Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler sound off on Dan Mullen, Florida after blowout loss
Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler called the LSU-Alabama game Saturday night, and following the Tide’s narrow win over the Tigers, the broadcasting duo took some time to discuss college football topics on Fowler’s Instagram account.
One of the biggest topics of conversation right now is Dan Mullen. The Gators fell to 4-5 Saturday night after a 40-17 blowout loss to a struggling South Carolina program.
Mullen may be sitting on the hottest seat in college football, and fans are, uh, frustrated. The noise around Mullen and the program will now get louder, and everyone is wondering if Mullen will survive the season at this pace.
Herbstreit and Fowler discussed Mullen and the state of Gators program during their “Nightcap Recap.”
“I don’t even know what to say,” Herbstreit said shrugging his shoulders. “This is a Florida team that gave Alabama all they could handle, and I thought that would be a springboard into some special moments into their season. I’m a Dan Mullen guy. He’s a great coach. This thing has gotten sideways on him. I mean, South Carolina — huge congrats to Shane Beamer and the Gamecocks, this is the kind of win you need to justify what’s going on there.”
Fowler then responded questioning if Florida quit.
“But for them (Gators) to check out and be down 20 at halftime,” Fowler said. “Are you still showing pride as a Gator? Are you still playing for your coaches? Are you still playing for yourself and teammates?
“They have some winnable games on the schedule, but I don’t know if it’s too late. The kind of game today in the SEC climate, it can cement the idea that you need a chance. I don’t know,” Fowler said.
Herbstreit understands the noise surrounding Mullen at Florida.
“When you’re in the SEC at a high profile spot, that’s what happens,” Herbstreit said. “One second, you’re the coach of the year. The next second, people are frustrated and want to make a move. I’m a Dan Mullen guy, but they have problems right now.”