ESPN's Peter Burns names Florida among three squads he's buying stock in
Several SEC teams made coaching changes this offseason, including the Florida Gators, who landed former assistant (and longtime Mississippi State coach) Dan Mullen.
Now Mullen will be tasked with turning around a program that missed a bowl game in 2017, but the Gators certainly have potential heading into 2018.
In fact, ESPN’s Peter Burns said on ESPN Radio this weekend that the Gators are one of three teams around the country that he’s buying stocks in:
If I'm buying CFB stocks on a 3 year return in CFB….my top 3 picks are:
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) July 15, 2018
The three-year return will need to be big if Mullen is going to keep Florida fans happy, but Mullen has proven he can turn a program around before.
UCLA hired Chip Kelly this offseason and Texas hired Tom Herman prior to the 2017 campaign, and both of those powerhouse programs could be on the rise again soon, too.
Greg McElroy, on the other hand, didn’t choose Florida on his list. Though, to be fair, he said it was because the Gators’ stock price is already high. These are the three squads he chose:
.@PeterBurnsESPN is is busy buying stocks that already have high price tags! Texas? Florida? I’m buying low and selling high in 3 years. I’m going:
3. Baylor https://t.co/ZG2SuqB1wi
— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) July 15, 2018