Urban Meyer took a short break Sunday night from getting ready for the Big Ten Championship Game to give a thumbs-up to Florida’s hiring of Dan Mullen.
The former Florida coach brought Mullen from Utah to Gainesville in 2005.
“I think Dan’s awesome,” Meyer told the Sun. “He understands the lay of the land. He understands recruiting. He understands the expectations at Florida. He’ll embrace them.”
Mullen was the offensive coordinator at UF when Florida, led by Meyer, won a pair of national championships. During their time at UF, Florida also started several traditions like the Gator Walk and the singing of the fight song and alma mater.
“He understands the traditions because he was a part of it when they got started,” Meyer said. “I’m proud of him.”