Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen looks on against the Towson Tigers during the second quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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Florida's Dan Mullen: Joe Burrow is best QB 'we’ve played this year'

Gators head coach says Burrow looks very comfortable in Tigers' scheme

Amos Morale III
October 09, 2019 - 11:09 am

Undefeated Florida heads to Baton Rouge this weekend for a matchup of top 10 teams in Tiger Stadium Saturday at 7 p.m.

Gators head coach Dan Mullen said on the Wednesday’s SEC Teleconference that his team is expecting a hostile atmosphere from the LSU crowd, but also to play one of the best quarterbacks in college football, Joe Burrow.

“I said this earlier in the week, he’s easily the best guy we’ve played, at quarterback, this year,” Mullen said. “He can make all throws. But he also now has the experience, the pocket presence, the decision making to get the ball to where it needs to get too.”

Burrow is currently in the midst of a record breaking season as well as making a strong case for the Heisman Trophy as he’s helped the No. 5 Tigers score more points through five games (273) than any other team in SEC history.

Mullen said Burrow appears confident in LSU’s scheme and that the Tigers have been doing a good job of utilizing their personnel this season. 

“When you have some playmakers out on the perimeter and one of the things you are trying to do is isolate and create advantageous matchups, get them the ball out in space. They’ve done a really good job of that,” he said.

No. 7 Florida beat the Tigers in Gainesville last season, 27-19, and are 4-1 against ranked opponents under Mullen.

The Gators are coming off a big win against then-No. 7 Auburn where backup quarterback Kyle Trask complete 19-of-31 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Trask has started for Florida since quarterback Feleipe Franks went down with a injury in the Gators Week 3 win against Kentucky.

Trask had his own injury scare Saturday against Auburn briefly leaving the game with what appeared to be a leg injury but was able to return. 

“He practiced yesterday,” Mullen said. “We kind of limited him on Monday but he practiced yesterday and we expect him full go today.” 

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