Dan Mullen Taking Shot at Georgia on the Recruiting Trail

Florida head coach Dan Mullen has an interesting relationship with Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs. Mullen takes a shot at UGA with his latest act.

The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators have quite a bit of vitriol for one another, and rightfully so. 

These two teams haven't missed their perennially heated fall matchup since World War II. 

Needless to say, they are acutely aware of one another. And considering the state of the SEC East in today's climate of college football — the one where Tennessee is nowhere to be found — they are locked in a battle for the division every Halloween weekend in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart had a recent streak of dominance over the division rival, winning three straight from 2017 to 2019 by an average margin of 20.3 points per game. However, the Gators and head coach Dan Mullen got the better of them in 2020, winning 44-28 in Jacksonville on their way to an SEC East Division title and a trip to the SEC Championship Game. 

In typical Dan Mullen fashion, he's getting his money's worth out of that victory. Photos surfaced Monday on Twitter that Mullen and the Florida staff have the game playing on big-screen televisions in their building while recruits are on campus. 

Florida currently ranks No. 25 on the 247sports.com composite rankings, down 13 spots from a year ago despite being a program that produced 16 SI99 players in the class of 2021, by far the most in the country. 

Meanwhile, Georgia and Smart have staked their claim to a top-three recruiting class for going on four straight years. 

Simply put, Mullen could use all the help he can get in the recruiting department, even if that means resting on last year's laurels. Certainly, he won't be showing the LS-Shoe game, or perhaps the 35-point New Year's Six Bowl Game drubbing delivered by Oklahoma.  

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