Dan Mullen explains his change of tone about the offensive line ahead of Auburn
Despite a 38-0 victory over Towson, Florida coach Dan Mullen ripped his offensive line for not opening enough holes for the running game.
Mullen’s comments came ahead of the Gators’ top-10 matchup with Auburn and arguably the best defensive line in the country. He was asked about a change of tone after seemingly being patient with the linemen.
Florida is 11th in the SEC in rushing offense this season at 141 yards per game. The Gators have allowed eight sacks, which is seventh in the SEC. The Gators had 160 yards rushing against Towson on 32 carries.
“We got to push buttons, I press plenty of buttons, (John) Hevesy pushes lots of buttons,” Mullen said at his regular weekly press conference. “We get after the guys. They got to know the sense of urgency. I think that’s the biggest one. They’re not bad guys, they work hard, they try to put in the time. What they’ve got to understand is what putting in the time means. We’ve got to practice, but what are you doing when you leave here. What extra things are you doing to make sure that you’re improving and making sure they understand that they need to do that. Because what they’re currently doing is not enough.”