Taking a page out of his defensive coordinator’s book, Dan Mullen, after letting a few whispers about an NFL job linger out there, is negotiating a contract extension/raise with Florida.
For the record,
Mullen is entering the third year of a six-year contract with an annual salary of $6,070,000. He is the 11th highest-paid coach in college football and the sixth-highest in the SEC, behind Alabama’s Nick Saban ($8,857,000), Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher ($7,500,000), Ed Orgeron (who agreed to a contract extension valued at more than $7 million per year after LSU won the national title in January), Georgia’s Kirby Smart ($6,827,589) and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn ($6,827,589).
Does he jump Kirby and Gus?
The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee issued a waiver to allow schools to reimburse student-athletes for any expenses incurred related to canceled foreign trips and prospective student-athletes for expenses related to canceled official and unofficial visits.
… here’s a preview of Virginia, Georgia’s opening opponent this season.
If you want the tl;dr version, all you need to know is that the ‘Hoos have lost Bryce Perkins, their great quarterback, and their top receivers (“I thought the receiver group was the strongest position group on the team last year, excluding Bryce Perkins,” Mendenhall said.). That’s going to make for some tough sledding against Georgia’s pass defense, which probably doesn’t need the extra help.