LISTEN: Dan Mullen's wife, Megan, recalls how unwelcoming, difficult coaching can be in Gainesville
Coaching the Florida Gators is no easy task, as former coach Jim McElwain learned this year.
After leading the Gators to back-to-back SEC East titles, he and the school parted ways on Sunday after a 3-4 start.
As the Gators look for a new head coach, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, who served on Urban Meyer’s staff at Florida last decade, has been generating a lot of buzz.
However, according to his wife, Megan Mullen, the family isn’t too eager to leave Starkville, especially to return to Gainesville.
At about the 9:30 mark of the below audio, shared by @SixPackSpeak on Twitter, Mullen explains just how unrealistic she felt Florida fans’ expectations were during her family’s time there:
“There is nothing like being a Mississippi State Bulldog,” she said. “The support of fans here is so unlike anything anywhere else. It’s unbelievable. I’ve never experienced a really bad situation. The former school we were at, won two national championships there, won practically every game we played for four years there.
“It wasn’t if you won or lost. If we didn’t score 43 points or more, I was going to the grocery store in Orlando where I worked with the Golf Channel and I was driving the groceries back to Gainesville because it was that bad.”
A lot can happen, and it’s certainly unwise to rule Dan’s return to Gainesville out, it doesn’t sound like Megan will be too eager to return to Florida anytime soon.
This is just the latest in what is sure to be a series of wacky twists in the drama that has become the Gators’ season.