Dan Mullen isn't paranoid; he just thinks Ole Miss is out to get him.
Mullen has continued to deny reports that he's close to leaving Mississippi State for Penn State, calling any such banter "irresponsible" but he's never actually refuted the report. Instead he tried to blame the existence of the rumors on "rival institutions."
"I blame it on rival institutions trying to ruin our recruiting which we have dominated in this state over the past three years," Mullen said.
When asked to which rival institutions he was referring, Mullen didn't elaborate.
"You take it from there," he said.
Hmmm, who could Mullen be talking about?
While he doesn't explicitly say Ole Miss is steering the Penn State train, he's definitely implying it. And really, could you blame Ole Miss for taking that tactic?
Not saying it did, just playing the hypothetical card here.
Ole Miss has been severely beaten in recruiting since Mullen arrived and this season's 2-10 record (0-8 in SEC play) and the firing of coac...