Report: Florida has reached an agreement to hire Dan Mullen as next head coach
The Florida Gators have their man.
The Gators are set to hire Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, according to college football insider Brett McMurphy.
Florida’s coaching search started out with Chip Kelly, but when Kelly chose UCLA over Florida, the search moved to UCF’s Scott Frost. But Frost appears bound for Nebraska. So, Florida had to move to option No. 3, and that was Dan Mullen.
Sources: Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen has reached agreement to become Florida’s coach
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 26, 2017
Mullen’s track record speaks for itself. He took Mississippi State all the way to No. 1 during his nine-year career, including finishing with a 69-46 overall record and 33-39 in conference play.
Mullen is most known for developing quarterbacks. Having coached Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Dak Prescott, and now, Nick Fitzgerald, that’s an instant spark he’ll provide the Gators’ offense.
Mullen was the offensive coordinator at Florida under Urban Meyer from 2005-2008.