GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the weekend tweet, Dan Mullen flashed a wide smile for the photo op with his new batch of players.

College players, to be precise.

Gators, not J-E-T-S.

And for now, it appears the lukewarm buzz about Mullen wading through NFL offers was mostly about more C-A-S-H.

His agent, Jimmy Sexton, owns the college postseason in a way the bowl games wish they could — leveraging mega-dollar extensions for coaching clients by deploying equal amounts fire and smoke. So far, in Mullen’s case, the NFL rumors sound like a false alarm.

This could change. Amid a flurry of interviews, all six NFL vacancies remain unfilled at the moment, and if a certain franchise whiffs on its preferred list and flips over to the second page, Mullen’s name might pop up.

That’s a question for owners of teams that play on Sundays while the administrator of the team Mullen coaches on Saturdays must assess the…



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