Your Daily Gator is hot.

Brian Edwards runs a tout service and is also a loyal Florida fan.  His column on Todd Grantham’s departure is… well, if you’re a Georgia fan, a sheer pleasure to read.

That pathetic effort from UF’s run defense came less than a month after LSU gashed the Gators for 321 rushing yards. On that afternoon in Redstick, the Tigers won a 49-42 decision despite the efforts of Florida backup quarterback Anthony Richardson, who led four consecutive touchdown drives in the second half.

LSU averaged 7.1 YPC against the Gators. To give you an idea of the utter ineptitude of Grantham’s scheme against the Tigers, consider that they had averaged 1.9, 3.5, 3.5, 2.3, 1.3 and 4.2 YPC in their six previous games. Furthermore, they have averaged 2.2 and 2.7 YPC in their two games since then.

LSU has produced more than 100 rushing yards in only three of its eight games played against opponents not named Florida. The second-highest output on the ground was 147 rushing yards at Kentucky.

How Grantham was even allowed on the airplane home from Baton Rouge was baffling. The fact that he wasn’t pink slipped by Monday at noon Eastern on Oct. 18 was a defiant act from Mullen that wreaked havoc on the sanity of Gator Nation.

This isn’t the only time Mullen has tested the patience of the orange and blue faithful.

The rehashing from there is delicious, topped by the finale.

Less than 48 hours removed from UF’s putrid effort at South Carolina, you’d be hard pressed to find many Gators who remain in Mullen’s corner. I exchanged texts with a prominent Florida player who was a starter for three seasons under Spurrier in the ’90s. In response to me saying that it’s time to cut the cord on Mullen’s tenure, he replied, “100 percent agree. That was embarrassing. I’m so pissed I can’t even think straight.”

Imagine how he’s gonna feel when Mullen returns for the 2022 season.

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  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    You hate to see it.

    The again, you love to see it.

    #FTMF

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  2. mg4life0331

    Man that bullshit loss last year was supposed to buy us more tenure. They can’t let him go!

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    • Muttley

      If it happens I think we should sue for wrongful termination. Maybe we can get a judge to reinstate Grantham, too.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Yeah..seems like they’re double-crossing us on this.
      We played them with a gimpy QB and a depleted receiving corps and they won.
      Dan was supposed to be golden for four or five years after that.
      Double crossing a holes.
      At least GT held up their end of the deal with FF’s occasional lucky wins.

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  3. biggusrickus

    I don’t understand why they’d keep him at this point, but it will probably take care of itself for Stricklin. I can’t imagine the team will suddenly rally after not showing up at all in South Carolina, which means they’ll lose to either Missouri or FSU or both. If he drops either of those, I think he’s gone. I’m not entirely sure they’ll keep him even if they scratch out wins in both of them.

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    • theotherdoug

      There was an SI article a month or so ago with a behind the scenes look at UF hiring Mullen. The Gators went after Kelly hard and he walked away to rebuild UCLA, Frost ghosted them and took the Nebraska job, and that left them with Mullen or completely starting over.

      They have also seen teams like Tennessee get publicly embarrassed because the potential hire wasn’t good enough.

      It all adds up to the athletic department and top boosters are wary of hiring a coach especially with USC and LSU already looking. They need an elite hire like Jimbo to Tamu, Saban to Bama, Meyer to OSU, or Smart to UGA, and that needs to be lined up months in advance.

      What elite coach would take the job? Meyer and McElwain cracked under the pressure, and BOOM! and Mullen couldn’t do enough there. I mentioned this a few weeks ago, there is something wrong with the culture in Gainesville that makes it almost impossible to succeed. I think they have too many egos telling the coach how to do it like Alabama pre Saban, and have to hire an elite guy and leave him the F alone.

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      • biggusrickus

        If they want to keep Mullen, that’s fine by me, but the idea that the culture makes it impossible to win seems like people looking to make excuses to me. There’s pressure at every major program, and no hire is guaranteed to work out. Smart wasn’t a given when Georgia hired him the way Saban, Meyer and, to a lesser extent, Fisher were. Hell, Kelly seemed like a no-brainer, and UCLA has been pretty terrible under his guidance. Frost was a rising star, and Nebraska is no better with him than it was prior.

