Dan Mullen remains optimistic NCAA will grant waiver to Brenton Cox

The Gators still don’t know whether Georgia transfer Brenton Cox will be granted an immediate eligibility waiver from the NCAA. UF head coach Dan Mullen does like what he’s seen from Cox in practice.

“He’s got a great attitude. He’s been working hard at things so he knows he’s kinda in limbo as we’re waiting,” Mullen told reporters Wednesday. I mean, from other waivers I’ve seen that have been cleared, he’s a very similar case so we’re certainly hoping for that,” Mullen said. “Obviously some of those were submitted much earlier so they’ve gotten those results back but I mean, I’ve seen a lot of similar cases cleared eligible so we’re optimistic about that but you never know and we’ll wait to see as that comes but he’s been doing a good job of taking care of his business at practice and you know, working hard every day an giving good looks and filling roles on the team and taking care of business in the classroom.”

Since Cox was one of the later transfers of the offseason, his paperwork to the NCAA seeking a waiver for immediate eligibility also went in later than others. Florida is still waiting for a decision, but Mullen remains confident Cox will get the green light from the NCAA.