With Dan Mullen at the helm, Florida will be changing to a spread offense next season.
The former Gators OC put up big numbers at UF with his system and replicated that offensive success on a consistent basis at Mississippi State, most notably in 2014.
Will Mullen’s offense be a fit for Florida commit Matt Corral?
Without a doubt.
Mullen made his mark in the past with dual-threat quarterbacks Dak Prescott, Alex Smith and Tim Tebow. But the new Gators coach also signed and started pro-style passers during his time at Florida and MSU.
Mullen won a national championship in 2006 with Chris Leak as his starter. A month after winning that title, he signed 5-star QB John Brantley in the Class of 2007.
Mullen also recruited multiple pro-style quarterbacks at Mississippi State, including Tyler Russell. The former starting quarterback threw for 2,987 yards in 2012 under Mullen’s tutelage.
He has shown the ability to adjust his offense based on personnel and player strengths, and that may be necessary next season. None of Florida’s returning quarterbacks are dual-threat players.
Corral, meanwhile, has some versatility. Arm strength stands out most about his skill set, but Corral has exceptional footwork and pocket presence.
He moves around effortlessly, keeps reading progressions while evading pressure and can make plays with his feet whenever he needs to scramble.
“You watch the tape and I thought Brett Farve-type playmaker. Incredible spacial awareness,” Elite 11 coach Trent Dilder said of Corral. “His ability to have people close to him and kind of wiggle out of stuff. It’s splash reel after splash reel watching his tape.”
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