“I don’t feel any pressure from anyone in the building.”

Dan Mullen’s got it all under control, y’all.

Amid speculation he is fast approaching the coaching hot seat amid a 2-7 stretch against Power 5 competition, Mullen insisted he has the backing of athletic director Scott Stricklin.

“There’s tremendous support from him every day, ‘What can I do to help?’” Mullen said of Stricklin, who also was his boss from 2010-17 at Mississippi State. “The administration is 100% on board with what we’re doing and looking to the future.

I tell you what — it takes a pretty special guy to self-administer the kiss of death.

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33 responses to ““I don’t feel any pressure from anyone in the building.”

  1. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    A couple of years ago, somebody here made a weird comparison between Mullen and Zorro of all people. For the life of me I can’t remember who that was. It went like this, “Mullen is an imposter like Zorro and always has been.” A few of us asked for clarification as to exactly how that made him like Zorro but never received any. It cracked me up and and still does and for a while I referred to him as Zorro and then I somehow forgot about it until now. May Zorro remain in Gainesville for a while longer. His demolition job is not quite complete.

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    • pdawg30577

      Sure that wasn’t Will Trane?

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      • D as in Dawg

        What happened to him??

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      • iusedtopostasmikecooley

        Maybe but I can’t remember.

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        • theorginaldawgabides

          Was it written in a weird sort of haiku, or referenced Fran Tarkenton a lot? I don’t know what happened to him, maybe the institution took away his internet privileges.

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          • iusedtopostasmikecooley

            He went out to take a leak and the hogs got him. Seriously I can’t remember anything about the post other than the weird comparison of Mullen to Zorro and how funny I thought it was.

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            • pdawg30577

              I don’t remember the Zorro comment at all. I was just going on about Will Trane. I do miss him.

              RUSH PROPST! RUSH PROPST! TARKENTON! JEREMY PRUITT! RUSH PROPST! VALDOSTA!

              That’s me shooting up the Will Trane Bat Signal. If he doesn’t show up now, we’ll probably never see him again. And the board is poorer for it.

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              • originaluglydawg

                This is hilarious!
                I remember the Zorro comparison because it was funny and bizarre.
                If Mullen’s not Zorro, he’s General Custer, who was absolutely on the money when he said, “We’re not taking any prisoners”.
                And the Senator’s last sentence,
                ” it takes a pretty special guy to self-administer the kiss of death” already had me laughing.
                Only Mullen would do that.

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      • Russ

        I miss Will’s stream of consciousness posts. There was a certain beauty to them.

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  2. RangerRuss

    Fuck that motherfucker.

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  3. Bulldawg Bill

    “When you can’t be
    With the one you love, Honey,
    Love the one you’re with!”

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  4. Stricken might not be as safe as Dan thinks either.

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  5. MudCat's Mechanic

    There’s pressure, but unless the AD goes, Danny Boy will do enough to get another year. It’s the fu way.

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    • RangerRuss

      The real pressure is coming from Athens, Georgia and it’s relentless.

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    • I think MuLLLLet is safe this year unless the Bull Handbags put pressure on the president or Stricklin fires him to save his own skin. A brand new AD isn’t going to come in and immediately fire the head coach.

      Towel Boy, OTOH, is not going to be leveraging other job opportunities for a contract extension in Hogtown.

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      • Down Island Way

        In an attempt to save/advance the FU hc’s upcoming wake board season, how much of the current staff isn’t retained for next season..(didn’t FU hire a sure nuff recruiting dude recently)…#FTMF

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    • iusedtopostasmikecooley

      Yeah I was just looking at their schedule. They probably win the rest of their games except for maybe Half Ass U and that’s possible.

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  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    Sure Dan.

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  7. SCDawg

    Mullen called on a friendly reporter to do a sit down with instead of answering any real questions I think.

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  8. spur21

    Strickland may love him – which one metric – but the fans hate him – and possibly the team hates him as well – so there is that.

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  9. akascuba

    When the house cleaning at FU starts probably after the 2022 season Strickland and MuLLLLen are a both gone.

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  10. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    I hope the Turds keep Mullet forever. The Fishfry Johnson of Gainesville.

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  11. Texas Dawg

    I hope he’s right. I want him to have a long miserable career down in Hogtown. He’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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  12. Harold Miller

    I think MuLLLLen could have this whole thing heading in the right direction any season now. They need to be more patient with him.

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  13. W Cobb Dawg

    Tough spot. Fire the HC seven weeks +/- before signing day, and a new guy may argue he needs a couple years to rebuild due to the talent gap.

    But they aren’t gonna fire Mullen, at least not right now. They’ve got too much invested in him. The best the supporters can hope for is replacing Grantham and/or making a recruiting push. And doing either of those right now would shift attention to 2022 and take away focus on the rest of the 2021 season.

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  14. Spell Dawg

    What can I do to help? Because the fanbase wants your head Dan. Everybody except me has lost faith in you, you need to turn shit around ASAP. I can’t cover your ass much longer.
    I believe that to be the full quote 😀

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  15. Dawg19

    (Stricklin): “What can I do to help?”

    (Mullen: “Fire me and end this hellish facade.”

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  16. godawgs1701

    You need that friend – you need the friend who tells you that your haircut looks dumb, or the friend who tells you that your breath is bad, maybe the friend who tells you that you missed a belt loop. The person who is always going to be 100 percent real for you and give you the tough love to help you be your best.

    Dan Mullen really needs a friend to tell him that he needs to shut his damn mouth and keep it shut.

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