Dan Mullen reacts to Kyle Trask being his first QB to throw for 6 TDs
Of all the quarterbacks Dan Mullen has coached over the years, from Tim Tebow to Dak Prescott, his current QB is in a class by himself.
Kyle Trask on Saturday became the first Mullen QB to pass for 6 touchdowns when he did it in the Ole Miss win. Mullen said a lot of the credit goes to Trask with where he went with the ball and the decisions he made about how quickly he made them.
“And how to get it to the right player,” Mullen said at his Monday press conference. “It does say a lot about him. I’ve had some pretty good quarterbacks over the years, that’s a pretty unique deal. He respects the position he’s in and doesn’t take advantage of it.’
Mullen recalled that Tebow once accounted for 7 touchdowns in one game, but those weren’t all through the air.
Mullen joked that it could have been more, too.
“If he had thrown that ball a little quicker to Trent Whittemore, he would have had seven,” Mullen said.
Trask became the sixth player in UF history to throw 6 touchdown passes in a game; he is the first Gator QB to throw 6 TDs since Chris Leak (Nov. 13, 2004 against South Carolina).
The Gators have their home opener this week against South Carolina and Mullen said there are still tickets available.
“Obviously excited to get going and playing in the Swamp,” he said. “Even though there’s limited capacity at stadiums, fans can make a difference.”