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Mullen takes accountability

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by twodaparty, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. twodaparty

    twodaparty GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Best statement I’ve seen where he points the finger at himself. Can’t link article because it’s from TOS but here is an excerpt.

    "I mean it is something, little things that appear to be different things, that as we fix one thing we had an issue somewhere else," Mullen said. "So for us you're just trying to get the consistency out of everybody, and everybody within the program. We go, we play great run defense for a bunch of games, then we play poorly. We go, we don't turn the ball over and then turn it over a bunch. We have a lot of penalties, then we have no penalties.

    "That consistency, that's on me, that I've got to make sure that we're doing what we need to do to play at a high level and perform at a high level. Because when we're not making mistakes, we've been a pretty good football team this year and we've played well. You know? Part of it, we've got to find a way to win these close games. We have a couple losses in one-score games, we've got to find a way to come out on the other end of that."
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  2. dadx4

    dadx4 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Gainesville, Fl
    At least he finally admitted something.
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  3. g0ggles

    g0ggles All American

    Sep 8, 2012
    Norfolk, Virginia
    We'll see..... it's just "lip service" until we actually see the changes made. Gator Nation as a whole needs to stay on his behind
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  4. Gatorhead

    Gatorhead GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Would like to see Dan turn it around. This is nice to here but if he really wants to make headway, showing a pic of TG's car kicking up dust on the way out of the parking lot may encourage fans that something REAL is being done.

    I mean, what if we beat UGA and the defense plays somewhat well?

    I have NEVER participated in "firing coaches" threads (other than defending) until this year.

    It's also disconcerting (the rumors) that UF would continue in the current direction with the DC to save a few bucks for the remainder of the year. That's tough reasoning for fans to accept.

    TG's on strike 6 not strike 3.

    Wish Strickland would take the bull by the horns and implement what the fan base has been clamoring for: More funds for recruiting, elite assistant coaches and NIL Player Packages.

    We know that there are at least 4 or 5 other programs in this conference that will spend the money.
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  5. bobbybaker86

    bobbybaker86 GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 4, 2017
    THAT'S what i like to hear
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  6. novagator

    novagator Senior

    Jun 20, 2014
    What’s the old saying? Actions speak… Fire some of your buddies. Then maybe you can start earning back our teams trust.
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  7. danmann65

    danmann65 GC Hall of Fame

    May 22, 2015
    Stay on his neck?? Man, that would motivate me to want to win. Jeez
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  8. DomiGator

    DomiGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Agreed. Consistency out of everybody? We already have that. Hev's recruit is consistently bad. Knox consistently rotate hot RBs out and put MD at the end of the games to lose them. Needless to say TG consistently underperforms. So it's lip service until the 3 are gone.
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  9. bposs

    bposs GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 3, 2010
    Woodstock, GA
    If Todd Grantham was an honorable man, he would announce that he is stepping down at the end of the season. He shouldn’t let his “friend” Mullen go through this. That would be the best case scenario.
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  10. DomiGator

    DomiGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    No big deal, the contract is not extened. He's not fired, the contract runs out, face saved.
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  11. rball1313

    rball1313 Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Oh, but he can't do that because all the Grantham recruits would quit,...wait,...there are no Grantham recruits!!! We're good with that suggestion.
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  12. defensewinschampionships

    defensewinschampionships GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 16, 2018
    But if you asked Grantham do you really think he would admit it was his fault?

    You can always blame someone else.

    Todd doesn't feel like an "extreme ownership" type of guy.
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  13. WC53

    WC53 GC Hall of Fame

    Oct 17, 2015
    Old City
    My first though was, you think! Man, hubris ;)

    I’m done with him. If he wins a natty, I will eat crow pie. Made with ducks :)
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  14. Nicho

    Nicho GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Meh. 4-3, it didn't have to be this way.
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  15. phideltdj

    phideltdj GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 7, 2007
    What he should say is that we have never really put together a game where the offense and defense are playing at a high level against a quality opponent in the same game (not Vandy)
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  16. Zepgator

    Zepgator GC Legend

    Oct 18, 2010
    The fact that it takes so long to hear such a thing, makes me doubt he really means it and instead is throwing out there to appease the masses. I hope I’m wrong though.
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  17. phideltgator

    phideltgator All American

    Oct 10, 2013
    I understand, sometimes you can try so hard that little things go wrong and then it snowballs in the wrong direction. Happens to everyone. Flip the ferrari over, knock out the dents, engine still runs and try it again. But now you have an attitude and the edge/focus that will hopefully get you a win breaking your way next time. Al you can do is keep trying.
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  18. tigator2019

    tigator2019 GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 25, 2018
    In my head--- UF
    Some had pitchforks demanding accountability. He does just that, and now it is lip service?

    Also, please remove that 'neck' comment.

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  19. ufhealthgator

    ufhealthgator Junior

    Nov 12, 2017
    Nothing to get out of bed for. Wake me up when he actually admits that he made a disastrous decision retaining Grantham, admits to making the wrong assessment on the starting QB over and over again, admits that he is a terrible recruiter and actually takes action to fix all these issues.

    Until then it is still status quo, coach speak, buying time.
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  20. tigator2019

    tigator2019 GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 25, 2018
    In my head--- UF
    Are you living in fantasyland?

    He's a worker with a salary. Plain and simple. Name 5 coaches at his level who have done this. Makes no sense.

    He's done. It will be announced.
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