Five days after being announced as Florida’s newest head coach on Sunday, Dan Mullen is still showing the excitement and positivity he displayed during that Monday press conference where he hoped to win over a fan base that has been starved of success for most of the past decade.
On Friday, Mullen sent out a 30-second video message on Twitter. Donning a blue Gator polo and a grin beaming ear-to-ear, Mullen once again reaffirmed how happy he is to be back at Florida.
“Gator Nation, it’s been a great first week on the job. I still haven’t wiped the smile off my face. [I’m] so happy to be your head coach. [I’m] out there on the recruiting trail, trying to get us back on top where all of you deserve to be, and I’m going to relentlessly continue to pursue those championships that I know everyone is hungry for. We’re going to continue to work, continue to grind. Our staff is getting after it, and I can’t wait to get back to Gainesville and can’t wait to get back at home in The Swamp and can’t wait to see everybody at the spring game this year. Need you all there for the support.”
It’s been a busy first week for Mullen, the former Gators offensive coordinator from 2005-2008 who came back to Florida after serving as the head coach at Mississippi State for nine seasons. Mullen has already begun creating his coaching staff, hiring three members from his staff at Mississippi State in co-offensive coordinators Billy Gonzales (wide receivers coach) and John Hevesy (offensive line coach) as well as defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. He and his staff has also been active on the recruiting trail, trying to make as many moves as possible before the early signing period begins on Dec. 20.
Mullen’s full message can be seen below:
— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) December 1, 2017
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