I am sure someone else has pointed this out, but we are coming up on the dreaded third year of a coaching era. For those of you who don’t know what I mean: McElwain’s third = losing record following 10 and 9-win seasons; fired. Muschamp’s third = losing record following 11-win season; should have been fired. Meyer’s third = 9-4 season between 13-win national championship seasons, only bowl loss. Zook’s third = 7-win season; fired. Spurrier’s third = 9-4 season between 10 and 11-win seasons that included conference titles. Galen Hall’s third = 6 win season following consecutive “on the field” SEC titles. Pell’s third = 7-win season between two 8-win seasons. I included Pell just to keep it honest - with his (better than trend) 7 wins included, that ups the third year average to 6.3 wins over the past 7 coaches - during a time when Florida football was generally successful. This includes the only two losing seasons since 1979, a 6-win season, two 7-win seasons, 2 firings, and another very-near-firing. If Mullen were to win 10 games next year, he would be the first Florida coach in history to win 10 or more games in his third year.