GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Dan Mullen spent his first few months on the job trying to sell the program.
First to recruits, then to boosters and students.
He used a helicopter to make a splash at high schools. He made headlines by promising a national title at a basketball game and then backed it up repeatedly during a state-wide speaking tour. And he became the most popular guy on campus by running with ROTC members in the mornings and visiting with dozens of fraternities and sororities in the evenings.