        Maybe Mullen will pull a Brian Kelly, restructure his staff and return to glory, but I don’t think he has that in him. He’s never won at the level Kelly had prior to their 2016 meltdown. They’d be better off cutting bait and hoping the next hire is better.

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        • theotherdoug

          You and I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes in gainesville but we can look at what happens to their coaches and that’s not us making excuses.
          Sure there is pressure everywhere, but there is something extra in gainesville that made Meyer and McElwain crack, and Mullen seems on the edge of a meltdown. It reminds me of Tuscaloosans throwing bricks through windows.
          I think the top people remember the last coaching search and are wary of cutting bait because they’re one more iffy hire from being a Tennessee level dumpster fire. Yeah, I’m gonna love that, but Strickland and Company are justifiably worried and won’t make rash decisions because the idiots on some Gator board are chapped.

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          • Texas Dawg

            What is not helping is it appears 10RC has found a fireman to start beating that dumpster fire down. It appears the TURDs have an arsonist on their hands that’s dousing the place in gasoline.

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        • Down Island Way

          Longer FU holds on to their transport port-o-let master, the deeper/longer it will take to dig it’s self out of that depth/roster management shit hole they are in, the one thing in the nd hc favor is that notre dame kind of recruits itself, FU don’t recruit itself anymore…#FTMF

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      • Muttley

        I think this is spot-on. Firing the Mulligan is half a solution. Head Corch of the Mother F_____s is not the glamor job it was once advertised to be. There is no obvious candidate that I know of and no guarantee that anyone decent wants to step in that swamp, once they drain it. The talent to win soon is not on hand and the obstacle in front of you is red and black and has big teeth and can out-recruit you in your back yard.

        They certainly have a structure to build on but they’ve gone up in flames FOUR times now in eleven years, destroying three corches and flaming out another (Meyer) in the process. There is an institutional problem. The last three Ms- Mustchomp, McElwain, and Mulligan- were once rising stars, and all were permanently damaged by the job. Sucks to be them right now.

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        • miltondawg

          Kind of warms my heart that Jim McElwain’s CMU team is bowl eligible before UF this season.

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        • theotherdoug

          UF is a lot like Texas. They have everything going for them and should be a top 10 team almost every year, but instead it’s a blip of hope from one season, and then back to dumpster fire.

          Sark, when sober, is a good enough coach to win 10+ regular season games at Texas while in the Big12. If he can’t do that it’s because there are too many boosters thinking they’re smarter than Sark.

          Anyway, I’m looking forward to another shitty hire at UF and a continued dumpster fire. Those morons deserve it.

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Also, the fact that so many ‘turd fans think Coach Bro is the answer is even more delicious!

    Please Floriduh, PLEASE hire Dan Quinn to replace Sideshow Dan the Clown.

    PLEASE!!!

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    • Its really funny they want Quinn, and I had not heard that.

      He is JUST LIKE GRANTHAM. Comes in spouting piss and vinegar, the players respond for a brief period and play over their heads. Then they realize there is no substance and quit buying in.

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    • Harold Miller

      Well now the Mora is taken, this would be great.

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    • miltondawg

      DQ would be an absolute dream for UGA if UF were to hire him. Other than his 90s coaching jobs in such collegiate powerhouses like Hofstra and William & Mary, his only other college job was UF as DC in 2011 and 2012. Honestly, Quinn’s entire aura of being a great defensive mind rests on the Legion of Boom in Seattle. Without having HOFers all over the defense like he did those years in Seattle, he has been shown to be a pretty average and uncreative defensive coach and, which should scare the hell out of UF fans, a pretty poor evaluator of talent overall when he has more than considerable input. While he might be a good recruiter initially with his energy and passion, I would be that within a few years the Affliction t-shirts and catchy slogans like “the Brotherhood” and “better never rests” without substance to back them up will wear as thin on Gator Nation as it did with the Falcons team and fanbase.

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  5. Gator Nation fighting to become what they once were…mediocre cheaters of the 70’s and 80’s. Well done jorts!

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  6. While Florida would seem to be flush in cash, or at least boosters to tap into, I wonder if Mullen will not only return in 22, but actually get the Frost/Harbaugh contract EXTENSION. You know, the reduction in pay and buyout, but if all goes well and you get it together a little bit, you stay even longer than planned.

