New Florida football coach Dan Mullen and his family arrived at Gainesville Airport this morning. He did the Gator Chomp while stepping down from the jet.
“We’re fired up,” said Mullen, who wore his 2008 UF national championship ring. “Let’s go meet some players.”
On his Twitter account, Mullen wrote: “It’s GREAT to be a Florida Gator! #GoGators”
UF will introduce its 27th head football coach at a 3 p.m a news conference today at the stadium. The SEC Network will air the news conference.
Mullen, who spent the past nine seasons as Mississippi State’s head coach (2009-17), returns to Gainesville where he served four seasons (2005-08) as offensive coordinator and was a major factor in the program winning two Southeastern Conference and BCS National Titles (2006, 2008) during his tenure.
When asked what was the first thing Mullen did once inside the stadium, a source said, He “picked up the phone in his new office and started calling recruits.”
Mullen will meet with UF players at 2 p.m. He is also scheduled to appear on the Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN2 after the player meeting.
— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) November 27, 2017