Major Head Coach Called Out His Fans On Saturday

first_imgA general view of a Florida Gators football game.GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 20: The Florida Gators play the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated South Carolina 44-11. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)When Florida football is rolling, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium aka “The Swamp” is one of the most intimidating environments in college football. Right now is not one of those times.Florida is showing signs of improvement in its first year under Dan Mullen, but the fan turnout during yesterday’s 38-17 loss to Missouri was almost as bad as the on-field product. There were tons of empty seats, and many fans left early.This drew the ire of Mullen, who criticized his fan base after yesterday’s loss.Dan Mullen:”When we sell out the stadium, we win a championship. It doesn’t go the other way. It’s not we win, you sell out. You sell out, you win. Go watch teams that have built programs.That’s how it works.”You take heat when you criticize a fan base,but Dan is 100% on point.— Marc Ryan (@MarcRyanOnAir) November 4, 2018In case you’re wondering if Mullen also took his team to task, he did. Basically, he told fans he promises his team’s effort will be better and wants them to hold up their end of the bargain.“I promise you we’ll give relentless effort, all the fans,” Mullen said. “We will continue to grind. We’ll continue to work. We’ll give unbelievable effort and coach our guys. We’re gonna work hard to make sure that they come out and play as hard as they can next Saturday.“And we need the same from the Gator nation and the support for this team and pushing them and helping them to go be successful both on and off the field.”Florida will have its next chance at a home game in less than a week. They host South Carolina next Saturday at noon.last_img