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Florida coach Dan Mullen suggested during the offseason that UGA-Florida was a Gators' home game because it's played in Jacksonville.

UGA fans can help prove one of Dan Mullen’s biggest boasts wrong

Brandon Adams

Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart, Jake Fromm and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, BA discusses what Florida coach Dan Mullen once said about playing so-called “home games” at neutral site venues in the state of Florida.

UGA fans can help prove one of Dan Mullen’s biggest boasts wrong

Florida coach Dan Mullen has been outspoken since taking over the Gators. There was the time he compared Georgia’s SEC championship to a blind squirrel finding a nut. There was the veiled jab he seemed to take at UGA after Justin Fields transferred to Ohio State, and there was the famous spring game attendance figure — which Mullen denied having a role in, but many took as a shot at the Bulldogs’ national championship drought.

There was also something else Mullen said this offseason that didn’t get quite as much attention — possibly because it wasn’t a direct provocation of UGA — but is certainly relevant given the venue of next Saturday’s game vs. Florida.

Mullen told boosters in Daytona Beach before the season began that anytime Florida played a game in its home state he considered it a “home game.” He said he considered the Gators to have eight home games this season — a figure that would include the game played in Jacksonville next Saturday vs. UGA.

The future of UGA-Florida in Jacksonville has been a controversial topic, but no one argues that Florida fans have a stronger presence in the stadium than UGA fans.

In fact, UGA fans have built up quite a reputation in recent years for showing up in large numbers. For instance, DawgNation was credited taking over Notre Dame’s stadium in 2017, and Vanderbilt’s home earlier this year.

And if Mullen thinks Jacksonville is going to feel like a home game next Saturday, Bulldogs fans may enjoy proving him wrong.

For more on Mullen’s comments, and what UGA coach Kirby Smart said about the fans after last year’s game, click the video, linked below.