It sure looks like Dan Mullen was the right hire for the Florida Gators.
After losing their first SEC game to Kentucky in Week 2, the Gators have won four straight, including ranked matchups over Mississippi State and LSU.
This, of course, is not Mullen’s first stint in Gainesville. He worked as the quarterback’s coach and offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer from 2005-2008, and helped the Gators win two National Championships.
During an appearance on CBS Sports Network, former Florida wide receiver and captain of the 2008 team, Louis Murphy, sat down to discuss what Mullen is like as a coach.
“Man it’s great to have Coach Mullen back, the energy that he brings, the positivity that he has, the relationships with the kids, the young players,” said Murphy. “Coach Mullen, he’s a player’s coach, he cares about his players, he’s not that type of coach that will walk past you and not speak to you. He’s a player’s coach, so I’m glad to have him back.”
“Coach Mullen, you gotta think about it, he invented the jump-pass, he and Urban Meyer. It was birthed in the Florida-LSU game and then LSU came back some years later and did it back to us. He has an exciting type of play-calling and it’s good to have him back.”
You can watch the full interview with Murphy here, courtesy of CBS Sports on YouTube.com.