Urban Meyer has a long-standing personal relationship with Dan Mullen, so the news of Mullen being fired following the Missouri loss meant something to Meyer.

“Didn’t see that one coming… there’s high expectations at Florida,” Meyer said. “I’ll call him tonight. He and Megan are dear, dear friends.”

When the firing was announced, Florida fell to 5-6 and 2-6 in the SEC. Mullen was 34-15 in 4 years at Florida, but Gators were 2-9 in last 11 games vs. Power 5 opponents.

Mullen first came to the SEC as the offensive coordinator for Meyer at Florida in 2005, with whom he had spent 10 seasons. All told, they coached together at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida, and developed and coached some of the best offenses in the country.

H/T Mia O’Brien.