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SEC Media Days: Florida’s Mullen talks Heupel

While the two spent time coaching in and recruiting the state of Florida, Mullen has never faced a Josh Heupel-coached team. Mullen was asked his thoughts on Tennessee’s newest head coach.
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 10:41 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The 2021 SEC football season unofficially kicked off Monday afternoon with coaches, players and media converging on Hoover, Alabama for SEC Media Days.

Florida’s Dan Mullen, LSU’s Ed Orgeron and first-year South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer were the first coaches to take the podium. Mullen is entering his fourth season in Gainesville, where he’ll face first-year head coach Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 25th.

While the two spent time coaching in and recruiting the state of Florida, Mullen has never faced a Josh Heupel-coached team. Mullen was asked his thoughts on Tennessee’s newest head coach.

“I know offensively they’re always a challenge. They’re an exciting team to watch and have a great system. They put up big numbers, so it’ll be a great challenge to finally get an opportunity to coach against him,” said Mullen.

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Heupel is the last scheduled coach to speak Tuesday, following Georgia’s Kirby Smart, Kentucky’s Mark Stoops, and Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin.

Senior defensive back Alontae Taylor and senior wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. will join Heupel in taking questions Tuesday afternoon.

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