Florida coach Dan Mullen has had an interesting year when it comes to public comments. But his latest one may be an automatic motivator for Alabama ahead of Saturday’s SEC Championship Game.

Since Florida fell to LSU last week for its second loss, the Gators are trying to make the College Football Playoff as a two-loss team.

“We’ll think abut that on Saturday night after we win,” Mullen said at a Thursday press conference previewing the SEC title game. “I think LSU made it when there were only two teams with two losses, if I’m not mistaken. Does that sound about right? It was back in one of those years with the BCS. Maybe I’m off on that one. … We’ll worry about winning on Saturday night because that’s all we can control. What happens after that, we’ll see what happens next.”

Mullen is trying to help the Gators rebound from the 37-34 loss to LSU, and they enter the game as 17-point underdogs to Alabama.

It’s a game between two high-powered offenses piloted by Kyle Trask and Mac Jones, and it brings back memories of earlier games between the programs, specifically in 2008 and 2009 which featured 1 versus 2 matchups. The teams split them, with Florida winning 31-20 and then Alabama was victorious, 32-13.