Dan Mullen joins ESPN: Role for 2022 college football season revealed
Dan Mullen will be part of ESPN’s coverage of the 2022 college football season, the Worldwide Leader announced Friday.
Mullen will be contributing every Saturday on ESPN2 in addition to ESPN studio wraps on Thursday and Friday nights. On ESPN2, Mullen will be joined by anchor Kevin Connors and analyst Sam Acho. In the past few years, Mullen appeared on ESPN and the SEC Network as a guest analyst. His guest coverage includes last year’s SEC Championship Game, as well as the past 2 College Football Playoff National Championships.
Mullen heads to ESPN after 13 seasons as an SEC head coach. After 4 seasons as Florida’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Mullen became Mississippi State’s head coach ahead of the 2009 season. Mullen coached the Bulldogs for 9 seasons. In November 2017, Mullen returned to Florida as the program’s new head coach, succeeding Jim McElwain.
Mullen is 103-61 as a head coach, with a 7-3 record in bowl games. Under Mullen, MSU went 69-46 with a 33-39 record in conference play. Florida’s record was 34-15 under Mullen, with a 21-14 mark in conference play.
Mullen was fired by Florida ahead of the 2021 regular-season finale. The Gators were were 5-6 at that time, coming off a 2020 season that ended in 3-consecutive losses to LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma.