Dan Mullen isn’t a selfish man. He doesn’t want college football back because it means schools will get paid, which in turn means Dan Mullen will get paid. No, he sees a bigger, more selfless picture.
“I think, for the American psyche, games being played would be a good thing,” Mullen said. “I think you’re starting to see other sports coming back. I’ve seen NASCAR looking like it’s coming back. The PGA Tour, it looks like they’re coming back. I think it would be great for the American psyche to have football. It would be great for our people.”
Look, I love college football deeply, but I’m under no illusion that it occupies the minds of the majority of my fellow Americans, and certainly not in the way it does Mullen’s. People have bigger fish to fry right now, like getting a paycheck and avoiding dying. Live football, while nice, doesn’t register as highly on the psyche meter.
Hell, Dan gives the game away with his next comment.
The one thing Mullen is opposed to when it comes to playing college football this year is waiting until every state has gotten the green light to hold sporting events. The Gators head coach thinks that would be detrimental to the parties involved with college football.
“I think what we have to do is we can’t get caught in the ‘until every school in the country is ready to get back and play football, no schools can start,’” Mullen said. “I think that it is a very naive way of thinking. I don’t think it’s a very healthy way of thinking. I don’t think it’s good for the sport, the game of football, or the individuals who are playing.”
“I don’t think it’s a very healthy way of thinking.”? LOL. Nice choice of words there, sport.