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Georgia football fans go after Dan Mullen following transfer of 4-star Florida quarterback
In a not all that surprising turn of events, it looks like one of Dan Mullen’s taunts at the University of Georgia have come back to bite him.
Back on March 11, Mullen spoke with a group of reporters as Florida was going through spring practice. During the course of his press conference, Mullen seemed to take a pretty clear shot at Georgia for how it handled Justin Fields and his transfer from Georgia.
“I’d think we did a poor job recruiting if guys were coming in and then immediately walking out the door because it was something different than what they thought it would be and we lied to them during recruiting, or we sold them on a dream that wasn’t true,” Mullen said.
Fast forward not even two months, and those comments already seem to have backfired. According to multiple reports, quarterback Jalon Jones entered his name into the transfer portal. Jones was an early enrollee member of Florida’s 2019 class and the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback in the country.
Fields at least made it through the regular season before deciding to play elsewhere. Jones didn’t even make it to May.
Following the news, a number of people on social media jumped at the chance to bring up Mullen’s quote. Safe to say, it aged terribly.
— Pat (@Patt_Brown) April 30, 2019
Jalon Jones paging Dan Mullen…. pic.twitter.com/EbOOncg5dx
— Dustin (@dwoody15) April 30, 2019
No caption needed pic.twitter.com/QrHF2ncOFc
— BigSaltDawg #KirbStomp (@StepfanSalter) April 30, 2019
This quote did not age particularly well considering Jalon Jones transferred after only 15 practices.
— Matthew Inman (@Matthew_Inman_) April 30, 2019
— Dawgs & Niners (@billdemartini) May 1, 2019
Jalon Jones entering the portal could mean a few things might’ve happen:
1. Mullens n his staff lied to him
2. Kid too impatient n don’t want to work for anything
3. He knew he can’t beat out the other QBs n making a business decision
Either way it’s a shame
— Jaguar Paw (@sirdibbydukes) April 30, 2019
This Dopey Dan quote is going to be fun to remember 🤣 https://t.co/Rz0N0nEOGD
— Pat (@Patt_Brown) April 30, 2019
Not after only 4 months so……….. 🤷♂️🤭🤫 https://t.co/uirT1K5waN
— UGA Supporters (@Support_UGA) April 30, 2019
HOUSE OF CARDS
MULLEN IS LYING TO RECRUITS
THE CHECK MUST HAVE BOUNCED
Is that how this works? 😂 https://t.co/ZFTcSIbGNR
— UGA Spike Squad (@UGASPIKESQUAD) April 30, 2019
Mullen seemingly hasn’t stopped taking shots at Georgia this offseason, as he’s made multiple comments directed at Georgia even after the initial Fields comments. He used Florida’s spring game attendance total to take a jab about how long it has been since Georgia has won a national title. Then when asked about it, he took another shot at Georgia.
Even with his comments about Fields backfiring, Mullen won’t stop taking swipes at Georgia. I’m sure it’ll only be a matter of time before he says something about the Bulldogs. You can bet he’s already working on material for the SEC media days in July to try and rib Georgia.
Mullen wants to be like Steve Spurrier. There’s nothing wrong with that, given Spurrier was one of the great coaches of his era. The problem is that Spurrier beat Georgia regularly while taking shot after shot at the school. Mullen lost his first Georgia-Florida game as a head coach. He’s also 1-3 all-time against Georgia as a head coach dating back to his Mississippi State days.
Georgia and Kirby Smart meanwhile haven’t said much of anything about Florida or Mullen this spring. That’s probably how it’s going to be up until these two teams kickoff in Jacksonville this fall. While it’s clear Smart isn’t a fan of Mullen, he’s also made it clear he doesn’t plan on firing shots at Mullen or Florida.
Part of the reason for that is because beating Florida isn’t Georgia’s biggest goal heading into this season. Georgia wants to win a national championship. It’s not going to waste time talking about Mullen or Florida when it knows it has something much bigger and important to focus on.
Georgia baseball gets back into the win column
Georgia entered Tuesday night’s game in desperate need of a victory. The Bulldogs had lost four-straight games last week, which was the worst losing streak of the season.
And the Bulldogs looked a lot more like one of the SEC’s best teams on Tuesday night than the one we saw last week. Georgia picked up a 9-0 win over The Citadel in a neutral site game that was played in North Augusta, S.C.
— Georgia Baseball (@BaseballUGA) May 1, 2019
The Bulldogs’ pitching was once again dominant as they gave up just one hit all night. Starter Logan Moody got the win as he pitched 5.0 scoreless inning for Georgia. The effort out of the bullpen was equally impressive, as it gave up just one base runner in 4.0 innings of work. The Georgia pitchers also racked up 9 strikeouts on the night.
As for the offense, Georgia jumped out to a lead in the fourth inning thanks to a sacrifice-fly from Tucker Maxwell. Georgia added another run in the sixth inning before pouring it on in the eighth inning. Georgia scored 7 runs in the frame, highlighted by Cam Sheppard’s 3-run homer.
“It was important for us to get back on the winning track, no question about it,” Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin said. “I thought the pitching was outstanding, that was the story. Logan Moody was great for us.”
Georgia is now 34-12 on the season and has a pivotal SEC series coming up this weekend. The Bulldogs will host the Florida Gators for a three-game series beginning on Friday. Georgia enters with a 13-8 mark in SEC play, while Florida is 9-12.
“It’s a huge weekend with Florida coming in,” Stricklin said. “They’re playing much better and we know it’s going to be a great challenge and we’ve got three sellouts waiting for us at Foley Field.”
The first game of the series is set for Friday with a start time of 7 p.m.
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Dawgs on Twitter
It’s between Ohio State & Georgia fr. No interviews, & I appreciate the coaches for presenting me opportunities & the fan bases which came with them. Appreciate you all💞
— Mekhail Sherman🌹 (@JuicedUpK9) April 30, 2019
— Georgia Basketball (@UGABasketball) April 25, 2019
…and congratulations to our doubles pair of Jan Zielinski and Robert Loeb! This duo just secured an at-large bid into the doubles championship in Lake Nona, Fla.👏 pic.twitter.com/f98zLMe4D5
— Georgia Tennis (@UGAtennis) April 30, 2019
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) April 30, 2019
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Me: I promise I won't be dramatic
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— People (@people) April 30, 2019