Dan Mullen and Four Others Who Could Replace Urban Meyer at Florida
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State Head Coach
Florida fans are already pining for Mullen on message boards across the 'net. He was the offensive coordinator under Meyer at Florida from 2005-2008 and before that he was with Meyer as his quarterbacks coach at Bowling Green and Utah. In two years at MSU, Mullen has gone 13-11, including an 8-4 mark this season -- and a 4-4 record in perhaps the nation's toughest division of a conference. Mississippi State will play in the Gator Bowl against Michigan.
Charlie Strong, Louisville Head Coach
Strong was Florida's defensive coordinator from 2002-2009 and served as the interim head coach last year when Meyer decided he was stepping down. In just one season at Louisville, Strong has already changed the culture and improved the record two games to 6-6 and guided the Cardinals to a bowl bid.
Kevin Sumlin, Houston Head Coach
Sumlin ran one of the nation's most potent offenses in 2008-2009, amassing an impressive 18-9 record (12-4 in Conference USA) for the Cougars. This season, injuries to Case Keenum -- a possible Heisman Trophy candidate -- and backup quarterback Cotton Turner for the season in September derailed a possibly special season. Sumlin was previously a co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma.
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma Head Coach
He's not leaving, but if Florida could convince him to do so ... yeah, but he's not leaving. Right?
Steve Spurrier, South Carolina Head Coach
Why not just add his name here? Even if it's just for fun.