Dan Mullen, innovator

Shit, the Portal Master™ — sometimes, you’ve got to give him credit for being a trailblazer ($$).

NCAA penalties against Florida coach Dan Mullen announced Tuesday stem in part from an incident nearly identical to one that landed Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher in NCAA trouble earlier this year. Both coaches were punished for violating NCAA recruiting contact rules during visits to the Seattle high school of the same class of 2020 recruit in 2019.

According to NCAA public infractions reports, both coaches made impermissible contact with a recruit at the recruit’s school in January 2019.  The Florida NCAA report specified the high school is in Seattle and the date of the violation as January 14, 2019. The report in the Texas A&M case didn’t specify the location of the high school, but it listed the date of the violation as January 22, 2019.

Only thing I can’t figure out is whether he made the decision on his own, or heard Jimbo was on his way out there and decided to cut him off at the pass.  It’s almost poetic that neither of them actually signed the kid.

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7 responses to “Dan Mullen, innovator

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    The ole Nick Saban accidental hallway meeting, huh? I swear the KGB is giving clinics on this stuff.

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    • Down Island Way

      So, you’re telling me, both coaching staffs made the same offer to the same student at the same H.S. at the same time and both institutions got the same penalties..even the KGB wouldn’t instruct their agents to do THAT…

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  2. W Cobb Dawg

    Coincidence? I think not. Are we sure Dan & Jimbo weren’t meeting up on a lurid liaison away from prying southeastern eyes?

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    Hey, for years Mike Price was able to keep his private life secret up in the northwest… Jus sayyin.

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  4. DawgFaithful

    The poor guy can’t get the Florida kids to stay in state so his big plan is to recruit kids as far away from Gainesville as possible & get a violation in the process. You can’t make this stuff up.

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