Dan Mullen’s Most Critical Call: Is It Time For Somebody To Go?

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

These Gators looked like Jim McElwain’s Central Michigan, because it was only other team to yield 49 points to LSU this year. Indeed, the Fighting Chippewas.


Did Anthony Richardson just turn things upside down? (UAA Photo)


There were multiple chances, and even good reasons, to flip off the TV. Go ahead and admit it — you DID consider hitting the “off” button. It was a brutal game to watch. Right before your very eyes, those gol-darn Florida Gators were self-destructing. Your hopes for a return to championship glory were going up in smoke. You kissed goodbye to your dreams of any trips to Atlanta — and a whole lot more. Suddenly this 2021 football season began to turn dark.


The pain of watching LSU bully Florida’s defense series after series, play after play was excruciating. This time the SEC “Just Means More” felt personal, but because of reverse action. It means “more” to Gator fans, even though they forget it’s also that way for fans in Knoxville and Lexington and Columbia and Tuscaloosa and all the rest.


These Gators looked like Jim McElwain’s Central Michigan, because it was the only other team to yield 49 points to LSU this year. Indeed, the Fighting Chippewas. No wonder it felt like Dan Mullen has been regressing. In the world of football today, he is on the proverbial hot seat.


It was Mullen who said in a recent press conference that today’s coaches are re-evaluated differently today — not just year to year, or game to game, but maybe even play-to-play. He was prophesying his own fate for Saturday. No doubt he was “fired” by fans after several plays during the game. Especially the defense.