Dan Mullen will have to write a big check to the Southeastern Conference for his role in the fisticuffs prior to halftime in Florida’s home game against Missouri this past Saturday. If you didn’t see it, watch the mayhem as the two teams headed to the locker room in a 20-7 game in Gainesville. It all got started following a late hit on Florida quarterback Kyle Trask’s Hail Mary attempt.
Three players were ejected immediately—two from Florida, one from Missouri– and another three, all from Mizzou, earned half-game suspensions once the SEC reviewed the film.
Mullen is the only coach to be reprimanded.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued the following statement from the league office:
“There is no place in college football for the kind of incident that took place at halftime of the Missouri at Florida game Saturday night. Everyone involved is responsible for meeting sportsmanship standards throughout each game. Running on the field to confront a game official, the gathering of teams in an on-field confrontation and student-athletes throwing punches are all disappointing at any time, but even more so as we work to support healthy competition during a pandemic.”
Dan Mullen is really hard to like, although his $25K will go into a fund supporting the conference’s post-graduate scholarship program. That’s nice.
Kentucky will see Mullen and his Fightin’ Gators on Saturday, Nov. 28.