The Florida Gators got destroyed in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night, and that had Dan Mullen singing excuses after the game.© Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports The Florida Gators got destroyed in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night, and that had Dan Mullen singing excuses after the game.
The Gators lost 55-20 to Oklahoma at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They gave up a season-worst 55 points, 684 yards of offense, and 435 rushing yards.
Florida was playing shorthanded, including not having their top four receivers in the game. Kyle Trask had his worst outing of the season.
Mullen made sure to remind everyone after the beatdown that his team was shorthanded. He basically said this was a different team from the one they had all season.
While that all might be true, and Florida was playing amid tough circumstances, the same can be said for every team this season. Nobody likes hearing excuses. People could have pointed out this sort of information. There’s no need for Mullen to do it. When he does it, it just reflects poorly upon him and makes him look like a bad sport. Then again, Mullen has been making questionable moves all season.