New UF coach Dan Mullen arrives in Gainesville

New Florida coach Dan Mullen will receive a contract worth $6 million a year for six years, putting him among the highest paid coaches in college football, The Sun has learned.

Florida ultimately settled for one New Hampshire native, Dan Mullen, as its next head football coach Sunday after another one, Chip Kelly, made a decision to bolt for UCLA, but the Gators ended up with a pretty good consolation prize.

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen gives an official a.

"I don't judge by emotion, I judge by body of work", Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson said.

Although Schiano has been an assistant at Ohio State the last two seasons, he posted a 68-67 record as Rutgers coach from 2001-11 and had an unsuccessful two-year stint coaching the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Trump began a series of stops on the South Lawn, then went to the State Floor and Rose Garden on the White House grounds. However by September the team had still not received their invitation, despite other teams receiving theirs.

"In anticipation of this development, MSU has already begun the process of an orderly and expeditious transition to new and exciting leadership for our football program".

After Mullen and athletic director John Cohen met with the team on Sunday night, many looked forward to what was ahead of them. He was earning $4.5 million per year at Mississippi State, which was 14th in the country and fourth in the conference.

Since Urban Meyer left Florida in 2010, the school has annually underachieved on offense, most recently under Jim McElwain, who was let go in October.

Mullen previously spent four years (2005-08) as Florida's offensive coordinator and won two national championships while guiding Tebow to the top of the school record books. For a week, it looked like Kelly might pacify a frustrated fan base. He is 5-2 in bowls. Before Mullen's arrival in 2009, Mississippi State had seasons with at least eight losses in seven of the previous eight years. Stricklin noted the 45-year-old coach's success in tutoring quarterbacks such as Alex Smith, Chris Leak, Tim Tebow, Dak Prescott and Nick Fitzgerald, which bodes well for his chances of coaxing better play from Gators signal-callers.

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