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Dan Mullen Calls Out The SEC's Scheduling Model

Florida football head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the Peach Bowl.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Dan Mullen of the Florida Gators reacts in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Florida football coach Dan Mullen isn't happy with the way the Gators SEC slate looks this season.

The Gators head coach wants to play more SEC opponents instead of scheduling games against in-state rivals.

"If you look over the next six years, I think we play Miami three times, Florida State six times, South Florida three times, Mississippi State once. So who’re the SEC teams?," Mullen said Monday.

He expanded on those comments, calling the schedule "an injustice" to the players.

Here are his comments, via FootballScoop:

"I think it’s an injustice for the kids. We should mix those games up and you should play more teams from the West and get the opportunity to play more SEC games. You come play in this league and play in those games, conference games are a lot of fun, playing other SEC teams. I think moving forward scheduling-wise, obviously conference, we don’t control that, but I think that’d be a heck of a deal and I know we’re working to play more Power 5 teams."

Florida hosts Towson this weekend before a huge home game against Auburn next weekend - the match-up that started this whole argument in the first place.

Auburn's last trip to Gainesville came in 2007 and its next one won't happen until 2026.

The current model doesn't allow players to play against the best teams in the conference.