Dan Mullen discusses potential milestone win, SEC play on the horizon
Florida opened its season with a 35-14 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night, and now the 13th-ranked Gators will take to the road for the first time in 2021 to meet South Florida.
The Bulls are coming off a 45-0 loss to NC State in their opener, and Florida is currently a 28.5-point favorite in Saturday’s game.
If the Gators can get the victory in Tampa, it will be a memorable one for Dan Mullen, as it would be his 100th win as a head coach.
“That’s pretty cool,” said Mullen during the weekly SEC coaches teleconference. “I haven’t had time to reflect on it much. … That would be a cool milestone, to get to 100 wins as an SEC coach.”
Mullen is currently 30-9 as Florida’s head coach, while he compiled a 69-46 mark previously in 9 seasons as head coach at Mississippi State.
While USF isn’t expected to pose much of a challenge for the Gators on Saturday, it will be their last chance to take the field before SEC play begins a week later, with Florida playing host to No. 1 Alabama in its conference opener.
As for Mullen’s thoughts on SEC play being just around the corner, he said his focus right now is simply on getting better every day.
“It doesn’t matter who we play next week,” Mullen said. “I want to see us improve from Week 1 to Week 2. … That first week, a lot of little, silly mistakes from our team. … We’re having a little better week of practice so far in attention to detail. … Hopefully we see that in an improved performance on Saturday.”