Which QB was the bigger alpha dog: Tim Tebow or Dak Prescott? Dan Mullen makes his pick
Dan Mullen has coached two of the most successful SEC quarterbacks in the last 15 years. But he made a clear distinction about which one is considered the bigger alpha dog.
In a Tuesday morning press conference, the Florida coach declared former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott as a clear alpha dog, even above Florida legend Tim Tebow.
Referring to Prescott, Mullen said he was the, “best I’ve ever seen.”
Some of his former players fit the description, including Benardrick McKinney, Jeffery Simmons, Brandon Spikes, Major Wright, the Pouncey brothers, Anthony Dixon, Jamar Chaney, K.J. Wright and Fletcher Cox.
“You know when you have them,” he said. “You don’t win two national championships in three years. Trust me, we had some talent, but there were some alpha dogs that were making sure we were playing at an extremely high level.”
Mullen said the coaching staff has to show the current team how to do it.
“What we’re looking for is alpha dogs to really lead the team,” Mullen said. “We have guys that talk. We have guys that go hard and really try to do things to lead by example. We need some alpha dogs that are both. That when they talk it’s impactful. That when they talk, it’s the right thing. When they talk, it’s everything they say is to make the team perform at a higher level. They also back it up with their performance on the field.”
On paper, Tebow and Prescott are often mentioned among the best dual-threat SEC quarterbacks in recent memory, alongside such greats as Johnny Manziel, Joshua Dobbs and Nick Fitzgerald. But the leadership of Prescott and Tebow stands out.
Referring to this year’s team, Mullen openly wondered if his players have actually seen a true alpha dog. Former player Jarrad Davis may fit that description, though, he said.