Your Daily Gator has cultural issues.

Not good, Dan.

Coach Dan Mullen says the University of Florida does “a lot” when it comes to educating its players on how to treat women. Mullen insists he’s a “big anti-violence against women person.”

Both of those are true, but Mullen’s message is not getting across in Gainesville.

Reports that sophomore defensive back John Huggins was accused of choking a tutor in October, and allowed back on the team, is the fifth time in the last year a member of the Florida football program has been accused of violence or threatening violence against a woman, including an assistant director of player personnel, who was fired.

Mullen hired or recruited four of them. That, combined with Mullen’s past, has activist/survivor Brenda Tracy questioning how serious Mullen and the university takes these allegations.

“Dan Mullen obviously does not get it,” Tracy said. “He says he takes these issues seriously but he doesn’t. Mullen has done a poor job. This obviously is a leadership issue, possibly a recruiting issue. These are some pretty violent offenders.”

You know, this kind of stuff (and worse!) never really got the media’s attention back when Huntley Johnson was on the case.  Maybe Mullen needs to recruit better lawyers.

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26 responses to “Your Daily Gator has cultural issues.

  1. dawgxian

    “He was a true freshman so he was only going to play in a few games anyway” might as well as shoot himself in the foot on the recruiting trail while he’s at it

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  2. 92 grad

    It’s remarkable how fast life can come at you with social media and sports media these days. I have to say, CMR and Kirby have really outdone themselves for a long time maintaining the positive image of our program.

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    • Macallanlover

      Actually, the bad publicity/news we got then was because we addressed disciplinary issues completely ignored by most CFB programs. Was weird, but we are living in bizarro times.

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      • Russ

        Exactly, the whole “lost control” meme was bullshit from the beginning. Richt drew attention because he dealt with it. How many off seasons was Stephen Garcia suspended for? How many assaults and other crimes did Huntley Johnson cover up for Corch? How many 10RC players beat up cops and got away with it?

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        • Dawg1

          Garcia was suspended FIVE times and never missed one second of a game. And Spurrier was universally praised for his little dig about our suspensions instead of it pointing out his total lethargy and hypocrisy on the subject.

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    Mullen needs to divert the media’s attention. May I suggest he take up shark humping, and bring a photographer along.

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  4. Dopey apparently hasn’t learned the First Rule of Holes. Maybe they don’t teach that in Corch’s school of Corch-ing excellence or on the shores of Lake Oconee.

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  5. Texas Dawg

    EVERY program is going to have their fair share of problems. It’s not that, but rather how you deal with them that defines your program. (FU) Huggins-still on the team. (UGA) JJ Holloman, bye bye, it’s been nice knowing you. It is usually the coverup not the action that gets you in the hottest water. We have to remember, Sideshow Dan learned from the best. Corch was a maestro when it came to deflecting and covering up the misdeeds of his players and apparently also his coaches.

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  6. GruvenDawg

    He’s the second coming of Urban without the recruiting chops or wins. He’s burned up most of his goodwill from last season during this offseason. If he goes 8-4, the recruiting misses and handling of these types of situations is going to get his fan base pretty restless. I think the only thing that saves him is his 2020 schedule, even with the 2020 depth issues he should be able to go 10-2. As a UGA fan I am starting to think I want him at UF for a LONG time.

    #ftmf

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    • Got Cowdog

      TBH, an angst ridden and divided uf fanbase sounds pretty good to me too. Mullen is perfect for them.
      #ftmf

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    • Kevin

      No. You do NOT want him there for a long time. Because, the only way he is there for any length of time is IF he is beating UGA. 2 more losses to UGA and he is no longer the coach. UF will tolerate losses to LSU, Tenn, and even FSU. But, they absolutely do not tolerate losses to UGA.

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      • GruvenDawg

        This is what you are missing…They like offense…all the UF fans since the 90’s do want to beat UGA, but more importantly they want to be known as an offensive team. If Mullen continues to go 10-2, 9-3, etc. losing to UGA/LSU but looking good on offense each year he will be around.

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      • Got Cowdog

        Just a short time ago in Dawg years, Kevin, we had a beloved coach who regularly won 10 or 11 games a season yet got the shit kicked out of us nearly every time we played uf. I believe if Sideshow can keep consistently winning 9-11 games a year it will be enough to keep his position. I sincerely hope this is the case and with it comes the excruciating, soul crushing, karmic dashing of gator hope as the Dawgs pull away in the second half AGAIN and blue flushes out of the stadium like Tidy Bowl treated toilet water. You may be right. I hope I am.

        #ftmf

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  7. Biggus Rickus

    I’m sure people have noted how weird it is to say, “I’m a big anti-violence against women guy.” As opposed to all of those other coaches who are pro-violence against women.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      I HATE CANCER ! EFFING HATE IT !

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    • Doug

      It’s kind of like saying “I’m a big anti-hate-crime guy” or “I’m a big anti-sexually-transmitted-disease guy.” If you have to say it at all, we can already tell there’s a problem.

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    • According to the corch handbook, page 6, paragraph twelve…”do to unforeseen/up and coming, health/family/butt picking issues, i’ll be stepping down from the hc position”…this will occur within two years
      #FTMF

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  8. Classic City Canine

    Well, Dan certainly learned from the best didn’t he? Maybe Corch can invite Dan to his next leadership class for a refresher.

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  9. Go Dawgs!

    Well, given that Mullen is correct about not many of these guys getting charged, I’d say the legal folks at Florida are probably still doing a fine job. No, what Dan Mullen needs is a better PR staff. Specifically, he needs someone to step in and tell him when to keep his big, stupid mouth shut.

    On second thought, I think I like it the way it is down there.

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  10. Comin' Down The Track

    To his credit, Dan Mullet isn’t as good at being a garbage-weasel as his sensei, I guess? Trying to say something nice here.

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    • practicaldawg

      The Huggins debacle stands out from others in that UF fans actually seem very vocal they want him gone. This is one that may really blow up on Mullen if he doesn’t deal with it soon.

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  11. 86BONE

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  12. TMCDAWG

    Mullen support is beginning to erode. Good for us!

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  13. Johnny Murrah

    They were ahead in the 3rd Quarter and had far less talent but much better coaching!

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