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  7. fisheriesdawg

    “Imagine how he’s gonna feel when Mullen returns for the 2022 season.”

    About the same way Georgia basketball fans feel heading into this season.

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    • RangerRuss

      Ook, what is this basketball you speak of, ungawa?

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      • Down Island Way

        UGA hoops had a good win last night and do believe UGA hoops has a strong chance at the tournament again this year…

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    • Spell Dawg

      Ouch, I’ve been trying not to think about Bball until it’s unavoidable :/

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      • Texas Dawg

        I’ll hold off on thinking about B’ball until I hear the ping of horsehide on aluminum in the spring. The winter variety of B’ball is just a waste of time at present.

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    • cowetadawg

      Hey, we beat FIU in a come from behind win this week.
      It feels bad even typing that.

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    • PTC DAWG

      1-0 Baby!

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Isn’t that the damned truth.
      Interesting, Crean does have a good resume and I cannot criticize the hire. What is amazing is that on Georgia BB message boards the guys who used to pound on Fox and call for his head the most vigorously forget how high their standards used to be regarding former Georgia basketball coaches.
      I have been a men’s basketball season ticket holder for years and years and am resigned to UGA never being a consistent power.

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  8. Ran A

    I used to say that he is their CMR… I’ve concluded that this is a major league insult to CMR…

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    • siskey

      He’s kind of a Jim Donnan if Donnan had two back to back 1997 seasons but exponentially more of an asshole and nowhere near the recruiter.

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  9. godawgs1701

    He will be the coach in 2022 and regardless of their record, on October 15th, 2022 we are going to be hearing all about what an offensive genius he is, what a quarterback whisperer he is, and all about how he’s about to supplant Kirby as the top dog in the SEC East. Write it down. They don’t melt down until after the Georgia loss every year because they apparently think Spurrier’s curse is still in effect, ignoring the fact that it’s 7 Dawg wins in 11 years down there in Duval County. Some would call that a trend, but not Gator fans.

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  10. ugafidelis

    Brian is old enough to remember the pre-Spurrier era but he really came of age with those 90’s teams. So he’s probably blocked out the Charley Pell/Galen Hall years of his youth.

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  11. rigger92

    Dang, with a header like that I was hoping you would have posted up a pic of a nice young lady sporting daisy duke’s.

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  12. David D

    Mullen jumps at the first NFL opportunity…unless the first NFL opportunity doesn’t jump at all. Again, not the coach the Gators want, but the coach the Gators deserve.

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  13. Dawg19

    I have a feeling Mullen will be closing the gap soon…not the recruiting gap, the actual Gap at the mall. I hear they’re hiring.

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  14. Dawgjammin’

    This is great. Just great, all around. Only thing that could make it better is if they, for some reason, decide to extend Mullen’s contract for another 3yrs.

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  15. Terry McCullers

    Reading their blogs that fan base is some brutal unrealistic MFS!

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    • RangerRuss

      “brutal unrealistic Muthafukas!” It’s true. Ol gaytor Bob says except for that two and a half minutes at the end of the 2nd quarter the Dawgs and gators are about even.
      Ya mon, and except for those atom bombs the U.S. dropped on them the japs and American military were about even. Let ’em keep thinking that stupid shit. MuLLLLLet just needs a DC. Soft Willie is always available as an upgrade.

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  16. uga97

    Mullet stole a W from our injured skeleton of a team w our sprained shouldered backup QB and was on top for 10 minutes. He completely erased that momentum and now 100% exposed & regressing & reversing backards faster than French Army tanks. Bye Bye Mullet after FSU pops em off.

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  17. spur21

    There is not much better in life than seeing the flames jump from Knoxville to Gainsville. UT apparently made a pretty good hire meanwhile the Turds are stuck watching the train wreck. Damn I love it………………….

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    • originaluglydawg

      “UT apparently made a pretty good hire”.
      Let’s not be hasty in our evaluation.
      I’m betting he’s just another orange sucker, but we’ll see.

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  18. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I’ve been thinking about who the turds could get to replace Mullen. You heard it here first: Luke Fickell, come on down to Hogtown!

