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Former Florida players sound-off on Mullen, LSU game and more

October 11, 2019
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Former Florida football players share their thoughts on the Florida-LSU game, Dan Mullen and their most memorable trip to Baton Rouge.

  • Former Florida fullback Steven Wilks

I’m proud of Coach Mullen and Gators season to-date. I am expecting the win this weekend. My memory is from back in 2009 in Baton Rouge - pulling up to the stadium was crazy. The bus was  rocking from their fans, and I think Urban Meyer got doused getting off the bus by one of their fans and then we got two quick penalties and blew a timeout from it being so loud.

This year I predict 27-24 Gators.

  • Former Florida offensive lineman David Kearley

The team is making it a fun season, so far! The players seem to be buying into Dan Mullen’s program. 

Death Valley is one of the toughest, sometimes ugliest environments to play in. You have to come out firing, keep your foot on the gas and win the first half. If you keep it up through the third quarter it takes the crowd out of the equation. The game will come down to who wants to finish.

The only trip I made to LSU was when we won 44-15 in 2001. What I remember is we had to dodge the airplane bottles all night.

  • Former Florida defensive lineman Ed Chester

While I like really Coach Mullen and I am very happy with our record, so far we have not played consistently like a top 10 team.  They have shown the potential to be great, but they have got to put together a complete game minus the silly penalties and mistakes. 

I am expecting a load and crazy game with the Gators winning 27-24.

  • Former Florida offensive lineman Deac Story

I think the season is going great. We haven’t put up PlayStation type numbers or anything but we’re playing well enough to be 6-0. 

The thing I remember most was playing at LSU in 1995, that being the first game I got real action in. There was a big ole tiger sitting in the stadium where the visiting team came out at and their fans rocking and pouring beer on on our bus as we pulled through. 

I don’t remember his name but I remember embracing #7 from LSU with a hug after a hot hard fought battle we won 28-10.

  • Former Florida running back Ciatrick Fason

I’m excited about what Coach Mullen is doing with our Gators this season. He has them playing hard and with energy. Also the way he adjusted the offense when Feleipe Franks went down is amazing.

Coach has us excited again.

I expect for it to be an amazing game and us pulling away in the 3rd quarter. I think that Kyle Trask and the wide receivers will have a great game, but it's going to come down to us being able to establish the run.

Our defense will play great and I'm looking for one of the young boys to step up in our secondary because I don't see them throwing too much at Marco Wilson and CJ Henderson

What I remember about going there is in my sophomore - yeah was crazy in Baton Rouge. We showed up and their fans were pushing our bus side to side before when we were going through the crowd to go into the stadium.

That game was special to me because it was my coming out party. I had like seven carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns and one of them was a game changer that put us ahead early in the game when Chris Leak hit me in the middle of the field. That jump started my career. Also we were the only team to beat them that year, 19-7,  as they went on to win the National Championship.

I say the score will be 27-17 Florida.

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Former Florida players sound-off on Mullen, LSU game and more

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The best thing is having the past players give their opinions on games and how Mullen is doing things. I love someone like Ed Chester who sacrificed so much to come back and play for the Gators.
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I don't want to be known as a scary place to play if it meant having to throw bottles at players or drinks on coaches.

The shaking the bus doesn't bother me as long as the fans don't touch the players or coaches.

I'm proud that we are an intimidating stadium because we are loud not because we have to assault the other team.
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