GAME RECAP AND ANALYSIS
Much like an extremely toxic relationship, it’s finally over.
After a disappointing 2017 season, Florida Gators football can officially be put to rest. The finale of the season is one that the now 4-7 Gators will look back on as a learning lesson. Being handedly defeated 38-22 by the Florida State Seminoles, this will be looked back on as a blessing in disguise. Hopefully.
The Gators will now have time to sit back and evaluate many, many things. They’ll have a huge assist, however. As announced Sunday afternoon, the boys of Gainesville will now have Dan Mullen at the helm.
Welcome home, @CoachDanMullen.
With Mullen coming in as the head coach of the Gators, he brings with him championship experience. Ironically enough, that championship experience is that of the Gators’ two most recent national championships. As the former offensive coordinator, Florida held the SEC ranking of first in many categories.
Florida is working on finalizing a deal to make Dan Mullen its next head coach, a source told ESPN's Chris Low.
The Gators offense excelled when Mullen was their OC/QBs coach from 2005-08, winning a pair of BCS national titles in that time. pic.twitter.com/GNEKNCnFq6
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 26, 2017
The biggest question heading into the offseason: What the heck is going to happen at the quarterback position? Many are projecting that Feleipe Franks will be the center of the quarterback carousel, but only time will tell what happens under the new regime.
Florida is not bowl eligible, and will put this season to rest. Where many see a sad, sad performance out of UF, some see it as an opportunity to grow. New coach? New mentality and new championship standards.