“With no disrespect whatsoever to Dan Mullen…”

After reading Pete Fiutak’s Mississippi State preview, I can’t help but wonder what the reaction’s gonna be like if Mississippi State has a better 2018 season than Florida’s.  It’s not out of the question.


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13 responses to ““With no disrespect whatsoever to Dan Mullen…”

  1. I think they will have a better year than UF… Including beating UF… But that has more to do with the players Mullen left, than the coaching change.


  2. 3rdandGrantham

    McElwain did a really poor job of recruiting at UF, thus the talent level there isn’t as good as most assume it is. It’s going to take Mullen several classes to build the talent back up again, and I wouldn’t be surprised if MSU has more success this year than UF as a result. Not sure if Mullen has said anything publicly, but right now surely he’s thinking that this UF rebuild is going to be a tougher row to hoe than he originally anticipated.


  3. ASEF

    Mullen is succeeding a guy who was widely believed to have humped a dead shark. McElwain is going to be UF’s version of Ty Willingham – a guy who can be blamed for dang near a decade.

    Notre Dame parlayed that into making the Weiss clan rich for the next 10 generations. Hopefully UF can experience the same level of “success.”


    • Dawg19

      So going forward, when any coach does a poor job of recruiting, instead of saying, “he jumped the shark”, we can say, “he humped the shark.” 😄

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  4. SpellDawg

    I keep hearing, “defense has never been a problem” when I concern-troll gators about Todd Grantham down here in UF country. Seeing the gators give up 40+ points a few times this year should cure them of that belief.

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  5. MGW

    I think Mullen will come out swinging pretty hard. Bad as talent is at UF right now it’s still overall superior to Miss St. It’ll take a couple years to begin to really contend for the SEC if he’s ever going to, but he’s already shown he can make chicken salad out of chicken shit. He doesn’t require the best talent to compete. Especially by mid season, I think they’re going to beat a team or two they shouldn’t.


    • Rocketdawg

      How do you figure the overall talent at MSU is below UF?

      MSU-better at QB by a lot, better at RB by a lot, better at Oline by a lot. WR and TE are a push at worst and maybe a UF positive due to Van Jefferson being eligible.

      MSU has a better Dline and LB corps. The only advantage for UF is secondary.

      I’d take the Bizzaro Bulldogs 9/10 over UF on a neutral field.


      • Biggus Rickus

        If recruiting rankings mean anything, Florida should have more talent on the roster by a pretty fair margin. Despite McElwain’s shortcomings as a recruiter, they still finished 22nd, 12th and 11th nationally in his three years. Mississippi State finished 18th, 28th and 24th over the same span. Florida’s had some attrition, but still. People seem to forget that Mississippi State had been mostly terrible with an occasional 8-3 burst prior to the relative consistency of Mullen’s tenure. I expect them to be okay next year and then fall off a cliff, unless Moorhead is way better than I think.


        • Rocketdawg

          MSU might not have the depth that UF has overall but I would take State’s starting 22 over UF’s