Florida coach Dan Mullen, who stated the Texas A&M crowd was a “main issue” within the fourth-ranked Gators loss to the Aggies on the highway on Saturday, referred to as on his administration afterward to permit for full attendance at subsequent weekend’s recreation again in Gainesville.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis not too long ago lifted COVID-19 restrictions, permitting stadiums across the state to function at whole capability if they want.
Mullen stated he “completely” desires to have a full crowd of round 90,000 followers when Florida hosts LSU subsequent Saturday.
“I do know our governor handed that rule so definitely, hopefully the college administration decides to allow us to pack The Swamp for LSU subsequent week,” he stated. “100% as a result of that crowd was a significant component within the recreation. So I definitely hope our college administration follows the governor.”
He added, “Now we have 90,000 in The Swamp to provide us that home-field benefit that Texas A&M had right now.”
Mullen’s feedback got here moments after Florida’s 41-38 loss to unranked Texas A&M.
Texas A&M, which had beforehand introduced that it could function Kyle Discipline at 25% capability, had followers current for the sport.
Mullen stated it felt as if there have been 50,000 followers “going loopy” within the Texas A&M scholar part on Saturday.
The attendance at Kyle Discipline on Saturday was listed 24,709 out of a capability of 102,733.
“The part behind our bench, I did not see an empty seat,” he stated.
The Florida protection struggled all through the sport, giving up 543 yards and 12 of 15 third-down conversions.
“We will need to re-evaluate plenty of issues defensively,” Mullen stated.