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Dan Mullen hoping to rekindle success in The Swamp



Former UF offensive coordinator Dan Mullen will return to Gainesville this week for the first time since he left to take over the head coaching job at Mississippi State two years ago.

Mullen has already been through the emotional tug-of-war that came with facing his former boss and close friend Urban Meyer, and his favorite pupil, Tim Tebow, when the Gators and Bulldogs met in Starkville last season.

But he admits he has no idea how he’ll respond to being back at Florida Field where he enjoyed a great deal of success during his tenure.

"I've been very successful there so I hope my success continues this week,’’ Mullen said. “You know what? For me I think it will be very different. When you go back to places you coached at for four years, I really think this weekend will be different. You are in a different locker room, you go in the stadium in a different entrance, you are standing on a different sideline. You are wearing a white jersey. So I think that part of it is going to be very different. It will be a completely different experience for me than all the other experiences I've had at that stadium.''

Mullen was Florida's offensive coordinator and QB coach from 2005-2008. He also worked as an assistant coach with Meyer at Bowling Green (2001-02) and Utah (2003-04).


[Last modified: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:13am]


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