The coaching carousel is spinning at a fast pace, and it appears it could spin Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen back to Gainseville, Florida, as the head coach of the Florida Gators.

Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated reports that the ninth-year coach at Mississippi State has become the primary target for athletic director Scott Stricklin, and the deal could be done as early as Sunday. Mullen and Stricklin worked together when Stricklin was Mississippi State's AD from 2010-16.

When asked about his future following Thursday's 31-28 loss to Ole Miss, Mullen deflected as best he could.

"I'm very, very happy here. I'm happy with what we've built," Mullen said, according to 247Sports. "I have a great president and a great administration. You look at our fan base we have here, look at the program we've built. I think it's pretty special. I'm fortunate to be the head coach. John (Cohen) and Dr. (Mark) Keenum have both told me they want me to continue to be the head coach here. We'll see after the game. Before the game they did. We'll see right now."

Mullen is 69-46 as the head coach of the Bulldogs, having led them to bowl games in each of the last seven seasons. They