Former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott seemed critical of his former coach Dan Mullen’s decision to leave the Bulldogs for the Gators on Sunday. It didn’t take long for him to have a fresh new view of the move.
On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys star told Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News, “I didn’t think he would go back to Florida, but, hey, money talks. It is what it is. Not surprising because I didn’t expect him to stay at Mississippi State much longer.”
Well, maybe Prescott just needed to some time to stew on it. His tune was drastically different based on a quote from Florida football’s official Twitter account later the same day.
“I’m happy for @CoachDanMullen & his family to be joining back with @ScottStricklin. Florida’s players & fans are very lucky. He knows his players, knows how to get the best out of each individual, and his confidence is contagious for the whole program." — @dak pic.twitter.com/ahNU1N8ynF
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) November 27, 2017
“I’m happy for [coach Dan Mullen] & his family to be joining back with [Florida AD Scott Stricklin]. Florida’s players & fans are very lucky. He knows his players, knows how to get the best out of each individual, and his confidence is contagious for the whole program.”
While the “money talks” part seems to suggest Mullen chose money over loyalty, it’s possible Prescott’s original quote was taken out of context.
Mullen took the Bulldogs to unprecedented heights with Prescott at quarterback, guiding the school to a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 Poll and a 10-3 record in 2014.
During Mullen’s nine years in Starkville (including this season), Mississippi State qualified for a bowl game in each season with the exception being Year 1 back in 2009. MSU is currently 8-4 and 4-4 in SEC play.
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