Steve Spurrier gives reward to Dan Mullen for breaking Gators record
Dan Mullen got just what he was hoping for from Steve Spurrier after leading Florida to a season-opening win at Ole Miss on Saturday. Well, close to it anyway.
The Gators broke several offensive records in the season opener as they put up 642 total yards of offense, the most in program history and the most by an SEC team in a conference game. After the game, Mullen pointed out that it’s hard to break records at the school because of Spurrier’s past success, noting that the “Head Ball Coach” should buy him a drink for it.
While Mullen expected a nice bottle of wine, Spurrier later said if Florida wins the SEC championship, he’d bring Mullen two.
But you have to start somewhere, and Spurrier appeared to deliver a small gift to Mullen’s office on Monday. Mullen tweeted out a picture of his gift from Spurrier, which was a bottle of wine — just on a smaller scale:
— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) September 28, 2020
Florida still has some work to do if it hopes to win an SEC title and get Spurrier to give Mullen two (likely full-sized) bottles of wine. But it still got off to an impressive start, which is important in a new season.
The Gators will look to improve to 2-0 this Saturday as they take on South Carolina in their home opener at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at noon ET on ESPN.