Florida’s Dan Mullen Prepares to Take Over at Mississippi State

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rushing to get to the Gainesville airport after a Florida football practice last week, Dan Mullen felt his pockets and gasped.

He realized that he was missing one of his two cellphones, the tangible signs of the dual life he had been leading. Mullen’s phone with the 352 area code represents the job he will finish this week as Florida’s offensive coordinator. His 662 phone number signifies his new position as the coach at Mississippi State.
Mullen called the missing 662 phone, heard it ringing and still could not find it.
“It was sitting on top of one of the windshield wipers,” said Mullen, who had placed the phone on the roof of his wife’s Mercedes C230. “Thank God it landed there, or we would have had a major problem.”