As Florida football rumors continue to swirl while the Gators look to fill the program’s head coaching vacancy, Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen has reportedly emerged as a top target.
The news comes after the Gators whiffed on Chip Kelly, who opted to return to the Pac-12 with the UCLA Bruins.
There were some rumors that Florida could turn it’s attention to UCF’s Scott Frost, who is responsible for the Knights’ incredible turnaround, but Nebraska seems like a more likely option for him.
So, that leads the Gators to Mullen, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.
SOURCE: Florida is targeting Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen as its next head coach. Decision expected by the end of the day.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 26, 2017
Mullen has also been linked to the Tennessee Volunteers head coaching vacancy to replace Butch Jones, so it looks like if he does opt to move on from Starkville he will remain in the SEC.
During his time with the Rebels, Mullen has an overall record of 69-46, including a 33-39 mark in conference play.