Originally written on Shirts With Random Triangles  |  Last updated 11/15/14

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Dan Mullen of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, during pre game warm up against the Florida Gators, at Davis Wade Stadium on October 24, 2009 in Starkville, Mississippi (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
Don't look now, Mississippi State, but another school may be eying Dan Mullen. Black Shoe Diaries, a Penn State-centric blog,  picked the Mississippi St. head football coach to start off its profiles of possible candidates to replace Joe Paterno. And talk on Twitter is that Mullen might be in serious contention for the job. Here's some of what Black Shoe Diaries said about Mullen. "Dan Mullen was born in Philadelphia, raised in the northeast, and went to college at Ursinus. Besides either A) Having direct Penn State ties, or B) Direct ties to other major programs in Pennsylvania, that's about as good a personal/cultural fit as we'll find. Mullen hasn't been connected to any major NCAA violations, and the only blemishes on his record as a head coach are in the form of a few secondary violations that seem more like administrative missteps and miscommunications than anything nefarious. Another point to be considered: Mullen is a longtime friend of Urban Meyer. H...
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