Dan Mullen is well aware about what it takes to upset Alabama, and the Gators improved on that likelihood last week compared to December’s meeting in Atlanta.

On the SEC coaches media teleconference, Mullen was asked about a blueprint to beat the Crimson Tide.

“We had an opportunity to beat them last year and came up a couple points (short),” Mullen said. “We couldn’t beat them this year. Blueprint? Make a lot less mistakes. … Nick (Saban) gets them to play consistently. You’d better show up and bring your ‘A’ game. You can’t make mistakes and hope to beat them.”

Measuring the mood of the team as Florida gets set to move on and play Tennessee this week, Mullen described the emotions of the players coming out of Saturday’s game.

“We came out really hungry in Monday’s practice,” Mullen said. “… Normally we’re a little more boisterous of a team. … I tell you what, it was one of our better practices. They came out with a very serious, workmanlike attitude. … They wanted to work and get better and improve things to play at a higher level as a team.”