Once you get past the two outright laughers in this piece (“It’s a good time to be a Gator.” and “Perfect fit is one way to describe Mullen’s start at Florida.”), you’ll come to where Florida’s AD is on the Cocktail Party:
Stricklin also facing a difference of opinion when it comes to the Florida Georgia game that’s played in Jacksonville every year. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said at the SEC spring meetings that the game being played in Jacksonville hurts recruiting.
“It’s just not great for recruiting because you lose a home game every other year and that just comes with it. But it certainly helps to have more home games,” Smart said.
Stricklin believes Jacksonville is still working for both sides.
“We are in Jacksonville for the next three of four years and Jacksonville has been a great home for that matchup for many, many years,” Stricklin said. “We are always going to keep an open mind, but our hope deep down is that game will remain in Jacksonville.”
In other words, as long as they keep stroking those big checks…