New Ball Coach: Dan Mullen has hilarious response to Florida setting a school record against Ole Miss
Florida’s 642 total yards in Saturday’s 51-35 win at Ole Miss wasn’t just the most in a game in school history, it was the most an SEC team has ever compiled in a conference game. The huge offensive performance was led by quarterback Kyle Trask, who threw six touchdowns, tied for the most by an SEC quarterback in a conference opener.
When Gators head coach Dan Mullen joined the SEC Network postgame broadcast to discuss the performance, it’s not a surprise that he mentioned the “Head Ball Coach.” Steve Spurrier led some great Florida offenses himself, but none that put up as many yards as Mullen’s unit on Saturday.
“I tell you what, it’s a hell of a job by those kids. I think Coach Spurrier probably owes me a drink then tonight when I get home,” Mullen said on the broadcast. “I’m gonna have to go over to his house right there, because that would be hard to do, to pass some of the things that he did here.”
If this was a sign of things to come, then Florida’s offense could be poised for big things in 2020. Trask passed for 416 yards, while the team compiled 196 yards on the ground. Tight end Kyle Pitts was Trask’s favorite target, hauling in eight passes for 170 yards and four touchdowns.
However, the Gators’ defense also gave up 613 total yards. But that wasn’t an issue when their offense just kept on rolling against the Rebels.
Florida will look to improve to 2-0 next Saturday when it plays its home opener against South Carolina at noon ET on ESPN.