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Dan Mullen Comments On Rumors Surrounding Key Florida Starter

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)

The Florida Gators have a real shot at the SEC Championship Game if they can get a win over No. 7 Georgia this weekend. In the face of rumors which, if true, would make that big "if" even bigger, HC Dan Mullen set fans minds at ease.

Asked about a potential suspension to starting safety Brad Stewart in the wake of internet rumors, Mullen would hear none of it.

"Why wouldn't he [play]?" Mullen said, when asked if Stewart would play on Saturday.

When the reporter responded that he had heard rumors, Mullen replied, "I make those decisions, not the Internet."

Stewart leads the Gators with two interceptions, along with 29 tackles, two pass breakups, two QB hurries and a forced fumble.

At 6-1 and with a 4-1 conference record, Florida could win the SEC East if they win out and if Kentucky lose one more game.

Saturday's game against Georgia will be played at a neutral venue - TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.