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    • miltondawg

      Fickell to UF would be concerning to me. Dude has shown he can coach and recruit head to head with the all the other B1G schools trying to get talent out of Ohio.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        Exactly. He has shown he knows a little bit about coaching and recruiting, and it would be a step up for him. Plus, if his team didn’t make a playoff spot it would only be because it wasn’t good enough to do so, and not because of some P5 bias.

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    • J.R. Clark

      He won’t. Fickell has spent his entire life in Ohio.

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  19. spur21

    There is a thread over there wondering what they need to do to upset Samford – talk about low bar desperation.

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  20. Texas Dawg

    Let me start this with “I wish Dan a very long and miserable career of mediocrity in Hogtown”. That said, I don’t see him lasting very much longer. A loss in the final two real games (Even he is not likely to lose to Samford…but you never know) and he’s almost assuredly gone. What can’t be helping is that Heupel walked into an absolute dumpster inferno in Knoxville and in year 1 has them headed in the right direction (albeit with sharp detour into the ditch in Saturday). The fans in Jortsville have to have noticed this as well as the admin. I suspect very soon Dan is going to have a lot more time for wake boarding on Lake Oconee.

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  21. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    They are shitting in their pants over at their message board wanting Billy Napier now. They are convinced he’s their sure fire ticket to glory the same way they thought Mullen was. They really are a stupid fan base. They hate Emory Jones now after a lot of them wanted him to play instead of Kyle Trask.

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  22. NotMyCrossToBear

    I was at UGA from 1990-1994. I am so f’ing happy right now.

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    • silvercreekdawg

      As was I my brother…

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    • Gaskilldawg

      I was an undergrad and law school student during the 1972 through 1978 seasons and we were 5-2 against UF. One of the losses was 1977 (Dooley’s only losing season) when we played 6 QBs because the first five QBs were all lost to injury. UF only won by 5 that season. Thd other loss wax 1973 by a point on a successful 2 point conversion late. We beat UF every season it was ranked going into the game with us when I was a UGA student.
      Good times and they are here again.

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  23. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    Also, I think people are getting a little ahead of themselves with the praise of Heupel and stopping just short of pronouncing Tennessee as back. People have short memories. Think back to Booch’s early days there. They improved some. The media picked up the narrative. I remember it was the ‘12 season, early in the season, Georgia and Tennessee were both undefeated. I was driving down the road and had ESPN radio on before I came to gate all things ESPN and Scott Van Pelt and his cohost were talking about how “This just feels different.” relative to Tennessee and were talking about all the excitement Booch had brought back to the program. Heupel has them playing better but it ain’t like they’re kicking people’s asses and it seems just as likely to me that he’s Booch without the trash cans and Sgt Carter hair cut.

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  24. jdawg108

    I almost feel bad for them. After the Alabama game they were spouting “we’ll see you in Atlanta in a few months.” They honestly believed they were on Bama’s level and would run the table in the SEC East. What a crash.

    Almost.

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  25. Texas Dawg

    If they were hot before, they are going to be thermo nuclear now. Humphrey officially commits to UGA. Everybody abandoning Hogtown for the Classic City. Loved this quote from Swamp talk “At this point Megan Mullen ain’t even safe”.

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  26. godawgs1701

    I’m seeing reports that Mullen has taken his wife’s cell phone away and shut down her social media. Apparently he’s worried that Kirby is going to get her to decommit and flip next.

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  27. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    FTMF!!!

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  28. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Ok, here’s reality. FU has played football for about 140 years. SOS was HC there for 12 years. Couch was there for 6. ALL of the FU championships (nattys, SECs, everything) came during those 18 years. FU’s all-time winning percentage is .645. That includes all those one loss teams under Spurrier and Meyer. Without those years FU has an all-time winning percentage in the .500s. FU won its first SEC Championship in 1989 after more than 50 years, and had the title stripped because of CHEATING! What’s my point? If you look at the big picture FU historically is a mediocre program except for the Spurrier and Meyer years and what is happening now is just a “return to the mean.” Unless they make a home run hire like the next Saban, expect more of the same going forward that we are seeing now.

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  29. 123 Fake St

    I fear Dopey will be fired tomorrow. Samford has 42 first half points. 😳😂

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