New Florida football coach Dan Mullen addressed the crowd during halftime of the Florida-Baylor game Saturday, asking for support from the fans for UF’s spring game April 14 at The Swamp.
“That standard is not just SEC, but national championships,” said Mullen, who was offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer for UF’s national title teams in 2006 and 2008. “That’s what we promise we’re going to bring back to you here in The Swamp in Gainesville and put the Gators back on top as the most dominating team in the United States of America.
“Our guys are working their tail off right now to live up to what we know the Gators standard is. And that Gators standard is about having a national championship baseball team, about any team that tries to come in here as No. 1 in the country like Oklahoma tried to do (Friday) night (in gymnastics,) they’re going to go home with a loss.”
Mullen then took a picture with ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale and went into the student section to hi-five some of the Rowdy Reptiles in attendance.