Dan Mullen has won his first SEC division title. The No. 6 Florida Gators secured an SEC East championship on Saturday with a 31-19 win over division rival Tennessee in Knoxville.

A portion of Mullen’s postgame press conference was shown on the SEC Network’s “SEC Now.” Here is some of what Mullen had to say in the portion that aired on TV:

  • The defense played well, but has things to clean up like late touchdowns and “shut the door.”
  • Means a lot to win the SEC East in the most difficult year of the conference (playing a 10-game conference-only schedule).
  • Replying to a reporter jokingly noting that social media rumors have him going to Texas: “Oh am I? Guess I’m gonna go home and the house will be packed.”
  • On OC Brian Johnson getting interviewed at South Carolina: “I’m happy for all our guys to get opportunities. I think we have a very underrated coaching staff.”
    • “I think programs will be pleased if they give those guys an opportunity to show what they can go do.”
    • Mentioned history of former assistants like Manny Diaz and Geoff Collins getting head coaching jobs.
  • “The goal is to win the East because that’s what we can control at the beginning of the season. If you go ask our guys we want more than that but that’s what we can control at the beginning of the season.”

Gator beat reporters shared other highlights of what the third-year head coach said on the Zoom call: