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Dan Mullen

  • Offensive Coordinator; Quarterbacks

Coaching Experience:

2005-Present

Florida (Offensive Coordinator; Quarterbacks)
2003-04 Utah (Quarterbacks)
2001-02 Bowling Green (Quarterbacks)
1999-00 Notre Dame (Graduate Assistant Offense)
1998 Syracuse (Graduate Assistant Offense)
1996-97 Columbia (Wide Receivers)
1994-95 Wagner (Wide Receivers)

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- 14 years of collegiate coaching experience.
- Called the plays for an offense in 2007 that ranked first in the SEC and third nationally in scoring, averaging 42.5 points per game; also ranked first in the league in total offense, averaging 457.2 yards per game.
- Directed the Gator offense to the second-highest point total ever by a UF unit and the top single season marks for rushing touchdowns (39) and third-down conversion percentage (53.4)
- Orchestrated a UF attack that was the only one in the nation to have rushed for a touchdown and passed for a touchdown in every game in 2007; UF has passed for a touchdown and rushed for a touchdown in 24 straight games)
- Helped UF score on 83 of 152 drives in 2007 for a league-best 54.6 percent, marking the best number since the stat was tracked by the SEC in 2000.
- Led the Florida offense to an average of 200.2 yards of rushing per game and a single season school-record 39 touchdowns on the ground.
- Florida also averaged 7.0 yards per play this year, the fourth-best total in the nation and the Gators averaged 5.3 yards per rush, the second-best number in school history.
- The Gators were 78-of-146 on third-down conversions, ranking first in the nation in 2007.
- Molded sophomore quarterback Tim Tebow into a Heisman Trophy winner, Maxwell and Davey O’Brien award winner and AP first team All-American among other honors.
- Florida’s offense scored 75 touchdowns during the season, tops in the SEC and nine more than second-place LSU; scored a staggering 75.34 percent touchdowns while in the red-zone, first the conference.
- Tutored six offensive players to the All-SEC team: Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin, Cornelius Ingram, Brandon James, Jim Tartt and Drew Miller.
- Played an integral role in Florida's second national championship, overseeing an offense that averaged 29.7 points and 396.1 yards per game. The Gators were 13-1 overall and also claimed their seventh SEC title.
- Engineered an offense that produced 41 points in Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against a top-ranked Ohio State squad that was limiting opponents to 10.4 points per game. Chris Leak opened the contest by going 9-for-9 for 99 yards and a touchdown.
- UF had 66 plays of 20-or-more yards through 13 games in '07 (19 runs and 47 receptions), 17 of which went for touchdowns.
- The Gators passed for 32 touchdowns last year after 29 scoring tosses the previous season.
- Chris Leak was among the national leaders in touchdown passes with 23 and Tim Tebow's 5.3-yard rushing average was second-nationally among quarterbacks. Tebow led Florida with eight rushing scores as a true freshman, matching the school record by a QB.
- Seven different players averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry last season: Percy Harvin, Cameron Newton, Brandon James, Kestahn Moore, Markus Manson, Louis Murphy and Chris Rainey
- Helped to develop the talents of Percy Harvin, the SEC Freshman of the Year, Sporting News' SEC Offensive Freshman of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the SEC Championship Game.
- Produced a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award (nation's top receiver) in Chad Jackson and the Rimington Trophy (nation's top center) in Mike Degory. Both were tabbed All-SEC first-team by the Associated Press in 2005. 
- In his first year as offensive coordinator, UF wide receiver Chad Jackson matched the UF single-season reception record held by Carlos Alvarez (88 receptions). Jackson led the SEC and finished sixth nationally.
- Florida quarterbacks threw just seven interceptions in 2005, which was one per every 49.2 pass attempts. The total ranked as the best in school history and ninth nationally. In addition, Florida completed 62.8 percent of its passes, which tied for the fourth-highest total in school history.
- The 2005 UF offense faced five of the nation's top 20 ranked total defenses and averaged 28.5 points per game. The total ranked sixth among the 23 NCAA Division I-A schools with a first-year coaching staff.
- Florida was the only school in the SEC to score 49 points or more against a league opponent in two games during the 2005 season (at Kentucky and vs. Vanderbilt). The Gators’ 49 points in the first half of the UK game were the most points UF has ever scored in the first half versus a SEC opponent in school history.
- Directed Alex Smith's transition from a pure drop-back passer into a fine spread offense quarterback while at Utah. Smith put up big numbers in 2003, passing for 2,247 yards and running for 452 yards after taking over the starting job three games into the season. He finished second in the league in total offense, averaging 245.4 yards per game.
- In 2004, Smith was Utah's first-ever Heisman Trophy finalist and was also named The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year. He was a Davey O'Brien and Walter Camp National Player of the Year finalist. In two years, he finished in the top three in nine Utah career categories.
- Guided Smith to a pass efficiency rating of 176.5 in 2004, which ranked Smith as the second most accurate quarterback in the country.
- Helped lead Utah to a win in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl over Pittsburgh, as the Utes became the first-ever team in a non-BCS conference to receive a BCS bowl berth.
- Assisted Utah in finishing third in scoring offense (45.3) and total offense (499.8) and 19th in passing yards per game (263.7) in 2004. Additionally, the Utes had five passes intercepted, which was tied for the second-lowest total by any squad in the country. 
- In two years at BGSU, Mullen's quarterbacks powered one of the nation's most prolific offenses by throwing for 5,145 yards and 48 touchdowns and rushing for 1,482 yards and 33 touchdowns.
- Part of the offensive staff that helped Bowling Green to finish as the nation's third-highest scoring offense in 2003 (40.8 points per game). 
- Bowling Green quarterback Josh Harris passed for 2,425 yards, rushed for 737 yards and was the nation's third leading scorer in 2002.
- At Syracuse, he assisted in the Orangemen's 1998 Big East championship and Orange Bowl appearance. Two years later, he went to the Fiesta Bowl with Notre Dame.

Prominent Players Coached
FLORIDA

  • QB TIM TEBOW – First sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman Trophy. Recipient of the Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Awards as well as becoming a Walter Camp All-American and earning AP first team All-American accolades. Broke the NCAA single-season rushing touchdown record by a quarterback and broke the SEC record in touchdown accountability. Also has a streak of 14 games with at least one rushing touchdown and one rushing touchdown, another NCAA record.
  • QB CHRIS LEAK - Joined Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel as the only quarterbacks to lead the Gators to the national title. Leak holds school records for passing yardage (11,213), completions (895) and attempts (1,458) and was second in touchdown passes (88) and touchdown responsibility (101 - 88 passing, 13 rushing). He was chosen as the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game and was a three-time All-SEC selection.

 

  • WR DALLAS BAKER - A first-team All-SEC recipient in 2006, he led UF with 920 yards receiving on a career-high 60 receptions (15.3 avg.) and had a team-best 10 touchdowns. He finished his Gator career ninth on the school's all-time list with 21 TD receptions. Baker was the Most Valuable Player at the 2006 Outback Bowl after catching 10 passes for 147 yards and a pair of scores. Was a seventh round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2007 NFL Draft.
  • C STEVE RISSLER - First-team Coaches' All-SEC recipient in 2006 after taking over the center duties and starting all 14 games. Anchored an offensive line that allowed only 23 sacks, including one or less in seven of 14 outings.

 

  • C MIKE DEGORY - Three-time selection to the Rimington Trophy Watch List (2003, 2004, 2005) who was one of six finalists in 2005. Named to the 2005 AP and Coaches’ First Team All-SEC team and was an All-SEC Second Team-Coaches' and AP in 2003 and 2004. His 50 consecutive starts (every game of his career) tied for the most on UF's all-time list.
  • WR CHAD JACKSON - 2005 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist who was also a first-team All-SEC selection by the AP and a second-team choice by the league's coaches. His 88 receptions in 2005 matched Carlos Alvarez's single-season school record. Drafted in 2006 by the New England Patriots in the second round (36th overall).

 

UTAH:
·       QB ALEX SMITHHeisman Trophy Finalist and Mountain West Conference Player of the Year in 2004. Was named a first-team All-American by SI.com and a second-team choice by the Walter Camp Foundation. Named the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Football Academic All-American of the Year in 2004. First overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

BOWLING GREEN:
·       QB JOSH HARRIS: Established Bowling Green records including, school’s career leader in rushing TDs (43),
total TDs (47), points scored (284) and TDs responsible for (102). Finished third in the nation in scoring in 2002. Originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

NFL Players (round drafted)
QB Josh Harris (6th) - Bowling Green '04 - Baltimore Ravens
QB Alex Smith (1st*) - Utah '05 - San Francisco 49ers
OG Lance Butler (FA) - Florida '06 - Cleveland Browns
QB Omar Jacobs (5th) - Bowling Green '06 - Pittsburgh Steelers
OT Randy Hand (FA) - Florida '06 - New England Patriots
WR Chad Jackson (2nd) - Florida '06 - New England Patriots
OT Tavares Washington (FA) - Florida '06 - San Francisco 49ers
WR Dallas Baker (7th) - Florida '07 - Pittsburgh Steelers
QB Chris Leak (FA) - Florida '07 - Chicago Bears
RB DeShawn Wynn (7th) - Florida '07 - Green Bay Packers
*first overall selection

Playing Career
- Two-year starting tight end for Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. He was a first-team All-Centennial Conference selection as a senior.

Personal Information
Birthdate: April 27, 1972
Hometown: Manchester, N.H.
Education: 1994 - Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Ursinus College; 1996 - Master's Degree in Education from Wagner College
Marital Status: Married to the former Megan West

Bowl Games as a Coach
1999 Orange
2001 Fiesta
2003 Liberty
2005 Fiesta
2006 Outback
2007 BCS National Championship Game
2008 Capital One
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