Florida ag commissioner calls out Dan Mullen for 'Pack The Swamp' comments, burns DC Todd Grantham
Florida coach Dan Mullen apologized on Wednesday if anyone was offended by his statement about packing The Swamp against LSU on Saturday after a loss at Texas A&M in Week 3.
Of course, now we know that the Florida-LSU game has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Gator program. Mullen has been taking some heat, including on Wednesday night on CNN.
Nikki Fried, Florida’s commissioner of agriculture and consumer services, said on CNN on Wednesday night that Mullen’s focus should be elsewhere — say, fixing the team’s horrible defense:
I’m always a proud @UF Gator, but instead of trying to pack The Swamp with 90,000 fans during the pandemic, Coach Mullen should focus on finding a new defensive coordinator.
— Nikki Fried (@nikkifried) October 15, 2020
“I bleed orange and blue. I understand the magic of packing The Swamp and having all of our fans, especially at a home game against LSU. But really, Coach Mullen should be more focused on getting a new defensive coordinator, because we are being slammed in our secondary and going through our front lines against the run. That’s where our focus should be, not putting all of our fans and visitors to the stands and into The Swamp at risk for not only getting COVID, but also spreading COVID, not just throughout the state, but throughout the country.”
Todd Grantham can’t even catch a break watching the news these days!