,'” Mullen said. “You don’t think about it. But I do, I think it’s a really unique scene for college football. There’s not many games like this in the country, and so I think that part of it is pretty special. I think it’s pretty good. All the schools will continue to look. The landscape of college football is constantly changing. So I think right now over the next couple of years, it’s beneficial for that and we’ll see as it continues to move forward if that remains the case.”

Mullen was asked if rivalry games involving top 10 teams is a measuring stick.

“No, I don’t know about that,” Mullen said. “You got to win. Winning championships I think is your measuring stick. In one way I guess on the field, but to me, I measure us, are we improving? Are we a better team at the end of the year than we were at the beginning of the year. Is the program heading in the right direction, are we continuing to improve? That’s the measuring stick I use. I never try to measure anything off of one individual game.”

Mullen called Georgia RB D’Andre Swift one of the best, if not the best back, in the country.

“You’ve got to get a bunch of guys to the ball … because breakaway speed, power, can make you miss in the open field,” Mullen said. “So I would sit there and say, ‘Hey, we’re one-on-one and our guy’s just going to tackle him,’ you need a couple of guys to the party there to go tackle him.”

About Georgia QB Jake Fromm, Mullen said he does a great job managing games.

“He gets them into the right plays, he makes good decisions,” Mullen said. “He has the ability to not force a ball, and keep alive in the pocket to extend plays. He also has the ability to kind of take off and run, he can extend plays with his feet, or make plays with his feet. Doesn’t force the ball down the field, makes good decisions and he’s an accurate passer, which that’s what you want.”