TALENT. In spite of Mac not being a good recruiter he had much better talent than what Mullen can legally get in a small state like Mississippi. Ole Miss got more talent but also got on NCAA probation. The Miss state team last season did not have the athletes UF will have this season. Looking at Rivals if you total the number of 5/4 start recruits from 2014 to 2017 , the MSU team last season had 1 FIVE star recruit and 18 FOUR star recruits. The UF team next season ( based on 2015 thru 2018 Rivals classes) has recruited 3 FIVE star recruits and 43 FOUR star recruits. If UF clears Grimes and Jefferson it is 4 FIVE star recruits and 44 FOUR star recruits. So Mullen will have 4 FIVE star recruits and 44 FOUR star recruits next season versus 1 FIVE star and 18 FOUR star recruits he had last season. Shows why he left MSU.