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A closer look at Dan Mullen’s offense
Our Oliver Connolly on Thursday did a deep dive into Florida coach Dan Mullen’s offense. In summary: This is exactly what the Gators need.
“If [Mullen] could win 69 games with a raft of 3-star recruits and JUCO transfers [at Mississippi State], just imagine what he can do with all those speedy Floridians bouncing all over the field again.
He’s the right guy for the job. His offense is innovative. He gets the most out of quarterbacks, a perennial black hole in Gainesville since the Tim Tebow days.”
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In other Florida football news
- The Gators’ defensive adjustments under Todd Grantham will be a key storyline in the spring.
- Tebow gave athletic director Scott Stricklin some key advice at the beginning of the coaching search.
- The positives and negatives of Mullen as he begins his tenure with the Gators.
- Safety Amari Burney is locked in with the Gators after the Mullen hire.
- Meanwhile, 4-star defensive back Divaad Wilson de-committed from the Gators on Thursday.
In our final Zaxby’s Sound Off of the 2017 football season, we discuss the Mullen hire and what the future of Florida football looks like.
Volleyball cruises in NCAA opener
Behind solid efforts from the entire senior class, the No. 2-seeded Gators volleyball team routed Alabama State 3-0 in their first-round match of the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Thursday. Florida will face Miami at 7 p.m. Friday for a spot in the Sweet 16.
Soccer All-America honors
Redshirt senior Gabby Seiler was Florida soccer’s lone All-American this season. The midfielder, with a team-high 8 assists, landed on the United Soccer Coaches’ third team, as announced on Thursday.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Quarterback Luke Del Rio:
You Tennessee fans still happy that y’all rioted? Getting rejected left and right pic.twitter.com/Bl35FZiZnK
— Luke Del Rio (@Ldelrio12) November 30, 2017
Defensive back Quincy Lenton:
It's coming .. I know it is
— Quincy Lenton (@QuincyLenton01) November 30, 2017
Volleyball coach Mary Wise:
— Mary Wise (@GatorMary) November 30, 2017
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