Florida head football coach Dan Mullen has been selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week, the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl announced on Tuesday.
Mullen’s Gators beat Auburn, 24-13, this past Saturday.
“Coach Mullen has quickly restored the Florida program to national prominence,” Jim Terry, chairman of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation said in a press release. “Coach Dodd would be proud of his ability to turn around the program in such a short amount of time, while also remaining committed to excellence in the classroom and the community.”
The Gators have now won each of the last five matchups between two top-10 teams in the Swamp, and have won eight of their last 10 games against top-10 teams at home. The win was also the program’s 10th consecutive victory, which is its longest winning streak since the school-record 22 consecutive victories between the 2008-2009 seasons. Florida’s current winning streak remains the longest active streak in the SEC.
The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week award honors a football coach who led his team to a significant victory during the previous week, while also embodying the award’s three pillars of scholarship, leadership and integrity.