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Florida Football: Dan Mullen is the Fourth Best SEC Coach

Florida Football: Dan Mullen

Florida Football: Dan Mullen

The SEC has its share of great college football coaches. One of those is Florida's Dan Mullen.

In Athlon Sports' SEC Coach Rankings for 2019, the Gators' head coach is listed at No. 4. 

Here's why: Mullen made a huge impact in his first year on the job in Gainesville. The Gators finished 4-7 in 2017 but jumped to 10-3 and finished No. 7 nationally in '18. The offense (Mullen’s specialty) also showed marked improvement. After averaging 22.1 points a game and 5.2 yards a play in the year prior to Mullen’s arrival, Florida increased those totals to 35 points a contest and 6.2 yards a snap last fall. Mullen arrived in Gainesville after a successful nine-year stint in Starkville. At Mississippi State – one of the toughest jobs in the SEC – Mullen went 69-44 and led the program to eight bowl appearances. Additionally, the Bulldogs ranked No. 1 for the first time in school history during the 2014 campaign. Mullen is 79-47 overall as a head coach at the FBS level.

College Football Top 25 Rankings: Florida

Where do the other SEC coaches rank? Check out our entire SEC Coach Rankings.