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...