Steve Spurrier, former Gators coaching great and the 1966 Heisman-winning QB at Florida: "The Gators are thrilled that Dan Mullen has accepted our offer to be the head coach at our university. With his background here with Urban Meyer and his success at Mississippi State, he is well prepared to turn the Gators back into a top-10 football program in the country. We all look forward to his arrival here in Gainesville and to welcome him back to Gator Nation."
Kent Fuchs, university president: "I’m pleased with the approach and process that (athletic director) Scott Stricklin and his staff had in place for this search that landed us the best candidate to move our football program forward nationally. Coach Mullen has a very successful track record at Florida and the SEC, which includes his ability to develop student-athletes on and off the field at the highest level."
Tim Tebow, 2007 Heisman winner at UF with Mullen as his offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach: "I love that Coach Mullen is someone who understands the culture of the University of Florida and has won two national championships here. Dan understands how to coach and mentor quarterbacks and build championship-level expectations and deliver them both on and off the field. He will not only be a great coach for the players from an X’s and O’s standpoint but as a mentor for all the young men in the program."
Danny Wuerffel, 1996 Heisman winner at UF: "All of us Gators love to not only win games but have fun along the way. I’m confident Dan Mullen will quickly get us back on track on both fronts."
Kevin Carter, ESPN analyst and former UF defensive lineman: "Dan Mullen is an excellent hire for the Gators. He will recruit both players and coaches well. His development of quarterbacks is as good as anyone in college football over the last 15 years. This is a solid move for the future of Florida Football."
Chris Doering, SEC Network analyst and former UF receiver: "Dan Mullen is one of my top two or three current coaches in the Southeastern Conference. To be able to get a guy who has the combination of experience at the University of Florida along with a proven track record of winning within the conference, this is a great opportunity. I look forward to the Dan Mullen era beginning at Florida."
Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN analyst: "Dan Mullen’s consistency and success in Starkville is a testament to his ability to evaluate talent, develop them, and put them in positions to win on Saturdays. This, along with his background in Gainesville with championship teams, makes him a perfect fit for the Gators."
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