ATLANTA — Florida coach Dan Mullen met with the Gators beat reporters Tuesday before his appearance at the main podium during Day 2 of SEC Media Days. Some quick hitters:
Mullen said transfer wide receivers Trevon Grimes and Van Jefferson have yet to be cleared by the NCAA.
“Hopefully in the near future we’ll be able to explain what’s going on,” Mullen said.
Mullen on QB situation: Says it’s “50/50” right now that UF uses more than one quarterback against Charleston Southern. “I would love to name one today if I could,” he said.
Mullen on possibly running QBs in preseason practice through live simulations: “They’re going to get hit a little.”
Mullen on getting offensive lineman Martez Ivey and defensive lineman Cece Jefferson to come back as seniors and what he’s seen: “Since they made their decision, I don’t think there’s been one day where I haven’t seen them working.”
Mullen on the Gators: “They’ve had two four-win seasons and have played in two SEC Championship Games the last five years. That shows me that individual teams are playing at a high level, but the program itself isn’t performing consistently at the level it needs to be.”