Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin has decided to remove the “SEC East Division Champions” signs in The Swamp.
Former Gators head coach Jim McElwain had worked to get those signs up after his team won the division in 2015 and ’16.
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“Part of it is we’re going through an assessment of our signage and our graphics at all of our facilities,” Stricklin said. “We don’t have any division titles listed at our facilities. Baseball has won a bunch of division titles but they aren’t recognized anywhere. We recognized SEC and NCAA championships pretty consistently across all of our venues in every sport.”
New coach Dan Mullen was on staff as the offensive coordinator the last time Florida won SEC and national titles. And he has been vocal about that being the expectation moving forward.
“That’s what Dan does. He is not afraid to be aspirational,” Stricklin said. “There are leaders who are afraid to put themselves out there because if you put a high bar and don’t reach it you’re afraid of being criticized.