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Dan Mullen Makes Entire Team Run Sprints If One Player Is Late To Class

Dan Mullen speaking to the media at a Florida Gators press conference.

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Florida Gators head football coach Dan Mullen speaks during an introductory press conference at the Bill Heavener football complex on November 27, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Florida's new head coach is wasting no time putting a stricter regime in place in The Swamp.

As Dan Mullen takes over a Gator's program that's coming off a season where they finished 3-5 in the SEC, he's employing some old-school but effective tactics.

For every player that runs late to class, the entire squad has to run gassers.

According to, after practice last week, Mullen gave his team a little post-practice pep-talk and then had his team run at least 10 sideline-to-sideline sprints.


"Yeah, they weren't real happy," coach Dan Mullen said. "That was pretty simple, it's about going to class. I don't control that, they control that. If you're late for class, everybody that's late for class we run a gasser for. So if they don't want to run gassers, then just show up on time for class and we don't run gassers. We'll get extra work in."

Mullen was not immune to the punishment either... the head coach also ran with his team.


"I'm part of the team, so I should run the gassers too. Hey, if we make mistakes, we're all going to pay the price. Whether it's discipline issues, academic issues, football issues, training issues, we all pay the price. So I'm going to pay the price just like them."

Mullen comes to Gainesville after compiling a 69-46 record as the head coach at Mississippi State University.

Florida opens their season against Charleston Southern on September 1st.