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Stricklin offered Mullen the job DURRING the 2017 FSU game...

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by tilly, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Havent seen this posted...but great move. He did it from his office in the second half of the game. All the media would have assumed he was in the stadium.

    Yet another dent in my system. :D

     
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  2. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    I watched the 2017 UF-FSU game from my office while in the midst of a coaching search. During 2nd half I called @CoachDanMullen & offered him @GatorsFB job. Thanks for a great two years, Dan … excited for the future!

    P.S. It’s more fun watching this game in person
    #GoGators Scott Stricklin on Twitter
     
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  6. gatorranger7

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    "Ugh" RE Kelly is what we say now. I'm not gonna lie: I was 100% All-In on Chip as our coach and there was data to support that.

    Did we dodge a bullet or is it unfair to say what he might have done with UF/Florida cultural transformation and talent as opposed to what he found at UCLA?

    That's another question that can be gum-flapped to death but we will never be able to conclusively answer.
     
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  7. mcorsair15

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    Don't think Chip Kelly would have had the respect and adoration that Dan Mullen had. He wasn't a likeable guy in the NFL, didn't have to recruit that hard at Oregon because well it's the PAC-12, he would've suffered here in the long run.

    Would he have put a better product on the field than McElwain, absolutely. But that's not saying much at all.
     
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    I shudder to think how close UTenn was to hiring Mullen. Glad he didn't return the call.
     
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    "According to the messages, Currie told Dowdle to sent Mullen a memorandum of understanding, and the two appeared to have contact scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, but his last message to Mullen on the night of Nov. 25 — “So tomorrow work?” — went unanswered.

    Mullen was hired on Florida’s coach that Sunday."



    hahahaha... Mullen ghosted them!
     
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  10. JaxGator75

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    The FSU game was a noon kickoff in 2017 so that call was made in the early afternoon. Might have made a difference if we played at night then.
     
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    I approve this message.:cool:
     
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    This also! This one may be better than Stulllinnnd's
     
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    I said "ugh" re: Kelly then, for several reasons. First, I never thought he was coming because he didn't want the pressure of competing in the SEC, and second, I didn't think his heart would be in it, and he was just looking for a paycheck. I was a proponent of Frost or Mullen, not necessarily in that order. Frost may have turned out badly as well.
     
  14. gatorranger7

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    You were wiser than many. I think the Frost hire would have been better than Kelly, in retrospect but the Mullen hire was best by far, even if I was too uninspired to realize that at the time.
     
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    Damn, that was playing with fire there. No one on the board worth anything after Mullen, so escaped another cycle in coaching purgatory by a matter of mere hours.
    Better to not see the sausage being made.
     
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    CDM loves being a Gator.
     
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    If Strucklehouse had called Mullen Sunday afternoon we would have seen Mullen look at his phone standing at the UT podium, say "excuse me I have to take this" - turn around and say into the phone, "uh-huh, uh-huh, OK on the way" and then walk off without a word to meet the Gator jet.
     
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    Now that would have been sweet.
     
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    I think the FSU AD spent the entire game Saturday on the phone offering the FSU job....no takers either.
     
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    If Foley were still the AD, we would be looking up at Tenn.
     
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