Latest Dan Mullen News

All eyes on Richardson as Kentucky, Florida begin SEC play

Sep. 08, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson dazzled a packed Swamp in Florida’s season opener, delivering more feel-good moments than anyone honestly could have expected. Long runs, precise throws, broken tackles, clutch plays, a whirly-bird 2-point conversation, the go-ahead...

Victorious debut provides validation for Napier at Florida

Sep. 05, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Defensive tackle Tyreak Sapp finally got to bed around 4 a.m. following Florida’s season opener. He woke up a few hours later still reveling in a 29-26 victory against seventh-ranked Utah that set the tone for coach Billy Napier’s tenure and provided...

Richardson shines, Burney seals Florida's win vs No. 7 Utah

Sep. 03, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standing in the tunnel and waiting to run into the raucous Swamp for the first time, Florida coach Billy Napier turned to an assistant and summed up the moment. “Can you believe they pay us to do this?" he said. It seemed like money well...

No. 7 Utah opens with unprecedented hype vs Florida, Napier

Sep. 01, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

No. 7 Utah (0-0) at Florida (0-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Utah by 2 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Florida leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Defending Pac-12 champion Utah opens with its highest preseason ranking...

No. 7 Utah opens much-anticipated season in sweltering Swamp

Sep. 01, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Utah linebacker Mohamoud Diabate knows what awaits in Florida — sweltering heat, stifling humidity and deafening noise. He experienced everything the Swamp has to offer during his three seasons in Gainesville. Now, he’s back – this time on the...

Napier has Florida prepared, confident for daunting opener

Aug. 30, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Napier says his wife was “burning me up” over the weekend with questions about Florida’s most daunting season opener in school history. Napier, thankfully, had all the answers. His players probably would have, too. The first-year...

Urban Meyer back on Fox's "Big Noon Saturday" post-NFL

Aug. 19, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Urban Meyer is returning to Fox's “Big Noon Saturday” college football pregame show after his NFL coaching career lasted less than one full season. Fox announced Friday that Meyer would rejoin the show that he was part of in its first two seasons. ...

New coach, new facility have Florida eyeing better results

Aug. 16, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Napier’s methodical, multifaceted approach to returning Florida to national prominence might actually be on a fast track. Napier’s recruiting prowess has been on display the last two months, culminating with the Gators’ 2023 class breaking into...

PICK SIX: Frost, Harsin among coaches in precarious spot

Aug. 16, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

Last season, 30 major college football programs made coaching changes, including some of the bluest bloods in the sport — Southern California, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and LSU among them — in what was a historic hiring cycle. All that movement portends a quieter carousel this season....

Georgia, Alabama coping with high expectations at top of SEC

Jul. 20, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's no easy task to live with expectations at the top of the Southeastern Conference. Alabama's 2021 season has been described as a disappointment even though the Crimson Tide won the SEC title and played in the national championship game. Georgia won...